Description

This is my first PC build. I am upgrading from an older Emachines desktop. I use my PC for web browsing and light gaming. I tried to keep to the white and black theme. I decided to add the blue LED fans during the final stages of the build. I wanted to try to keep the build around $600, but the OS put me over the estimate. There were no hardware compatibility issues. The cable management was time consuming, but I wanted it to look somewhat neat and organized.

Update

I upgraded with the new Sapphire RX 470 NITRO+ 4GB and an AMD Wraith CPU cooler. I was considering the Cooler Master 212, but I got a good deal on the Wraith. The Wraith is perfectly silent. The RX 470 is a little loud at load, but it is silent at idle. Great performance out of this card. Also has a LED logo you can customize.

Part Reviews

CPU

8 cores and it is compatible with the MSI 970A SLI motherboard.

Motherboard

This goes with my black and white build and has lots of features. It has support for 3.0 USB front ports on my case also. I would have liked more fan hookups though.

Memory

These white sticks look great on the Krait board.

Storage

Going from a traditional HDD to this SSHD is like night and day.

Video Card

Great performing card for a good price. The LED logo can be changed to show the fan speed, PCB temp, or a chosen RGB color. Silent at idle, but a little loader at load.

Case

The case is roomy, easy to work with, and aesthetically pleasing. A wanted something with a side window also.

Power Supply

750W may be overkill for my build, but it being semi-modular is nice and it had a mail in rebate from NCIXUS.

Case Fan

Fans are very quiet and the blue LEDs are nice looking.

Speakers

A good quality and affordable 2.1 speaker system.

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Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a GPU similar to that one and it can play games I don't call light because in the PC I have it has 30+ games on and it runs them very well just might play those new stupid war games. Very good build and two optical drives mines you get one point form me.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh... you should've gone with 8370E so you could've gotten the Wraith cooler c:

Anyways, well done! It seems you've worked a lot there.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that you are only using this build for internet and light gaming, but I wouldn't have gone for the gt 730. Its bad value for money.

  • 44 months ago
  • 0 points

Next time i would suggest spending a LOT more on the GPU and less on asthetics

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

I use my PC for web browsing and light gaming.

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Um..

I use my PC for web browsing and light gaming.

This system will be easy to upgrade if he ever changes his mind.

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