Description

It took me about three months to research this build, six days to acquire parts, and two days to build. I reused some parts from a previous computer such as the psu and an additional hdd. The part list below shows what I paid. I installed an already owned version of Windows 7 with an external hdd. Overall it was a great learning experience.

Planning on getting a Corsair HX750 psu

Edit - Got the PC Power & Cooling 750W

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 5 points

I would seriously recommend getting a new PSU just for the pure fact with over 900$ into the build you don't want it all to fry because of the PSU failing ;) I'd also say get one with braided cables (modular) as it'd look nicer in your case too.

Besides that I'd say this is a nice build but I think you could have saved money in memory and your CPU and put more into your GFX card (if this rig is for gaming that is) besides that, congratulations on your first build :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your input. I totally plan on getting a new psu (about 750w) when I get enough money for one. I probably should have gone with the GTX660 Ti at least. It is for gaming but I really wanted to just learn how to do this. It was a great learning experience for me.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

is that a dell dimension i see n the background? .^

Anyways, nice build! Like xenomorphic said, new PSU is a worthy option.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm trying back up the media in that rig for my grandfather. Obviously been a bit preoccupied with my own build though and haven't gotten around to it yet haha. thank you for you're advice.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that is good :) Im still using that 8300 dimension for storage stuff... good for other things sometimes too :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I am wanting to get the 660 too for my build how does it run current games?

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have many current gen games. I have Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning that I can run on highest possible settings with no performance loss. I also have Bioshock and Crysis that run on highest settings with no performance loss. No really recent AAA titles though. I hope that helps a little.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It will run battlefield 3 on high settings almost 80 fps (i think and it is capable of doing so)