Description

Nothing too fancy here. Cousin asked me to build a PC that could handle casual gaming and lightweight video editing.

About the component choices, a couple things to clarify-

1) Apparently I forgot about the Fury series RAM from Kingston when I built this. (Built date was around the end of June 2014)

2) I simply sold him my old GTX 760 at the time, otherwise I probably would have chosen him something else like a 750 Ti.

3) After building it, I realized I could have added a 128 GB SSD in there. I told him about it and he was like "It's fine, I could save up for one later, it's not a necessity."

4) This was my first time working with AMD stuff, I have no idea whether this setup would cause a bottleneck or not. (Except for the drive)

(He doesn't know a lot about computer really, so in his eyes the speed is more than fine compared to his older machine, which was pretty outdated. We're talking about GT 8600, DDR2 RAM, clusterfuck internals, overall a slow *** PC.)

I was quite happy in the end as the result looks a lot better than what I have, SPEC-03 is a nice budget case if you want a window panel to showcase your budget PC.

And for some reason, someone had flagged the ETS-T40 cooler incompatible with the case, while this worked fine at the time of building.

PS. I did not overclock the system as it didn't seem to matter to my cousin so I didn't bother, nor did I run any benchmarks.

PSS. Note that the systems that I built were NOT built in US, the price may vary, I left the price tags alone on all of my builds for others references.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you choose the 760 over something like a r9 280?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Because he had one on him already.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Again, I just happen to have a 760 looking to be sold so

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

that white fan looks great in that build