I got myself into this into this without knowing much about computers at all, I really wanted a high performance gaming PC (because I dislike console gaming) also because of the growing trend of switching to PC gaming and building your own system. All of my friends were building there own computer so I decided to build my own gaming machine as well. After all it certainly has it's benefits being so much more fun and much cheaper then prebuilt. Like I said I did not know much about computer hardware or what parts to choose so I did a hell of a lot of research and also asked my cousin who is a computer genius.
It was difficult choosing parts, I was worried that since I have never done this before that I would not be happy with the parts that I chose or that it would not work. But I chose all the parts myself and got someone to look it over.
CPU: Definitely want to overclock it soon, such great processing speed the way it is right now, you just can't go wrong with the 3.4 GHz i5.
Motherboard: I was not sure if I made the right choice or not for this one I kinda wanted to upgrade more so I still do not know why I chose the micro ATX instead of the full ATX, I guess it was the price (which was a great price) that kinda drove me into buying this one, it helped me stay on track with my budget which was not to too much over 1k.
Memory: I had to choose between 8GB and 16GB really tough decision, I ended up with 8GB of ram I think I want 16GB of ram not so sure though.
Storage: I have enough storage space it is what it is.
Video card: I am in love with this video card it is such a great value and games run so smoothly with Zero lag.
Case: I wanted a case with a window and I like the that I chose it in white, you can really see everything inside, it looks good, very sleek and not to much going on quite subtle.
Not even gonna bother with PSU and Optical drive.
OS: I did not go with windows 8 because I am more familiar with Windows 7 and more games for Windows 7
Peripherals: I had to go with using razor peripherals because they are very repituble and of course look cool.
Overall I had no idea I could ever make this machine work but I did. so happy with myself, gonna keep upgrading it and posting new photos of it.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$224.96||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||ASRock B75M Micro ATX LGA1155|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$86.99||Amazon|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$53.98||OutletPC|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB||$226.43||TigerDirect|
|Case||BitFenix Shinobi Window (White) ATX Mid Tower||$79.99||Amazon|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake 550W ATX12V||$34.99||Newegg|
|Optical Drive||LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer||$34.99||Newegg|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$88.98||OutletPC|
|Mouse||Razer Taipan Wired Laser||$65.24||Amazon|
|Date Published||June 2, 2014|