Note that these computers are almost identical. Only differences are: Monitors (1 from old build, 1 new), 1 500gig HDD (from old build), and 1 of the TL-WDN4800 wireless cards (again, from old build). Also note, pictures taken with iPhone after long day at work and somewhat rushing to build these before midnight.
This build is for a couple who plays games regularly, and was also bang-for-your-buck oriented. She was gaming on a 2010 Macbook Pro (I swore up and down that gaming and Macbook don't mix) and my old build was basically a i7-920 @ 3.2 and GTX 275 in SLI. Obviously we both needed to upgrade. Both CPUs sit at 4.0 ghz obviously on air and GPUs OC'd slightly. I haven't had a chance to stress test these in any regard since I built these Wednesday, and it's now Friday. The temps on the right are my current temps as I'm typing this. I didn't have too many problems with anything while building these as well, which was a relief. I also plan on getting her a NZXT Hue because she likes her LEDs.
Everything was on sale, except the video cards, or had a rebate like the Monitor. Also I used free 5-7 day shipping because I knew I wasn't really in a rush; this really helped on cost.
Not sure what really else to say other then that we are happy with our new computers and look forward to gaming on them! If you have any questions, I'll answer them!
I know you guys like pictures, as do I; that being said, I apologize in advance that these pictures are god awful.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$219.99||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$33.24||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150||$149.99||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$76.99||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD||$92.99||(Purchased)|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$54.99||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR||$309.99||(Purchased)|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower||$89.99||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 650W ATX12V / EPS12V||$119.99||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Asus VH238H 23.0"||$139.99||(Purchased)|
|Wireless Network Adapter||TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1||$42.99||(Purchased)|
|Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.0GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||32.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|