This is my first new PC build in almost 6 or more years. After I sold my last Build I have been using Asus Laptops. My most recent G51JX-A1 gave up a few days before the semester began so I took a chance and decided to build something using Labor Day and Back to School deals. Many thanks to PCPartPicker cause this would of been ten times more tedious without this website. I intended to use this computer mainly for productivity tasks such as Adobe Suite etc. I'm also a casual gamer so that aspect had to be covered as well and I love to multitask as well i.e. play game and watch a movie or do homework and surf the web etc.
-FX-6300 is just as good for at times alot less money if you want to save somewhere. -Often times the price of the kit of 2 memory sticks is more expensive than buying the same sticks separate. -Check the contents of what your buying so you don't end up with compatibility issues (monitors and card). -Many parts claim tool-less but it is a must to have your own tools as much as possible. -Build up as the parts arrive and save yourself time and frustration. -Build up your system with upgrades in mind that dont require replacing parts completely (i.e. one stick of ram).
Future Upgrades: -5.1+ channel headphones -2nd Graphics Card -AIO Water Cooling -Sound Card -Network Card -More Storage -More Fans -HDMI Input Card -Fully Modular PSU
Build Notes: -Air Coolers can be a pain to install. Installing them out in the open makes installing the motherboard more difficult while installing in the case can be a tight fit. -The NZXT case is gorgeous but the 2.5/3.5 bays can be a hassle and the grommets for wires are almost useless but everything fit and I overall really like the case. -Sometimes the manufacturer intended grommets are not the best place to pass wires. -Applying Thermal compound can get messy. -The CX750 PSU wires are not the most bendable. -I regret not putting the extra money towards a fully modular PSU as there are so many extra wires that I don't need just lying in the case. -Instead of zip-ties Velcro straps and ties ban be a nice reusable alternative. -Cleaning up can be very tedious.
Overall I really enjoyed doing this and I am very pleased with the speed and efficiency of this computer. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. I am also not some pro builder or all knowing entity but ill do the best to answer what I can. I'm also open to suggestions on what i could of done differently or could do in the future, i still have alot to learn as a builder as is. I will continue to update this as the funds and parts come in and continue to improve on this. I will also attempt to do some bench marking at stock and with a modest overclock over the next few weeks. Thank you for reading and hope you enjoy.