This is the first computer I've ever built. I am primarily going to use for gaming as well as day to day tasks. After a ton of research I picked all my parts and then watched some Youtube videos on how to assemble everything haha. I was worried that something wouldn't work but after a few hours of building everything worked great! I really love how it turned out. The black case and blue lights really look sweet. I haven't gotten to test it much yet but I did play some LoL on max settings and it ran perfectly.
CPU - I went with AMD because of all you get for the price. I didn't see much of a difference in the benchmarks that I saw so I wen't with the cheaper option. Plus I have an AMD now and it's been great to me.
CPU Cooler - Got for a good price on ebay, in case I want to overclock later on.
Motherboard - Research said that it was a good motherboard for my CPU. I didn't want to get a cheap motherboard and then put a good CPU in it, seemed like a waste.
Memory - Pretty much one of the cheapest 8gb ram I could find. Got it on sale. Don't need anything more then 8gb. Plus it's blue to match!
Storage - 1TB is more than enough for me. I wasn't going to put a SSD in but I found this one for a great price on ebay, brand new, and I figured I might as well get it to put the OS on.
Video Card - This came as a combo with something else from newegg so I decided to save some money and get it. Obviously I researched if it was a good card and I didn't find anything bad about it.
Case - I really love how this case looks. I know there a much cheaper ones but oh well.
PSU - Once again, came with a combo on newegg and I didn't find anything bad about it. Good price for a 700w and that should be plenty for me. Too bad it wasn't modular but the wires weren't too hard to hide.
Optical Drive - Cheap and works.
OS - Windows 7 because I don't really like 8.
Overall this cost me about $900 after a boat load of rebates lol. Everything went smoothly as far as building goes. It was really fun to do and I'll probably build all of my computers in the future now too. Let me know what you all think and if you have any questions! Thanks.
|CPU||AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core||$190.00|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$20.00|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+||$125.00|
|Memory||G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133||$70.00|
|Storage||Sandisk Ultra Plus 64GB 2.5" SSD||$45.00|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$60.00|
|Video Card||PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB||$200.00|
|Case||NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower||$90.00|
|Power Supply||Rosewill 700W ATX12V||$60.00|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$20.00|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$90.00|
|Custom||Cold Cathode Lights||$17.00|
|AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.0GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|