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Something I built that I won't have time for because I have a toddler

by aaronmurray80


This is my first build since building a desktop with my dad back in the 90s.

I was under a wife induced budget and tried to keep it under 800. When I started thought I had a free copy of windows, so I without that cost I got pretty close to my goal.

I'm not a hardcore gamer so I skimped a little on the gpu. I was able to play Far Cry 3 last night on max settings without a problem, so the 7850 seems like it was a good buy. I debated between it and the 7950. The budget demanded the former.

I wanted an SSD for the fast boot time. I'm hate waiting for windows to boot or big programs to load. Ain't nobody got time for that.

I chose the 3570k because it overclocks well (I haven't had time yet as I finished the build on Saturday) and was a good deal at 189 + tax at my local microcenter. I almost went with the 4670k but then MBs were more expensive as well so it would have been even more. So far it seems like the 3570k is fast enough for me needs.

I'm very happy with the build's performance so far and pretty proud of it as it's my first build in 20+ years and my first solo.

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SockeyeSalmon 9 points 62 months ago

Score! Nice build. "Wife induced budget" is priceless and I can't stop laughing.

JasonUK 12 Builds 8 points 62 months ago

Good job on the build.

I looked at picture 4's background and thought...'has he just left his baby on a bookcase while he builds a PC...lol'.

aaronmurray80 submitter 1 Build 14 points 62 months ago

Haha...no, that is her cabbage patch doll. No children were harmed in the making of this pc.

ToasterNukeTV 1 point 62 months ago


aaronmurray80 submitter 1 Build 4 points 62 months ago


ToasterNukeTV 1 point 62 months ago


lostInplace 1 point 53 months ago

Good enough.

TheError66 1 Build 3 points 62 months ago

For the price, you did a fantastic job on your picks. Congrats man! I like the LEDs in your case. I'm a HUGE led person.

Mattkx4 2 points 62 months ago

"Ain't nobody got time for that."

RyneSmith 7 Builds 1 point 62 months ago

No complaints however you could've scored a bit cheaper RAM

Nice build for the price and you're right "ain't nobody got time for that"

cfj301 1 point 62 months ago

Nice build! I really like it! its too bad you can't come out to play.

Maple 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Cool build ,I dig it :D maybe ask for some more money for babysitting your toddler :p

sketch24 9 Builds 1 point 62 months ago

Nice build although you could have done better with the PSU. The 720w version of your PSU had poor ripple suppression values which is important for overclocking. I would have stuck with seasonic, PCPC, XFX, or a higher end corsair like a tx, hx, or ax.

NeoKorean 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Nice build great overall, sour bout that toddler xD, but RAISE HIM RIGHT lol.

YourLocalPCNoob 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

I thought your budget was 800, but the total shows 963 dollars.....

aaronmurray80 submitter 1 Build 2 points 62 months ago

I said I tried to keep it under 800. Without the OS, which I had thought would be free, I ended at 875ish, which really isn't too bad.

PingDang 1 point 62 months ago

how much would you sell it for?

aaronmurray80 submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

How much would you give me for it? I overclocked it to 4.4ghz last night without a problem.

PingDang 1 point 62 months ago

i have exactly $650 on me I live in Canada, I dont think its enough but its worth a shot

aaronmurray80 submitter 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Haha. No thanks. You could do ok with 650 though.

PingDang 1 point 62 months ago

Yah haha, thanks anyways and have fun with your machine when you can!

XplosiveCows 1 point 60 months ago

Solid build, finally someone with humor. Props.


EcoMCG 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

Hows the case?

aaronmurray80 submitter 1 Build 1 point 58 months ago

I thought it was great for the money.

dorky1 0 points 55 months ago

if you wanna upgrade the cpu cooler for better overclocking get this guy just because the look will make you laugh hard : http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/v8-gts/

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