Hi! Thanks for checking out my build!
This is my first build (btw I'm 14). EDIT : 15 by now :D
This build was intended to be around 600$, but, with a bit of help of my mom, I managed to get an even more serious gaming machine. I tried to choose the best "Bang for your buck" parts, so I naturally turned myself to AMD for the cpu and graphics card. I've heard a lot of good things about both the CPU and GPU, particularly from this OC version of the 270X. I plan on overclocking the FX at around 4.0 ghz to 4.2 ghz, so I picked up a big cpu cooler in the same "Bang for your buck spirit. I then chose the other components I needed by the price listing given by PCPartPicker. Even though I had some criteria, it was an easy process.
Today (Nov 27 2013), I have gathered the first parts I got from the mail, and assembled what I could. Don't mind the date and time on the pictures, my camera's clock is not adjusted.
UPDATE (Dec. 3rd 2013)
Today I received all remaining parts, except the hard drive. So I put everything I had together.
This is my first build, so my cable management sucks. So I spared you the nightmare of looking at the other side of the case, for your sanity. ;)
The case does its job, it's really good looking and fairly practical, but the side panel is a little tight with my enormous rad. The other flaw I saw is that the PCI slot covers are pretty weird ; they are detachable, but you can' t put them back, since they were retained by thin metal.
Since I don't have my hard drive yet, I booted the system onto my usb key, which is equipped with Ubuntu (version of Linux), and, I have to say, I didn't encounter any problem with watching Youtube and general pc use.
I currently am running the system
Everything works perfectly well.
The only change I made from the orginal configuration, is the position of the only fan that came with the case, I put it in the back, so it could draw th hot air away from the CPU.
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core||$119.99 CAD|
|CPU Cooler||NZXT Respire T20 68.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$29.99 CAD|
|Motherboard||MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+||$74.99 CAD|
|Memory||Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$74.99 CAD|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$62.99 CAD|
|Video Card||MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR||$209.99 CAD|
|Case||Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower||$36.73 CAD|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake 650W ATX12V||$63.19 CAD|
|Optical Drive||Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer||$18.33 CAD|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$89.79 CAD|
|Total (Canada):||$780.98 CAD|
|AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.8GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||27.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||50.0° C|
|Performance Preset Score||P7187|