Description

Just want to go ahead and thank everybody on this website for helping me make my decisions a lot easier and well-informed. I built this PC to replace my (gifted to me) Alienware M11x for gaming. My goals were essentially to play almost anything I wanted to maxed out or close in 1080p. All prices are post promotion and rebate.

CPU- Chose this because it seemed to have incredible value/price ratio and I'm trying to get a H110 so I can overclock it. I figured overclocked it should take care of most games for a while.

Motherboard- Basically I wanted the cheapest 990x chipset with good reviews I could find. I was reassured by Skemble (I think that's his name) saying he likes this board a lot, and my personal experience with it so far has been just fine.

Memory- So this personally is my least favorite choice I made due to the fact that had I just waited till today (Black Friday I could have had this for less or gotten Corsair Vengance (I'm a Corsair fanboy) for $5 more. To be completely honest I'm not exactly sure what all RAM does so I don't really know what to say about this. It does look nice though.

Storage- Once again could have gotten it cheaper or gotten a Samsung for around the same had I waited. I got really impatient heh. I do really like this drive so far though. I'm just going to throw in another hard drive I have laying around when storage becomes an issue.

Video Card- This is what I spent so much time trying to figure out. The price is based of the $70 off I got from Tigers Direct split between my PSU and the card. I got $50 from a %15 cash back deal with Bank of America (still going on I think) and $20 off for using v.me. I chose this pretty much because of EVGA's Step-Up program and it was what fit my budget. Within 3 months I just pay the difference between $250 and however much their 780 costs and get a new one of those. Works for me.

Case- I really liked this case. As you can see I cheated on the cables of my power supply so I didn't really get to test it's full cable management abilities. (if anyone knows that this is bad, please let me know.) However I felt that it probably would have all fit. It seems to have nice air flow and installation of every part was very smooth. It also looks classy, with the exception of the plastic front. But for $30 I'm not complaining.

PSU- Should have gotten a modular, but this was $70 from tigers direct and that seemed a pretty nice price with the added benefit of potential SLI/overvolting. Looks great, tons of cables obviously but yeah.

Edit: Bought a TB drive and got a H110 for Christmas. (Yes, I actually managed to get the H110 in there, I can provide pictures if you would like.)

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 8 points

this is an excellent budget build that should keep you happy for quite a while! good work!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

looks awesome and cheap !

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's funny how most of the cheap came from a random Bank of America cash back deal. :p

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks really good. Super high five on those prices. Now get a cooler and overclock that CPU! Also thanks for the shout out, I really appreciate that :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks, and will do! No problem, every time I was looking builds up by parts and by highest amounts of upvotes I would find yours so the name stuck lol.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

The h110 doesn't fit in the 200r. I have the 300r and I don't have clearance for it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh alright thanks for the advice.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome job with the cable management.

+1 for a well balanced build

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I was actually really worried people were going to say something about how I just stuffed cables in the hard drive area but I guess that's fair game heh.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, its what a lot of people do with non modular PSUs. Looks neat if you ask me.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah my friend suggested it and I just went with it, I think it looks fine heh

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually the higher end version of that ram was on sale for 50$ today aswell. Lol i just bought a new mini itx build and decided on that.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I saw I felt pretty dumb lol

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

nice job

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, great price for that build!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I got pretty lucky with the Tiger Direct thing, thanks.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I just bought this motherboard. I see you're only running a 6300 on it, but I do know the Revision 3.0 versions had issues. I only bought it because I found the Rev. 4.0. Otherwise I would have gone with the UD5.

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

I believe mine is revision 4.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What camera set up do you have? Pictures look awesome also good looking set up :p

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually just using my 8 MP phone camera on the Droid 4. Thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Great choices of parts! Are you going to add a hard drive later on?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I forgot to read the "Storage" part of the description xD

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And yeah I literally already ran out of space so thats already necessary lol.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you mean to post a wireless card? Cause I have an ethernet cable plugged in.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't find the bank of america cash back deal :/... Nice build but make sure you do overclock your cpu if you do end up getting a 780 :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

If you log in to your account and go over to the fourth tab that says cash back deals that's where I found mine. o:

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

With a build like this, would I be able to run a lot of recent games on high? It's my first time trying to build a rig, but I don't have a whole lot of money to blow off on one. Things like a keyboard, mouse, and monitor I can already scrounge up from someone.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

The only things I've played are Bioshock Infinite and FF14 and it killed both of those on highest settings so yeah if that tells you anything. Although this build costs 800 now so don't let my prices mislead you, it's really about watching prices of parts you would find acceptable for your purposes I think.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

could you post Pictures on how you got the H110 in there?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, pls can you add some pics with the h110 pls. nice buld. Did you put the fans outside of the case or how did it fit in? or did you just used different holes to mount it? +1