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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! :)

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! The only thing I'm sure anyone would say about it is the memory. Getting 2x4GB will take advantage of the dual memory channel (even though it'd be a 5% increase). Still very nice , especially for a fairly tight budget!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I definitely plan on getting another 8BG Crucial Ballistix in the near future

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I used a lot of the same parts (CPU, Motherboard, SSD, and PSU). Great choice of parts :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, all the parts seem to be of great quality, especially for the price. I was really impressed with the SSD!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks very solid. The r9 270x is is absolutely amazing.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I totally agree. I looked at a lot of benchmarks to draw comparisons, and it looks like the 270x is the best for the $200 price mark that I wanted.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You shouldn't be too disappointed about it, you are taking courses on computer sciences, not computer engineering! Anyway, on the topic of the build, everything that could be said has been said, nice build!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Wreck 'em! Just don't wreck you new build! Fellow TTU alum (2008), started out CS as well but ended up going civil engineering. Your build looks similar to one I'm working on but you've got a little more budget than I do at this point. Keep up the good work!