Description

This is my first build! Please take into consideration it took hours of research, studying (watching youtube videos), and also amateur intellect!

Part Choices

Intel Core i3-4370: This is a great all-around processor; it has hyperthreading, runs at 3.8 GHz, and gets the job done.

ASUS H81M-K Mobo: At the time that I ordered the parts, this was appealing because it was an ASUS Micro-ATX that was affordable enough for me. The reason why I bought a Micro-ATX mobo with a mid ATX case was because I'm so lazy that I just gave up on cable management xD.

Corsair Vengeance: This is great RAM, I guess I only needed 8 GB at the moment, but now I regret not buying a single stick.

Seagate Barracuda: This storage is excellent for the price; the only thing I dislike about it is that it is 1 terabyte, but formatted space allotted was 960 GB. It runs fast speeds and is enough, because I mainly use cloud storage as storage now.

EVGA GeForce GT 640: This build's purpose was originally to do some programming, school work, and casual gaming. The i3-4370 includes integrated graphics, which is good enough for me, but I guess I just wanted a video card or it seemed appealing. A friend of mine generously offered me this one for the performance. He gave it to me for free; it was from one of his old builds.

Cougar Solution(Black): This looked like a pleasant and spacious case suited for my needs (see above), and it was dirt cheap for the quality. However, there was no manual, hence the three star rating.

Corsair CX430: The best rated power supply making company was Corsair. I only need a 350 watt power supply, but this was to prepare for future upgrades. It is noiseless and I like that factor. It is also non-modular, but I didn't want to double the price just to be able to take some cables off.

ASUS DRW-24........: This had great ratings, a lot of helpful customer feedback, and it was the cheapest optical drive in the market that I would risk. It runs much faster than that of what I anticipated, and I am glad I chose it.

Windows 8.1: Windows has always been my favorite operating system, and I thought it would be interesting to try out Windows 8. It's actually really nice, once you get used to the start page. It runs my games much faster than Windows 7.

Razer Deathstalker and Mouse: A wise man once told me, "To succeed, you must buy Razer peripherals. Not sure if he worked for Razer or not, but I took his advice. The mouse is a cheap 2400 DPI gaming LED one that I found on Amazon.

Thanks for your time!

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Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Great Build! As a suggestion, since you are a programmer, you should use linux or os x. :-)

A wise man once told me, "To succeed, you must buy Razer peripherals. Not sure if he worked for Razer or not, but I took his advice.

If "man" == "wise"
   print("Get the cheapest keyboard or mouse possible")

Free Headphones!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I definitely considered OS X as Hackintosh, and I do have Ubuntu on Virtual Box. xD

A wise man once told me, "To succeed, you must buy Razer peripherals. Not sure if he worked for Razer or not, but I took his advice. If "man" == "wise" print("Get the cheapest keyboard or mouse possible"

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Check this out!

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  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

Also, you should get a usb 3 compatible motherboard for the case. Try to get an i7 instead of an i5, though.