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Hi guys, I just wanted to share my build and some knowledge with you all. The parts have been listed so I'm not gonna revise them all over again. The awesome part is, that even though the PC PartPicker Thing says $1137, I made this PC for around $680. How! Manny? You may ask. This is how. All of my parts were bought from Microcenter, 'But micro center has the same prices as the ones online', you may say, the secret is look through their open box and clearance items. There is no catch, it will work, and if it doesn't work they WILL return your money.

Since i made this computer a while ago I have an intel i-7 4790k, but if you want to future proof and save a little more on your computer go for a Skylake motherboard and processor. i recommend an i5 if just gaming or an i7 for productivity.

Please check out my other build guide; http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/d7ZxFT/500-dollar-build-with-everything

Hope this helps someone.

Edit: Just bought the SSD, Ultra fast and cheap, SSD is a must, will feel like a fast PC only after you put in the SSD. Also bought the corsair H2100 wireless headphones, great headphones but not quite comfortable, I suggest replacing the ear-cups if you buy them, since the microfiber mesh feels really rugged. Great headphones overall.

Edit #1; Just cable managed stuff under my desk, will post an image soon.

Edit #2: Made a PSU shroud since i don't like cases without it.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! I wouldn't exactly call this a budget build though. More like Mid-range.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Read. The. Descriptions.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad.... This is definitely an awesome budget build for that price.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

You know you can edit the price of each item to be exactly the same as you paid at Microcenter, right? That would be cool.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes i do know but that would be kind of pointless, right? Since I wan't people to see how much of a difference there is. If you want one I can make one once I get home from school.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

CPU: 249 Cooler: 15 Motherboard: 60 RAM: 55 HDD: 40 GPU : 200 Case: 27 PSU: 35

Everything not listed here was bought at the price listed in the partlist and was added eventually after a while. My SSD just shipped in yesterday.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Dang you need a bigger desk lol. Nice tho. Edit: Nevermind I see the other pics. But I agree with the open box thing with micro center, best deals ever especially for monitors or something like that

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow amazing budget build. Did you get your GPU and CPU open box? I may have to consider this. +1

Is your desktop covered in a million icons? -20

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

lulz, yes it is, I don't like empty spaces.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! It's amazing you were able to do that for $700! Remember kids, stickers make your computer go faster (a.k.a. Go-Faster-Stickers) +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't comprehend the Sarcastic part, can you explain? Thanks though.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, its just a joke. People call the stickers that come with your pc parts "Go Faster stickers"

Sorry for the confusion..

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh i see

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p?? This thing could probably push 1440p 60 fps even on game like gta V... but anyways nice build! +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes but i didn't list it that way because it is not really consistent on 2k. Thanks though.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ugh Kentucky doesn'thave any Micro Centers. >:(. But other than that, great job on this build. $650 for this beast of a build is awesome!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, I carried out a search for a Microcenter in or close to Kentucky, but unfortunately found nothing. I do suggest checking out their web store, since they list some of the clearance on their website or perhaps check out a Fry's Electronics outlet. It is pretty similar. I don't know where you live in Kentucky so here are the locations for the Fry's;

http://www.frys.com/template/isp/index/Frys/isp/Middle_Topics/D1%20ISP%20Access%20Numbers/KY/

Hope you build your gaming rig soon, I saw your bio, i was just like that before I built mine.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I'll be traveling to Chicago soon and I believe they have one there so if my birthday supplies me with enough money I'll be getting my parts open box like you did since it came out so cheap. Only problem is if it doesn't work I'll be stuck having to save up for another one. But oh well. Yeah, being 13 (soon to be 14) doesn't help with getting money for a computer.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The first thing i would like to say is i would like to see more people do work area pics a long with the pc pics. So you did well on that.

Nice build as well

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. Good to know what people would like to see, so I can make more helpful content.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn son, 680$ for a beast of a rig. I would have to pay 680$ for that 4790k in europe!