Built my first ever PC about a month ago. Finally posting pictures. I did a little PC gaming as a kid, but nothing ever on a high-end machine. I sold my Macbook Pro and decided to give it a try. I am happy with my build. I spent a lot of time on cable management, but everything took about 4 hours to build and booted up first try without an issue. Also, since i have finished my build I kind of wished I went for a bit higher-end GPU. Luckily for me EVGA has a program called "Step-up" where within 90 days you can turn in your card for another and all you have to do is pay the difference according to the price on EVGA's website, plus shipping. So, I am currently in queue for a Gtx 760. Can't wait to get it and try it out. I will post another picture once the swap is done.
Just want to thank everyone behind PcPartPicker. This site definitely helped me out a ton. I probably wouldn't have tackled this myself if it wasn't for this site.
Also want to thank everyone on the forums for their healthy input.
|CPU||AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core||$178.98||OutletPC|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid||$49.99||Micro Center|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+||$89.99||Micro Center|
|Memory||A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600|
|Storage||Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" SSD||$84.98||OutletPC|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$45.00||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB||$159.99||Newegg|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower||$71.99||NCIX US|
|Power Supply||OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V||$87.37||TigerDirect|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$80.00||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Samsung S23B550V 23.0"||$100.00||(Purchased)|
|Custom||Power Extension Cables (PCI-E, 8 PIN, & 24 PIN)||$40.00||(Purchased)|
|VM Audio Surround Sound||$150.00||(Purchased)|
|AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.0GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||8.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||57.0° C|