Ladies and Gentlemen before I detail this build, I must state that my wife was responsible for the following: She picked the case, as well as found the deals on the keyboard and mouse. She was a great partner to build with!
Spent months researching a good budget conscious build...and then I saw them. Two MSI GTX 760's.....just sitting there, for only 161 each. I had had no desire previously for an SLI setup but.....come on! For $320 dollars I can beat out the 770 at 2gb, and a Titan at single screen gaming?! The build itself was the first my wife and I had ever done, and we took our time watching for cable management (which went awry at the end but was fixed). The only issues we had were the HD audio header whic is really poorly placed especially if you're doing an SLI setup, and the hard SLI bridge that the MOBO came with not being able to hook up to the cards correctly.
If you're wondering where my monitor is I am running on a basic hp 1080p panel from a year or two ago, and I am looking at the AOC 23 or 27 inch. I will be looking to OC my processor, and looking into overclocking the gpu's but frankly I don't know if that will add to the performance in a meaningful way.
Tell me what you think! I'll be getting some more pictures up soon!
I just realized I have the wrong mouse in, I got an alienware tactx mouse around the same price originally
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$326.99||SuperBiiz|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid||$64.99||Newegg|
|Motherboard||MSI Z87I GAMING AC Mini ITX LGA1150||$159.98||Newegg|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$75.99||Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" SSD||$218.98||OutletPC|
|Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$73.98||OutletPC|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR|
|Case||Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower||$72.99||SuperBiiz|
|Power Supply||XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V||$99.99||NCIX US|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$88.99||NCIX US|
|Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|