Description

Before this build, I was a console gamer but would occasionally switch back and forth from console to the outdated home Pc. I ended up deciding to build a gaming rig around June of this year and started to save up every cent i could. I researched countless hours for months on pretty much anything having to due with this project. This is the end result built on 11/27/13 :D. Cpu/motherboard: Got these as a bundle at the local Microcenter which was a great deal. The cpu is great not only for gaming but also for rendering etc. The motherboard has countless utilities and has a very easy to navigate UEFI bios, would highly recommend. The ram works as expected, more than enough for gaming. I decided to go with this cpu cooler because i read/saw a lot great reviews on it and was pretty cheap compared to other air/water coolers. The hdd works well as expected, decent load times on all my games. The case is simply amazing. Plenty of room for cable management in the back and very spacey inside for anything you want to fit in there. It has the option to install a total of up to 9 fans depending on the size of the fans used for increased airflow. The power supply is very power efficient and is silent most of the time, very high quality. The dvd drive was simply for installing the OS, although a bit loud when reading. A friend had an extra copy of W7 ultimate so that is why it has the price it does. (sorry for the pictures xD not the best with a phone camera) (Also plan on overclocking in the near future) ( The temperature on the cpu depends on if it boosts itself to 3.9 or maintains the stock 3.5) ** Update Added a 770+ a few peripherals (will add pictures soon)

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

Man I wish there was a Microcenter near me. The in-store deals like this are ridiculous.

+1 nice build! I would have skipped the AS5 but hey, at least now you have a tube handy if you need to reapply.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't believe when they told me the price haha.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ended up using the one that came with the cooler since the AS5 got here later after i had built it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

would it be better to flip the CPU cooler so that the fan blows across the heatsink and into the exhaust fan?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly the ram was in the way of the fan so i had no choice but to make it face the exhaust

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

welcome to the holy paradise of pc gaming, where you will always be superior to those console heathens! Crazy prices you got there. The silicon valley microcenter closed a year ago, and i am really disappointed.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

an i7 for $200?!

This build is amazing for the money!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

it was a awesome black friday offer

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Microcenter had their i7's for $200 about 2 weeks back and thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I paid about 270 for my i5 here in Aus.

so envious.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Iv'e heard that your prices there aren't so good :/

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering our dollar is fairly close to yours. Yeah.

Most of our high prices are due to GST and a higher minimum wage than the US

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That's some pretty sick cable management.

Only one thing, you could have gotten an equally good case for a bit less :( That case is fine, I just hate seeing people spend >$100 on something that need not be so expensive.

All said, +1 from me :D

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the advice! I'll make sure to research more on cases next time to get the best quality/price

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

not bad, although a gt 630 totally bottle necks the i7, and for that price range a $180 mobo and $130 case are a bit high. with the gt 630 an i3 would give you the same performance. not bad though and looks like you can make some nice upgrades in the future.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, I want a MicroCenter near me, and RAM to NOT BE SO DANG EXPENSIVE

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

how's the 212? do you regret for not going on liquid cooling?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been pretty good for my needs... Haven't had the need for liquid. Possibly on a future build :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Dat graphics card is outdated :c

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

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