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This build was designed to be quiet, compact, and powerful. I wanted it to be futureproof with the exception of a graphics card upgrade in the future if the need arises, however the R9 280x has a reputation for being great for 1080p gaming. Originally I had planned to go with an NVIDIA GTX 960 card and blue color scheme however after seeing videos like this one I knew I wanted to go with the Radeon instead. It's a stellar card that not only looks great, but performs great! It also has another GB of VRAM as opposed to most 960s--making it more futureproof and powerful.

The build was carefully budgeted to $700, and with the exception of the SSD, has met this budget. It was bought part-by-part, as I waited for deals for the various parts. Originally the build more than met this budget however then I decided to add an SSD, finally succumbing after hearing enough about their performance difference. I added an SSD, LED Case fan (I needed SOMEthing aesthetically pleasing!) and a CPU cooler which wasn't necessary and this brought my budget up to $800.

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CPU $170.38 (Purchased)
CPU Cooler $20.61 (Purchased)
Motherboard $111.98 (Purchased)
Memory $43.99 (Purchased)
Storage $64.95 (Purchased)
$79.99 (Purchased)
Video Card $179.99 (Purchased)
Case $29.99 (Purchased)
Power Supply $57.98 (Purchased)
Operating System $18.13 (Purchased)
Wireless Network Adapter AzureWave ​Broadcom B​CM94352HMB (Purchased)
Case Fan $14.69 (Purchased)
Custom DiRT Rally​ ($45.99 V​alue) (Purchased)
Total (Purchased): $792.68
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Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor 10W - 84W
Cooler Master - GeminII M4 58.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler 5W - 10W
G.Skill - Ripjaws X Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1866 Memory 9W - 9W
Toshiba - 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
OCZ - ARC 100 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
PowerColor - Radeon R9 280X 3 GB TurboDuo Video Card 62W - 250W
Cougar - Dual-X 64.37 CFM 120mm Fan 1W - 5W
Total: 93W - 388W
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