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This computer is being used as an all around PC by day gaming by night. Everything is working well as of now, Im writing this on the newly set up machine. I was originally planning on a much lower tier machine, but the parts fell into my lap over time and I couldn't complain about the prices. Granted I only have a warranty on the MB and PCU, but ill live. I started lurking on this site at the end of July, was convinced to build my own PC rather than buy a prebuilt soon thereafter. First part was purchased mid august, final parts arrived from newegg on Oct 31.

Two and a half months of parts shopping paid off in my mind. This this is impressive to me, based on the little experience I have.

Price explanations.
CPU/Motherboard were purchased from Newegg as a combo for 325+free shipping

Memory was purchased from an acquaintance who accidentally bought two when he wanted four, don't know why, my 16 is overkill. Anyway he wanted to buy four matching so he sold me these two sticks for $110.

Both Hard Drives were purchased used. I know this can be dangerous especially with the limited life of the SSD, but I don't think you can beat the price. Plus I tested them both before he say a dime. The SSD is actually a 120 gb but that wasn't available on the parts list.

MSI Radeon was purchased from a bitcoin miner, before you lose your marbles read on. He removed the 280X's from his rig to upgrade and saw that one fan was not functioning. It was still under warranty so he sent it back, they sent him a new one. He sold that to me, New In Box.

Case was purchased used off craigslist along with power supply. Nothing special, the guy was just starting to build a gaming rig but ran out of money and was moving so he sold them to me with original boxes and receipts showing purchase dates.

Optical drive was purchased new from a University property sales location because the Wife is not convinced it is a PC unless you can put a CD in it.

At this point I have not overclocked anything. I am letting it sit and get worked in. Also I want to upgrade the cooler from the stock cooler when I get to that point. Maybe a Christmas present, who knows. But there is definitely a reason I bought the 4690K.

The only hiccup that I have run into is trying to get my old surround sound amp to work as the audio. Still trying to figure out the best way to rout that.

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Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Woah, talk about overkill psu. Do you plan on doing crossfire + overclocking?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It was $50 bucks for a modular PSU... I know its overkill, so what I live on campus and don't pay the power bill.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

More power to you, I suppose.

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Da Dum Tsss lol

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I didn't even realize whatIdidThar.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

To answer your original question I do plan on overclocking, but I need to get at least another 120mm fan and an aftermarker cooler (am I weird that water cooling seems really scary). Not planning on Crossfire with the 280, but who knows in the future, the option is always there.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

No you're not weird for thinking water cooling is scary, lot of people (myself included) don't like the idea of having water in their computer and prefer cheaper air cooling.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand not wanting to set up a loop, but closed loop systems are so easy to install and reliable, I've had a cheapo closed loop on my i7 920 for 3 years with no problems, that you might just want to consider it.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

What's so bad about buying a video card from a bitCoin miner?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Similare to buying a car from a teenage kid who ran it at high RPM 24/7. They run those things at full bore untill it loses performance then they upgrade.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks for the advice.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there. Going to have the same CPU GPU and very similar MOBO. Wondering what kind of games you play and what kind of performance you get out of them? This is my first PC build and I could use the feedback for what I am purchasing.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty cool name i like it make my laptop feel bad

  • 65 months ago
  • 0 points

That PSU is overkill.