Description

$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

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Comments

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Simple and Awesome, Good stuff bro

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

u useing a 1.3 MP old FlipFone camera?

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol, no, I was using an iPhone and it still sucked... it all looks great on the phone

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't the Red Devil a vaccum cleaner

  • 79 months ago
  • 6 points

You're thinking of the Dirt Devil. :p

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Ummm idk

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Please get a better mousepad, steelseries qck is the bomb.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Why i dont see it as a neccessity

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a nice mouse, why use a ****** Dell mousepad with it? Trust me it will make a massive difference.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll think about it. Thank you for the suggestion!

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Good choice with the 760. I recommend you SLI in the future. 760 in 2-Way SLI outperform a Titan! :o

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea probably will

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

great pictures and an overall excellent system for your needs. are you also thinking about using a RAM drive with that 16GB of memory?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at the momemt will consider it though

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Just so you know your power supply doesn't have good reviews. For PSUs, you can't take into account the star ratings on consumer websites and you need to go to more expert websites like johnny guru/hardware secrets and the like that know what they are talking about when they review a power supply. Consumer reviews mean crap for a power supply.

Your power supply is good but it doesn't have great voltage regulation which is essential for overclocking and PSU stability at load in general. Here's a review. You got it for a good price, but there are much better power supplies out there for the same price or a little more.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your feedback, so far it has been fine, no problems at all. I will see how it does after i overclock. I did check websites like johnny guru/ hardware secrets and at the time i bought it, this was the best gold certified PSU for the price. (Gold Certification was a big thing for my dad)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice setup dude, BTW what's the name of your desk? Plz lol

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

im sorry i don't remember, its from Staples made by z-line so im pretty sure you could find it if you look there

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Why Thank you Sir!

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Cm storm sentimel 2 Its in the description

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I love my rig too

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Love my mouse

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not that heavy, maybe 40-50 pounds. I don't know, that's an estimate.