My build is now OCed, the GPU is in the correct position, and cable management has been tidied up. Also, I have a Hyper 212 Evo in there now.
This is my first build, I think it's pretty good for a first build out of a 14 year old. If you any suggestions, just post in the comments.
A quick explanation:
So for Christmas, I got the CPU from my brother, and the GPU, HDD and mobo from my parents. So before you trash me about Oh you should have gotten an 7970, they are soooo much better! Just stop and don't say anything.
Without further ado: Why I chose my parts.
CPU- Read a whole bunch of reviews on this CPU, seemed absolutely amazing. Once my Evo comes in I'll overclock it. (Anyone know of a good guide on how to do that?) Cooler- Good price, hasn't come yet. so I don't know anything else about it
Motherboard- People have recommended this board to me, I don't know much about mobos other than features, so I went with this, works great so far.
HDD: Parents got it for me, I don'tr really care, I won't use up a terabyte for awhile, and when I do I'll have enough money to buy a new HDD/SSD
Video Card- Aboslutely amazing. My god. It plays BF3 on max settings at 60FPs. Just beautiful.
Case- Looks amazing, was great for my first build, the fans that come with it are surprisingly quiet as well.
Power Supply- Was on sale for 75$, so I snapped it up. The flat cables are look absolutely amazing. The cables weren't stiff or too short, so it's great.
Monitor- Black Friday deal (got it before this computer) I'm not sure about the model number though, so... you know. It looks amazing.
Keyboard- I love this thing, it sounds amazing, looks great, and feels great.
Mouse- I don't know why some people don't like Razer products, because I got this for 50$ and it's absolutely amazing.
And a big thanks to Apropo, he helped me awhile back, he probably doesn't remember. XD
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core||$109.99||Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$31.99||Microcenter|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+||$114.97||OutletPC|
|Memory||Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$82.99||Newegg|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM||$52.48||OutletPC|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB|
|Case||BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower||$75.95||NCIX US|
|Power Supply||Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V||$93.98||Newegg|
|Monitor||Asus VH236H 23.0"||$146.58||Newegg|
|Keyboard||Corsair Vengeance K60||$101.98||Newegg|
|Mouse||Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser||$47.93||Amazon|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.0GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||34.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||59.0° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||915MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||6008MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||25.0° C|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||73.0° C|