Gaming Computer Build Project – Part 3: Product Review

Posted: December 31, 2008 in Hacks, Nerdy
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In this post I will basically review the components I used. I will rate them on installation difficulty(higher the stars the harder it is), the overall quality, and the exquisiteness of the products, and maybe a comment.

 
You can click the title of the component to see even more reviews from different people, if available. Or click the component image to see the specifications I have written in Part 2.

NZXT TEMPEST ATX Mid Tower Computer Case – Newegg.com

computer_case

 Difficulty
 Quality
 Eye-Candy Rating
Comment: This is a great case if you have high temperature components. Not like normal cases where the PSU is near the top of the case. For this the PSU is on the bottom. So make sure your PSU cables are long enough.

 
 

Thermaltake – 850-Watt TR2 RX Power Supply – BestBuy.com

psu

 Difficulty
 Quality
 Eye-Candy Rating
Comment: Amazing length of cables and ability to choose which cables to have connected to the PSU.

 
 

MSI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard – Newegg.com

motherboard1

 Difficulty
 Quality
 Eye-Candy Rating

 
 

AMD Phenom 9600 2.3GHz Quad-Core Processor – Newegg.com

amd_cpu

 Difficulty
 Quality
 Eye-Candy Rating
Comment: I don’t think I installed the fan in the right direction but if I did, the wire arcs over the fan.

 
 

GeIL Black Dragon 4GB (4 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM – Newegg.com

ram

 Difficulty
 Quality
 Eye-Candy Rating

 
 
 

ASUS GeForce 9600 GT 512MB Video Card – Newegg.com

graphics_card

 Difficulty
 Quality
 Eye-Candy Rating
Comment: This thing is pretty large and can be a problem.

 
 

Western Digital 500GB SATA 300mbps Hard Drive – 3BTech.net

hard-disc-drive

 Difficulty
 Quality
 Eye-Candy Rating
Comment: Make sure you have a SATAII cable and the power cables(SATA power cable and 4-pin molex). My motherboard came with SATAII cables and my PSU has the power cables.

 
 

AOC 22 inch Widescreen LCD Display – Provantage.com

lcd1

 Difficulty
 Quality
 Eye-Candy Rating

 
 

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Comments
  1. malefactor18 says:

    Looks like an amazing system you built there. Reminds me of the desktop I built last year for Christmas. Although I ran out of money before I could get a decent video card, so I’m hoping to have a little cash on the side to upgrade later on.

    Zachary Chastain
    http://zacharychastain.wordpress.com/

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