Description

This build started early August 2014 when my cousin gave me a desktop computer to replace my falling apart laptop and so that I would be pushed into the right direction in order to build this computer that I had wanted to build for awhile. For my birthday, I got myself the SSD and the HDD shown on the build along with a case that I am unable to identify. I know, it sounds silly to forget what case you have but this thing has no labels at all and the front panel USB ports have become damaged from accidentally hitting usb devices that were connected at the time. If anyone can help identify the case, I would greatly appreciate it. The case is in need of being replaced and, as I mentioned, I forgot what case I purchased, so the case in the parts list is just there as a placeholder. I am sure a lot of you are going to ask about my choice of Graphics card, and my answer is that I was given it as a gift so I am using it until I can afford to get something better that will fit my needs, this card does most of what I need other than DayZ. The optical drive was taken from the computer my cousin gave me, the drive in the parts list is just there because it is HP. My only complaint about the optical drive is how slowly it reads data, I am going to get a bluray drive eventually to replace the drive I have currently, but that won't be for a long time, I can deal with it for awhile.

This build has almost completely replaced the computer my cousin gave me minus the optical drive, the computer that is left over just needs an optical drive and a new power supply and then that is going to my brother who has been grieving over his laptop for awhile now.

Another complaint I have with the case is that the front panel headphone and microphone jacks do not work at all, they never worked to begin with. I cannot get warranty on it or send a complaint to the company due to the fact that there are no labels on the case at all. One of the only things I like about this case is the colored fan in the front. I have some trouble occasionally with powering on the PC, it does not respond at times when I push the power button to turn it on although it normally fixes itself after 20 minutes or so.

When I am not using this computer, it runs Folding at Home.

The name is based off of a character from an anime that I adore, I felt it was appropriate to name the build as such.

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

For your money you could've build something like this!

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $84.49 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $67.50 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $51.78 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card $289.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $51.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $51.98 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $768.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-27 01:12 EST-0500
  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

The video card was a gift. So take 75 off his build. Would be rude to not use the card he got if he can.

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

an r9 290 vs a gt 730? Really?

  • 60 months ago
  • 4 points

He made a smart move. He got a free video card. So he put money to other parts. He said he is upgrading in the future. How soon, idk

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on, I am upgrading in the future, probably 1-2 years from now, but this computer has been wonderful to me so far.

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

I understand in a sense it was, but the list vitexo came up with is still much better bang for buck, wouldn't you agree?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

It is a better bang for the buck, but the SSD he has, is 240GB, 120 more than the Kingston in the build Vitexo. He also has 16GB of RAM, which will eat everything alive that is out there. Is it over kill? Yeah, but still is 16GB vs 8GB. MOtherboard, yeah, the ASrock would probably would have been better, but he seems to like the Black and Red idea. For being as low priced as the build is, I like it. Not to mention, the price he has, has OS, and ODD

Mine is currently at 650ish, but reused case, PSU, and my old *** card. Not to mention no HDD, just a fairly large SSD. My plan is to slowly upgrade it.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

manually input the price and people won't complain about your good build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Precisely :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

This doesn't include an OS or an optical drive (not that they will fit in the S340, anyway). So you can't really judge.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

This is just an example. You can easily pick a different case, add a DVD drive and so on. The main components of his build are not well thought out

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I know they're not, but I'm just saying this isn't really a fair comparison.

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

I know that he got some of the parts for free but still

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I know, the parts are poorly picked, but what I'm saying is that your list is not valid because it included no OS, etc, so the pricing is not comparable.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

So, no OS, a SSD half the size, half the RAM for a faster video card (which usually becomes outdated the fastest). I'd say his original build is better since if he adds your cooler and you add his OS, you'd be at the same price.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I am new to PC building, this being my first build, so if I could have saved money here and there and at the same time built far more of a beast, then lesson learned.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait how do you know where he lives though... he could live somewhere where parts are a lot more expensive forgive me if he said he lives in the US but I can't see that

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in Florida and these are cuttent prices ftom this web site Anyway if you are happy with your build its all that matters.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in Florida.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The issue I have with that setup is that I have found that if I went with a 120GB SSD, I'd be shuffling programs around too much on it. I have once hit 5GB remaining because I installed too many Steam games, I am hovering around 123GB remaining at the moment

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

why

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Some practical advice. If u wanna test if the power prob is your case or mob, remove the power switch connector from your mobo and then use a screwdriver to short the two connection. This should turn your comp on like normal. If it doesnt, its not the case. As u have the fans u can pick up replacement case really cheap. Cable Management wont be easy but u will have a case that works, with a lot of fans too. Also, u might get some help with your case if u took pics in a lit room. At least get a lamp and shine it on the case.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

The room I took it in was lit at the time, I can take better ones later today.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought it's kuroko, not kuruko

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, miss spelt it, it is Kuroko

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless, the motherboard specifies otherwise, you should move your RAM to the 2nd and 4th slots from the left.

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

I went by what the manual says, it instructed to use those slots for the first dual channel set.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Kuroko no basket :DDDDDDDD

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Kuroko Shirai, but close enough. :P

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

:(

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated, found the manual to my case, that is the accurate case

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude nice build. Im gonna get an ssd for my new build, where do you install it in the case? Im gonna use the same case but i'm curious.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

What I did was I used a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter and put my SSD into that to make it fit in the 3.5" drive bay. Alternatively, you can just stick the 2.5" drive into the bay and screw it in while holding it into place. Hope this helps!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! That helped alot man. Thanks again!