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Old January 15, 2010, 10:50 PM
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Hey everyone so I recently bought all this from directcanada (great retailer btw), newegg.ca & a member of overclock.net

So far I have received everything except the motherboard which should be arriving next week. I'll update this thread until its all together but this is what I have so far.

Seagate 500GB 7200RPM with 3 year Mfr. Warranty: $52.55
LG Black DVD+RW 22X8X16 DVD-RW: $26.99
G.Skill 12800 4GB (2x2GB) 9-9-9-24: $97.73
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X 860MHZ 1GB: $190.80
Corsair TX750W: 111.98
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black edition 3.2Ghz 125W AM3 MBOX (C3): $176.87
Sub Total $656.92
Shipping: FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
GST: $33.34
PST: $0 (Alberta)
Total $700.11

Bought a Lian-li Lancool K62 Dragonlord case from newegg.ca for: $136 Shipped
Bought a MSI 790FX GD70 from a reputable member of overclock.net for: $150 Shipped

Grand total: $986.11 Just under budget!

Now for the sexy pics.

K62 (Sooo nice)



5770 Vapor-X




Phenom II 955


Corsair TX750W





RAM


Me Testing out the 5770 in my old Dell XPS Gen 5 (Why the hell did I ever buy a dell, overpriced crap that you can't ugprade)

Out with the old:


In with the new:


Harddrive:


LG Drive:



No pics of the motherboard yet as it's still on the way. Will update with pics of it all put together once I get it

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Old January 15, 2010, 11:16 PM
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Looking good so far.

How tall is that RAM by the way?
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Old January 15, 2010, 11:24 PM
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Looking good so far.

How tall is that RAM by the way?
JUST over 1 and a half inches on the tall spikes
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Old January 15, 2010, 11:40 PM
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Looks like a great build.... so that's what the top of a 955be looks like before you throw IC7 TIM on it..... (I can't read the top of mine at all any more, and that wasn't under the tim for very long.... ;) ).
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Old January 16, 2010, 06:14 AM
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look like it will be a awsome build
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Old January 16, 2010, 08:08 AM
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Looks like a great build.... so that's what the top of a 955be looks like before you throw IC7 TIM on it..... (I can't read the top of mine at all any more, and that wasn't under the tim for very long.... ;) ).
o.O??
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Old January 16, 2010, 09:07 AM
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Looks like a great build.... so that's what the top of a 955be looks like before you throw IC7 TIM on it..... (I can't read the top of mine at all any more, and that wasn't under the tim for very long.... ;) ).
Yup same all my chips I used it on have wore off. Makes a okay lapping polish.

Nice Build glad to see more and more AMD builds again.
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Old January 16, 2010, 10:22 AM
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I was wondering what everyone thought about my total value.

I did a lot of research finding the best prices.
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Old January 16, 2010, 11:30 AM
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I was wondering what everyone thought about my total value..

Nice build, well balanced. You will enjoy that case, I Love it .. For my part I will have take a 640 black , they have 5 years warranty for only few $ more , what are you planing to use as CPU cooler ? I will see a 212+ there, good performance and very good price.
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Old January 16, 2010, 12:08 PM
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I'm planning on just using the stock cooler for now, Im not going to overclock for awhile because frankly I'm a gamer more than a hardware enthusiast and if stock performance does the trick then its fine by me.

I built this computer for battlefield: bad company 2 but I didn't wanna spend TOO much money.
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