I named this build in tribute to my family's dead pet hamster named Chinchu
This build is a gaming and virtual machine focused. I mostly game on it and my dad does various IT work on it too, while the rest of the family uses it for general use.
CPU + cooler: I might overclock this build with a H80i in the future but im fine with what it is now.
MOBO: I got this because I can easily hackintosh the build in the future.
RAM: I got 16GB RAM because the RAM was cheap and had a way better than price to GB ratio than 8GB ram so I decided to max the RAM.
Storage: In hind sight I wish gotten the 250GB model so I wouldn't need another HDD for storage
VGA: the best GTX for my money for 1080p 60hz max settings gaming
case: really small mITX case with no compromise for me
PSU: pretty good modular PSU, really nice handle
ODD: cheap, contains most features
monitor: 60hz 1ms 1080p 24" monitor, sadly not IPS
headphones: good headphones, comfortable, have all connectors for max comparability, but much too long cables
mouse: cheap gaming mouse
keyboard: planning to buy the FUNC KB-460
Total Price of Build: $1150 (excluding taxes and reused/planned parts) PS all the parts were bought at microcenter
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$224.73||OutletPC|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid||$54.99||Micro Center|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150||$112.99||NCIX US|
|Memory||GeIL EVO Veloce Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$149.99||Newegg|
|Storage||PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" SSD||$79.99||Newegg|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX||$310.00||NCIX US|
|Case||Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower||$39.99||Newegg|
|Power Supply||EVGA 650W ATX12V / EPS12V||$64.99||NCIX US|
|Optical Drive||Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer||$19.99||Newegg|
|Monitor||ViewSonic VA2349S 23.0"||$149.99||Amazon|
|Wireless Network Adapter||Asus USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0||$18.99||Amazon|
|Headphones||Skullcandy SLYR||$64.99||Micro Center|
|Date Published||May 13, 2014|