$1000 Budget build
Hey Guys! I am a 14 year old who was really interested in working with Maya, CAD, Java (kinda), and making videos for youtube. And of course GAMING!!!
So i decided to build my own computer instead of buying one. This was my first build too!
After all the deals, coupons, gift cards, and Mail in Rebates, this build came down to about $975. It took a long time to hunt for all the deals. I highly recommend subscribing to Newegg's email deals if you plan on building your own computer!
If you are interested, i use an Asus 23.6 inch monitor, a Sidewinder x4, a Cooler Master Storm Sentinel, and Bose Companion speakers.
So now why i chose all the parts:
CPU: I chose the i7 4770k because i heard it is a really good CPU that can run pretty much anything i want. I know i could have went with the i5 or the AMD 8350 but because i was going to run programs that were CPU intensive, i decided to go with this awesome CPU. And plus, it was at a great price at Microcenter and i still had some money left over to spend on the machine so yea. I didn't go with ivy-bride because Haswell performs just as well and is more power-efficient. I don't have the over-heating issues people are talking about...
CPU Cooler: Originally i had the CM Evo Hyper plus but when this cooler dropped down to 24.99, i jumped on it, i think it was a great price and it performs wonderfully. CPU Temps: Idle: 30-35 Degrees Celsius Load- 50-55 degrees Celsius Max: 60 Degrees Celsius Mobo: I t had good reviews, good features, good brand, what more do i need?
Memory: I got 16 gigs for two primary reasons 1: Video Editing 2: Thinking of hosting a minecraft server
Storage: 1tb, cheap, Good reviews, Recommended by friends, what else?
Video Card: The 760 is a wonderful card and at $260, it is unbeatable. I really don't need a better one cause i don't game that much.
Wireless Network Adapter: This one had great reviews, i really like how the antenna can be put where i like. And i needed one.
Case: This is an awesome case, cable management was a breeze and at $59, i think it was a great case for the price
Power Supply: This power supply had great reviews except for the fact that it didn't support Gigabyte: Not a problem for me and it was gold certified. I got 750 watts just in case i upgraded the video card or got an another 760.
Optical Drive: Good for my needs but not great. Too Loud! (Expected though) I only use it occasionally to burn some cds and of course installing the OS (Windows 8)
Overall i had a really fun time building my Red Devil :D and i am very pleased with my results, this should last till i go to college when i get to build an even better one. I think i did a decent job with cable management but i'll leave it up to you guys to decide.
I also do plan on overclocking in a little while.
Any Suggestions for future upgrades or cable management is welcome!
BTW my Youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/RoonsyTunes I have no videos right now but will soon start that beginning with my setup video.
I know my computer is on carpet but i have little extra standoffs to make sure there is good airflow.
Sorry for the picture quality, Taken using an iPhone