This was a build for a client who wanted solid gaming performance and a clean aesthetic. He also wanted something good for productivity.
Parts List Breakdown
CPU - Go-to choice for gaming, fantastic processor for the price
Cooler - Looks great, and performs slightly better than the 212 Evo in our tests
Motherboard - Asus, SLI support, M.2/Sata Express, Z97, heatsink on VRMs. What is there not to like for sub 120$?
RAM - Fit the color scheme perfectly. The Asus board instantly recognized the 1866MHz speed
SSD - We liked the Arc 100 so much from our previous builds that we decided to use it again. In-OS performance is snappy, and the computer boots in under 10 seconds.
GPU - Client preference was NVidia, and with the 200$ price tag for the SSC version, it was a no-brainer. Despite the 128-bit bus, it maxes out every game at 1080p that we've tried on it without an issue. The passive operation when not under load was a bonus.
Case - The S340 is arguably the best case for the money. Super easy to work in, and the final product is super clean.
PSU - Great for the price, fully modular, and insanely long warranty.
WiFi card - Client request, this WiFi card gets great reviews and supports gigabit speed. It also looks sweet in any build. The heatsink keeps it cool during heavy operation.
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The prices listed are not the prices paid for the components themselves