I recently Built this as to out do my previous endeavor which was a free Emachines w3644 that I put from 300-400 dollars into, it consisted of A Athlon 64X2 6000+ Black Editon, a Geforce 8800GT 512MB, 2GB Ram, and an upgraded PSU Antec 400w. This new build has and will outdo, my expectations as far as yet. I've seen critical differences between the Intel HD Graphics on my laptop to the Radeon 8570d APU Graphics and finally the Radeon HD 7700, which is actually the XFX Ultra Overclock edition, which wasn't listed on the PcPartPicker list, neither was my hard drive, nor my correct case even though it had the same model #, 298WBP, it DOES have a Front USB 3.0 header which in fact i'm very pleased with so far. The Gigabyte board's UEFI Bios is simply beautiful, and the overclock/RAM memory options are wonderful, from easytune right on the desktop, to increasing the actual clocks. Which I don't dare touch yet, until I buy a new PSU and my 120mm Blue LED Fans for Cooling. Cause I am iffy about the reviews of the PSU the Raidmax RX-500S, about fried boards and what not, I am light on this PC, my gaming and testing the graphics under high settings will be the most of the burden i'll weigh on this PSU, I Am Hoping the XFX Cards Power needs doesn't draw a strain on the already loud PSU, but i'm reassured thus far, because every time I reach behind the rear fan of the PSU it a stream of icy air, so i'm pleased but not convinced as of yet this wasn't a bad purchase. The Case itself I couldn't ask for more in, of course it could of used the pretty LED Fans that is said were optional yet I couldn't get them along with the case, it has usb2.0/usb 3.0 headers and HD audio in front while accommodating a blue feathered 120mm system fan in the rear (no LEDS.) The APU is a charm, with APU Graphics, no Video Card seems to be the way to go with this one, but im like a kid in a candy shop when I read these reviews on graphics cards and there additional Core Clocks MHZ, I couldn't help myself, and ended up buying this secondhand XFX card, original but used, new but not too tidy, still has the removable protective plastic coating that says "Remove Before Installation," but that's all right, and when smelling the fan on the GPU, (I'm Weird right? Well better safe, than sorry!) It smells like burnt WOOD!? Well I guess that cant be half bad, maybe the person who had it had a chimney, oh yeah, they lived in Colorado. LOL. (I'm From NY State, if you didn't notice i'm an egotistic *******)
I will finish this review fully once I've had a go with this Video Card, and done some benches, core temps, and whatnots... Comments are appreciated, but not depreciated, I am not really an *******, just trying to be humorous.
Edit: I'm Not Sure if anyone notices I have NO CD/DVD Drive, all my media is USB Flash Drive, USB 3.0 External Hard Drive.
P.S. I definitely think this blows my old eMachines crap out the water.
Update: I actually only spent $434.40 on this build, I just put up the prices here to show how much the machine is really worth at this time. Which comes out to a total of $352.40 I saved shopping.
Update: Installed Corsair CX430, New Pics Uploaded. Update: The Display I have listed isn't the one I am using, it's actually the Lenovo LL2262wA, I got it for 60 bucks.
Update: The Corsair CX430 I purchased off of eBay failed on me, very curiously, but it was USED anyway. (And Tampered With...) I Put The old Raidmax RX-500S back in with a LOT of painstaking Cable Management, (Even though the cables are ugly and they barely reach all the components, (IT WORKS DOESNT IT?))