Description

Hello everyone, this is my very first PC build. I finished building it last weekend, and works like a dream.

CPU- Love it, and a huge upgrade from my 5 year old intel pentium 2 core. runs cool, no problems.

Mobo- So easy to install, and works great. however, some where complaining that i could have gotten more for the same or same for less. the reasons why i got this one was 1. built in Wifi 2. gold colour

RAM- "Why did you waste extra money on vengeance pros" you are probably asking your self. "why didn't he get something cheaper?" well, i got them because all the other ram sticks i found were ugly, and i loved the look of these.

SSD- boot in 7 sec., and apps open instantly. worth the 100$, definitely

HDD- Good, reliable, fast. not much more to say.

GPU- why not AMD? cuz im an Nvidia/Intel fan :) i didn't get a 770 cuz i wanted to save that extra $$$ for upgrades later on. i love the cards performace so far.

Case- Why so big? upgrading. i may switch out to a bigger and better card later, and the bigger the case, usually the easier the build.

PSU- Why so much? upgrade-ability again. the efficiency of the PSU is very nice also, and its fully modular, so that's a plus.

OS- i wanted win 7, but i wanted it to be future proof, plus someone who i know works at MS, so i got office and win 8.1 pro for 20$ :D. he couldn't get win 7 for me :/

Monitor- i was going to get an asus vg248qe, but i decided to spend more money on my parts rather than a monitor.

Keyboard: i love Logitech, and this was what was in-stock on best buy, so i picked it up.

Mouse: simple, fast. all i wanted and expected.

summary: my goal here was basically performance without burning a huge hole in your pocket and look nice at the same time. money really isn't a problem, so i went for aesthetics. it took me about 6 hours to build.

ACTUAL total: a little under 1600$

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

You could have done better if you wanted better perormance, but if you did it for the looks then this is a great build. On the other hand, if you did it for the looks then you should tidy up the cables.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

i agree. $90 is a lot for a non-mechanical keyboard. he could have gone for a more budget friendly case and mobo (and maybe power supply if op has no intention of sli) and used that towards a 770.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

He could have gotten cheaper ram too.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

And a better monitor for less money.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the ram for the looks,I would have gotten Gskill 8GB.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU is for later on SLI.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build with quality components. I love that case.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I love gold builds! This is great!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a very pleasing black/gold/silver theme. Also it's a great build in terms performance. That said it would be nice to know how much the actual cost of the build is. People need to realize if the price is blue it is not the price the OP paid but the cheapest price at this moment. Grey prices are manual/locked prices. I will say the ATX full tower might have been over-doing it. Most people assume they'll add more cards but I've had my system for three years and only added one PCI card.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. The 750w leaves plenty of room for sli later.

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

this build is incredibly overpriced if you live in the US/Canada, my own custom PC it half the price for almost twice as much >.>

nice build but the parts are seriously exaggerated in my opinion (i prefer using AMD/ATI), this is a good build if i dont count the things i disagree with like Win8 + Corsair 1600Mhz as well as the SSD (my PC has an Asus 990FX R2.0 for quick windows 7 boot, Win7 pro x64, 1TB 7200 RPM HDD and an FX-8350 and might be upgrading with an FX-9570 soon,G.SKILL RIPJAWS 8GB 2133Mhz and i also use the brand-new R9 290 GPU from AMD/ATI)

so yeh, an advice to people: if you care about money, you might not want to use intel/nvidia in the first place ;)

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