(please excuse the ugly flash on the photo's, or slightly low resolution, I had to take the pics with my phone and the room was too dark to see anything.)
Hey everyone, I just finished my first build ever, for a whopping £561.27. It was a slight budget build, but I spent months (10, infact) planning this computer and going through several versions before I settled on this (not including saving the money, I originally started with only £200 to build with, and saved up £560.).
I wanted this for not only gaming, but also just general use. I wanted this to be a completely new start for me and computers to, I am used to having an old Lenovo low profile computer, and before cheap £200/£300 laptops (at the time, now probably worth £150...), and I really wanted to make something that would just be so much of a change.
The reason why Windows 8.1 on this was £25 is because I bought Windows 7 for this machine for £40, and installed it, and then bought a Windows 8 key and installed Windows 8 (windows 7 was literally just something I used to download and install Windows 8 on it (I bought an upgrade key for £25). You could say I could have just gotten windows XP or something, but its always good to have that extra Windows 7 CD laying around, it has proven useful in restoring my old computer not too long ago.
Cable Management on this build was a nightmare, I never thought it would be as frustrating as it was, or at least it was for me because I wouldn't settle for anything but decent. With a case with no cable management, and my first ever build, I think I did quite well. It's not perfect, but it's as good as it will get.
So anyway, that's my build. I named it the ultra cow, because I love cows...
Please tell me what you think, and thanks for reading :D