Description

I use this system for web surfing at the moment. When I see some good deals come up on Black Friday, I will do some more upgrading.

1) CASE - Lian-Li PC-K57W ATX Mid Tower

I got this on Newegg as a closeout for just $39.99 back in April, 2012. This case has fantastic cable management.

2) POWER SUPPLY - Corasir 430W Semi-Modular

I got this with a promo code and a $20 rebate for just $22.49 in July, 2013.

3) OPTICAL DRIVE - Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer

Bought this DVD burner last July for $15.99.

4) CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core

I'm using the stock heat sink/fan. Seems to run cool. Bought this CPU back in March, 2011 for $99.99.

5) MEMORY - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

They still sell this, but the price is way higher than the $39.99 I paid back when I first got it.

6) MOTHERBOARD - ASRock A780GXE/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX

This motherboard originally had an AM2 4850e CPU in it. I flashed the BIOS and put an AM3 X4 CPU in it. I'm using the onboard graphics at the moment for web surfing. The Windows 7 WEI numbers are - CPU 7.3, RAM 7.3, Graphics 4.5, Gaming graphics 5.5, HDD 5.9

7) STORAGE - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

When I first bought this HDD, it was considered a large size. Now, it's almost full of data.

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Love your clean cable management.... You should help me with mine hehehe.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! This case combined with the modular power supply makes cable management a breeze.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool!! mine is... still under struggle phase.. I mean!! improvement phase hehehehe.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management=100%

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I call expert cable management!! That looks like it took some time to do? Did you buy that channel or did it come with case?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It only took me 30 min. to do that cable management. That case came with that vertical cable trough. Seems only some Lian Li cases have that. I've never seen that on other brands.