Description

This is my first PC build so I didn't want to splash out too much. I'm going to be using it mainly for gaming, listening to music and general internet browsing. I bought after market on the CPU, Mobo, RAM and GPU for a grand total of £150 altogether. This also included my 3D monitor and nVidia 3D vision pack (glasses & receiver). Everything else was bought new.

The only thing I would change if I could would be the case. As you can see it's a bit of a tight squeeze in there and there is little/no room for decent cable management.

In the 8th picture, I have the stock Intel CPU cooler installed just so that I could fire it up and make sure everything was working ok. The Corsair H80i arrived the day after I took the picture.

I had to remove one of the case fans from the side panel because, after fitting the CPU cooler, I couldn't get the panel back on.

On the subject of cooling, the RAM coolers I have are 3 Arctic RC's.

Also, typically the i7-920 CPU runs at around 2.66Ghz but I've managed to overclock it to at least 4.

Thanks for viewing my build :)

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 7 points

I think to rescue useful parts (new or used), in order to save money is ok, as long as the build goes as you want. Congrats!

  • 71 months ago
  • 4 points

Thank you very much :) it's working extremely well!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is done when I say it's done!

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Trust me, it's DONE! :p haha

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you just build this recently...Your parts are a little outdated.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes I did. Seeing as it's my first build I chose to buy a few things after market to keep the price down. It was just a case of trial and error with this one. My next one will have a lot more time and effort put into it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I know its a bit late but you don't need a sound card, your motherboard already has one.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I was actually given the sound card as a gift so I would've felt bad leaving it out of the build haha

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok, sorry then

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah well good job. You could have gone with an i5 and a gtx 770 for the price. Maybe even a 4770k.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Those prices aren't what I actually paid for the parts seeing as I bought after market. I will update the prices to what I actually paid ASAP

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

my neck hurts a little from the pictures xD

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah sorry about that. They were the right way up when I uploaded them but then appeared as they are lol

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That case does not look Elite to me.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an Elite 371 but the space for components/cable management are far from it haha

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's too bad Breaking Bad is over, isn't it? Waiting for Netflix to upload S6.

Nice budget build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

There's rumours of a Saul Goodman spin off. Not too sure how I feel about that :s thank you very much :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Out of all the people they could have done a spin-off on, Sual Goodman? I'll have to see it to believe it.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It should be Walt Jr. that does the spin off

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job. I like the build/cost. I'm sill using an i7-860 with a GTX 660 and it's doing most games as well as I need it to (i.e. gives me an excuse to royally stink at MMOFPS').

Because I'm nosy, did the previous parts come as one unit with some items missing and those were the ones you purchased or did the used items come from separate points of origin?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

All of the after market parts came from the same place :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the Breaking Bad desktop. Good job on your "practice" build, look forward to seeing the next one.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much :) hopefully I'll have a bigger budget for the next one

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

i hope you didn't recently buy this.. >.< but anyways looks cool, should be fine.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I did and for the money I paid for it I don't think I could've done any better tbh :p

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Whatever anyone may think, this is still a pretty good first build, i like that you utilized older parts, as you don't have much experience. I do recommend an upgrade in the near/mid future if you want to play any of the new games on fps.

+1 from me.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really see the point in spending ridiculous amounts on the latest and greatest components for a first build, especially if it ends up going wrong haha thank you very much :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

You could have went with a better GPU for 364. Also, you should have went with a newer i5.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Like I said in the description, I bought after market so I didn't pay that price for it. Same with the CPU aswell

  • 71 months ago
  • -1 points

What are the temps

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't actually done a temp check yet but I'll check back when I do