So this is the second time i built myself a computer but the first time was back in 2006. So when i decided i was going to build another computer, i knew i had to do alot of research to bring myself back up to speed on what is out there considering the last time i looked at RAM 2GB duel channel memory was like $140.
I decided to buy the bulk of it around Black Friday 2013 and i saved me about $350. Now the unfortunate part was that shipping to Alaska sucks....alot. I believe for about $750 worth of hardware it was going to cost me roughly around $300 to ship it to Interior Alaska. So the new plan was to ship it to my brother in Arizona for pennies and build it there when i visit for Christmas. And that plan worked out pretty well. The picture with two monitors is when i first put it together in Arizona. The video card i have in there is not the one i planned for. I was hoping for an ASUS amd 3GB but with the plane tickets around christmas being so expensive i had to hold off and buy one while i was in Arizona. the Gigabyte was the best the store had to offer without me going broke.
To ship the computer i went with USPS being the cheapest. Total came to $173 with it being insured for $1200. It took two and half weeks to receive it in Interior Alaska. While i waited for it to get here i was debating on what i wanted to get for a monitor. My end result i want a three monitor eye Infinity display with a nice tv above them. But while i was going through the store i came across this 2012 Samsung 3D tv that they were liquidating. So i got it and i have been very pleased with it ever sense.
Future plans are to get three more monitors and another video card to crossfire. More RAM. a SSD. better keyboard and mouse. FASTER INTERNET. running a 2.5 mb down right now. sucks. Welcome to Alaska. fast internet costs an arm and a leg.
I dont know much about overclocking but i have been trying to educate myself on it so i can try it. I feel my computer could do alright. Any comments are welcome. Again, trying to get back into this and can use all the extra help i can get.
(the extra pictures are just fun ones of Alaska. I seen days where the sun never sets. I have seen days where the sun barely rises over the horizon. I have even felt what -60F feels like. But that Alaskan fish is the is the freakin best!)