Hello, my name is Jordan, and I am 13 years old, and this is my first build. I am very proud of what i've done, due to the fact that i did not have any prior knowledge to building computers before this. Special thanks to my friend Clio (http://pcpartpicker.com/user/cliodude1/) who helped me through the whole process of picking, and assembling the parts.
CPU- Great performance, no need for an i7
CPU cooler- This cooler is very silent and it looks WAAAAY better than the stock intel cooler.
Motherboard- This Z87 board was the cheapest I could find, and it's very good. The BIOS is easy to navigate around and looks great with its black and red colour scheme.
RAM- I could have gone with the cheaper vengeance RAM, but i love the look of these pro's.
SSD- Effective SSD with nice packaging (l0l)
Hard Drive- Cheap storage.
GPU- The 7970 was a clear choice over the GTX760, as it offered better performance, while still maintaining that price range.
Case- A nice big case with many cable management options. it also looks nice, and comes with a red LED fan, which goes with my red/ black theme.
PSU- Seasonic is a very tustworthy brand of PSUs, and the fact that this is semi- modular is fantastic.
Fans- Good fans, but they may be a little loud.
Wireless Adapter- cheap. functional.
Monitor- nice big 24" 1080p monitor.
Keyboard- Very nice Cherry MX red switches, with red lighting that fits my theme.
Mouse- Razer mouse that i got in late 2012, still functioning properly.
Headphones- Siberia v2's, in my opinion are the best headphones for gaming, suitable for gaming for extended periods of time. The Mic quality is excellent.
There it is. Expensive, but i live in Australia. What do you expect?
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