Description

This is my first PC build. I am sad its over it was a fun process. I wanted this to do daily tasks and some light gaming, for my needs its perfect. The build went very smoothly which i didn't expect. It cost me 869 Canadian dollars which is about 600 US dollars.

CPU, I went with the i3 4170 I could have gone with a more capable AMD processor but i wanted to stick with Intel for future upgrades. I have not found any problems with the i3 and it does what i want it to do.

CRYORIG H7, this was purely for noise and aesthetics. it fits beautifully into the black and white theme. It is often out of stock but it was worth the wait to get it.

MOBO, Went with the msi sli krait. This was also largely based on aesthetics but Im glad i got it. It will be good for future upgrades to the system. Not to mention its stunning.

RAM, went with the Kingston hyper x fury, it had good reviews and and comes in white. this was a no brainer.

SSD, went with the Samsung 250gb ssd , its very popular and very fast. i will be getting another one soon.

GPU, Went with the gtx 750 ti, it is a good gpu for the money and plays games fairly well. I don't game much so I don't need anything too crazy yet. the reviews said it was very silent but i find it quite noisy even at lowest fan speed. its unfortunate because its the only noisy component i have in the system.

CASE, I went with the white s340. After months of planning this case was always a constant in my build. and I love it a lot it fits my build and overall setup theme dead on. It also makes cable management very easy. One of the front USB ports shipped broken which kind of sucked but at least its an easy fix with a USB hub.

PSU, Evga 550w. I didn't want to go with a corsair psu after seeing negative reviews so I went with this one, I will need a new one in the future but for now its fine.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
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wow. it looks incredible. I have very similar parts in my own system, but the cable sleeving and simple setup really make the build pop. Nice job

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks, I actually saw you're build before I built mine, You can have some credit for it haha.

  • 48 months ago
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so clean. so simple

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  • 48 months ago
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Love the black/white/wood setup. Pretty sweet, my brother has almost identical pc but with an i5. you earned a +1 from me!

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks! This is my first actual "setup" and Im very happy with the way the black/white/wood turned out.

  • 48 months ago
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nice colour scheme! my msi board died after a month. +1

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks, I love the monochrome themed pc's. I sure hope mine doesn't die too haha.

  • 48 months ago
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msi krait? do you have any idea what happened?

  • 48 months ago
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It was a business board for a school system. A B150M Bazooka. I bought a new motherboard in the end because I heard MSI RMA is bad.

  • 48 months ago
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Super clean build mate! +1

Kinda wish I would have gone your route with the CPU, it would have saved me some headache with future upgrades.

  • 48 months ago
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Thank you! Yeah mistakes happen I guess, at least it gives you an excuse to buy more parts.

  • 48 months ago
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Nice clean build at a great price! I'm a fan of the i3 in general, and sounds like it's perfect for your use case. A build to be proud of, nice work! +1

  • 48 months ago
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Thank you. Yeah the i3 is often overlooked, I think its a great cpu for some peoples needs including mine.

  • 48 months ago
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Well done! Very Clean!!! Might I suggest doing something with the 24pin cable that I saw someone else did on here with the same case. Instead of going straight into that cable hider/res. mount is pass the cable in front of it first and then inside the other side. It shows off that sweet sleaving really well. Only a thought. I really like this build though. It's nice to see a good looking budget computer!

  • 48 months ago
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I want that wallpaper

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks!

  • 48 months ago
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Completely in love with that first image, also sweet salt crystal lamp!

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks! Im in love with it too haha. I really like the salt lamps, I actually have 2 in my room, they add a nice light when im at the desk.

  • 48 months ago
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I'm surprised this didn't get featured. Good job

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks! :)

  • 48 months ago
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This build is getting very popular now. I basically have the same but higher spec. I have the same cable sleeves and they look amazing... are they Silverstone? +1 though

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks man, yeah they are silverstone, I might be getting some cable combs for them.

  • 48 months ago
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hey man, its an awesome project . Helped me motivate myself to keep going (shopping in USD) i kept going over my budget ... :(

i have the same mood stone bulb lol ....

  • 48 months ago
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also what keyboard is that???

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks! Yeah I went over my budget even on a cheap build like this, most of the time it will happen. Going a little over is better than getting cheap parts and having to replace them sooner. Thats the fun about pc building is finding all the correct ratios for what you need and what you can afford, Just keep going it took me months.

  • 48 months ago
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what keyboard is that??? lol what time of month,holiday should i shop it (prices)

  • 48 months ago
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Hey sorry I forgot to answer the question, Its the apple wireless keyboard. I got it years back but haven't uses it until now. the keyboard has recently dropped in price with the release of the new apple keyboard, I am going to buy a mechanical keyboard soon even though i quite like this one. But for buying your pc, i would just have your build loaded up on pcpartpicker and refresh it daily and when you see good prices pick it up, thats what i did.

  • 48 months ago
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i thought so too ( i'm on the site daily but affraid to buy then next you know HALF PRICE OFF) lol

  • 48 months ago
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Yeah i know what you mean, you just gotta do it.

  • 48 months ago
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I didn't want to go with a corsair psu after seeing negative reviews

Fyi user reviews mean nothing when it comes to psu's. They have no way to properly test it out or anything.

  • 48 months ago
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Basically it's not a controlled testing environment. Although when it's all you have (not this time around though) then it's better than nothing.

  • 48 months ago
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Yeah very true, as it was my first build i just didn't want to take risks.

  • 48 months ago
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This is a really clean setup man, I like this. Ive always wanted to do a sort of matching colour build and have a desk as neat and as tidy as this.

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks, I'd love to see it if you do. I really like the minimal approach on setups.

  • 48 months ago
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Looks great! Have you tried dual-booting into OSX?

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks! Not yet, I don't really have much interest in it right now but maybe in the future.

  • 48 months ago
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This looks so tidy, it makes me want to vacuum.

  • 48 months ago
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Thanks haha

  • 46 months ago
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Great build, man. I am building a very similar one myself. I don't know if you are into that but I think an ultra wide monitor would go really well in your setup. BTW, what mouse is that?

  • 46 months ago
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Thanks, yeah I was going to get an ultrawide but I got a really good deal on this monitor and I love it, I'm getting a second one soon. The mouse is the Lenovo n50 there is also a wired version called the m300.