This is the first time building a PC all by myself. Also fist time that i've been paid by someone for it. Anyway, my friend basically wanted a new gaming pc because his current one is slim PC that overheats very easily and broken.
Lots of parts were from local Korean brand and Chinese cheaper parts to cut the budget. There's nothing too fancy like overclocking, leds or anything. It's just about Budget, Stable, and Performance.
He doesn't fancy anything too heavy, and i knew that also meant he's never going beyond 1080p. So GTX960 was a good choice for the graphics card as i have used it before - which left me a fantastic experience for 1080p.
For CPU i just had to go for I5, since I3 could be a bit too weak and I7 is too expensive for the tight budget. And for the cooling, at first i was thinking of Cooler Master Seidon 120V Plus, but realizing that it's not going to be overclocked a bit, so i just went with air cooling to save the budget.
For Memory, I went with generic 1600 Mhz DDR3 Memory, but decided to max out the slots of 16 GB. Just about more than enough for gaming and other things.
But for performance i decided to put in an SSD as boot drive, because i know how significant an SSD improves system performance. It also has 1 TB of HDD storage so that should be enough for him.
And the case was also from local cheap brand, and it's a cube case with slimline ODD cage. So i bought a Slim ODD from LG too. It was quite tight fit and for the case being cheap installing process was absolutely horrible, but i guess this is the cost for buying something that's overly cheap.
It took about 3 hours to build, since the case was small and i had a bit of problem when installing the motherboard. ( one of the standoffs were defective )
Didn't did too much benchmarks, but i ran MGSV : Ground Zeroes for the test. It went well with solid 60 FPS with most of the settings cranked up to High / Very High at 1080p.
In conclusion, if we had more budget to spend then i would've loved to buy a bit more expensive quality parts, but the budget was pretty tight and local retailers were charging quite high for those parts. So that's pretty much it.
Very Fast and nice, and cheap too. Recommended for boot drive!