NeoStore NeoStore, Inc.
111 S. Highland St. # 344
Memphis, TN 38111-4640
  Build completion:
October 26th, 2012

Last updated:
01/16/13 05:11 PM
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Price shown is total cost with shipping + TN sales tax if applicable.

Case decision.  Ordered October 1st, 2012:

Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 ATX Full Tower $220.36  upgrade from used $50 Antec 900, same brand but flagship model.  I consider this affordable, yet quality and aesthetically impressive. Expensive is my Zalman TNN 500AF computer case, which runs $1,200 new, and I bought two of them.  If $220.36 for a case is too much or if you don't like it, tell me ASAP so that I can cancel this order immediately!!!  The sooner you view your build page the better...

Side panel art:
Aion_v9 Panel Art
(bundled promo with case)

VGA/RAM heat sinks: Zalman ZM-RHS1 Silent VGA RAM Heatsink Kit QTY x 2.5 $25.43

Full bandwidth DVI cable:
DVI-D Dual Link M/M 6' Cable $4.98

You did pay $42.51 towards the Antec 900 in 2011 which I sold to Travis for $50 (actual cost).  I'll refurbish the 2004 to 2005 era Dell Dimension and resell to recoup part of this cost of the new build.  Without video card and downgraded to Windows XP, the expected net after PayPal + eBay fees is $80, but could be more. You can finance the balance of the case & the heatsinks (approximately $110, depending on what the Dell Dimension sells for) to pay off when you are able. FYI, I may need to order cables for this build since the case has 7 (seven) internal fans. This cannot be determined until I know what connections the recent components have, i.e., 2-pin, 3-pin, or Molex and what connectors your PSU ha..  I'll provide the fancy/pretty cables (Bitfenix Alchemy, approximately $60 cost since I'd replace others as well just for the looks) and the labor as a GIFT but you are expected to cover the actual cost of the components ordered this past week.

New components ordered on September 30th, 2012 (and October 10th for CPU upgrade(s)):

Case: Thermaltake VL200L1W2Z NVIDIA Edition Black and Green Lining ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case $159.99 Returned for refund, shipping covered by Newegg

MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Intel® Core™ i7-3770K Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz), 3.5 GHz clock speed $279.99

Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz), 3.4 GHz clock speed
$286.50 Canceled order, refund granted before order shipped.

: Intel® Core™ i7-3770S Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz), 3.1 GHz clock speed $279.99  Returned for refund  $8.65 return shipping fee, my cost

: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model PV38G160C9KRD $38.99

CPU cooler: ZALMAN CNPS11X Extreme V-Shaped Dual Heatpipe Design w/120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler $69.99

CD/DVD Drive:
LITE-ON DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 $17.99

Total of additional components purchased to complete build on 9/30/12: $504.60

Parts already ordered from initial build during 2011 that was halted:

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $50 Sold to Travis Cline

GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II/OC GTX560 1G GDDR5 Video Card GIFT

GTX 560 that I ordered last night.  Inferior MSI version sells for $332.32 at overpriced mega markup Wal-Mart after tax.  Covered on my expense as a gift but sold the 9800 GT to help offset the cost:

OCZ Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5" SSD $162.50
Fastest MLC SSD Benchmark Reviews has ever tested

OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro Power Supply $49.99
This build would pull around 430W at full load, so that leaves you with major room for an upgrade in GPU down the road (say GTX 580).


Windows 7 Home Premium full version

OS: Windows 8 Professional upgrade GIFT launched and installed on October 26th, 2012

Display: NEC MultiSync LCD2490WUXi 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black With Touch Screen $235.89

1st wave of components purchased during 2011:
Paid $100 cash on xmas day, 2011.
Paid $45 by check, received January 30th, 2012.
Paid $110 by check, received March 14th, 2012.
Total paid in 2011: $255
Remaining credit of ($42.51) from Antec 900 that was sold to Travis.
2nd wave of components purchased to complete build during 2012: $755.37
-$42.51 for case paid 2011.
Balance for 2012 components: $712.86
Paid $500 by check on October 7th, 2012. Check # 544 bounced on October 12th. Returned deposit item fee $15
Tabby paid
$515 by PayPal eCheck on October 17th, 2012, payment cleared/posted on October 22nd, 2012.
Balance of aforementioned: $212.86
Minus sale of Dell Dimension Pentium 4 w/ XP:
$24.33 net... (($89.99 - $30.67 shipping to Nevada - $2.55 PayPal fee - $8.10 eBay fees)/(2))
Added 24" NEC touchscreen display on October 28th, 2012: $235.89
Tabby paid $212.86 by PayPal on October 30th, 2012
Tabby paid
$211.56 by check # 753, received and deposited on January 16th, 2013.
Final balance: PAID IN FULL

For comparison, here's Seth's system build:

Travis's build:

Here's my system build from last year that I'm currently using, but this was for a silent workstation build & not for gaming: