Ladies and Gentlemen before I detail this build, I must state that my wife was responsible for the following: She picked the case, as well as found the deals on the keyboard and mouse. She was a great partner to build with!
Spent months researching a good budget conscious build...and then I saw them. Two MSI GTX 760's.....just sitting there, for only 161 each. I had had no desire previously for an SLI setup but.....come on! For $320 dollars I can beat out the 770 at 2gb, and a Titan at single screen gaming?! The build itself was the first my wife and I had ever done, and we took our time watching for cable management (which went awry at the end but was fixed). The only issues we had were the HD audio header whic is really poorly placed especially if you're doing an SLI setup, and the hard SLI bridge that the MOBO came with not being able to hook up to the cards correctly.
If you're wondering where my monitor is I am running on a basic hp 1080p panel from a year or two ago, and I am looking at the AOC 23 or 27 inch. I will be looking to OC my processor, and looking into overclocking the gpu's but frankly I don't know if that will add to the performance in a meaningful way.
Tell me what you think! I'll be getting some more pictures up soon!
I just realized I have the wrong mouse in, I got an alienware tactx mouse around the same price originally
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$199.99|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$29.99|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150||$109.99|
|Memory||Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$59.99|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD||$89.99|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$59.99|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB||$161.97|
|MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB||$161.97|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower||$119.99|
|Power Supply||EVGA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V||$79.99|
|Optical Drive||LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer||$54.99|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)||$99.99|
|Monitor||AOC i2367Fh 23.0"||$0.00|
|Mouse||Corsair Vengeance M95 Wired Laser||$12.79|
|Speakers||Creative Labs A220 9W 2.1ch||$29.99|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||1085MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||6008MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||-|