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Hello pc enthusiasts of the world, I have decided today to share my pc build with you, mainly because it's summer and I have nothing scheduled to do for today. I use this pc for 1080p gaming, Netflix, and for my homework whenever I can't find my macbook, all which it does pretty well.

FX-6300 @ 4.5 ghz (OC'ed): A basic six-core cpu that serves its purpose, frankly if I were 6 months smarter back when I made this thing I would have gone with an lga 1150 socket i3/g3258 to leave room for upgrades later on, but it is still a pretty nice cpu for the price.

Enermax ETS-T40-BK: Stylish, nice looking cooler, had a little trouble with the fan on it (It occasionally stops spinning and allows the temperatures to go up), although the heatsink miraculously prevents it from ever reaching unsafe temperatures.

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P: Fairly cheap motherboard, yet it serves it's purpose. Once more, if I were 6 months smarter when I made this I would have gone for a slightly pricier motherboard with more features, but I can't say that it doesn't do it's job well for the price.

Crucial Ballistix 8gb Sport: It was the cheapest DDR3-1600 mhz kit at the time.

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm: I actually salvaged this from an old pc, so I got it for free.

Sapphire Radeon R9 280: Nice card, pretty silent, and generally runs at 50 degrees celsius when playing intensive games such as Metro Last Light/Far Cry 3. I can max out any game I own at 1080p and it will run at a good 60 frames per second, with Far Cry 3 at 40-80 (depending on location), Metro Last Light at 60-70ish, dipping down to 50 at the surface, and Bioshock (game from 2007) always around 200 fps.

Apevia X-Sniper G-Type ATX Mid Tower: I got this for 30 bucks on craigslist along with the power supply, and it is a pretty decent case. Although unless you can get a good deal on it, don't buy it from here with that $80 price tag, it just isn't worth it. It comes with some pretty useful temperature probes and a back fan/side fan (although I had to repurpose the side fan as an intake fan due to the massive cpu heatsink I bought) along with some built in fan controllers. BUT, it's a metal case with no cable management, and you cannot remove one of the drive cages, which you need to do if you want to put in a video card longer than 10.5 inches (roughly 26.7 centimeters). Although, it still looks pretty cool, especially in the dark.

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 watts: It's 610 watt psu I got for 30 bucks along with the case. Not modular, which was kind of annoying when I did cable management (i.e. shove all the spare cables into the unused drive cage space), but still a nice power supply. Don't think it is available from retailers any more though.

Optical drive: It installed Windows, good enough for me.

OS: Latest version of Windows.

I apologize for the horrendously low-res pictures, I'm working with a macbook camera

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  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

you can edit the prices on your build by editing the parts list and clicking the gear next to the price to mark what you actually paid for it, just fyi. Nice build overall, and yeah i would recommend upgrading to a different case later on if you can afford it, youll get better cooling overall by staying away from apevia

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I kinda realized that after I bought it, but you have got to admit, it looks pretty awesome in the dark.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, though you can recreate that with other window cases and an RGB light strip :) My build default is red as i have red fans and other red lights on my build, but i can change it to any color in the spectrum lol.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds pretty awesome, if I buy a new windowed case I'm probably gonna get one of those RGB keyboards to go along with those LED strips, so i could have a rainbow pc :P

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 For Title :D

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice deal on that case and power supply!!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome job on a budget. You've got the card I was very close to starting with on my first build. Sounds like a sound purchase in your case.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I lucked out on that part. The power supply that came with it is actually pretty great, despite being kind of old.

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