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Old 08-23-2006, 03:55 AM   #61
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wooo thats quite the board you have there. Although its expensive as hell. If it doesnt break on you you'll have that for yeaaars. Problem is I dont trust ASUS. Some think its the best brand in the world. I call it as I see it, a very expensive piece of ****.
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:11 AM   #62
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I'm just using that one for example, not the one I'm choosing. There are cheaper ones but that one seems to be the one I want with the stuff it has.
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Old 08-23-2006, 06:51 PM   #63
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DAY 10

A bit of a pleasant surprise today. I walked through the front door carelessly and tripped. Looking around from the floor I discovered what I fell over was the box that had my new case in it! I hurried up and started to open boxes right away. Here is some pics of my case. The CM Stacker 830. Click to enlarge.

















My first impressions where: "WHOA! This thing is a monster!.." Then my 2nd impressions turned into "This is sweet!". In short I think this is a bloody awesome case for $180. I looked all through it and I'm impressed. Its big..really big..but I don't mind so much as that'll just help with ventilation. The fact its all metal is way impressive and the amount of fans it can have is just what I was looking for. I seen lesser feature/qaulity cases got for this much so I think for the price you can't go wrong with this thing. Unless space is a issue.
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:14 PM   #64
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u should hide your money in that
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:43 PM   #65
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I'm currently looking for a nice plant to go inside.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:08 PM   #66
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That is one sexy case and I don't call many things sexy.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:57 PM   #67
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Very sexy!
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:00 PM   #68
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And to think, you called it a mutant. Anyway, I need to order about $500 more in parts to complete her.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:02 PM   #69
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Anyway, I need to order about $500 more in parts to complete her.
What the heck? I thought you had everything. My PC was a little over $500 total!
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:05 PM   #70
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Haha well thats only half of the total cost so far. I already spent roughly $700 in everything you see in that first picture. Mouse not shown. Then next comes the screen and she'll be done.
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Old 08-24-2006, 03:45 PM   #71
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DAY 11

Since al my ordered parts came in it was time to order some more. Sadly since my folks borrowed $350 from me that puts me behind quit a lot. I decided what I'll do then is look at what parts I wont be ordering from newegg and get those. Then come payday I'll try to order everything else from newegg at once. So with that out of the way, lets see what I got.

Thermalright K8 motherboard backplate with Thermalright SI 120 Heatsink.



Now I got a good deal for both of these babies. Since I'm told processors need this thing called "cooling" Alucard directed me on what to buy. The actually heat-sink alone cost $50 with out s/h. And this "back-plate" thing is $8 with no s/h included. So what did I pay? A nice $44.81 for both! I went looking online and found this site called Jab-tech. I snagged both these pieces for less then what a single Heatsink would cost alone. There for a I give this bargain and smooth 8/10. Paying less it nice, paying less and still getting that extra part is nicer.
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:45 PM   #72
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Day 12

I tell you what, my folks borrowing that money sure put a wrench in my engine. I was planning to have EVERYTHING done this by this week end but sadly its not possible. Worst part about it is that I'm currently at a stand still. I have only enough money in the bank to buy everything else and a graphics card OR monitor. But not both at the same time. This means I got to either pick one, or nothing at all till the first weekend of September. Gah. If I had known this was going to happen I wouldn't have bought anything.
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:59 PM   #73
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if you have older monitor, which it seems you do I say just get the graphics card for now.
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:24 PM   #74
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Why do you say that? About having a older monitor I mean.
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:32 PM   #75
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So wait, you started a project you cant finish?
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