Built this just as an all around PC that I can upgrade later for gaming and running some VMs. Ultimately I'd like an i7 processor and 16g of RAM. Easy future upgrades. I went ahead and went with the PNY 2Gb 650 instead of the 1Gb 650 Ti. Maybe I will regret it, but I probably won't do as much gaming as I'd like. The only negative3 so far is that th NZXT Source 220 seems to have some issue with the front USB header. Don't know if I have not connected it properly (always a possibility) or if it is shorting, but every time I try to hook something up, my Keyboard and Mouse stop and I have to re-boot-- the last time my SSD didn't get recognized and I was freaking a little bit. But a cold boot got everything working again.
Jan 19, 2014 Update Added PNY card! Yey. Brought my experience score up to 7.4 Added Picture of crooked USB port header. Re-plugged USB motherboard connector and all seems well. Very Happy with this Case. My house can get dusty so I'm a bit worried about dust, and not enough, good filters. Contemplating the DEMCiflex Computer and Electronics Dust filters. Anyone that has 'em think they are worth it? Added pic showing plenty of room for cable management. Could not get main connector loose and decided that it's not that big of deal and left tha cable where it was. Added pic of inserting GPU card. I've learned the hard way (cars) to cover any opening where screws might fall into openings. Added pic of side port fan install and lights. Not a big fan of the lights, but it goes OK with all my blue lights.
Sabrent drive, Asus router, Acer Home Server and Razer Lycosa keyboard.
March 1, 2014 Update Added second stick of Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
June 6th, 2014 Update Added 750 GB Sat2 HD, uploaded pic of SSD attached by one screw and zip tied in case I move the case.
Thanks to everyone else for sharing their builds, it helped me alot, and I still dream about adding more.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core||$184.99||SuperBiiz|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$24.99||Newegg|
|Thermal Compound||Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g||$6.74||Amazon|
|Motherboard||MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150||$84.98||OutletPC|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$86.99||Amazon|
|Storage||Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" SSD||$94.99||NCIX US|
|Video Card||PNY GeForce GTX 650 2GB||$77.99||Amazon|
|Case||NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower||$44.99||TigerDirect|
|Power Supply||PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$19.98||OutletPC|
|Case Fan||Cooler Master R4-L4S-10AB-GP 60.9 CFM 140mm||$9.98||OutletPC|
|Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.1GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||27.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||65.0° C|
|Performance Preset Score||P3026|