I built this computer because my laptop was crapping out and thought it would be fun to give it a try to build one. It took me 5 months to gather all the parts while looking for the best deals I could. With everything together it cost me (out of my own pocket) $308 which includes a fan splitter cable that is not listed below. The Hard drive was given to me as a Christmas gift from my parents, so if I had to buy it the build would have been around $420. The Hard drive I was looking at was $60; so if I were to buy the HD, I would have still been under my $350 budget.
I plan on getting another 8 GB of RAM, possibly a video card (which one would work great with the 5800k?) and possibly a 3.5 peripheral (whatever that may be). I had to buy a cheap crappy keyboard that cost me $13, I already had the monitor, mouse and speakers. I will eventually get a wireless keyboard. I put Linux Ubuntu 13.10 and will probably never go back to windows.
I can now say that I have the bug and already want to build another computer in hopes to selling it. I also want to try and overclock this computer to around 4.0-4.2 ghz. I just have no idea how to do it.
Anyways, I am very happy with this build and want to build another computer soon.
(Edit). I added a Corsair 430W ATX12V in replacement of the coolmax V400 and it is really nice. It's quiet and I love that it is more ventilated. Still under my $350 budget.
A really nice cpu. Fast and seems to be reliable enough. I bought this in 2013 and am just now writing a review. Maybe I will OC it someday but as for now it works fine for a normal every day cpu. Was also hoping to game with it but that really never worked out.
Overall, for an AMD cpu it's really nice.
Pretty basic MB. It's okay but for how cheap it was when I bought it, it works like it should.
Love this HD. Got it for Christmas 2013. Works great.
Bought in 2017 hoping to use steam and game. It's quiet and nice but steam won't work on my linux build so there really isn't any way for me to really know how it works. Still, I only bought it for $37. Can't beat that.
Cheap! That is a good cheap. Nice case. Only complaints would be that the PSU is on top and cable management sucks. But for the price you can't go wrong with a budget build.
Very nice PSU. Pretty quiet as well.
Wireless Network Adapter
Bout in 2013 for my linux build. Didn't work for Ubuntu all that well. We have 150 mbps internet and this was only downloading at 3 mbps. Had to go wired.