This setup is the result of years of upgrades. I started with a $600 build and over the course of nearly 10 years I have ended up with what's listed here. The NZXT Phantom 410 is actually only my second case, the first one was some no-name generic that lasted ten years before the power button stopped working. I probably could have fixed the button but it was a great excuse to get the Phantom.

In 2012 I upgraded to the CPU, Mobo and RAM to what's listed in order to play Skyrim. Also at the same time I got a GTX 560, which performed great, but it started going bad and was replaced with the GTX 660 last year.

Some of the parts are equivalents, the Motherboard is actually an ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 but it wasn't listed. The speakers are also equivalent.

All the prices listed are the full item price before any discounts per the invoices from my Newegg and Amazon accounts.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

that is quite an expensive mobo for that CPU, did you actually payed $180 for it?