Description

Finally my first build! Thanks again for all the help from everyone here :)

It was the first time I ever built a PC, no less by myself, so I was a bit stressed out. I stayed within my budget, but I splurged on a new screen a little (good thing I did, too, since my old monitor decided to die).

Nothing went wrong during building, either. There was a moment where it didn't turn on, but.... in the end it was fine.

If you're wondering about the name, I name all my electronics after Ragnarok Online enemies. Here is a Gemini-S58. I was looking at other names and even almost named it Valkyrie, but the last Valkyrie I had had some...unfortunate fan issues, and I didn't want to jinx this build with the same problems.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great for this price! I had to stay within my budget so it was the i3 and not the i5 for me. That's fine for now, though, since I'm not doing anything extremely intense.

Motherboard

This motherboard had all the features I wanted, plus tons of USB ports. Spending the last six years with my laptop's two USB ports was extremely hard... It set up easily and the BIOS is easy to understand and read.

Storage

Even though it's Sandisk, getting an SSD was the best decision about my whole build, to be honest.

Video Card

I knew I wouldn't be able to afford any of the current high-rated graphics cards, but at a friend's suggestion to check out the 750ti, I looked at the EVGA brand. Many other reviews stated it was the best for its price, and so far I'm very happy.

Speakers

They produce sound, which is all you're really going to get at this price.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build - good choices on a budget.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

For some reason, in England right now those speakers cost £181.88? I see you got them for cheap though

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be an utter ripoff; I almost feel bad spending $10 on these but alas I needed some kind of speaker that wasn't just my headphones.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG WE HAVE THE SAME KEYBOARD AND MOUSE!!! +1+1+1+1!!!!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm upgrading from a laptop too, and I'm considering getting that monitor. How do you like it? Is it too small for you at that distance? My desk is smaller so it will be closer to me.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

HAHA im sorry I just saw this. But it's not too small at a distance. I frequently used this from my bed- so about 6 feet? I can see everything just fine.

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