This is my first solo build. A friend taught me how to build a PC a handful of years ago and I decided it was time for an upgrade. This was put together in May 2013 pre-Haswell and pre-Nvidia 700 series. (wished I waited for the 760.) I know that EVGA has a step up program but got busy with life and just forgot to upgrade.
The main purpose of this build is for gaming and I wanted to keep the budget under $1000. I plan on over-clocking but have not yet. In hindsight, I probably wouldnt have minded getting a 670 and breaking the budget but at the time I really didnt want to spend over the limit I set for myself. The optical drive and hard drives came from the previous build that my friend helped me do.
The prices listed are what I paid.
The only thing I actually didnt list is I paid $2 for a thin sheet of plexiglass to do a small window mod. I like the look of the Antec 1100. However, I did not want to put fans in the window and I didnt like the fan vents obstructing the view into my computer. So I bought a thin piece of plexiglass and cut it to fit. I think it turned out ok.
I like the color purple and I havent seen many PC builds with purple in their color scheme. So to be a little different I decided to go with a purple theme. I didnt really care for the purple sleeving. It was somewhat difficult to use because once you cut it it would fray and unravel. On top of that, they were not big enough to fit over all of the cables. If I were to do it again I would have bought colored extensions.
So here it is and I hope you guys enjoy the pics.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$184.01|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$35.99|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155||$102.83|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$72.99|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD||$86.59|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB||$199.99|
|Case||Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower||$86.52|
|Power Supply||OCZ 650W ATX12V||$64.99|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (32/64-bit)||$0.00|
|Case Fan||Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm||$12.24|
|Xigmatek CFS-SXGJS-PU2 61.4 CFM 120mm||$14.99|
|Custom||LG Black 8X BD-ROM -UH08LS10K|
|Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache|
|Western Digital WD Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache|
|Colored LED kit plus Power Supply||$26.11|
|Purple cable trimming||$9.95|
|Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|