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This is my first computer build and I am happy at the moment about it. Now this build took a while to build since I bought parts over a 2 month period. I did a lot of research and found that people suggested to buy all the parts at once to make sure there are no DOA parts. (dead on arrival for those who don't know)

If your wondering how I got some a parts for a lot cheaper is because I shopped around a lot!!!!!! First off I shopped during the black friday and cyber monday time and this is definitely the time you want to shop for computer parts, they are by far the cheapest during this time, unless you know some secret deal spot to shop.

I bought both the CPU and Motherboard from Micro Center in Chicago. The majority of the other parts I got on newegg except for the Video Card which I got from NCIXUS. I also looked on tiger direct, but it wasn't the best deal. Some of the things I listed are a bit overpriced, but that was because they had mail in rebates, which is the reason I bought them. Most of all the newegg stuff were mail in rebates.

The two things that I bought from amazon were the Corsair 430W and Windows 7.

I had a few mistakes and errors on my part when building the computer that forced me to buy from amazon because of the two-day shipping.

Overall I think I did a pretty good job on my first build, total price doesn't include tax, so with tax probably 540-570. If you want to know the rebates I should be getting its a total of $30 $5 Hyper TX3 $5 LED Fans (forgot to put it on it was only like $7 total) $20 GTX 750 TI Should have gotten $20 Case, but I was dumb and threw out box so no UPC.

Will update with pictures and CPU stats on a later time.

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  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Wire management would be a good thing to look into.

Not a bad first build though.

Great shopping, you really saved a lot on items!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yes, I really agree. I just wanted to put everything together and get it working. I don't really know how to do wire management though since I am new to this.

Any suggestions???

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Look on youtube for simple wire management, Mainly you can run 90% of your wiring behind the mother board. I would give you some links but im on my work computer and youtube won't work on here haha.

Edit: Try this link out, its short and to the point. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2144766/the-beginners-guide-to-proper-pc-cable-management.html

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello fellow 750ti master race!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

This might be a little late but it looks like a pretty good build, I take it that it psus games pretty well?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I also want to know how that motherboard has held up since then. I wanted to go with Asus but the processor/mobo combo is something that i don't want to pass up.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I know how that is

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea my bad super late response. So the computer still works awesome. The cpu mba heatsink and gpu combo works well together. So far I have used it for visual studio for programming along with netbeans and brackets. It works well with the two monitors I have.

Since I have owned this computer for quite a while I plan to upgrade the cpu and gpu and psa. Will update soon on the upgrade.