Note: Logitech mouse is red, not grey
I built this pc for two reasons; (a) I wanted a decent computer that I could game on, and (b) my old laptop broke. My old laptop wasn’t what you would exactly call a “gaming laptop”. I was originally going to buy a new laptop, but then I remembered about all the Newegg videos about people building custom PCs. I decided to give it a shot, and to be honest I’m pretty happy with the way it came out. It seemed kind of impossible, but after reading more tutorials it was basically, like many say, “adult Lego”. All the warnings about static electricity made me weary, so I was grounding myself every 15 seconds…
I didn’t really have any problems at all with the build, the manuals and tutorials were easy enough to follow. Except, for one bit, where I had to clip my FX-6300’s cooler on to the motherboard. I thought it would just clip on, but in fact you had to press down REALLY hard to get it to clip on. I’m using my old LG TV as a monitor because it’s perfect size and easy to hook up to with just a single HDMI cable.
Please feel free to suggest anything in the comments, thanks for reading!
|CPU||AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core||$119.95||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+||$79.95||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$79.95||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$64.99||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Vapor-X||$169.99||(Purchased)|
|Case||Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower||$60.00||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Corsair 500W ATX12V||$59.95||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer||$19.98||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$20.00||(Purchased)|
|Mouse||Logitech M185 Wireless Optical||$0.00|
|Custom||Belkin AC Wi-Fi Adapter F9L1106||$59.99||(Purchased)|
|Date Published||March 28, 2014|