This is he first stage of the build, meant for gaming and eventual streaming. Pieces were purchased, one by one, starting February 2014.
Case is Avengers special edition, not a custom paint. It's listed as the White one 'cause I didn't find the part listed here. There are a few physical changes (less 5.25" bays, HDD cage is not removable), bust mostly it's cosmetic.
PSU is over the minimums for future upgrades (read on).
MB and CPU were purchased online within Mexico, arriving 2 bussiness days early. RAM was purchased from amazon.com and shipped to Mexico, arriving 3 bussiness days early. The rest of the parts were acquired at local retailers.
Plans for upgrading:
- Upgraded: R9 270, fans.
- Upgrading right now: CPU watercooler, most probably a Nepton.
- Within 1 Year: Optical drive.
- Within 3 years: SSD, couple HDDs for storage, second discreet GPU for Crossfire.
Total cost was $11,257.53 MX pesos (~ 850 USD at the time of publication, over 200 above the cost of parts due to customs, shipping and taxes).