This was originally built a year ago for/with my friend. We wanted to build a pc which would be able to play the latest titles and still allow him to upgrade in the future. I decided to put this up onto PCPartPicker after recently doing maintenance and cable management to it. Speaking of cable management I have done the best I can to try and tidy up the cables however I found that the 8-pin cpu connector was a struggle to fit so I was forced to rout it through the front. For OS he is using Windows 10. I hope you like the build and there will an update to it soon. Please also note I did not pick the parts for the PC, I just helped build the thing. Thank you for checking this out :)
CPU - For the processor in this build he decided to go with team red with their AMD-5800k. This was because it was a solid quad core cpu that could easily be overclocked in the future. Early use has told me that it runs like a Intel core i5-4460 in games however even though it has not been tested in this area yet I can already tell it would not match it in rendering and editing. Despite this I still firmly believe that it is a good buy. One thing I did notice however when testing the cpu was that not to my surprise it ran incredibly hot. We're talking temps of up to 94 Celsius (201 Fahrenheit) which I know is not safe.This was obviously down to the stock amd cooler that is notoriously bad. This has prompted my friend to really consider Getting an after market cooler. He is likely to go for the NZXT Kraken x31.
Motherboard - He went with the Asus Crossblade Ranger ATX, Why? well solely down to the fact that it looks cool and well I kinda have to agree. But looks are not the only thing you should look for in a mobo. Even though it is nice to look at when your trying to get the best pc for your budget sometimes its best to compromise looks for money. However my friend was avid that he wanted his PC to follow a colour scheme. So the Asus Crossblade Ranger it was and if I'm honest maybe going for this one was a good idea as it gave him endless possibility's for upgrading in the future. I have no complaints with this motherboard. It was a joy to work in and I had no problems whatsoever. Please take into consideration that he has only recently upgraded to this mobo so the reason there is a 750ti in this build is because of money. When he get the money I'm sure he will upgrade.
Ram - Well what can I say? I guess by first complementing Kingston for the look of these sticks of ram. They are my favourite to use for their seamlessness in builds. The low profile cooler ensures that you will hardly ever come in trouble with fitting them into your PC when using large after market coolers. I have it running at 2133mhz at cas 10 1.6V and have had no trouble so far. He went with two sticks of 4GB so that he could easily upgrade to 16GB if he needs to. Is their really anything else to say about this Ram other then how kick-*** it it.
HDD - The hard drives of choice where a Caviar Blue from Western Digital and a Seagate Barracuda, Both 500gb. He's had these since the start of his PC and they haven't faulted yet. There is not much to say here other than them being extremely reliable Throughout everyday use.
GPU - The graphics card of choice was the 750ti from Gigabyte. This was his first upgrade the pc and it has definitely been a good one. Perhaps becoming a outdated card of late with the releases of the 950 and 960. However it still is showing solid performance in games. He is planning on upgrading soon to either a 970 or a r9 390 but is yet to make a decision. I'm not sure what FPS he gets in games but he seems to get a solid framerate in games like CSGO, GTA V and Day Z.
Case- For the case we have the NZXT H230 which we are yet to find a problem with. Other then the fact that there is poor water cooling support. I still feel that it is a great case for this price range however there are better option like the S340. It has noise dampening foam on the side panels which cut out allot of the noise however this does mean that it is a struggle at times to get the side panel on. This means that their is all the more reason to cable manage and keep the build nice and tidy. We fitted a fan to the bottom which had a blue leds in it in the hope that it would give it a under glow. But as you will see in the images the glow is more like a dim shadow. I'm sure he will be getting an LED strip for this in the future. He is going to be upgrading/replacing the case soon as he wants to get one with a side panel window to show off his build.