My build was made with budget in mind since it's hard to make a good cheap PC in Croatia due to the horrible pricing. With a sweet deal on some old used components I managed to get much more for my money than I ever could have with my budget. Below are some explanations! (STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION)!
I'm usually very bad at naming things, so I sat down and though about this for a while. At first my ideas were Ghettoright(CS:GO player GetRight) and Xeon E5440 GTX 950 | Elite Build(Weapon skin is CS:GO) but I dropped them pretty soon. Next was "Harpertown", after the microarchitecture of the CPU, but that didn't work out either. Then I got inspired by my wish to be a professional e-sports player one day if given the chance, a dream if you will. Now it's all getting clearer. Here's the definition of "Dream Weaver", so up untill now that dream was a "dream weaver", something I want but can't have (Special thanks to my uncle for buying me the components <3). Dream Weaver also sounds cool and I'm gonna use it on my other upcoming builds, I'll just add a second title, like they do in movies e.g. Hunger Games | Catching Fire. The one I chose for my first one was "In the Wild". The meaning of it is that I was "In the wild" while building the PC. I was scared if it was gonna boot, confused, lost and I put in a lot of work to get it done. If someone needs inspiration I also thought of these:
Joy of Creation
A New Dawn
The Beginning (of Something Great)
Note: There's a REALLY huge easter egg in the name of the PC. If you find it you're a bauws.
I first got into PC building when I realized my PC and my laptop were too old and I should have upgraded ages ago. I really wanted to play CS:GO because I like competitive games, and I remembered the old days when I played Source with my dad. From private sources I discovered my PC/Laptop can't take it, so I looked for a solution. This video is when I first got into PC building. I soon found out about PCPP and I've been here researching ever since. My plan went though many versions untill I got the finished product. From a Xeon E5460 750Ti to a G3258 750Ti combo, and then to an A10 7850K and the APU, to an i3 6100 and the iGPU, right back to the beginning with a pretty similar setup to the one at Tech YES City, with a Xeon E5440 and a GTX 950.
CPU: I found a deal on a site where people sell used stuff (Sniffer is it's name) and I bought it from a dude that lives in my city. I think I got a pretty good deal for it. $45 for a quad core, take my money. It is modded to LGA 775 and I think this is the best tactic for budget builds.
Mobo: Bought it from the same guy that sold me the CPU, for $7 I'm not complaining.
RAM: Bought it from that guy as well. You'd be suprised how expensive DDR2 RAM is here in Croatia. It's RAM.
GPU: I wanted to go for a 750 Ti but the 950 was ~$30 more and I think it will last me a bit longer since I'll probably want to upgrade the CPU mobo and RAM first. Sadly the Gigabyte one has the worst bench on userbenchmark -_-
Case: I wanted a cheap yet decent case that I won't have to upgrade. It has decent, or ever pretty good cable managment, but I had a bunch of splitters, adapters and stuff so I worked my a** off to get it done. It looks nice and feels sturdy, the side window is pretty good, I think the drive bays are a bit limited (only 3) but it's a pretty cheap case for it's quality and it has 2 SSD slots behind the motherboard tray. 9/10 would probably buy again.
PSU: Quality Seasonic unit, was reasonably priced, only a few dollars more than the 520W unit, and the EVGA PSUs were WAY too expensive, so I opted for this one. Fully modular, which I liked a lot.
Storage: The SSD was really cheap, the same price as a 120GB Intel SSD, and I think 240GB is enough for me since I only play ~3 games and that's it. It's still faster and has more storage than my 80GB HDD...
Monitor: Reusing my spare 1600x900 monitor, doesn't matter since I'll be playing at 786p to get the maximum FPS possible.
I'm gonna be gaming on this, practicing either League of Legends or CS:GO while casually playing Minecraft, and I'll also look into making a YouTube channel!
NOT FINISHED! I HAVE TO DIAGNOSE A SLIGHT ISSUE BEFORE I CAN GIVE FINAL THOUGHTS AND BENCHMARKS!