So this is my first ever custom PC build. I use to be a big pc-nerd back in the day, but ever since i started Law School I switch over to the macbook air and loved it. However, I always missed playing my good old pc games at decent quality and hated editing videos on my macbook b/c of its speed. I began looking at big PC companies like Alienware, Dell, etc., and began wondering if I could build a cheaper PC myself. I then stumbled upon this website and the rest became history.
I was looking to spend under $1750 on the tower by itself, and was really happy that I came real close to pulling it off (COST OF TOWER: $1777 = $1927- cost of monitor $150) :)... The speakers, keyboard, mouse, and headphones I scavenge off my old pc and laptop. I am looking to get the corsair K90 keyboard, but need to hold out on it until I have the funds. All the prices below are after rebates. Also, "Microcenter" has the z87-pro and intel i7-4770k chip for the prices listed below if you go to the store and pick it up.
I haven't over-clocked my PC yet, I feel like there is no need. After doing some research, it seems that all of my components are made to be over-clocked, lol so I might do it in the future. Also, I did use youtube to help guide me through this build. It took me only 2 1/2 hours and was fairly very easy. Besides one of my ram chips not being properly plugged in, the boot up went perfectly and I've playing tons of games on Steam :)
ALSO SPECIAL THANKS to "houseoftyrone" for helping me out with this build.