Built for CAD, school, and gaming. First time to build a PC and being on a students budget I had to make the best of sales, instant rebates, and price matching. Solidworks and Pro-E works fantastically quick on this build and can preform simulation test very well. For what the budget was it is great for gaming. Running Arma 3 on ultra at 30+ fps. Very well cooled and plan on upgrading the GPU to the 700 series sometime during the summer.
CPU - Got lucky and was able to snag one from a Fry's black Friday. Though I would love to have the 3770k or go with Haswell I think this will do just fine for the price.
MoBo- Newegg instant rebates.
Ram- Newegg sale
Harddrive- Microcenter sale
SSD- Refurb at newegg.
GPU- Was going to go with the R7 260x and price match Best Buy with the Newegg price but then that GTX 660 had a sale and rebate along with Assassins Creed: Black Flag and Splinter Cell for free.
Case- Microcenter sale
PSU- Microcenter sale and MIR
Optical- I got from a old computer
OS - I was able to get it free from DreamSpark through my Engineering School.
Monitor-Gifted, happy birthday to me.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$110.00||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155||$100.00||(Purchased)|
|Memory||GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$63.00||(Purchased)|
|Storage||PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" SSD||$65.00||(Purchased)|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$60.00||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB||$160.00||(Purchased)|
|Case||Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower||$45.00||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Corsair 750W ATX12V||$65.00||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer||$60.00||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Acer G236HLBbd 23.0"||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Wireless Network Adapter||Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1||$20.00||(Purchased)|
|Keyboard||SteelSeries Apex [RAW]||$50.00||(Purchased)|
|Mouse||Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser||$45.00||(Purchased)|
|Headphones||SteelSeries Siberia V2||$40.00||(Purchased)|
|Speakers||Logitech Z130 5W 2ch||$20.00||(Purchased)|
|Date Built||Feb. 1, 2014|