For our first ever gaming PC my wife and I decided to do a build together to better understand computers and their components. I was happy to see her on board with the idea and actually did most of the part ordering and setting up the shipments while I was stuck at work, this website helped out tremendously to show her which parts I already had picked out.
I will talk about a few of the parts and the build in its entirety.
The Case: The NZXT H440 case is a thing of beauty, all metal and tons of room for cable management made a first time build a piece of cake. Mounting the motherboard and everything else I never had a problem with space, sometimes I had my wife use her small hands to get into spaces easier (also to let her do some of the work).
The Motherboard: MSI G45 motherboard was a piece of cake to set up. The audio booster is working great and all connections were easy to find and set up. Also the BIOS screen was one of the best I have ever seen, a long jump from what I had seen in the past.
The Graphics Card: MSI N770 OC Gaming Edition was an easy install and looks great with out Black/Red/While set up, it runs very quiet and pushes a great benchmark and I have yet to see a game that I own have any trouble with the card at ultra.
CPU/FAN/RAM: The cpu was extremely easy to install and we ditched the stock fan for the aftermarket Black/Red Thermaltake CLP0607, very easy set up and universal between AMD and Intel boards. The RAM is the Corsair Vengance Red LE 8gb, snapped in easy and also easy to overclock with the MSI afterburner application.
All in all it was a very fun build and glad to do it, only problem is now the wife wants her own in Black/Green, maybe one day soon :).
10/10 would build again!
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$219.99||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Thermaltake CLP0607 99.1 CFM||$39.99||(Purchased)|
|Thermal Compound||Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g||$6.99||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150||$129.99||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$99.99||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD||$82.50||(Purchased)|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$59.99||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR||$299.99||(Purchased)|
|Case||NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower||$119.99||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Corsair 750W ATX12V||$69.99||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||BenQ GW2750HM 27.0"||$159.99||(Purchased)|
|Case Fan||Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm||$15.99||(Purchased)|
|Headphones||Turtle Beach Ear Force XP300||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||27.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||68.0° C|