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[Case Gallery] Cheap AMD Gaming Rig

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System Name Main / Home Media Serever
Processor Intel i5 2500k @ 4.75ghz / AMD AM3 5200+ x2
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance / Biostar 790GX
Cooling Xigmatek Dark Knight / XIGMATEK Apache
Memory 12gb of G.Skill Value Series DDR3 / 4x 1gb DDR2
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon 6870 1gb / Asus Radeon 5450 512mb
Storage 2x Samsung 830 64gb SSD Raid 0 & 750gb WD Blue HDD / OCZ Vertex II 80GB & 10TB of HDD Space
Display(s) 2x Acer 24" LED / Samsung 50" LED
Case Xigmatek Asgard II / APEX PC-389-C
Power Supply Rosewill 750w / Antec EArthwatts 380w
Software Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 14.04
#1
To view this case mod, go here.



Specs:
Amd Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition @ 3.0 Ghz
Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 AM2 Motherboard
Leadtek Nvidia 8600gt - Bios Modded 660/1512/800
4 GB of G. Skill DDR2 800 (4 x1 GB)
Seagate 250 GB Sata II HDD w/ 16mb Cache
Pioneer 112d DVD-Burner
Thermaltake TR2 430 Watt PSU
Generic Black Rosewill case
ViewSonic 19" Widescreen LCD
Arctic Freezer 64 Pro Cpu Cooler
Arctic Accelero S2 VGA Cooler
Windows XP Pro SP2

Mods:
Third party CPU & VGA cooling, Cut out fan grills, OCed CPu and Video card.

This is just a temporary Build for now. Plan on getting a new video card, case, and psu this summer. Not bad for below $500 though. 3dMark06: 5150
 
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Los Angeles, CA
System Name Phase 3pointOH
Processor Intel i5 3570k
Motherboard Gigabyte z77x-ud5h
Cooling Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Waterblock
Memory 8g Corsair Vengeance
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 670
Display(s) 28'' Samsung
Case Silverstone tj07
Power Supply Corsair TX750w
#2
7/10
Clean and simple, nothing fancy... nice work on your cables.
If anything id paint the inside/back of your case to give it a more elegant look.

you should take that vga cooler and put it on a 8800GT or GTS(G92) and it'll double your 3dmark score
 
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System Name Unknown
Processor AMD Bulldozer FX8320 @ 4.4Ghz
Motherboard Asus Crosshair V
Cooling XSPC Raystorm 750 EX240 for CPU
Memory 8 GB CORSAIR Vengeance Red DDR3 RAM 1922mhz (10-11-9-27)
Video Card(s) XFX R9 290
Storage Samsung SSD 254GB and Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Display(s) AOC 23" @ 1920x1080 + Asus 27" 1440p
Case HAF X
Audio Device(s) X Fi Titanium 5.1 Surround Sound
Power Supply 750 Watt PP&C Silencer Black
Software Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
#3
7 out of 10 from me to.

I say you replace that Nvidia Card with an ATI to call it a true AMD rig, but thats just me.
 
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System Name Main / Home Media Serever
Processor Intel i5 2500k @ 4.75ghz / AMD AM3 5200+ x2
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance / Biostar 790GX
Cooling Xigmatek Dark Knight / XIGMATEK Apache
Memory 12gb of G.Skill Value Series DDR3 / 4x 1gb DDR2
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon 6870 1gb / Asus Radeon 5450 512mb
Storage 2x Samsung 830 64gb SSD Raid 0 & 750gb WD Blue HDD / OCZ Vertex II 80GB & 10TB of HDD Space
Display(s) 2x Acer 24" LED / Samsung 50" LED
Case Xigmatek Asgard II / APEX PC-389-C
Power Supply Rosewill 750w / Antec EArthwatts 380w
Software Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 14.04
#4
Thanks for the input. Im defenantly planning on getting a new video card soon, either an 8800gt or HD3850. Just need the money first :(
 
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#5
*Tkpenalty is freaked out how similar that build is to his secondary*

Nicely done, very clean build that looks rather nice. See that hole next to the PSU? route your spare wires behind the mobo tray; its neater.
 
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Location
Detroit, MI
Processor Intel i7 4790k
Motherboard Gigabyte z97X-Gaming 7
Memory 4x4GB Kingston/Micron DDR3 665mhz 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) AMD HD7930
Storage Intel 180GB SSD (boot), Intel 240GB SSD, 2x Samsung 512GB SSD's, Hitachi 2TB HDD
Display(s) 27" Qnix PLS LCD @1440, 27" Samsung Syncmaster@1080, 24" HP EliteDisplay @1200
Power Supply Corsair Modular HX620w
Software Windows 10 Pro
#6
Very clean and good cable work. The case is not particularly great, and pics are fuzzy. Offsetting between aesthetics and attention to detail along with build quality. I dub thee 6/10.