I built this computer because my laptop was crapping out and thought it would be fun to give it a try to build one. It took me 5 months to gather all the parts while looking for the best deals I could. With everything together it cost me (out of my own pocket) $308 which includes a fan splitter cable that is not listed below. The Hard drive was given to me as a Christmas gift from my parents, so if I had to buy it the build would have been around $420. The Hard drive I was looking at was $60; so if I were to buy the HD, I would have still been under my $350 budget.
I plan on getting another 8 GB of RAM, possibly a video card (which one would work great with the 5800k?) and possibly a 3.5 peripheral (whatever that may be). I had to buy a cheap crappy keyboard that cost me $13, I already had the monitor, mouse and speakers. I will eventually get a wireless keyboard. I put Linux Ubuntu 13.10 and will probably never go back to windows.
I can now say that I have the bug and already want to build another computer in hopes to selling it. I also want to try and overclock this computer to around 4.0-4.2 ghz. I just have no idea how to do it.
Anyways, I am very happy with this build and want to build another computer soon.
(Edit). I added a Corsair 430W ATX12V in replacement of the coolmax V400 and it is really nice. It's quiet and I love that it is more ventilated. Still under my $350 budget.
|CPU||AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core||$86.99||NCIX US|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$28.75||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Biostar A55MD2 Micro ATX FM2|
|Memory||Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600|
|Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600|
|Storage||Seagate Constellation CS 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$115.13||Amazon|
|Video Card||XFX Radeon HD 6670 2GB|
|Case||Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower||$29.99||Amazon|
|Power Supply||Corsair 430W ATX12V||$42.00|
|Optical Drive||Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer||$16.98||OutletPC|
|Wireless Network Adapter||Rosewill RNX-N250PC2 802.11b/g/n PCI||$16.99||Amazon|
|AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.8GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|