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This was my first ever build and i did it for my senior project. I had to pay for everything myself so i had a decent budget of $800. keep in mind im upgrading from an acer laptop with 4gb ram, 500gb hdd, 1.9ghz A3 processor and other awful specs. Also with my senior project i interned at the local computer shop which is how i was able to get some of these parts cheaper then i normally would have.

CPU - I went with the fx-6300 since it was cheap, but had many excellent reviews; and it had good overclocking potential

Cpu Cooler - I originally was going to get a 212 evo but at the time of ordering my parts it was sold out, so i went with this one instead, great performance and silent. absolutely love it.

MotherBoard - Inexpensive, fit my color scheme, had what i needed and better yet, Asus. Though i wish it had a USB 3.0 header

memory - went with ares since it was more low profile then most which i needed with this cooler and it fit the color scheme. got it at a fair price. though i did order the 1600 version, i was shipped the 1866. not going to complain here.

Storage - I went with these hard drives because i got them for amazing deals with the shop i interned at. yes i did get a red drive , but for the price it was worth it, it was just a storage drive so a slower speed is fine with me.

Video Card - Again, this is light years better than i had on my laptop and i got it at an amazing price. absolutely silent too.

Wifi Adapter - Cheap and what i needed, great signal since im too far away to use an Ethernet cable in my house with our it being ridiculous

Case - It was a bit on the expensive side but it has tonnes of features, came with plenty of fans and great cable management, dampens sound pretty darn well and best of all, looks great. And with me seeing it all the time i wanted something id enjoy seeing.

power supply - I head good things about Seasonic and it was modular. what more could i want

optical drive - simple, nothing special. i rarely use one so i didnt need much

custom - when i was ordering parts i realized i had about $30 more in my budget and i had been eyeballing the hue for a while, looks amazing in person. dont regret it at all.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

Lol they sent you faster memory? Lucky you I guess ;)

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

i know :) no reason to complain here, and then id have to wait to send it back and them send back the right kind, and that sounds like a lot of work.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, although I would have gone AMD for the video card. I have that same motherboard, too. :P

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

i woudve gone with amd too, but the video card is one of the 4 parts i got at the computer shop i interned at. its why i got it $50 off too

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, I see. Very nice deal on that, makes sense now.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nvidia cards are more reliable, at least the 2013 cards reviewed by pugeot systems.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build. What was the assignment that would allow you to build a computer as your senior project? I wish my school let me do that lol.

  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

what we do is our sophomore year we choose a topic, mine was computer sciences, then you have to write a 1500 word essay on something related to your topic. lastly you need a product that took 70 hours and my internship and the building of the computer were my product.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome man, what a cool assignment, have fun with the computer im sure it will serve you well.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

its infinitley better than i had haha thanks

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol for $10 more, you could have got the WD Blue 1TB and that motherboard is bad for overclocking since it doesnt have VRM heatsinks.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

i know, i got this and the ssd together as a deal from that computer shop along the with video card and the wifi adapter so i was happy

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job on the first build

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you very much

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That's an NZXT full tower case... there should be plenty of room to route your 4 pin power cable around the back to the top let corner. In my Phantom 410 that's what I did and it fits wonderfully.

Great build too. Very budget oriented, but still powerful enough. +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

it wasnt that there wasnt room, the cable wasnt long enough with the m12ii i saw several people complain about it, but it wasnt worth not getting the PSU because of that

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

okay one sec

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

what i got http://imgur.com/uNHdv2O what i was supposed to get http://imgur.com/2tk0I3h

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