This is my first build, and I finally got around to putting this up after building in November. Sorry for the potato pics.
CPU - Didn't need an i7, and a 4670k fit perfectly. I got a great deal on it from a friend who works at Intel.
CPU Cooler - Comparable performance to a hyper 212 evo for cheaper. I got the NZXT logo upside down though and it's bothering me.
Motherboard - Decent mobo for price. Color scheme could be better though. Only came with 2 sata cables
RAM - what's there to say? It was cheap, so I got it
Storage - Samsung Evo SSDs are some of the best ones out there, I wish I had gotten a bigger one though. 1TB WD Blue to hold all the other stuff
GPU - Managed to grab this before prices went up, and I love it. It's very quiet. Haven't gotten around to playing many games, but it runs Payday 2 no problem.
PSU - There's a reason there's no pics of the backside. Cable management was a huge pain, definitely getting a modular one next time.
Case - My power LED burned out in a few weeks, and the cable management rubber grommets fall out pretty easily, but other than that, it's great. I swear the cables look better in person
Planning on water cooling and overclocking down the road.
UPDATE - It looks like I got a pretty good chip. Managed to overclock it to 4.2 Ghz at 1.07 volts.
Changed voltage to offset mode (-0.2)
Thanks for all your guys' help!
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$129.00||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||NZXT Respire T40 68.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$24.99||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150||$129.99||(Purchased)|
|Memory||G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866||$59.99||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD||$89.99||(Purchased)|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$59.99||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II||$309.99||(Purchased)|
|Case||NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower||$79.99||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||EVGA 600W ATX12V / EPS12V||$74.99||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer||$48.99||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$79.99||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Acer H236HLbid 23.0"||$129.99||(Purchased)|
|Wireless Network Adapter||Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1||$18.99||(Purchased)|
|Keyboard||Corsair Vengeance K70||$128.99||(Purchased)|
|Speakers||Cyber Acoustics CA-3090 10W 2.1ch||$26.99||(Purchased)|
|Date Published||March 23, 2014|
|Date Built||Nov. 20, 2013|