After buying countless Xboxes and memberships, I was fed up with console gaming and was looking for a new gaming experience. A lot of my friends built their own PC's and I decided to build my own!
I use this for gaming, however, I do use it for the occasional essay writing, web browsing, C++, etc. required for school.
Component-wise, I wasn't looking for the best hardware money could buy (because I have little money), because of this, I chose what I felt were solid components that worked well together for a budget gaming rig. I decided to go with blue/ black hardware and a mix of blue and white LED fans, accompanied by a gunmetal case. Overall, I think it looks fantastic for a first build and an introduction into the world of PC building. I plan on building a new one in the near future to expand on the things I've learned how to do such as experimenting with liquid cooling, clock speeds, etc.
Edit: When I built this, there was a deal for the storage (buy an HDD, get an SSD for free), hence the reason the SSD Is $0.00. Also, the PSU, Case, and CPU were on sale, so please keep these in consideration when looking at this build! If I recall:
- The GPU was $160
- The Case was $60
- The PSU was $30 or so....
That shaves off about $98 or so for the completed build. Add on the MoBo ($149.99) and the RAM ($72.00) and that leaves the total price for the build at 794.70!