As the title suggests, these are all the components inside the PC that I spent my hard earned money on and spent my precious time on. I had high hopes to build a computer that would be able to do some light video editing, play some lower end games, and dual boot Windows with Mac OS X, which would make it a Hackintosh. I succeeded in doing everything that I had hoped to do. I didn't really have any issues actually building it, and for a first time builder, I have to say it was fairly easy to build. I did run into initial problems when I learned that OS X did not support APU graphics, so this caused me to go out and buy a dedicated graphics card so that OS X would run smoothly. Although the graphics card listed is a Gigabyte Geforce 210, I was only able to get full resolution in safe mode on OS X, and even then there wasn't any graphics acceleration, and I strongly expect that to be the AMD chipset's fault. My main Windows disk which was formatted as NTFS was a Seagate Barracuda 500 GB drive. My OS X disk was a Seagate Barracude 250 GB Drive. I had had inital plans to set up the two drives as RAID, but I decided against it in the end because if one of the drives failed, I could have a serious problem on my hands. When I played the older Hitman games, as well as Team Fortress 2 on low settings, I was able to play smoothly, thanks to the APU graphics provided by the A6 7400k. In the parts list, it shows 4 GB of RAM, and I would just love to upgrade it to 8 or 16 GB in the future. The Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-DS2H is an excellent Micro-ATX board, featuring things like USB-3, which makes it future-proof. Wrapping up the build is the Rosewill R363-M-BK case with a bundled 400 watt power supply. A lot of people don't trust bundled PSUs, as they have been known to fail, but it seems to work fine for me. My only gripe was there was no 6 pin connector for a video card, but this proved to not be a problem as I had APU graphics and my video card for OS X takes power from the mobo.
This build was meant to be a budget build and just that, as I did not want to mess up while building an expensive extravagant computer that would cost thousands of dollars. Now that I am a little more experienced, I feel that I am ready to step up in terms of prices to possibly a $500 or maybe even a $1000 dollar PC build. I have never worked with water cooling, so that would be nice to learn.
Anyways, thanks for checking out this build, and feel free to leave a comment or ask a question!