Hi, this is my first time build, and I could not have finished it without the help of pcpartpicker. I'm a computer science major graduating from TTU next semester. I've been disappointed none of my classes really discuss hardware or how to build a computer, so I decided to do this project in order to gain some more knowledge in my field and make a computer with the best performance for around $800. I'll be using this computer a lot for compiling code, running multiple virtual machines, and gaming. So far, I have no doubt it can handle my needs and expectations.
I spent about 10 days picking out all the parts and trying to figure out how to get the best bang for my buck. After that, I got all the parts in the mail and put it all together very easily. In the future, I plan to add another 8GB of ram, and possibly put in another 270x gpu, and possibly overclock the CPU if need be. Overall, this is a fantastic computer and I could not be happier. The computer boots in seconds, idle's at 30 degrees Celsius, and runs Assassin's Creed IV at 60fps (settings maxed out).
I plan on posting some benchmarks here in the next couple of days, so stay tuned!
Any comments, or suggestions??? Please let me know! :)