This build is made to do both IT Support and mild gaming.
- CPU: This CPU was first put into a GPU mining rig before the boss realized it was overkill and swapped it out for a Celeron.
- CPU Cooler: I advised this cooler be bought so some mild overclocking could be done.(That is going to be added.)
- Motherboard: The original motherboard was a Z97 motherboard however it had issues with the M.2 slot and the second PCI-e x16 slot.
- GPU: This was bought and originally used in an external box so that he could use it on an iMac. It was put into this rig for obvious reasons and the user loves the performance now that it's not limited by a Thunderbolt connector.
- Case: I suggested this since I found it to be a good case for an ATX board and houses everything quite well. I also suggested he buy a LED strip to light up the parts.
- PSU: We had an extra Semi-Modular 750W 80+ Bronze rated PSU that we decided to use for this build.
- SSDs: The 500 GB M.2 drive is used as the OS drive and the 240GB SATA SSD is used as a small data backup drive.
RAM: Budget DDR3 Memory running at 2400MHz.
Overall this is a very good system. The i7 is going to be overclocked to the highest I can get it whilst keeping it stable.
Great cooler! I found it to be hard to install if you don't do it right.
Good motherboard for the price. Considering it's only ~$110 and has a M.2 slot, and supports both AMD's Crossfire and NVidia's SLI.
Definitely not budget RAM but the Gray version looks great on the motherboard.
Blazing fasts speeds and boot times. M.2 is also an amazing form factor, especially for cable management.
Though it's way overpriced in my opinion, the Maxwell Titan X is still an amazing card. Crushes every game we've seen maxed out @ 1080p.
Fits a full size ATX motherboard, 2x3.5" HDDs, 2x2.5"SSDs or HDDs, the PSU is installed through the rear of the case. The thumbscrews are easy to use and they are used for most of the external screw holes.
Considering it's an 80+ Bronze PSU, it's pretty good. I don't like that it has a 6+2 VGA cable connector installed with the CPU and Motherboard cables in the PSU. Semi-Modular is nice however I don't think they should have included the 6+2 VGA cable unless they were going to put two of them.