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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

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Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

"4.5 ghz and at full load reaches about 42 degrees." That's quite a CPU you got there.

None the less, awesome first build. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Well I shouldn't have said full load and I fixed it, I should have said while gaming at max settings. I Will do a stress test to get the real full load temps. Thank you for catching that part :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh well, I thought you had a lottery CPU that's all. :P

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I giggled at this too, full knowing he probably meant celsius, which is still impressive.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is Celsius lol

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget gaming build you have here! I like it~ Nice deal on the GPU too, but I do wonder why no GTX 960 unless you purchased these last year then that would certainly make sense. Would like to see preset prices and a little more info on your Details, underneath the Part List but oh wells. Any way to pull some of your wires back and zip-tie them with this case or is there not much room left? Otherwise, great job on your first build. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you, and yes the 760 I got a while back ago which is why there is no 960, I just reused it for the build. I'll add more details on the description later today. I did this in a rush lol

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, no worries there! That makes very much sense on the GTX 760. I was only super interested and it's because I liked on what have you done! Again, great job. :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you very much :) I also edited the description quite a bit

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thank you for taking your time to do that!