Description

I am reposting this with better pictures and a more thorough explanation of what this was meant to be. I built this to kind of show people what kind of rig they can build for $700 when they take a little bit of time to find some deals. This was built with only one thing in mind; affordable gaming. This took less than a week to receive all the parts and assemble.

The Case- Picked this up at Microcenter for $40, I needed something small that could still fit a 680 and this was perfect. Everything about this case is above average for its price: the interior is finished off in black, the build quality, the packaging, etc.. I would highly recommend this case for someone needing a small case that can still fit almost every Gpu on the market and do it all on a budget.

The PSU- I love EVGA im a Nvidia fanboy seeing as they are the primary choice for most Nvidia cards i went ahead with giving them a chance. When i pulled this out of the box it was lightweight and looked really good (Its also super efficient!). When i installed it voila everything was perfect. Based on the good reviews i assume it will last.

The Motherboard- Gigabyte's D3H model is perfect for those who are looking for a affordable and reliable board there is not much to say about it, it comes with what you would expect on most motherboards nowadays and a few goodies.

The CPU- This is one of Intel's latest Haswell processors, the i5-4670k. It combines incredible single-core performance into 4 cores with excellent overclocking ability. All around a great processor and would highly recommend. (Beware the stock heatsink and fan are not so great and i wouldn't recommend attempting to overclock it without a aftermarket heatsink.

Last but not least the GPU- This is a massive beastly piece of equipment this took up half my case but trust me it is well worth both the sacrifice of space and the cost. This card is very well built and feels just.... solid. It has a heatsink extending the full length of the card to provide maximum heat disbursement and a huge cooler equiped with two huge fans for the absolute best cooling. This card is a great candidate for extreme overclocking or just playing on high resolutions.

Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 5 points

The prices!! Hard to beat.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Took a lot of time and I made a lot of mistakes in this week.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the Steelseries controller?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

i had a steelseries controller and i had more fun destroying it than i did playing with it

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Fsma92- I know cable management is horrible the one down side to that case. Spbach- Idk just got, didnt have bad reviews...

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Fsma92- I know cable management is horrible the one down side to that case. Spbach- Idk just got, didnt have bad reviews...

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Were some of the parts used or maybe refurbished?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes , the hdd I already had and the 680 was used .

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Was there any reason that you paired an unlocked i5 with a B85 motherboard?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the opportunity to oc on a z87 later and it was the same price at microcenter as the non k.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, but was there a reason to specifically get a B85 motherboard? For 80 dollar I'm almost certain you can get a Z87 motherboard at Microcenter.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I needed a z87 mATX and the cheapest one there was like $120 the board is pretty good if your not overclocking...

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

those cables... shudder

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed it look at new pictures..

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry if i am beeing ignorant but this video card is good? I mean, its a GTX 680 por 200$ when most GTX 660 are 220 $... I dont get it, what happened to this video hard thats the price is soooo low?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

It's used, second hand card-

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Just sold for $850 plus shipping on eBay! Next build will be up within the month. I sold because i enjoy building computers rather than playing on them.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

So you got a profit thats great!

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