So this is my first build, which was a graduation present. I am extremely happy with it, no complaints so far. My parents gave me a 1k limit, so this is what we put together. I'm pretty new at this, so I had a friend and teacher who are far more experienced in this area than I, help me pick out some parts and teach me more about the components. Bare with me, I'm not all caught up in the PC lingo :) Any helpful tips would be GREATLY appreciated!
It runs Watchdogs on Ultra pretty smoothly, a little glitchy when in the heat of the game, so I downgraded to High settings, which run without a problem. The rig itself is really quiet, I almost never hear it while playing a demanding game.
Sorry, I can't really give any details on most of the parts, since I have nothing really to compare it to. But I can say the peripherals, such as the Logitech G107+ Keyboard is great. The Macros are easily accessible and to personalize. The backlit is nice, and the Brown mechanical keys are quite smooth to type on. I haven't gotten the mouse yet, I will try to update when I do get it.
If you have some money to throw down, I do recommend the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks. The sound is incredibly clear, and it's top quality. The only downside for me is that it has no headphone jack. The Monitor is good as well, it's not 100% secure though, it wobbles a bit, but I don't really touch it physically, so not too big a problem.
Anyways, like I said, any tips would be a great! Thanks.
And that's my dog Sam, he wouldn't go away when I was taking photos, so I decided to add him in :)
EDIT: I'm a girl by the way, just to clear up any confusion.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$223.98||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||MSI Z87-G55 ATX LGA1150||$118.98||(Purchased)|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$89.99||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD||$74.99||(Purchased)|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$59.98||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE||$259.99||(Purchased)|
|Case||Thermaltake Chaser A41 ATX Mid Tower||$79.99||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Corsair 600W ATX12V||$44.99||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer||$19.99||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Acer S231HLBbid 23.0"||$139.99|
|Mouse||Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired Laser||$0.00|
|Speakers||Harman Kardon SoundSticks III 40W 2.1ch||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Custom||Shipping not included in total purchased||$5.67||(Purchased)|
|XTRAC PADS Ripper Optical Mouse pad 11x17||$10.99||(Purchased)|
|Date Published||June 17, 2014|