This here is my first commissioned build, woo!
The budget I had to work with was $1500 and the client wanted a build to play some older but also some newer AAA games, as well as be able to do some art stuff and some 3D rendering. They also choose a theme of black/red.
CPU: Client specified the i7-4790K, so that is what I went with. If this build was only for gaming, I would have recommended an i5, but as the client is going to be doing some rendering, I felt this was a good CPU as to prevent any possible bottleneck there.
Cooler: The 212 EVO is my go-to cooler for any ATX build that won't need water cooling. The 212 works great for stock speeds and turbos, and can even handle minor overclocks well.
Motherboard: Tried to stick with the back and red theme, so I picked a MSI board. I also haven't worked with an MSI mobo yet, so that's another reason I picked it. The connections are all nice and in the best spots, and I really like the 90° SATA and USB3 connectors; those make things look much cleaner.
RAM: It was red, it was 16GB (requested size by client), and I like the price and quality of G.Skill. Although two of the 4 sticks were bad when I got them, so I'm currently waiting for an RMA on that (Also why some pictures only have two sticks). Spent a good half hour figuring out if it was the RAM or mobo.. then figuring which sticks were bad.
SSD: 500GB was requested by the client, and I trust Samsung for any builds I do.
HDD: 2TB was requested, and again, Seagate is the brand I trust for hard disks.
Graphics Card: Client wanted a card that was a GTX 970 or better, and this was the best for their budget. Also happens to be MSI and red. This card runs 99% of games amazingly at high or max graphics.
Case: This is a really great case for the price, and seeing as the client didn't need more than 1 SSD and one HDD, the case would work. Also it was easy to manage the cables because there is no view to the back of the case from the front.
PSU: Brand I trust, wattage I needed. Fully modular to boast. 'Nuff said!
ODD: Eh, it's an optical drive, what's to say about it? Client didn't need Bluray, so I picked a relatively cheap one.
OS: It's Windows 10.. Woo!
WiFi Card: AC wifi card, not a cheapo card.
Lights: Always need dem LED's, right??
Built most of the PC in one night, added some parts the next day once I received them in the mail.
Overall, this was a awesome build to do! was able to try out some new brands, and just plain got to build a PC!
What do you guys think?
~ Built by Will, Owner of Rainbow Dragon Tech ~ My Site