This is my computer I built a while back. I will upload more pics soon. Cable management was improved about a week after it was built.
It works very well for everything I do, its actually way overpowered. I was planning to play a lot more games than gmod and Minecraft but it takes forever to download anything.... so I am waiting to upgrade my internets. I get 400 + FPS on maximum Minecraft settings and about 5000 on minimum. MC isn't very much of a benchmark, but oh well.
Intel Core i5 - I got the i5 because it is a better deal for gaming and I didn't need the hyperthreading of the i7.
H100i - I decided to go with water cooling originally because I liked the idea. After installing it my CPU temps were awesome, about 29 degrees Celsius idle and 50 degrees Celsius at 100% load.
MoBo - I was going to get an ASRock z87 until my friend recommended this one at the last second. It is a great mobo, overclocking was very easy. I got this right before the z97 mobos came out or i would have gone with one of those.
RAM - Pretty good, high quality ram.
EVO 120gb - I used this to put my OS on. It boots in about 7 seconds. I also have my main programs stored on this.
WD Caviar Blue 1tb - This is a cheap 1tb high quality HDD. I haven't had any problems so far whatsoever.
780 SC - I was originally going to SLI two 760s. I decided to go with 1 780 so I could get higher frames on games that don't support SLI. Great card, runs cool, plays everything i've thrown at it. (not much)
Phantom 410 - I chose the white Phantom 410 because the Corsair 450D was out of stock and I didn't want to wait. The case can have great cable management, great airflow, and looks amazing.
PSU - This PSU is no more or less than I need. No complaints, the semi modular functionality is great.
Optical Drive - Standard DVD reader/burner
OS - I chose Windows 8.1 because my friends used it and told me it was great. I haven't had any problems other people have said and it works great. I set it up to boot to desktop mode.
Network Adapter - I don't know if this was overpriced or not, my friend recommended it. Works fine.
SP120s - I replaced the H100i fans with SP 120s because I had read the stock fans were loud. These are very quiet and allow me to get great temps.
I am 13 and built this, it was a blast. Looking forward to building more!
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$218.98||SuperBiiz|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$79.99||NCIX US|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150|
|Memory||G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$69.98||OutletPC|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD||$79.99||Micro Center|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$48.49||OutletPC|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked|
|Case||NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower||$87.99||SuperBiiz|
|Power Supply||Corsair 750W ATX12V||$69.99||Micro Center|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$16.98||OutletPC|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$86.43||SuperBiiz|
|Wireless Network Adapter||TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1||$34.00||SuperBiiz|
|Case Fan||Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm||$27.98||OutletPC|
|Date Published||June 23, 2014|
|Date Built||April 9, 2014|