Now I know many of you will wonder why I got the parts I did. As a 14 year old pressed for money, good deals are essential, as well as gifts from friends and family. So, here's the list.
CPU: It has nearly of the best single-threaded performance of any CPU. It is reasonably priced, and mine overclocks pretty decently. I got a good deal on it with the motherboard.
CPU Cooler: Got it from the newegg deal, open box but looks brand new. Keeps my CPU at ~30c idle, with the fans on their lowest setting. Planning on upgrading to push/pull SP120's soon.
Motherboard: I overspent a little here. It matched my color scheme so well, though, and the price was so good for what it offered. Amazing onboard sound, great looks, easy to use bios, tons of features, I do not regret spending a little extra and buying this board.
Memory: Got it back in the good old days where you could get dual channel DDR3-1600 CAS 9 for only $40. It's stayed with me for a long time without any hiccups.
Storage: Got this SSD for my birthday. Very fast, though I wish I got the 250GB, so I have to keep all my games on my old 500GB Hard Drive. It works, but I'm probably adding a 1TB soon.
Video Card: Got it brand new from a guy over at hardwareswap. Great card, and you just have to love the GEFORCE GTX logo. Stays cool and quiet, even under load.
Case: It's a 350D. Spacious, great airflow, great looks, very high quality case. Perfect for my build.
Power Supply: Good modular PSU. Got it free from another friend (I have some awesome friends!) Modular, and provides ample power for everything in by build. Also 80+ Bronze.
History of the build
I first started building computers when I was 11, with old parts given to me by a family friend. The first one I built was a Pentium III beige dinosaur. Then I got an old Dell prebuilt, which was upgraded to a P4 with an ATI X1600XT AGP edition, which was upgraded to a Pentium D with a 6770 and a few new parts and a new case. Then I built my first good build. i5-3350p, GTX 650 Ti, and the same 8GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive that's in there now. Bought a 7950 when they were at $200, sold at $350 (could have waited and gotten more) and cashed in on my $70 worth of Litecoin to buy some of the new parts. Luckily, I don't live the mining life anymore. I sold my old CPU and Mobo, to buy my new ones with Christmas money. And here it is, the Technocentric.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$220.00|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid||$50.00|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Micro ATX LGA1150||$175.00|
|Memory||Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$40.00|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD||$85.00|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM||$45.00|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB||$300.00|
|Case||Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower||$90.00|
|Power Supply||Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V||$0.00|
|Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.6GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||30.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||50.0° C|