Description

I have never spent a lot of time using Windows so switching from an iMac to this was quite a process. I didn't want to spend over $450 and wanted to keep it as close to $400 (not including monitors and other peripherals). Luckily I was able to find some great deals and made it happen. I think the highlight (at least from what I can tell from my limited knowledge) was finding the EVGA GTX950 FTW for only $110 on newegg after coupons and rebates. I know that the Rx480 is coming out soon and if I had known about it earlier I think I would have waited on this build a little longer to save up to add that. So far I haven't overclocked the GPU or CPU, mostly because of thermal concerns and not knowing how to, but I hope to upgrade my coolers in order to do so.
Besides that, I'm not sure where to go from there. Hope you enjoy.

Side note: I'm really happy with my before and after versions of cable management in this build. Hope it's somewhat up to standards.

Prices I Paid after rebates and coupons: CPU: 75 GPU: 110 PSU: 20 HDD: 45 SSD: 40 RAM: 30 Case: 40 Mobo: 45 Total: 405

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice build+cable management, glad you got these good deals man, hope you're enjoying the master race so far :P +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Playing the Witcher 3 on my Xbox and now on my PC has opened my eyes to so many possibilities PCs provide compared to static consoles.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome cable management!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

That CPU will serve you very well! +1 For amazing case; the front LED fan really spices it up.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Plan to install some LED strips in the future for maximum spice!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, I'm probably making a new build in a few months, but I'll DEFINITELY do that on that one! :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points
The front panel looks awesome! Your cable management is very good and your choice of parts, too.

+1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No heat sink or liquid cooling for the CPU?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

No cpu either.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I forgot that the pictures I had taken were before my CPU came in. I can assure you its in there now. I got the 860k with their "quiet cooler" so its quite nice.

  • 43 months ago
  • -1 points

It comes with one..?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable management looks great,and those look like awesome deals! +1

I'm thinking of getting that case,how is it?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I used that case originally for my build and it was very nice for the price. Lots of airflow with up to five fan locations. The only downside is there isn't a ton of room for cable management on the back side. It's probably like that with all cases in this price range though. It is definitely a great buy for the money. I plan on re-using it on my living room gaming pc soon.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's one of the best cases you can get for the money right now that 1) doesnt look tacky with weird grills and neon colors 2) has a MASSIVE side window, and 3) has USB 3.0 headers. Would highly recommend.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that case with this. Creates a super sleek and clean looking PC. Not much more you can do with a non-modular PSU, without feeling as if you're going to break the cables and snap them at a 45 degree angle then proceed to stomp on the back panel.

My only gripe is that I want to throw that AMD Athlon sticker at you and make you re-position it again though :D That's a pretty tight build for the money, good job!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I realized how much a pain non modular PSUs can be when having to stuff unneeded wires in the back. And yeah that AMD sticker is a bit weird lookin there + its off centered LOL

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

can this pc run ark or other demanding games?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

So far Ive only played Dishonored, Witcher 3, LoL, Far Cry 4, and CSGO. All of them at high settings gives no issues. I've never played ARK but i might give it a go in the future.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent job on cable management!!!! Great cpu choice as well . I went with the 860k too:)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You really need a CPU Cooler otherwise that think will burn out. I recommend a cooler master CPU Cooler which is only like $20. Other than that it is a very clean build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man nice build! If you could change anything in your pc what would it be?