This is my first build I am going to primarily use it for video editing/Gaming. I spent a lot of time finalizing the parts, and ended up ordering it on the fateful morning of November 19th, 2013. I was going to get the Rosewill Blackhawk, but last minute I realized they would not ship it Hawaii so I chose the R4.

I am 14 and decided that should do this for my freshman independent project. It was a lot of fun. I had a great experience and I plan on doing it again!

Now to explain myself:

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core: It was rippin' deal! And for what I am using it for all I will ever need and more.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO: I have heard alot of good things about it and it is 30 bucks! If all those people were wrong I wouldn't be out that much.

Thermal Paste: It's thermal paste.

ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0: It has all the ports I need and has room for upgrades!

Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600: It is fast enough for what I need. And matches my color scheme.

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM: It is 7200RPM, 6GB/s, A Terabyte, and $0.06 per Gigabyte.

Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB: This also had to be changed last minute. It has all I need and more for light video editing and gaming.

Fractal Design Define R4: I LOVE THIS CASE! Grommets, Sleek Design, Tie down points galore, Solid construction, Silence. I love this case!

Thermaltake 550W ATX12V: 80+ Bronze, Enough Watts for upgrades, 5 year warranty.

Optical Drive: For my operating system not much else.

Windows 8: Personal preference. I like it. Works great for gaming and video editing.

Samsung T24C550ND 23.6": Got it before build. it is a great monitor. only con is that it doesn't come with any cords so you have to go out and get some to use it.

UPDATE! I overclocked my processor to 4.0 GHz as recommended by SpadeFire91.


  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great! You should go ahead and overclock that 6300 since you have some awesome airflow going on. 4.0GHz is perfect to overclock without Prime95 errors.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. I have been meaning to overclock for a while. Will do.