My first build - for a friend. Why? He was playing his games on a moderate laptop, averaging 30 FPS on low settings. That's a no no. So, we built this bad boy. I’m sure there will be some comments like “Why the stock cooler?” Well there’s no need for overclocking so we didn’t need an aftermarket cooler Anyways, this is my first build and it went well. Cable management, I know. Please leave comments/ questions if you have any. Thanks for reading!
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690k - This was the perfect CPU for the budget and it is beefy enough for the games my friend will be playing.
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary – Nice board, weird driver installation though. Does the job perfectly.
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 – You can’t go wrong with G.Skill! And it’s blue which looks great with the build.
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB – My personal favorite HDD brand, and 1TB is plenty enough of space.
Video Card: Asus STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4GB – Ahh, GTX 970. Amazing card and plays all games flawlessly.
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White/Blue) – Astonishing case. Grommets were kind of crappy, but the white with black accents look great.
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W – Trusted PSU, quiet and has enough power to take in new upgrades if needed.
Fans: 3x Cooler Master R4-L4S-10AB-G – Easy to set up and looks preeeety, quiet and pulls/pushed air very well. Lights up the whole room blue (when lights are off).