This build is for my brother who spent his life gaming on a laptop. So i decided to build him one as he's entering second year university :)
i have reasons for my partlist as i have learned from my mistakes from the past.
-Locked processor, so i went for H87 chipset locked cpu=no aftermarket heatsink required -the ram was cheaper than the price listed, it was the same as 2133 but they didnt have it in stock :c - and 5$ more than 1600mhz -power supply may not be as pictured, but it is literally the same thing but different colour and naming scheme
im reusing one of the two 7850s i got during an amazon price markup error (i got it for 80$ each)
SSD? i decided to opt for one of the highest end consumer ssd's to see how they preform. i will update later on performance and stability as time goes by.
The case is just amazing. Considering there are no cable management cutouts, i was still able to route wires to the back. So to those who claim cable management is impossible? you're a liar!
It was a challenge to cable manage, but the results were satisfying. anymore suggestions? (what video card should i get thats under~400$ (including tax)?
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core||$181.98||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150|
|Memory||Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866|
|Storage||OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" SSD|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$53.95||Amazon|
|Video Card||MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB|
|Case||Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower||$34.99||Amazon|
|Power Supply||be quiet! 550W ATX12V / EPS12V|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)||$97.46||OutletPC|
|Monitor||LG 22EN43T-B 21.5"|
|Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.0GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|