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So a friend of mine really wanted to start to get into PC gaming. So I offered my help considering he's never built a computer before. So when we were picking parts out parts I suggested with more of a budget build because It was going to be enough for what he needed. But as you can obviosly I turned from a 600$ budget build to a mid range 1000$ build. The reasoning for the parts that we got are these: CPU: He really wanted me to overclock for him to squez a little more performance in so that's why the 4690k ( and we got it for a reasonable 200$) Also we got the CPU to 4.0Ghz. We could've gone higher but he decided just to keep it there. CPU Cooler: Ive used it before and I know its a solid air cooler for the money Motherboard: He actually picked out the motherboard and he did a pretty good job. He might even of done too good of a job. Its kinda overkill but it was incredibly easy to overclock on. He got this for his birthday so it was pretty good deal for him. RAM: We actually got a 8gb kit of Gskill but it wasn't on pcpartpicker so that's the reasoning behind that. HDD: Not much to say, It was a reliable hard drive fro 50$ Video Card: He also insinted on a 4gb gpu even though I recomended a 2gb one but he was sure he needed it so here we are now. Btw the GPU performs great. He hasnt ran any games on it because we just built the computer yestserday (1/11/16) Case: Right when he saw this case he admediatly like it and all of its features. The side pannel window looks AMAZING. PSU: Its a solid 500 watt semi modular psu. I have one and its worked for me for the past 2 years. OS: He liked windows 10, Not much else too it.

Thats pretty much It! The fans are also pretty quiet. Make sure you look at all the pictures, I tried to get as many as I could!

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Im just saying, if I were him I would have opted to wait and upgrade graphics just a little and go with radeon r9 390.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nvidia all the way

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The gtx 970 dies at its last gig... The Radeon lasts longer and out preforms the 960 in most benchmarks...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

ya i recomended that but he really wanted the computer fast so

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay well thats totally fine haha I was just saying its totally worth it

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

So I worked on my build (very similar to this) and I'm having some issues. I can turn the computer on only by using the MOTO power button because my case button isn't working for some reason and neither is my front fan of LEDs. Did you guys run into any issues with yours? If so what did you guys do to fix it? Thank you!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Try looking at the manual to see if your power and reset switch are in the right place. I'm not sure about the led fan though. Either the leds are broken or there is some switch to turn them on and off