1st time ever building a PC or even seeing a CPU, MOBO, or GPU. And everything went smoothly with no issues or troubleshooting required. Very satisfying experience. (NOTE: Image taken during initial start-up and before I cleaned up the wiring)
-i5-4570 and the GTX 760 are the perfect combo for 1080p gaming at ultra-max settings. Skyrim w/ multiple mods and every single graphical option maxed is pegged at 60 fps in any situation/in-game location running FRAPS. You don't need anything more right now if you're only gaming on one monitor/screen in 1080p.
-ASUS MOBO is very nice. One area worth spending a little more since a lot of the cheaper options are very hit or miss with a lot of DOA boards.
-Rosewill Modular power supply worked great for cramped quarters and minimizing wires.
-Rosewill Ranger-M case was very cramped, but no issues since I only included one hard drive and no optical drive. NOTE: Hard drives must be installed AFTER installation of Motherboard. Case looks nice, and stock cooling is plenty for this rig. Runs cool and quiet. 4 Stars instead of 5 due to basically no cable management to speak of, but I knew that going in. Not an issue for a light build like this with only 1 drive of any kind. Just a few zip-ties here and there for a nice path from the front fan directly to the MOBO and GPU.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core||$200.00|
|Motherboard||Asus B85M-E/CSM Micro ATX LGA1150||$80.00|
|Memory||Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$70.00|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$60.00|
|Video Card||Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB||$240.00|
|Case||Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower||$30.00|
|Power Supply||Rosewill 450W ATX12V / EPS12V||$50.00|
|Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.2GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||30.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||50.0° C|