This is my first time building a gaming rig, so let me know what you all think! I had a decent PC before but it was just a hand-me down that I slapped a 550 TI in. This time around, I took all my good pieces from the last PC and built this! So here is a rundown of all my components. Now I know, I know the I7 4770k is overkill, but I plan on playing Star Citizen, and I play BF4, so just for my own sake, I went for the top of my price point. So far this processor is fantastic, no complaints and she runs like a beaut!
The mobo was recommended from a friend who works with technology and I have to say it is actually a gorgeous piece of machinery. The red LED really looks pleasant when the machine is off and it just is an all-around beast of a board.
I just bought the best RAM for the price at the store; couldn't really go wrong. I remember reading on Toms Hardware that the 1866 is the best performance for price.
Both of my drives are from my last PC, I didn't figure I needed the upgrade since I was already running an SSD.
The Asus GTX 770 was the hardest decision of the build. I was originally going to try and find a 780 for a reasonable price, but $500 was over my budget for this build. I am thinking that maybe sometime in the future; possibly Christmas, I will grab another 770 and run them in SLI.
Which is why I went with the Antec 850W, because if I do ever overclock and run SLI, I needed the extra overhead. For now I know its overkill, but I wanted to be able to upgrade as I see fit.
This case… let me tell you, it’s very very nice. I wasn't going to spend more than $100 at first, but after seeing it, I was sold. It is solid and roomy, but very sleek. It’s a bit large as far as PC cases go, but darnet if it’s ever nice.
Other than that, I refuse to run windows 8 on a PC so the operating system was just brought from my old PC and same goes for the Blu-Ray.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed,
Comments are always welcome :)
PS. Sorry about the pictures, flash is a little bright and without it it's kind of dark. I will have some better ones after I borrow a friend's camera! Also I know the window needs a washing ;)
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$339.99 CAD|
|Motherboard||Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150||$209.99 CAD|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866||$98.99 CAD|
|Storage||OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" SSD||$0.00 CAD||(Purchased)|
|Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$0.00 CAD||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II||$369.99 CAD|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower||$124.99 CAD|
|Power Supply||Antec 850W ATX12V / EPS12V||$99.99 CAD|
|Optical Drive||Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer||$0.00 CAD||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$0.00 CAD|
|Monitor||BenQ GL2450HM 24.0"||$0.00 CAD||(Purchased)|
|Keyboard||Corsair Vengeance K70||$0.00 CAD||(Purchased)|
|Mouse||Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical||$59.99 CAD|
|Custom||Cold Cathode Light||$8.99 CAD|
|Total (Canada):||$1312.92 CAD|
|Date Published||April 25, 2014|