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so this was my very first pc build that i made myself built mostly for gaming. I had a $960 budget, i went about $20 over budget but my dad helped me out. i worked for 3 week with the EYC, walking along the highway picking up litter.

cpu: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core, i opted to not go with the 3570K because im not really interested in over clocking.

MB: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155, bang for the buck this was the best motherboard i could find.

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600, its corsair... they make goodstuff

Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" SSD, used as a temprary boot drive until i can afford a bigger capacity Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM, used for main storage of games and other stuff

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 760 4GB, went with the 4GB version because i had an extra $50 in my budget to spend

Case: Silverstone RL02B-W-USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower, build is named after the looks of the case, offeres decent ventilation, room for cable management, and looks really cool

PSU: Cooler Master 500W ATX12V, only complaint is that the cables are really short which makes cable management
very difficult

Optical drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer, i do video editing for school so the ability to burn cd's was pretty important.

OS: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit), went with windows 8 over 7 because its newer and will remain supported for longer than windows 7

All in all i am very happy with this build, i dont really have a camera so ill upload some pics as soon as i figure out how to get them off my phone.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
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chance of getting some inside pics?

  • 76 months ago
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I was hesitant to put interior pics cause i know how much people care about cable management, but only cause you asked, the cable management is almost non-existent due to the length of the cables, i did the best i could to keep them as much out of the way of the front fan as possible.

  • 76 months ago
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well, my cables arent any better :P

  • 76 months ago
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Part selection is pretty solid. The cable management could use some work though.

  • 76 months ago
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i suppose i could at least tie the cords together huh.

  • 76 months ago
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There are probably some zipties that came with the case that you could use. If cables won't reach it's understandable, but at least use some ties to get things pulled away from the main airflow.

  • 76 months ago
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ill probably do that in the next day or two

  • 76 months ago
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Is there really an improvement of GPU performance from a 2GB to 4GB other then price?

  • 76 months ago
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Not particularly, modern games dont even use 2GB, i went with the 4GB to get the extra insurance for future games.if youre gaming on multiple monitors then the extra 2 GB's will be a godsend, if not and you dont have an extra $50 then dont worry about it, a 2GB card will work just fine.

  • 76 months ago
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Thank you

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a great build :3

  • 76 months ago
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Thanks :D

  • 76 months ago
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What a nice build. +1 and major kudos for learning the value of money and working to get your own things. Everyone should do that. Enjoy it now!

  • 76 months ago
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the main thing learned from that is that minimum wage sucks, seriously 3 weeks for barely enough to live

  • 76 months ago
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Yeah, welcome to wage slavery. :/

  • 76 months ago
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If you wanted bang for your buck I have learned on here a AMD fx/mobo would have been the way to go then you could have got a larger ssd

  • 76 months ago
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yeah i realized i should have gone with an fx-8350, but im perfectly content with what i have

  • 75 months ago
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IMO you chose the right processor. I bet the whole rig serves you well and games like a champ!

  • 75 months ago
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oh ya its preforming like a champ, the only thing id change would have been to go with windows 7 instead of 8

  • 74 months ago
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So does this case only come with one fan? Also does the top of the case hold two 120mm fans?

  • 74 months ago
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i comes with one front mounted 120mm fan, can hold 2 120mm fans on top, 1 on the bottom and 1 in the back

  • 74 months ago
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thanks

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem :D