Description

So I have been a PC gamer since my very early days in middle school and am now in my senior year of college. Back in high school I never had the money to afford something like this, and then when I went to college I bought a Macbook due to the fact that is what they recommended for my major. Anyway, tax return time came around and I was planning on getting a PS4 when I thought to myself, "How sweet would it be to put together that gaming PC I have always wanted." And so I did.

The reason I chose the selected parts is as follows.

CPU-Always been a fan of AMD processors for some reason, so even from the start that is what I wanted to go with. Eventually I will upgrade to an 8350 along with a 770 or something like that. Right now it gives me good performance paired with the 760, especially since I have it clocked up to 4.4 ghz.

CPU Cooler- It's good. That's about it.

Motherboard- I wanted something that wouldn't break the bank and still give me functionality. Even though it is serving me great so far and getting my 6300 up to 4.4 ghz, this is one of the aspects where I wish I would have spent a little more money on.

Memory- RAM is RAM. It looks cool. It's blue

Hard Drive- Same thing, just wanted reliability.

Video Card- Fit my price range and seemed to give me a little better bang for my buck over the Radeon cards.

Case- My least favorite part of the build. It was the first thing I bought and I didn't do much research as it was on sale at the time. Isn't a bad case for airflow but has terrible cable management options, as you can probably see above. A little after taking these pictures I did go back in and zip tie everything back up, but even with that it still isn't the best.

Power Supply- Kept seeing Corsair as reliable, and the supply was on sale for $20, so why not.

Windows 7- I wanted to go with Windows 7 due to the horrendous things I had been hearing about windows 8 lately, so far I love it.

Monitor- I bought this monitor for two reasons. 1: it was on sale at the time and 2: it had great customer reviews on any site that I could find it. So far it's been great, colors are deep and response isn't bad.

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

All around balanced build. Down the road when games start to become too much for that 760, just swap it for something newer and better, as the rest of the components will be viable for years to come.

Getting rid of the AMD stock cooler was an awesome move, as it is quite audible.

+1 Dude. Game on.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. First thing I am going to upgrade is the GPU to probably a 770 or 780 once the price drops on them a little bit.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest you should be fine with a 760 for at least another year.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are planning to upgrade soon, get the new gtx 970.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Talking about taxes then about taxing confused me

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

It can be pretty taxing to read about taxes after tax season. :D

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

read slower. :D

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

All that "tax talk" is too taxing. :p

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet OC

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you order your monitor from?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe it was on sale on Amazon for that price.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh what a nice deal :) congrats on the first build!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like your MoBo?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it so far, the only thing I wish I had thought about was SLI in the future as this board claims to not support it. Otherwise temperatures and overclocking ability have been great on it.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like that monitor?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

So far it has been great!

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