Description

Build this a couple of weeks ago, but my GPU just arrived to finish it up.

CPU: I got a decent OC @ 4.0GHz 1.1V, idling around ~35-40C. It get's the job done. @Microcenter Edit: Upped it to 4.5 @ 1.24~ same temps. Either it's my room temp or I lost the lottery?

Cooler: Quiet and and keeps it cool. Best $/Perfomance cooler. @NCIXUS

MOBO: Slick and sexy. The BIOS is really easy to navigate and sexy as well. @Microcenter

Ram: I got it for $20 because of farming some Bing Reward giftcards. Not much to say, but I couldn't pass it when it went on sale for $45. Would have went with the white HyperX otherwise. @Amazon

SSD: Got it from a friend. It's not an 850, but it gets work done. Boots up within ~10 seconds.

GPU: Got this baby as an openbox at Newegg and it was definitely a steal as 290s were around this price point. With a backplate this thing is pretty saggy, but I ghettofixed it in the last picture. Maxes out every game I play over (a lot)60fps. @Newegg

Case: This case is a blessing. Cable management was really easy, probably not very good for my first time. Mobo was a little bit hard to fit in with the shroud, but great case nonetheless. Wanted the white one, but it was out of stock @ MC :(

PSU: Got this because I thought it was steal for $80 + $30 rebate. Being semi-modular was super helpful with the management. Pretty quiet as well and should be enough to SLI in the future. @NCIXUS

Monitor: The only I don't like about this monitor is the flimsy stand and the boot logo. Perfect otherwise. @Amazon

Keyboard:Decided to go with a cheap mech, never going back to rubbers now. Probably would have preferred browns over black though. @Microcenter

Comes to $900 with $40 in rebates not included.

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for the ghetto fix. X)

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy ****! You have the exact same DELL monitor as me next to my main monitor. I dug this up out of storage because even being small, an extra screen is handy but being so old I wouldn't expect anyone else to be using one :D

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

The extra screen is very handy indeed! I got mine from a school that had a bunch of them laying around gathering since they were just using Macs, so I asked one of the computer teachers and he let me have it.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Dont feel bad. Took me 1.295 to be stable at 4.5ghz...

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

35C at idle?! Unless you live somehwere very warm you need to look at your cooling. Aim for 7-10 degrees above room temp at idle. Not sure if you are aiming to under volt your CPU but you would be very safe at 1.2v and that would let you get closer to 4.4-4.6mhz.

Nice and tidy build though +1.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like ambient temps, don't have a way to measure it unfortunately http://i.imgur.com/fGzfKz7.png

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the RAM so cheap? Is the board good? Great build +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazon had it on sale for $45 and I had a $30 in Amazon gift cards from botting Bing Rewards. Board is great, some say it's a low quality board though.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty for the reply, once again, great build

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Loving that pc! the cables are amazing and also can i add you on steam maybe?? :D +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, just search my name up and it should be the same avatar.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice buys all around here, considering the deals and selection. (Wishing someone would give me a free Samsung SSD.) Next time, show off your Steam library - rather than the most disappointing summer sale ever.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I just put together almost the exact same build and my 4690k is idling around 36C. I even had it looked at and I was told I put the hyper 212 evo on correctly..... Maybe they ship with bad thermal paste with the cooler???

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Most likely. I reseated the cooler and temps stayed the same. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯