I decided it was time to upgrade from my Inspiron 530. The HDD was so slow. It took nearly 2 min just to boot up to the password and another 5 min just to load everything up. Plus it lagged on everything. I had major lag spikes just playing NBA 2k13 and watching 720p videos.
This is my first build. I can say that my cable management is not the best but I can live with it. I bought everything from Newegg except the Gskill Ram and my GPU which hasn't come yet. The GPU is coming in on Saturday. Short story about the RAM. I originaly purchased the G SKill Ram from a friend for 30 bucks. As I was about to check out from Newegg, they threw in an extra 8gb of Ram. Why not?
Boot time takes about 20 - 30 seconds. The idle temp. is about 25 - 28C. I have not put this thing under load yet.
The prices I paid :
CPU Cooler - $35
GSkill RAM- $30
Corsair RAM- FREE :D
GPU- $200 (Greatest deal ever. A 7950 for 200. Sweet :D)
Optical Drive- $17
Keyboard- $40 (I couldn't find the keyboard I have but it is a Thermaltake Knucker Gaming Keyboard.)
Mouse- $5 (Got the mouse from a friend. Retail is around 45. Couldn't pass that up.)
OS- FREE :D