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.
|Wireless Network Adapter||AzureWave Broadcom BCM94352HMB||(Purchased)|
|Custom||DiRT Rally ($45.99 Value)||(Purchased)|
|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|
|Saved Part List||When|
|Coolermaster Build (Started)|