This is my first ever pc build. I am running my cpu at 4.5 ghz and at reaches about 42 degrees while gaming (Celsius). *edit after using it more and playing more demanding games and programs for longer periods of time it's reaching about 46-49 degrees. Overall very happy with how my first build came out. I plan on getting another 760 to put in sli or maybe selling and going for something newer and better
At the time of building this pc I already had the gpu which is why I do not have a newer one. I may sell the 760 to get possibly a 970 or something similar.
The gpu is overclocked a bit to 1185 MHz but I haven't done anything with the boosting memory yet. Some tips will be appreciated :)
Why I chose the parts: firstly the cpu I chose was the 4690k and I simply chose it because I wanted to overclock it. The hyper 212 evo does an excellent job In cooling the cpu and it keeps it at 26 degrees while idle. The gpu I chose because at the time it was relatively cheap and it is still decent. I know the power supply is a bit overkill for this system but nonetheless you never know if I may need it all one day :) I decided to only get a 1tb hard drive instead or an ssd because I honestly did not need an ssd and windows still boots in about 14 seconds. I may opt for one late on.
The case was cheap but it works very well and I have done some work with cable management and I will finish that later on.
The motherboard I think was an excellent choice because its small but it was all the features I would possible want such as sli capable and enough sata ports.!
At the time I bought the parts the prices were a little different
The gtx 760 I picked up for $180 a few months ago from newegg during a sale
The power supply was $70 in store at best buy using price match (regular price $100)
The cpu was $229 on Amazon
Purchased the motherboard for $119 from newegg
The ram was purchased for $60 on Amazon
Hard drive was $50 at best buy with price match
Got the case on newegg for $40
Windows 8.1 was reused sinced I purchase it in the past for $70
The two fans I got for the front of the case were $22 on Amazon and it came in a two pack
Hyper 212 Evo was $35 on Amazon
For my monitor I'm reusing an old hp monitor at 1920x1200 resolution
The total at the time was around $885 with windows $815 without