Twas the night before an average Tuesday when i went to log onto my Sony laptop when it committed suicide right there on my lap. Needless to say it turned on and didn't have an Operating system anymore. After that i talked to a few gamer friends and was convinced buying a new PC was a waste of time and building one was so much better so i did.
CPU: Originally i was going to get the AMD FX-6300 6 core for 119.99, i saw the FX-8320 on sale for 10 dollars more and decided why the hell not? also i went with AMD because its half the price of Intel :D
Motherboard: At the time of purchase it was the best choice for budget and plan.
RAM: I was going to get G. Skill Sniper series ram but when I was going to buy it it had jumped from 50.00 to 73.00... that was not going to fly with the budget. I saw the Vulcan ram for 50.00 and again said why the hell not.
HDD: It was an Old one from my dads website server that was not being used anymore. that being free it was obviously the best choice for the budget.
Case: I saw it and loved it... i said i had to have it and now i do. not much else to say.
Optical Drive: It was the cheapest thing able to install my windows.
Power Supply: Saw some good reviews on it and know its a trusted company, also the corsair 500 watt i was looking at jumped 20.00 in price. This was the best 500 watt to go with the budget.
Graphics Card: At the time of the motherboard purchase i planned on going with a 7870 hence the crossfire capability... weeks after that i found more about the NVidia software and saw it to be better than the AMD software. Also i love the gaming look.
More Pictures and Benchmarks to come!
Tomb Raider Max Settings Min 39 fps Max 61 fps Avg 52 fps
Skyrim Max Settings Min 57 fps Max 62 fps Average 60 fps
Payday2 Max Settings Never drops under 135