After a year and a half, finally get to put my build together
Yeah, it's been that long collecting used parts and waiting for the money to buy the processor and motherboard (been going to the US for school and as I'm a contractor I wasn't getting paid when I was there. Makes things a little tough). Obviously I left that for last and just recently bought an I5 3570K along with a Z77 Sabertooth. The rest of my components are as follows....
Corsair 800D (bought new)
Patriot Viper Extreme 4x2gb (used)
Asus Xonar Essence STX (used)
Crucial M4 128gb (new)
Corsair F120 120gb (refurb RMA)
WD black 1tb (new)
Corsair H70 (used)
Scythe GT 1450rpm x2 (new)
MSI Golden N465GTX (used and flashed to 470)
Razer DeathAdder (new but free through Canada Computers points program).
LG DVD burner
IC7 diamond or whatever it's called
That's all the new and not so new stuff that has been put aside. Still have hard drives and a USB3 card to pull from the old computer.
Here is what I'm currently running so I expect a pretty big difference.....
Intel BadAxe 2
8gb ram (mixed)
Nvidia 8800GT Alpha Dog
Intel X25 80gb
Plus a few more hard drives and a LG burner
I have to say working on the 800D is a wonderful thing. Lot's of room and cable management is going to be a breeze! It's a shame it isn't just a little bigger as I could have fit a mini fridge in there or something haha. And this is coming from an owner of a Silverstone TJ05 which supports an EATX board. I did get the upgraded SATA hotswap board and USB3 front panel which is installed.
My camera battery died so I haven't taken any pictures yet. I'll try to get a few before I'm completely done. I still have all the cable routing to do and it's not happening tonight so unless I get lazy I should have a picture or two tomorrow.
wow, you certainly have some patience. not a common trait around here from what i can tell. me included.
Some patience and the Q6600 isn't too bad still. Plus having and SSD really helps as well. Actually worked out good as I'm at the point where I had to upgrade for the software I'll be using. Would have liked to go with the 3770 or something but that can wait.
So how much did this cost you?
Hard to say as these pieces were bought over such a long time. The video card was about $160 but at the time it was still a good deal. The case was bought when it was on sale for $200, the motherboard, cpu, WD 1tb, and Crucial were all price matched and came to $790. The Scythe GT's were on sale for half price so I got the two for $20. The Cougar PSU was also picked up as a sale for under $100 I believe (I've only seen it on sale once in the year I was looking). The Patriot ram was bought here for $40 as well as the H70 which was around $60. Got 2 tubes of IC7 for free from the store with points. Oh yeah, the Xonar was $125. So that's comes to $1460 give or take. Now that I'm adding it up that's actually pretty damn good considering. I'm sure if I just bought everything through NCIX I'd be at $2000 or more.
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