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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Radical_Edward, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Radical_Edward

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    So, after thinking about it for a while I've chosen to build my GF a PC.

    So far the specs are

    COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 case (It's here OMG.)

    Zalman 9500A CPU cooler (Already have sitting around)

    ASRock A780LM motherboard (Already have sitting around)

    Seagate 160GB HDD (Received on 9/25/2010)

    OCZ 2 x 1 GB DDR2 (Received on 10/1/2010)

    Lite-On SATA DVD-RW Lightscribe drive (Received on 10/1/2010)

    Cooler Master 550W PSU (Received on 10/4/2010)]

    BFG 9600GT OC (Received on 10/21/2010)

    I'm planning on using my current CPU once my brother gives me my birthday present CPU.

    More info on the build can be found here

    Still on the need wanted list....

    A better CPU? The Athlon X2 I have is usable, but I'd rather give it a better CPU. I'd be willing to give my current X2 as compensation after I get my new CPU for my late b-day present.
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    Just found out thanks to my order we get a free side window with the case! :D

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    wow 3 posts in 3 hours, you really must learn the lovin that the edit button provides:D
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    Easy there.........:D

    Hey Ed I might be able to help you someway but let me wait until everyone's pitched in.
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    My bad Sneeky Peet.

    To be fair thou, the 2nd post was intentional. I wanted it to be it's own post. Because it's going to be a rather large list by the end of this, at least I think so. TPU users seem to have a lot of heart. :D


    Sounds great dude, let me know.
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    Hey Ed,

    I "MIGHT" have a card to send your way in a bit. When's your deadline to get this going?
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    The 15th. I was looking at a 5670 that someone was selling, but if I can get something half decent for free, that'd be nice. :D
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    I'll PM you shortly.
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    Can't wait for that PM there CP.

    The Seagate 160GB showed up today!

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    Thanks Gary! :toast:
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    I gotta see what I got dude
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    Okay, thanks for looking CP, I appreciate it dude.
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    Anytime bro, YHPM
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    Shipping DVD burner in the next 40 minutes or so....I hope you like it.
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    I'm sure I will once it get's here.

    The case and the case window are supposed to be here Wednesday. I'm hoping the PSU and the DVD burner will get here this week.

    RAM should be here any day now. :)

    I'm going to pick up my new desk from my Dad's tomorrow from the looks of it. :D
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    Got the case and window today, but I'm only going to show you a few photos. Not much more than this until it's complete. :laugh:

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    I'm thinking I'm going to run the controller cable for the fan mate two under the motherboard. The cable management in this case is going to be hard. I think some modding may be in order. :rockout:
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    She's already ecstatic about this. Enough to the point that she's going to be starting her own TPU account and thank you guys. :D
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    Looks great so far dude. :rockout: can't wait to see more!
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    Waiting on the PSU, RAM, and DVD burner to get here, as well as me buying a new CPU and giving her this one. :rockout:
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    ...and??? :D
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    The 8800GT from you if you end up not needing it. xD
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    I'll see if I can dig up something for you, can't promise anything though.
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    It's fine if you can't dude. I'll figure something out. :D
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    Hopefully the RAM and DVD burner show up today. *Fingers crossed*

    Edit- Looks like the RAM went through Portland yesterday. :D DVD burner hasn't been scanned for three days thou, and it was suppose to be here yesterday. :(
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