I'd like to start by apologizing for the PSU, tiny_voices please don't kill me. Anyways onto the desc. This build originally started to replace my old (not really) HP Envy 15t-j073cl laptop. It had a AMD A10-5750M APU and it worked perfectly well besides the horrendous gaming performance. One day at the airport I dropped it and it breaks part of the fan, causing it to overheat constantly; with heavy load temps of 135° Celcius. Yes, you read that correctly. Fast forward several months and I was more that happy to get rid of it, I salvaged all that you can salvage from a laptop (the HDD) And I decided to build a PC. It started as a Sub-$500 FX-6300 and GTX 750ti combo, it HAD to be a Micro ATX build in the N200 because I fell in love with it when I saw it. Then my budget increased to $550 so it became a FX-6300 and R9 270x, then it increased again, once my parents supported me building it, making it $600-$650. After much debate, I finally decided to go with the R9 380 4GB. The day of the parts purchase, Microcenter had this amazing mobo deal making my $60 motherboard only $20. I knew I had to do something with this extra $40 so I bought an open box Gigabyte GTX 970, I built it with my friend and everything woked flawlessly or so I thought... The next day I'm playing TF2 and the video card crashes, so I do some more tests and I find out that it is a bad card, so I go back to Microcenter and return it, purchasing the $20 cheaper ASUS STRIX one. With that extra $20 I buy the DVD drive.
Here's the build video: https://youtu.be/meKCTboneYE I'm only 11 and I built it with my friend
Enough Story, onto the Parts:
Great CPU price/performance! I think I might be bottlenecking the 970 but I'll upgrade eventually.
Great board! haven't OC'ed on it yet, but will do eventually. My only gripe is that it's USB 3.0 hearder is kinda far away from the front panel.
Good ram good price. Might upgrade to 16G in the future
I've never used a SSD before but now I know I will always need one! Windows boots in 3 seconds, enough said.
It's only 5400 rpm, making it kinda slow. but it's a hard drive, and it works so not much to complain about.
This card is awesome! Crushes any game I throw at it, and the no fan at idle feature works well because it considers everything but gaming idle.
This case is awesome! it looks nice, has good cable management, good airflow, and plenty of spaces to mount 2.5 inch drives.
Apperently this is a bad PSU.