Well before anyone goes on about poor choices and not too great combinations. This is my first build, no one to help me or give any real info to me. Before this I had no computer. No way for me to ask and learn about stuff. I had to read books at the library. Anyways, first I should note these parts were acquired over a long time (two years). I don't have a wealthy family and to get money for this i'd return cans, babysit, and mow lawns. Yes I know the GTX560 SC is a few years old but for that price:performance it was worth it to me. I was given the 500GB WD, the D-Link wireless usb thingy, both monitors and the Blue Snowball microphone for my birthday. 70% of these parts I bought from people not vendors.
On to rants about this machine. I love it and am very proud of it. It looks nice (except the cable management). This case has no room for cable management at all so I am stuck with a very unpleasant cable mess. As for the processor its quick and great for Photoshop, fireworks, flash, and premier. The motherboard was a hard choice but I like what I chose because of the "fast usb" and because of the many sata ports. The ram is fine I guess, not much to say, the brand is actually Kingston but they don't have it listed and this is identical. Both hard drives are great, the 1tb already had win8 installed. I love how this case looks. That's it, cool volume, temp and fan gauges on the front, always impressive. I hate this power supply. I've had so many problems with it. I love corsair and when I upgrade I will be sticking to corsair but I hate the CX430. DVD drive is whatever, but hey cant beat it for $5 :D. Randomly found this WiFi adapter. Its nice. Absolutely love my razer deathadder <3 my keyboard is back-lit and was a Christmas gift, I love it. Got this GTX560SC on craigslist for $90 and its great for the price.
All together I am proud and love this build. As stupid as some part selections may seem I do really like this system.
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core||$108.00||Newegg|
|Thermal Compound||Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 12g||$17.79||Amazon|
|Motherboard||ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+||$69.99||Micro Center|
|Memory||Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$84.74||Amazon|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$51.98||OutletPC|
|Video Card||ECS GeForce GTX 560 1GB|
|Case||Apevia X-Cruiser Silver ATX Mid Tower||$57.98||Newegg|
|Power Supply||Corsair 430W ATX12V||$19.99||Newegg|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer||$13.50||Newegg|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)||$92.98||OutletPC|
|Monitor||Asus VS198D-P 19.0"||$97.24||B&H|
|Planar 997-7318-00 15.0"||$159.99||Newegg|
|Wireless Network Adapter||Belkin E9L6000 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0||$45.98||Newegg|
|Mouse||Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical||$49.99||NCIX US|
|Speakers||Cyber Acoustics CA-2016WB 3W 2ch||$9.98||OutletPC|
|Date Published||April 10, 2014|
|Date Built||April 9, 2014|