My second build, though the HDDs, ram, and GPU were salvaged from the first. It's mostly used for media viewing and gaming.
I was able to overclock the CPU to 4.3, but I turned it back down a little after getting no noticeable improvements in gaming benchmarks.
I'm quite happy with the temps, and they're actually a bit cooler lately due to being right below the A/C.
I love this case. My previous one had virtually no cable management, where as this one has plenty (And it was cheap). It did get a bit messy when I hooked up extra case fans, and the PSU cables don't have much give at the base (Preventing me from comfortably putting in a fan on the bottom), but I think I've managed to make things pretty tidy.
I've tried to put in what I paid, but I don't have records for everything.
The two HDDs and sound card were bought years ago from Staples (Free with company rewards), and the GPU was a gift last year.
The CPU + Motherboard combo was a $65 savings that I split between the two prices.
The DVD/CD writer was free with the tower.
I bought the second 4 GBs of ram separately, but I only have an invoice for one order that was $29.99, so I'm left to assume that's what I paid the first time. (Wow, ram has gone up a lot...)
Did I need a 750w PSU? Probably not, but with the savings and quality, I don't regret my pick.
I know everyone will be telling me to get an SSD, and I plan to once I can afford one. I already have the mounting kit for it (Figured an extra fan between the HDDs for now couldn't hurt). :3
Being able to see other people's builds helped me a lot when deciding parts, so I figured I'd add in hopes that it'll help someone else.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$187.49|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$35.99|
|Thermal Compound||Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g||$7.99|
|Motherboard||Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155||$97.49|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600||$29.99|
|G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600||$29.99|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM||$0.00|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$0.00|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB||$0.00|
|Case||Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower||$59.99|
|Power Supply||PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V||$79.99|
|Optical Drive||Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer||$0.00|
|Sound Card||Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio||$0.00|
|Case Fan||Cooler Master R4-S2S-124K-GP 44.7 CFM 120mm||$7.99|
|Custom||Evercool Model EC-DF003 5.9" Multi-Fan Adapter With Speed Reduction||$3.99|
|Rosewill RDRD-11003 2.5 SSD / HDD Mounting Kit for 3.5 Drive Bay w/60mm Fan||$4.99|
|Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.1GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||27.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||36.0° C|
|Performance Preset Score||P9354|