This is the first build I've done and it is going to be a gift for my younger brothers for Christmas.
This computer will be used primarily for gaming on 1080p and some light video editing.
Since this computer is going to be a gift I've had to construct it in secret, so I haven't had an internet connection on this computer yet. The only things I installed off an external drive were updated drivers and HWmonitor. I also don't have many pictures of the build because it is not in its final setup.
I splurged on some components (case, PSU, mobo, cooler) because I want this computer to have a lot of future potential, which I believe it will. The most impressive piece of this build for me is the Corsair H70. I was really surprised to see that my CPU temps were idling at a constant 7c. Can't wait to stress the CPU for those temps.
Not visibile in the photo, there are 4 Corsair AF performance edition fans mounted onto the side mesh panel of the 600T, which move a ton of air and keep my GPU at just slightly above room temperature.
I will add more pics, benchmarks, and temps when I connect it to the internet and set it up after Christmas.
Overall, I am really happy with my first build. It looks cool and clean and I can't wait to see how it performs. Building a PC is a ton more fun than buying one. Total cost was right around $1400.
|CPU||AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core||$143.98||SuperBiiz|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+||$115.99||SuperBiiz|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$76.50||Newegg|
|Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$76.50||Newegg|
|Storage||Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" SSD||$125.35||Amazon|
|Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 3.5" 10000RPM||$89.98||OutletPC|
|Video Card||PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB|
|Case||Corsair 600T Mesh (Black) ATX Mid Tower||$153.99||Amazon|
|Power Supply||Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$16.98||OutletPC|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)||$97.46||OutletPC|
|Custom||Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm Twin Pack||$24.00|
|Corsair H70 Liquid Cooler||$68.00|
|Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition 120mm Twin Pack x2||$54.00|
|Aerocool 200mm Red Led Case Fans x2||$40.00|
|AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.5GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||13.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||30.0° C|