Description

I use it for gaming for now, and toying with Linux. I plan to upgrade as necessary to use it for audio production. It uses my 27" iMac (2009) as a monitor, and I have a USB switch for the keyboard (different mice).

Pricing:

  • Everythng was bought from Newegg except custom parts and $0 parts.

  • The mobo was actually 160, but I got a $60 combo deal w/the CPU.

  • I got Windows 7 a while back, and I have the HD from an old external drive.

  • Metro came with the video card.

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Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

amazing build! only thing that could top it off is an SSD ;) thank you for sharing this.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! Yeah, getting an SSD soon.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this case so much... but only in this color. You should look in an SSD for faster load/boot times. All of your parts are good, I can't complain.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I feel the same way about the case; this one isn't glossy so no fingerprints :) Also, gunmetal, c'mon. I'll get an SSD down the road, but no rush for now - most of my "computing" is done on the iMac, which got an SSD implant.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build for a first build. How long did it take you?

You did very well in building a good 'bang for buck' PC.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks - I've fiddled with tech long before I got to this, I think that's helped. Part picking/buying - maybe 2 mos. .. I was in no rush. Built in about 4-5 hrs., cable management was maybe an hour. Lots of help from the newegg tutorial videos and /r/buildapc :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

When your ready to overclock your 3570k, make sure you buy a cooler like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2

Only $25 now, good deal. Usually $30.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, duly noted :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, nice pics indeed! and very balanced build as well

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice. And great cable management. Seriously, how'd u guys make it look so clean? :O

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :) Well, you route everything through the back if you can. Find common routes that cables take, and bundle those together temporarily. then pull in all the slack, spool that up, consolidate it and hide it away, tied up tight! Assuming it's a power cable or something that doesn't run the risk of being damaged, you can really bend wires to your will. HOWEVER, don't bend at the connector (bend an inch or so later), and this assumes that you're not rearranging the cables much. Too much bending and you will damage them eventually.

Oh, and a lot of patience :) Good luck!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat last picture

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Right? Thanks! :)

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  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, that's why I love the choice of case. Great for cable mgmt and cooling.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks :)

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