Description

This was the first computer i ever built myself and I'm pretty proud of it. It is mostly used for gaming and video editing. I purchased all the parts on Black Friday/Cyber Monday so the total cost that i actually payed was way less then the one below. The prices i bought the parts for go as follows...

i7-3770= $299.99

CPU Cooler= $34.99

Sabertooth Z77= $199.99

GTX 660 Ti= $289.99

Asus VS238H-_= $139.99

Corsair 500r= $99.99

Corsair HX850= $154.99

G.Skill RAM= $39.99

Samsung 840= $109.99

WD 600GB= $99.99

Optical Drive= $19.99

TOTAL= $1,489.89- $70 (Rebates)= $1,419.89

So I got lucky and got some amazing deals. Some people may ask what is the point of a 10000 RPM HDD, but in my case, it was actually cheaper than the 7200 HDD I was looking at so it only made sense to go for the 10000. And I'm aware that I do not need a 850 watt power supply, but like everything else on my parts list, it was a great deal and I do plan on upgrading this build in the future so I could not let that deal pass up. Lastly, most people would agree that the motherboard is a waste of money but since it it was $40 off, i could not resist.

Overall, the build went well and can run almost any game on ultra. I will probably be upgrading the video card soon and probably the CPU cooler.

Sorry about the pictures, I could not find my camera and had to use my phone.

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

What a build, i have a similar build and i have to say you did very well for a first build. Congrats.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice clean cable management. Corsair 500r and the sabertooth look good together. Nice build.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

you did great at cable managment

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management is good. I don't know about "heavenly." Still, good enough for an upvote from me.

One thing that's bugging me though is the case fan wire running up toward the 5.25" bays. Not enough room to tuck it behind the mobo tray and run it up?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I'll try that. Thanks for the advice.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like how the motherboard is almost flush with the case in terms of colour, i might have put a bit more into the videocard, but since you are going to upgrade soon that's fine.. Very clean cable management ! You could consider painting the heat sink on the RAM, for aesthetics. Great build!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I'll probably look into painting the RAM. Thanks for the advice.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Good parts, but you mixed so many colors... white fan, blue fans, red RAM, black mobo...

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I didn't realize that till after I built it, but I'll definitely try to make it look better. Thanks.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

what temps are you getting with that CPU cooler?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Around 22-27°C while idle.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Very neat build congrats!! I hate the gap between the 660 and the 660ti. Like one is $200 and the other is $300 that's crazy!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice cable management and great build.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

People still buy VelociRaptor drives?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are a real Jarhead please go to www.usmc-warriors.org and register in the forums. We are an all Marine/Vet team that hook up and play online together. If you are into gaming that is...

My apologies for the out of place comment, I see no where to send an individual email.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't built a computer but I have a good idea on how to by watching many videos. I must say, I love the cable management job. It makes the inside of the computer look very neat.

  • 81 months ago
  • -3 points

I can tell this is a first build.

The i7 is pointless unless you plan on running virtual servers or something. An i5 is excellent even for enthusiasts. I'm assuming you chose the i7 simply because it's a bigger number.

The HDD is overkill. You should of just have gotten an SSD for that price.

The Sabertooth is overpriced. You're basically paying for a Pro (not positive) MoBo with a plastic "armor".

It's an amazing build, don't get me wrong. I would just get the i5 and a cheaper Mobo + HDD and use the money saved for a better GPU.

Still 1482938292% than my first build. I got some ZoTac GTX GPU to get the i7. :p

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with you on the motherboard and the processor, but can you please find me a 600gb SSD that is $99.99.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

For $179.99, you should of gotten a M4 256 GB.

It's basically worthless to buy a 600GB HDD for that much. A 7200RPM Barricuda or WD Black would be just fine.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

If you read, he paid only 99.99 for the HDD, so your argument is invalid.

But i do agree with you about 10,000 rpm being a waste

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

With my selected merchants, it's $179.99.

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