I don't know how things work around here when people post their builds so I apologize for anything stupid I may say.
Finally after all the craziness with the holidays I had time to put together all these components into a system. I have purchased everything during the holidays trying to get the best deal.
This project is the fruit of about a year long dream, half a year long research, one full month of shopping and two weeks of vacation.
Now, before I started school I sat down and put together this computer. I have to say that I still have to install an operating system but I was able to POST and so far I am happy with what I achieved. I feel proud that I didn't do anything stupid or burn any components so far.
Oooh, I feel so relieved, proud and happy of my new computer. I decided to call it "The Beast" and I hope that with the components that are inside the name is justified.
One thing that I need to decide now is to choose between win 7 pro or win 8.1 pro. In terms of gaming which one is better and why?
Please, let me know what do you guys think about it, if you like it or you don't like it anything goes?
I just purchased an Asus 24 inch monitor. I was lucky to have a $100 gift card from Amazon, otherwise I would have to settle for a cheaper version of a 1080 monitor.
I heard that this monitor is crazy fast and great, at least for gaming. I will see as soon as I will get it.
I also installed win 8.1 pro and I am blown away how fast this computer is. Can't wait to overclock and benchmark this.
I have removed some of the pictures of the boxes and I was able to get down to 45 pictures rather than 60.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$207.00||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$86.01||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150||$128.99||(Purchased)|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$53.74||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD||$165.00||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked||$479.99||(Purchased)|
|Case||NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower||$103.19||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 650W ATX12V / EPS12V||$107.95||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer||$19.99||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit)||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Asus VG248QE 24.0"||$183.23||(Purchased)|
|Case Fan||Aerocool Shark 140mm Red 96.5 CFM 140mm||$16.95||(Purchased)|
|NZXT FS-200RB-RLED 89.5 CFM 193mm||$20.40||(Purchased)|
|Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|