Description

I made this build to be a multitasking budget minded machine. I wanted it to have enough power to play pretty much any game I wanted to play but I also and a teacher and rely a lot on Internet browsing, using word, etc. I feel that this build fits my needs perfectly.

CPU: I was originally going to get the 750K, but for only 10 dollars more, this had enough extras to convince me to buy it. It is apparently a decent overclocking CPU as well but I don't really predict doing that in the near future. Also, for the performance that this chip offers, you really can't beat the price.

CPU Cooler: I did a lot of research on coolers and I finally ended up with this one. I needed a low profile cooler that was slightly better than stock because I read a lot of reviews stating that the 760K runs a little hot. So far I am really enjoying this cooler. I needed the low profile because there is a large side fan on my case that would make using a tower cooler impossible. It's nice a quiet and is keeping the CPU nice and cool.

Motherboard: I had a couple of different choices that I was considering for the motherboard, I mainly ended up with this one because I really liked the color scheme on it and because I feel like it will be a good board to upgrade with whenever the time comes for that.

Memory: G. Skill Ripjaws, looks nice, good speed, and fit with the color scheme, that's about all there is to talk about regarding that.

Storage: I have several friends who build PC's and they always use WD black's so I figured I would as well. I notice a lot of people use the blues, but for not much more you can get better speed with the black so that's what I decided to go with. I will not be getting a solid state drive, to me it would just be a waste of money, the black is fast enough and loads everything nicely.

Video Card: Here is a quarter of the budget. I looked at several cards and ended up picking this one because I set my budget for a card at 200 and I think this is about the best card in that range. So far it is playing everything I throw at it flawlessly. It came with Battlefield 4 and runs it really well.

Case: The case was the first thing that I bought. If I were to do it again I would probably have found a case that had some sort of cable management, this case really has none. The case looks nice but there was nowhere to put my wires when I was done building. The good thing about the case is that it has great airflow. 120mm fans come in the front and the back and there is space to mount 2 more on the top, which I did. The case also comes with a 200mm window fan which moves a lot of air.

Power Supply: I moved this over from my previous computer. Really nice semi modular power supply with red light accents. I'm glad I already had this because it would have been 70 dollars to buy it.

Optical Drive: I also reused this from my previous build. I actually had to get an adapter because it was not sata, but after I found the adapter, it is working nicely in the case.

It was really fun building this machine, it was the first build that I have done where I picked out all the parts. Let me know what you guys think of it.

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Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 5 points

For the money you paid I'd say you did a great job. Would like to see more of the inside. +1 for red colors

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the feedback, I'll try to get more pics on later this afternoon.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

OK, I put 3 more pics on, I did it from my phone though so I will have to go in later and adjust the orientation lol

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting build, Can't argue with it at all. Looks good performs how you want it too, and kudos for getting what you want at that fantastic price! Just curious why that specific CPU cooler. I'll be the one to say it clean your cable management a bit otherwise I like your build

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the cable management is really tough with this case, there are no routing holes to go behind the motherboard. I just did what I could, in hindsight I would have probably chosen a better case with some cable management, other than that I'm really happy with it. Thank you for the kind words.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose that CPU cooler because a tower cooler wasn't going to be able to clear that large side fan on the case. Had to get something low profile.

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