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This is my first build, still a work in progress however. After months of research and saving up I finally decided what I wanted. This will be replacing my Xbox or should I say Netflix box? Let's start with why I chose each part.

CPU- A 6 core 3.5ghz absolute beast and it's a plus that games are beginning to adapt to 6 core processors. It's very cheap, very fast and very overclockable.

MOBO- Went with Asus. Got it as an open box item and so far, no problems at all.

RAM- Hope to add another of these soon.

HDD- Not much to say here, it's what mostly all budget builds have and hasn' t failed me.

GPU- Got this used from reddit at /r/Hardwareswap. the gpu in the part list is not the exact one. It can max most games at 60fps and overclocks well (1150mhz/1500mhz) but it is very noisy. I'm planning on getting an NZXT Kraken G10 along with a corsair H55 since its the cheapest.

PSU- Not much here either. Really wish I would have gone modular but I made it work.

CASE- It's sleek, spacious and quiet and can fit 9 fans. For the price, I fell in love. Replaced my Fractal Design Core 3000. Cable management was a breeze. This case actually has the same internals as a 530 (besides the grommets). Radiator support is also good.

My next step is getting an SSD, maybe an MX100 by Crucial. Afterwards, a cpu cooler to overclock this beast. Lastly, I'll be working on aesthetics like some led strips.

If you have any suggestions or need any more info, I'll be here.

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Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build dude! If you're looking for a good CPU Cooler at a lowish price definitely go with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. It's awesome.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll probably end up going with that one unless I choose the liquid cooling route.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's awesome but it is a pain to install!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll enjoy the benefits haha.

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Great budget build! Nice choice on the gpu. I'd definitely invest in an aftermarket cpu cooler if you go to overclock. I prefer liquid coolers because I find them to be sleeker and more efficient than air coolers. Big fan of Asus and AMD too. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I've been looking at a few liquid coolers, I just don't know if they'll fit in my case :(

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like you could probably get away with a Corsair h60 or an h80i where that rear exhaust fan is. Or if you're a fan of NZXT and the rear fan mounting bracket is suitable for 140mm fans, a Kraken x40 could work. Do you know if that rear fan is 120mm or 140mm? It's really only worth going with liquid cooling if you plan to overclock. If not, I'd stick to an aftermarket air cooler.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately the rear fan is a 120

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Then the Corsair h60, h55, and h50 should all be able to fit on that mount in your case.