(First Build. Bundled in pairs at Newegg for ~$1.35k.)
After two prebuilt computers and one laptop, I've been itching to build my first PC. I thought about it a few years ago as well (before the laptop) but only now made a friend that pushed me to do it and reassured me. (Thanks fam!)
However, it was thanks to TechSource (from YouTube) that I even began to imagine what I needed for my build and what I wanted it to look like. With the budget I had (roughly $1.5k,) I couldn't go all out with originality but at least I thought I could still have quality. And so I decided to go with Asus and Corsair for the parts. I loved the monochromatic color of the Asus board and it was easy to match with Corsair parts which already naturally matched each other. Melding these two brands together was quite easy. I was fortunate enough that Newegg had a bunch of combo deals that easily made this build less than $1.5k (I bundled them in twos, prioritizing the video card and CPU in terms of compatibility.) Maintaining quality and aesthetics while meeting my needs was key for me.
Overall, I love how my first build turned out! 5/7 would definitely do it again! Now if only I had more money to upgrade my whole desk setup...
- 1080p, 60fps gaming
- video editing
- digital drawings/paintings
- source quality C9 Sneaky stream
- Benchmarks and CPU overclock images added!
- Newegg reviews here.
- The Witcher 3 gameplay on ultra settings here.
- 10.12.16 - Settled on a 4.4ghz overclock!
- 11.30.16 - Installed one Corsair ML120 Pro LED White 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan.
- 10.3.2017 - Installed CableMod AIO Sleeving Kit.
- 7.01.2017 - Installed a V1 Tech Nvdia Claw GPU Backplate.
- 7.20.2017 - Upgraded stock Dell keyboard to Corsair K95 RGB Platinum, Gunmetal and added another monitor, Acer GN276HL Black 27" Gaming Monitors, 144 Hz 1ms.
- 3.12.2018 - Installed one Samsung 960 EVO M.2 250GB NVMe and CableMod ModFlex Basic Cable Extension Kit.
Updated Part List
- 3.12.2018 - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rnXJV6