Description

Put this rig together about a week ago for gaming and other fun stuff. Assembly was a breeze (3 hours for a first timer). My only issue while building was the double 8-pin PCI-E cable, and that was just about looks. My plan for this build was to get quality parts and have a good upgrade path. I could've cheaped out on the case, mobo, and SSD, but I wanted a very solid system without breaking the bank.

CPU- runs even better than I expected, definitely a recommendation to anyone building on a budget

CPU Cooler- Had issues mounting (couldn't figure out the bracket), but it is very effective and runs super quiet

Mobo- Great BIOS, easy settings, and that matte black PCB is just plain beautiful

RAM- Nothing fancy, just cheap and reliable

SSD- No problems at all, highly reviewed, blazing fast. Enough said.

HDD- Old recycled HDD, meh.

GPU- Oh man, this thing is a BEAST. Everything runs perfectly at max over 100-300fps (I'm playing TF2, Warframe, LoL, Trackmania, and War Thunder)

WIFI Adapter- Don't buy this. Spotty drivers and overall bad performance make this my least favorite part on the list.

Case- So simple and easy to set up, gorgeous, and very expandable. Not the smallest, but I don't really care.

PSU- Not a big fan of all the cables and sleeving, but I still would recommend this one.

OS- Booted up from the HDD, and Windows 8 Pro just started up! I was insanely happy. Totally satisfied. Mouse/Keyboard- I'll upgrade these soon, not terrible but not great.

I plan to grab an i5-4670k and another GTX 760 in the future. I'm also buying a 1TB Caviar Blue HDD and a new mouse/keyboard soon.

Total for the build at the time was about $850 (USD).

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Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

The cat no longer is the center attention. The computer is now =( Lol +1 Nice Build!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

That chair doe.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Drum thrones make surprisingly comfortable task chairs.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

for the same price a better amd build i would have done.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Does everybody have that same joystick???? Seriously... So this is your computer, probably nearly as good as mine for 1/2 the price almost lol. Dat picture quality... :)