I'm still building this, as I can't afford the 650 Ti Boost yet, but ive got everything in.
Sorry about the terrible cable management, I left all my zip ties somewhere and i need to pick up some more later.
So with this build I was given a budget of around $600ish dollars. I bought a couple of the parts early when they were on sale, I just got the rest of my stuff in on 2/5 and finished building it last night after throwing in a salvaged 8600 gts (which actually works better than I was expecting..)
Usages for this include running sample libraries out of Kontakt, running a few different heavy VSTs and general music production, as my laptop was getting too sluggish for Live 9. I dont think ill be doing anything too cpu heavy, so im just using the stock cooler for now..
Im planning on buying an extra stick of the kingston blu to have 16gb of ram, and a corsair liquid cooler so I can overclock a little bit. I also plan on buying a 650 ti boost so I can play some games on a higher quality, even though gaming isnt my first worry.
I salvaged alot of these parts from an old dell pc from around 2007/08, like the gpu, disk drive, a couple of different cables, and a 320gb caviar black.
I get around 45-70fps on warframe with low settings, 40 fps on high in WoW and those are the only 2 games ive been able to bench so far..
Yeah. First build as well. Pretty excited that I didn't short anything out and everything works.
PS Sorry if this is scrambled and badly written, writing thing at midnight feeling very exhausted..
Thanks for reading!