Took the disc drive and hard drive (640gb 3gb/s wd blue) from old computer. Disc drive seems redundant as most software and installations are happening online, but I'll use it to install my OS since I have windows 7 pro already. Installing the HDD when I get my CPU shipped in.
I have no plans to overclock, hence why I went with an H87 mobo along with a locked cpu. The Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB DirectCU II card seemed to be the best card (in my price range). I will not use any AMD Radeon cards because I care more for Physx than Anti-Aliasing. It is all about personal preference here, friends. In addition, I know the MB is crossfire ready, but not SLI ready. I have no plans to SLI with this build. This is my budget gaming build so I went with what was reputable and cheap, yet able to run what I need.
I will be upgrading my HDD to a 1TB @ 6gb/s after buying an external hard drive. Later after that, I might buy a SSD, however an SSD isn't needed for school/light gaming.
I bought the Rosewill Challenger U3 because it suits my needs. Again, I'm not overclocking so I don't need the best ventilation. Due to not overclocking, and talking with some friends (who working with building computers daily) they said a stock fan is good enough if not overclocking, at least for a few years, as long as I clean it regularly (once in 8 months, they said).
PCPartPicker says I'm only going to use 300W, but Asus said I need a 450W psu, so I went with a 500W in case I want to do an upgrade to this current system later.
Case @ $54.73 USD via amazon PSU @ $40.62 via amazon GPU @ $196.19 via newegg RAM @ $93.46 via amazon MoBo @ $76.29 via newegg CPU @ 217.99 via amazon
All item prices include tax and had free shipping. The purchasing is completed, just waiting for the CPU to ship. More photos will be uploaded once cpu is installed.
Cable management was somewhat a deal for me. Meaning, I cared enough to cable manage, but didn't care enough to manage it 100%. The case was a bit awkward for cable management and after 30 minutes of trying to find the best way to manage them, I gave up and just tied them down in the best places I could. Some wires were way too long so I somewhat bundled them together.
Added storage and optical drive that best matched what I had from my old pc (both parts weren't on pc part picker). HDD is a WD 600 gb 3gb/s, and optical drive is basically the same as listed.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$217.99||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150||$76.29||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$93.46||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Western Digital Scorpio Blue 640GB 2.5" 5400RPM||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB||$196.19||(Purchased)|
|Case||Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower||$54.49||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Corsair 500W ATX12V||$40.62||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|