Description

I bought all of these parts over the span of 5 months, buying 1 part at a time to try to min/max my budget. I play Skyrim, Vindictur and League of Legends on this PC with a max resolution of 1680x1050 so I didn't need a better GPU than the 7770. The GPU I purchased is now been discontinued. I was able to purchase all of these parts at the lowest price I had seen them in the past 3+ months. I already have a copy of windows 7 home 64 bit, a 21" monitor, and a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard drive, and a CD-ROM drive I bought from a friend for $10. I now play Skyrim on High settings and the game looks absolutely amazing! The case has amazing airflow! Please be kind when commenting on the cable management. I did the best I could. With a non-modular PSU, it is rather difficult to have it perfectly nice and neat. Actual prices that I paid for the parts are listed below. Intel Core i3-3220 3.3Ghz Dual-Core $114.99 Biostar B75MU3+ Micro ATX LGA1155 55.99 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 47.80 Rosewill Challenger ATX Mid Tower 29.99 Corsair 430W ATX12V 39.99 (+ $20 MIR) MSI Radeon HD 7770 - 2PMD1GD5/OC 124.99 (+ $25 MIR) Sub-Total $413.75 MIR - 45.00 Grand Total $368.75

Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 3 points

For $370...Bravo. Excellent build for your money. In the future if you got a $100 to spend on something you might want a 120GB SSD. Usually SSD is only recommended for builds that are $800+, but since you got everything the only thing that can step it up is the SSD.

Nice build.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

That is something I am definitely looking at doing sometime in the near future. I'm not hasty with anything I do because I am an information freak! Much research will be done to find the best one for the money. Thanks for your comment!

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

Well, you made very wise choices in your build so I'm sure you'll pick a good SSD. What I learned is that real world performance differences in SSDs in extremely small, so you don't need to buy the fastest SSD (according to benchmark tests). You can find a quality 120/128GB SSD for $100ish.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Please get some zip ties in there. Much more you can do there, other than that parts look good!

Biostar's boards are hit or miss mine works perfectly fine !

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been running a biostar board in a server 24/7 for like 3 years now and it's been great. They stiffed me on a mail in rebate though because I put my return address on the wrong side of the envelope. All the paperwork was in order, just a technicality. Because of that they won't get any of my money again.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same video card. MSI afterburner was able to get both of mine to 1100 gpu 1200 ram stable. Made a noticeable difference. Love that card.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

That's exactly what I have mine clocked at! Loving the card so far!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

WOWEE. I don't think you could have gotten better bang for your buck. Thats only a bit more expensive then a console, and you got a TON of performance. Really a great build. Best budget build I have ever seen. 370 FREAKIN DOLLARS!

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much! It took plenty of painful patience to wait and get the parts 1 at a time. Just imagine holding the i3-3220 in your hand and not being able to enjoy it. I purchased the mobo last so I couldn't use my RAM or CPU until I got it in. Thanks for your comment!

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Biostar makes pretty solid motherboards. I may be outdated, but I used one a couple years ago and ran one with all the expansion slots filled, and it worked really well. Never had a single issue in 2 years. They may have changed but I think this is really just sort of "office gossip" and I wouldn't recommend spreading it.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

No company is perfect. I've had one or two problems with every major mobo company except Asus, but only because I have never used one of their boards. In short, we (Including myself) shouldn't base our reviews of a company on the one or two times we've tried their boards.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know what their problem is with MSI, the MSI boards that I have used or that friends of mine have used haven't had any problems, and I know that their high end boards are respected.