Description

Now I will justify my parts. This computer is going to be for Photoshop, 3DS Max and light gaming. I have not yet bought the case fans or the CPU cooler and will soon get the GPU. The GPU will be in case I do take up more heavy gaming. All the parts were bought earlier this year, except for the case. (Yeah... I was running it on my desk for a while before I bought my case. Don't dislike for that. I had it covered enough.) It has a blue and black theme. You'll understand the name after I do my modding. Also, I am a student so I can only do occasional work for my parents to earn money. I'm not 16 yet :(

CPU: I bought this because I needed something to run programs like Photoshop and 3DS Max well. It works quite well. Currently using stock cooler with this. Do not really plan to overclock until my CPU is considered slow. Bought before Haswell. (Good thing I couldn't afford the GTX 660 then. The GTX 760 is so much better.)

Motherboard: I bought this before the MSI Z77A GD65 Gaming came out and I had just started researching. It was basically an impulse buy. (Not too shabby though) When I bought this I saw the $200 motherboards and the $100 motherboards and decided to basically split it down the middle. It came with 8 GB of memory but board needs dual.

RAM: Using 16 GB because I'm working with Photoshop. Might later update with 8 more gigs of the the free RAM, then use a RAMDisk to store my favorite game at that moment. (Maybe max 24 GB game.)

Storage: Got this free with PSU. Might add Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB or a Samsung 840 Evo later.

Video Card: Haven't yet got this. After some time decided to go with this EVGA because the Asus didn't match color scheme.

Case: Looked for something kinda quiet and with clean lines. (Meaning not overly flashy.) Going to get a replacement side panel and do some modding. Already got Dremel for this project and have been practicing. I love the door on it. The metal on the door is super thick.

Case Fans: What do I need to say... except they are quiet and I still need to buy them.

Power Supply: Bought this before research. If I ever SLI I need to replace this. Still, 5 stars because it works flawlessly, is semi-modular, is 80 Plus Platinum, and is a quiet worker. Came with 1 TB hard drive.

Operating System: Free since I'm a student.

Monitor was from parents old 2006 computer, which is slower than dirt. ( Yeah... that doesn't make sense does it?) Anyway it's not horrible. Does 720p. G Going to get new monitor for birthday and use this while doing something else on other monitor. (Maybe watch One Piece (Shanks is the best character, don't deny it) on one monitor while using Photoshop on other monitor.)

More pictures when I do the modding and add the video card.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 4 points

IM SO JELLY OF YOUR USB 3.0 HEADER. I WANT A 90 DEGREE ONE! D:

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

ram price is wrong bought when it was $106. Lucky me ;)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

love the case and thought i might be interested in scooping it up...until, i realized my nzxt 210 elite cost $50 and looks pretty darn good. although i think your case cable management is stellar i do not believe that it warrants $78 upgrade. cheers mate

  • 76 months ago
  • -3 points

That PSU ... It's a rosewill, only 550w and you paid 140$ for it.. I'd say that's the biggest or even only flaw in your build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Rosewill actually has some really good psu's also that psu is 80+ platinum.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

And it's fully modular. :D

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

no, not quite. But no one is going to remove the cpu plugs

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh. Didn't seem like it.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I know but it actually is a good power supply. I hadn't done research and it was just an impulse buy. At least i got a free hard drive. When you take that into consideration it's not too bad.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I tend to agree with the assumption that Rosewill PSUs are utter crap, but every once in a while I find one that's not too bad. Considering that it is in fact Platinum certified (and has very few negative reviews), I'd say it's not bad.

Then again, it's reputed to have an iffy fan about 10% of the time, and 550W is cutting it close when it comes to SLI. Then again, I always try to leave at least 90W as a safety net.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

From above:

Power Supply: Bought this before research. If I ever SLI I need to replace this. Still, 5 stars because it works flawlessly, is semi-modular, is 80 Plus Platinum, and is a quiet worker. Came with 1 TB hard drive.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

From my comment:

"Considering that it is in fact Platinum certified (and has very few negative reviews), I'd say it's not bad."

1TB hard drive? Not bad.