10/25/13 Building a new general purpose computer for my cousin's Family who have an ancient PC that needs to be replaced... desperately.
They were thinking of saving up money for a uber expensive iMac and I said F that Sht... I can build a faster, better Computer for half the price. Stay tuned.
-Cougar Spike Case: One of the cheapest cases with a USB 3.0 port and a slot for SSD mounting.
PNY Optimas: cheapest dual channel 8GB DDR3 with heatsinks at the time of this build.
Core i3 4340 and AsRock H81M-HDS, Best Haswell Combo deal at Microcenter after combing both in shopping cart: $173.17 total
-Samsung EVO SSD: Cannot cheap out here, this SSD will provide the best user experience for a long time.
-Corsair 430W PSU : Lowest priced modular PSU
[video card can be added a later time if user decides it is needed. I plan on re-using the ancient cd-rom and HDD in their old PC, if possible.]
10/26/13 Just waiting on the SSD which should be here Monday or Tuesday.
|CPU||Intel Core i3-4340 3.6GHz Dual-Core||$157.99||Directron|
|Motherboard||ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150||$22.99|
|Memory||PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333||$75.99||Best Buy|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD||$119.99||Best Buy|
|Case||Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower||$29.99||Mwave|
|Power Supply||Corsair 430W ATX12V||$49.99||Amazon|
|Intel Core i3-4340 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.6GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||41.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|