Description

So this is my first ever build. I'm 14 years old and had been wanting to build my own PC since I was 12. It finally happened just before Christmas of 2013 and I've been pretty happy with it. I've generally been using this machine for gaming, the GTX 660 really handles heaps of games very well and flawlessly.

The problem I had the most was definitely cable management. The PSU included in the build parts below isn't the one I have but it's the closest to it, I only had the budget for the CoolerMaster Thunder 600w which is not modular, so of course I had huge problems with cable management.

I have plans to upgrade in the future. Parts as follows:

CPU: i7 4770k Cooler: Corsair H80i RAM: Add another 8GB OR get 2x8GB sticks and use those for 16GB SSD: Samsung EVO 840 250GB GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Monitor: BenQ XL2411T Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X UD4H PSU: Corsair RM850w And I'll also get 2x CoolerMaster Sickleflowx's to go underneath the side panel on my case.

Any thoughts on the upgrades and/or my PC?

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build. i built mine in the same case but it wouldn't fit my liquid cooler so i upgraded to a CM storm trooper, and it is a beast of a case. i highly recommend it if you overclock and getting the H100i instead of the H80i as the Haswell processors run hot. if you dont want to change your case for it you can take the top mesh off and it fits fits fine with the fans on the outside

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip mate! I'll definitely take it into consideration!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build, when you upgrade, may as well get all new parts mostly...you could reuse some like your ram and os.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Waste of money to buy a locked CPU and upgrade to K model later.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same video card man, it can handle pretty much anything i throw at it. BTW great build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a 650W Corsair HX series PSU for $85. You definitely could have gotten a modular one in your price range.

Overall it's a nice build. Hope you enjoy it.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude if you're gaming you DO NOT need an i7!!! also 8gb is perfect for the future, it will be at least 3-4 years before GAMING may actually need 16gb. however if you're going to be doing HEAVY video editing, not occasional or anything like that, then disregard what I have said. PS: How you afford dis at 14 dude? Parents?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I've changed thoughts ever since I put this build up. Thinking of keeping the 8GB RAM for a while. Also getting an Intel Core i5 4670k with a Corsair H75 soon. Also planning for the Gigabyte GTX 770 OC Edition 4GB as I plan to have 2 monitors.

Hahaha and the money.... I have luckily won a lot of competitions and sold off what I won to afford the PC, as well as having a job at McDonalds, currently earning about $11 an hour and working 40 hour weeks in the holidays, so $440 a week.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you buy a Z87 mobo your cpu is not even unlocked so you could have saved some money by buying a H87 OR a H81 mobo.