A lot of this used to be my main desktop computer in a full tower case. At first I used to dual boot with WinXP 64bit, but then I gradually just used the Gentoo Linux side. I enjoyed playing around with AMD processors, upgrading from Phenom II to FX-8150 to the FX-8350.
As a desktop, it used to have 4x4gb ram, a 2gb Radeon HD 6970, Corsair HX750 power supply, and two monitors.
On August 4th, 2013 I finished moving the parts you see below to a mid-tower case, because I desired to try out an intel-based Windows gaming/workstation build.
EDIT: August 6th -- managed cables a little so that they were away from mobo, and took pics. Booted up; temperatures showed about 28 or 29 celsius for hard drives and 10 celsius for the processor. XFCE is a really lightweight desktop environment =)
|CPU||AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core||$201.75||Vuugo|
|CPU Cooler||Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B||$29.99||Memory Express|
|Motherboard||MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 ATX AM3+||$145.35||TigerDirect Canada|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133||$82.34||DirectCanada|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM||$54.97||DirectCanada|
|Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$119.95||DirectCanada|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce 210 1GB||$36.00||Vuugo|
|Case||DIYPC FM08-W MicroATX Mid Tower||$69.98||Newegg Canada|
|Power Supply||Rosewill 450W ATX12V / EPS12V||$88.98||Newegg Canada|
|Custom||XIGMATEK HDC-D802 Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler for HDD Bay||$0.00 USD|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.0GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||520MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||1200MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||-|