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From Amazon: AMD FX-6300 133.79 Hyper 212 EVO 32.98 ASRock 970 Extreme 99.99 SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD 94.99 Seagate Baracuda 1TB 74.99 Gigabyte HD7850 194.99 Fractal Design R4 w/window 119.99 Noctua 140mm case fan 17.99

From NewEgg: Corsair CX430 39.99 Mushkin Blackline 16gb 119.99 Lite-on DVD burner 17.99

shipping 29.18

First-time builder here, in hind sight I could of/should of made some better choices to reduce the cost and improve the performance, but it was a great learning experience and I can't wait to build my next one. It went together relatively quick and runs very quietly.

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  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

looks good! i'd like to see the finished product though. we have similar builds.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your build. It's better balanced than most first-time builds. Can't wait to see more pics. :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the kind comments. I was teetering on 8 GB of RAM and 500 W of power, but hindsight is 20/20. Got pressured to go with 16 by a coworker. ;-p With the way RAM prices are going I could use half for a future build. Here are some additional pics.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

You should either rotate or completely remove that middle hard drive cage for better air flow.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice time drop the ssd, and add a better gpu or cpu.

  • 83 months ago
  • 4 points

There's nothing wrong with the FX-6300 or 7850.

If anything, I would've dropped half the RAM and gone with a slightly beefier power supply.

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