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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard -
Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory -
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card -
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case $32.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.95 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech M325 Wireless Optical Mouse $16.88 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $437.42
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $372.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-12 16:50 EDT-0400

The part list is a little outdated, obviously. This computer is my first ever computer build, as the title says. I built it less than a year ago, july 13th 2014, when I was 12. Now im 13, but whatever, who cares. I realize the cable management isnt the best, but that is a good as i could do with this case. Im gonna be upgrading to a corsair C70 soon, as i wanted this build to be portable. Its obviously not very portable. This computer works great. Smooth 60-250 FPS is games like Minecraft, which is boring and sucks and i dont play it anymore. It really doesnt suck though. But does. ANYWAY, it runs Planetside 2 at 60 fps, drops down to 30-45 in battle zones with lots of action. Runs Skyrim flawlessly, 60 fps nonstop. garrys mod obviously perfect, you get the point. Currently saving for an i7 4790 or something like that. I guess Ill just post image links right here, cause there doesnt appear to be a attachment part.

EDIT: Nevermind about the image thing. Its once you save it. XD

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Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Not bad for a 1st timer! I would comment on the cable management, however I don't see any gourmets behind the motherboard tray for hiding cables.

BTW...You can edit your post instead of adding another comment. ;)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

There is less than half an inch of cable managment room behind the tray, so yea.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

But thanks for the feedback!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the the first build :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Forgot to mention; I was on a $600 budget, but ended up paying $680 for this. IMO completely worth it.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the Seagate 1tb treating you? I'm thinking about buying a 3tb version of it.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a very good hard drive. Haven't had any issues with it, decent speeds, and im thinking of actually getting a second one.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear. I have an external 1tb seagate that's randomly disconnecting, so I was unsure whether I should stay away from seagate or not. They seem to be one of the best priced 3tb drives that I was looking at.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm afraid I'll have to warn you away from seagate drives. After 2 years my Barracuda 2tb failed.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea thats cause its from dell. Probably, anyway. XD

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan to post some images of the PC in the dark this weekend, i may run to benchmarks as well. Along with some temperatures, maybe some in-game fps shots also.