Build Date: 26JAN2016
Request was for a $700 "Gamer Styled Computer" for his 16 year old son. Customer's son primarily played World of Warcraft and was looking for a new build to step up his raiding game before the new expansion. The customer further specified that it must have an SSD and also a secondary data drive since his son does photography and editing.
- 4GB VRAM
- 120GB SSD and 1TB Data drive
- Beautiful case
- PSU is a tier 4. It should be upgraded if budget allows.
Notes: Budget builds are BUDGET builds. I have to make the best machine for it's intended purpose while maintaining the budget. At the $700 budget mark, I would have typically gone with the R9 380 but since WoW is known to heavily favor Nvidia cards over ATI and the fact that I was able to score a Gigabyte G1 960 for $210, I made an exception. I took a gamble on the Sentey Blade case as it was a cheap case and I didn't know much about the brand but it turned out to be one of my favorite cases I've ever used, especially at the price point. Check the review for more. If you have any questions as to why I chose what I chose, please ask.
Simply put, this case is amazing. It's sturdy, the build quality is excellent and it looks impressive. The fans are bright and relatively quiet for the CFM they pull. The side panel has a slight tint and with the blue LED fans shining through it gives a really nice polished look. The design is sleek with a little bit of flair. Great purchase.
Bottom line: I highly recommend this case, and will be using it as soon as they go back on sale.