Built: December 26 2012
Most of these items were bought on boxing day or were clearence items. I actually paid $130 for the A10 but I sold the simcity game download for $30. I recently added the the 6670 which is actually the ddr5 version and I bought it used. The DVD was a Pioneer model on clearence. Overall I'm happy with it for what I paid.
If anyone is interested in the A10's gaming performance you can check out the video I made, this is without the 6670. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWDki6Lk8YI
BTW this site list the Nexus cpu cooler as incompatible, but it is compatible.
Update: August 04 2013
My 600watt OCZ modxstream in another computer died, 3 months after the warranty ran out. I didn't need 600w so I put the Antec VP450 in the other computer and bought a Cosair CX430M for $30 for this one. Its semi modular so I was hoping to clean up the cables, I think I did alright. I also removed the DVD, never use it and it opens up the case. The Corsair feels nice in the hand but their connectors do suck.
Update: Sept 21 2013
Saw these 2 fans on blowout at Tiger Direct for $4 each because they were missing screws. Max temp dropped from 55 to 50 during 3.5 hrs in prime95, average from 49 to 47. Not bad for $8 I guess.
Update: Nov 5 2013
I made a few changes over the last month. I saw this Cosair H60 refurb at Tiger Direct for $20, I knew it wouldn't really fit in my case but for $20 I can't that pass up. I wasn't happy with AMD's "dual graphics" so I sold the 6670 for $65 and bought this XFX 7850 for $80. Then I got this ssd on an Amazon price match at Bestbuy for $72. I made a custom mount for the ssd and a 320gb 2.5" drive and I'm testing pulling air through the cooler into the case. The cpu hits 35 playing farcry 3 and the gpu hits about 74. I doubt Ill keep the cooler in this case but my next step is cleaning up the fan wiring, probably with something that will allow me to plug 5 fans into 1 mb header and switching the cooler so it blows air out.
|CPU||AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core||$100.00 CAD|
|CPU Cooler||Nexus LOW-7000 R2||$35.00 CAD|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H Micro ATX FM2||$80.00 CAD|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$40.00 CAD|
|Storage||Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" SSD||$72.00 CAD|
|Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$80.00 CAD|
|Video Card||XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Core Edition||$55.00 CAD|
|Case||Silverstone GD05B HTPC||$75.00 CAD|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake 550W ATX12V||$30.00 CAD|
|Total (Canada):||$567.00 CAD|
|AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.8GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||0.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||35.0° C|
|Performance Preset Score||P5295|