Description

*Sorry for the lack of internal pics! I didn't feel like opening my case back up.

I built this computer for gaming because I was sick of gaming on a 360 and I didn't like the next-gen consoles. I gathered the parts over time with the GPU being my "last" part. Before, I was using the Integrated graphics on the MB. I got the CPU/MB combo deal from Microcenter awhile ago and bundled in the price of both in the CPU. The CPU is great. The MB....not so much. I also made a mistake in getting a 500GB drive instead of 1TB drive for pennies more. Aside from that, everything's perfect so far! The R9 270x runs everything at High settings with a bit of Ultra mixed in and staying cool while doing so. That's great considering this build is under $600. I've been debating on what to upgrade first. Any suggestions? Thanks. Oh, and sorry if the pictures are crap. I had to use my phone camera.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I would upgrade by adding an SSD when you get around to it. It's like night and day when it comes to booting, along with loading games and other programs.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I was thinking. Thanks!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get Windows for $9.95?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Might be a student or something.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't been a student for a few years now so I don't get that benefit anymore :(

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it from college.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

When I was in college they gave Windows 7 out but my key's been used up by this point.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Weredawg, you can get Windows 8.1 Pro for like $25 off of reddit. I have a guy I go through on there and I've gotten like 8 this past year (I build PCs for other people as well).

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome. Thanks for the tip. Gonna build soon and my years old Windows 7 key from university is done. Thanks.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for desk

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

hows that wireless card? in need of one since the router is downstairs and my room is upstairs. Also where did u get it?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's fine. Sometimes it goes down to 3 bars for no reason, but it pretty much stays at 4-5 bars (My router is also downstairs). I got it from Newegg. I'd probably just get the higher model for just $5 more though.