Hello! Thanks for checking out my build.
I'm very happy with how my setup turned out for a first time build. I've just recently got a better paying job and so I wanted to reward myself a bit and put together a computer in my spare time. I also really love hunting for bargains and so this was really a fun project. All components were new and all prices are after tax, shipping, rebate etc etc (basically out of pocket cost).
Not all items were purchased directly at the listed price but is rather the total amount it cost in that category after all my buying and selling. Let me give you an example, the Powercolor 7950 was purchased at $130 after rebate but the final cost has the profit subtracted from when I sold off a 7850 I bought first for $105 but decided it wasn't quite good enough. I also sold the free games reward to a friend for like 20 bucks and had 5% cash back from my credit card.
I really wanted to stick to a smaller form factor so I decided to pay full price for a BitFenix Phenom M case even though there were some drawbacks. There are a lot of useless drive mounting options that I just removed and I slightly modified the location of the hard drive brackets from one panel to another. I also switched them around so I don't have to take all the wires off every time I want to open the case. If you want to Crossfire or SLI the case is no good but for me it was perfect.
Overall, I'm very happy with the new computer build. Plays games like Tomb Raider on three monitors at 40ish fps on high. I also love RPG games like Skyrim, Fallout, etc so this rig work perfect for my needs. I didn't include the 3rd monitor in the price as I've had it for 5+ years and its not even listed on PCpartpicker anymore. Thanks for reading all this!
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core||$36.49||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+||$39.74||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Patriot Signature 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333||$3.50||(Purchased)|
|Patriot Signature 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333||$3.50||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" SSD||$36.38||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB||$77.20||(Purchased)|
|Case||BitFenix Phenom M Midnight Black MicroATX Mini Tower||$94.10||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Corsair 430W ATX12V||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Asus VN248H 23.8"||$126.35|
|Dell E2414H 24.0"||$71.00||(Purchased)|
|Case Fan||Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm||$2.99||(Purchased)|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.5GHz|
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|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||880MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||1250MHz|
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