Hey this is the first gaming PC I've ever built, I started out with a HP H8 that a bought from future shop about 2 years ago, it was the best PC they had at the time. This was before I ever considered building my own PC and I did all my gaming on a console. I bought it to get into PC gaming and I must say my PS3 now collects a lot of dust. The only parts that remain from the HP h8 are the CPU (thats why is not a K), the HD (that is why it is a WD Green), the Bluray drive and the 8 gigs of ram.
First thing I did was bought a new PSU (850 watt corsair) and GPU (Asus DC2 7970 3 slot beast) and Stuck it in the stock HP case (BARLEY FIT), they replaced a radeon hd 6850 and 430 watt PSU. it worked okay but the new GPU ran a little hot (80s) in the stock case with not much airflow. Latter I got a new case and mobo, 4 pack of fans and a h60 water cooler and fan controller. Now it runs nice and cool, GPU never goes above 68 and CPU 60.
Future upgrades will be a SSD and possibly another GPU (if I have room)
I have learned a lot with this build, looking back I probably could have done a few thing better (should have got a better case and mobo).. cant wait to build another rig but that won't be for awhile. Please leave any feadback I would love to know what you all think.
I also have a Samsung sync master BX2450 monitor, Logitech G10 keyboard and a R.A.T cyborg 7 mouse