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[Case Gallery] Real Budget Build

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nine7

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Specs:
2.4 Celeron, MSI PT880, 120GB Seagate, 512mb DDR400, ATI 9250, XP Home, Aopen DVD burner, Creative SB, Ultra case, Tt 480 PSU.

Mods:
nothing special, some cable sleeving and lighting.

Built for a friend without a lot to spend. Pretty basic setup.
 
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Tory

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Processor Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Motherboard Biostar TForce 6100
Cooling Freezer 64 Pro
Memory 2GB G.skill DDR400
Video Card(s) 8800GTS
Storage 500GB Raid 0
Display(s) Sceptre 20.1inch wide 8ms
Case Ultra Aluminus
Audio Device(s) Audigy 2 value
Power Supply Seasonic 430w
#2
Nice looks. How come you don't put faster hardware in there though? Do you build custom PC's for clients?
 

FLY3R

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Processor AMD 3700+ SD Core @ 2.8gHz
Motherboard DFI LanParty nf4 Expert
Cooling Zalman
Memory G.Skill Extreme Series (2x 1GB) PC4000
Video Card(s) Evga 7800GT
Storage 80GB Seagate
Display(s) ViewSonic 20.1" Widescreen 16:9
Case CoolerMaster Centron
Audio Device(s) Audigy 2 ZS Gamer
Power Supply SeaSonic 600w SLI
Software XP pro (sp2)
#3
I hate that motherboard you used, but that just becuase you can't overclock with it... gana fry it some how lol. Looks great i like the UV.. Thumbs up.
 
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nine7

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Tory said:
Nice looks. How come you don't put faster hardware in there though? Do you build custom PC's for clients?
I built this for a friend who had less than $500.00 to spend. Thanks to newegg and a few rebates I was able to get under that mark. The person that I built it for uses it mainly for internet, so no need for faster hardware or overclocking.

And yes, I have built seven computers over the last year or so.
 
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System Name Monolith
Processor Intel Xeon E3110 Wolfdale@3.5GHz
Motherboard MSI P35-Neo
Cooling Active Air
Memory 4GB DDR2 800
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD 3850 512MB PCI-E
Storage 1 x 80GB Internal, 1 x 250GB Internal, 1 x 40GB External
Display(s) Acer X203w
Case Generic black case with locking front bezel
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS
Power Supply 500 Watt Seasonic M12
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64
#5
Nice budget build.
 

wtf8269

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System Name Onus
Processor E8500 @ 3.95ghz ~1.25v
Motherboard ASUS P5E Deluxe
Cooling Scythe Orochi cpu, 5x 120mm Zalman red LED case fans, stock GPU coolers
Memory 8gb (4x2gb) G.Skill PC8000 5-5-5-15
Video Card(s) 2x ASUS 3870x2s
Storage 4x160gb RAID 0 Main, 2x 500gb RAID 0 media storage.
Display(s) LG W2600H
Case Lian Li PC-A70B, painted black and other modded aspects :)
Audio Device(s) HT Omega Striker. Klipsch RF-3II fronts, Yamaha NS-A222 rears, Klipsch RC-3II center, Klipsch SUB12
Power Supply Corsair CMPSU-750TX
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64, lots of games, photoshop n stuff.
#6
It's a very nice clean build, awesome budget PC. It's a shame some people buy a Dell or Emachines over something as nice as this.
 
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System Name Leetness
Processor Intel Q6600 @ 3ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R
Cooling Arctic Freezer 7 Pro
Memory G.Skill 2x1GB 800 HZ
Video Card(s) eVGA 8800GT Superclocked 512mb
Storage 2x Hitachi Deskstar 160gb in RAID 0
Display(s) Samsung 204BW 20"
Case Thermaltake Tsunami
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music
Power Supply OCZ StealthXStream 600w
Software Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
#7
looks smexi :)
 

bruins004

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Processor AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (939)
Motherboard MSI Neo K8n Neo4-F with Nforce 4
Cooling ThermalTake Venus12 + 3 case fans + PCI slot cooler for GPU
Memory 2x 512mb Kingston PC-3200
Video Card(s) XFX GeForce 7800GT
Storage Western Digital 160GB
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2025WM
Case Logisys Dracula Case (Black)
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound, Logitech X-530 Surround Sound Speakers
Power Supply OCZ PowerStream 520W
Software Window XP Pro, Office Suite, Tons of Games
#8
Where did you put all the wires you didn't use...Some tips on wire management would be appreciated. Thanks
 
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nine7

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bruins004 said:
Where did you put all the wires you didn't use...Some tips on wire management would be appreciated. Thanks
Well, since this was going to be used by somebody other than myself, I just neatly wrapped and placed them inside the empty drive cage so they would be accesable if they should decided to add other parts. (fans, drives, whatever would require power)
I wanted it to be as user serviceable as possible (ie, dont call me unless something isnt working right!)

If its for your own use, I would look around at others who have cleanly run cables behind the motherboard tray.
 

PVTCaboose1337

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Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Memory 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1600mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 670 2gb
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256gb, WD 2TB Black
Display(s) Shimian QH270 (1440p), Asus VE228 (1080p)
Case Cooler Master 430 Elite
Audio Device(s) Onboard > PA2V2 Amp > Senn 595's
Power Supply Corsair 750w
Software Windows 8.1 (Tweaked)
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Nice built, but the blue light is too bright for my liking.
 
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System Name Lian Li Carbon fiber ed.
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Motherboard Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Cooling Swiftech blocks, 360 Xflow rad, Swiftech 120 rad, Liang with XSPC res/pump top.
Memory 8Gb Mushkin 1600Mhz 8-9-8-24
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD6950 2Gb
Storage OCZ Vertex 4 128 / Western Digital 160
Display(s) ASUS 25,5" wide VW266h
Power Supply Corsair HX620 modular
Software Windows 7 64
#11
Hi there. Nice clean look. Regards from Holland