This is a build I recently finished for a friends teen son entering high-school, of course its for research and homework riiight.
I decided to go for an AMD mantle system as he didn't have a lot of cash and I figured he could get the best bang for the buck that way. Thanks to everyone who helped make this system possible.
AMD 945BE CPU Overclocked to 3.8GHz (thanks Socrates_Johnston)
MSI 970A-g46 AM3+ Motherboard (thanks Ballistix)
MSI R7950 Twin Frozr OC 3GB (thanks Ballistix)
8 GB various 1066 DDR3 Overclocked to 1600 (thanks Soulessone21)
Seagate 1TB 7200rpm HDD
Corsair TX750 PSU (thanks Ballistix)
Lepa ATX PC case
Hyper212+ EVO (2x 140mm)
This was a great case to work in REALLY cheap but quite solid and no sharp edges.
Luckily lots of room for the super long Corsair cables.
This was a great little build, it just all came together without any problems. I even loaded it up with a bunch of games from my unused Humble Bundles, no more console for that boy.
Next up my WANG 2200 build, a real vintage beauty.