Oh man, I'm sorry to hear about the motherboard trouble. I would literally be dying. I'm currently on Windows 10 technical preview because the original copy of Windows 7 that my friend got me apparently wasn't as original as I thought (or maybe since it wasn't registered with the school I got caught). Anyways, I hope that everything gets fixed up soon for you. Maybe ask the community here or on reddit to help you out?
lol my girlfriend doesn't >.< But thanks for checking it out!
haha well if it's too clean I guess I've done my job. As for upgrading GPU, I'm pretty content as of now, but we'll see how pricing goes in the future. The microphone is to record some acoustic guitar and also doubles as a mic for casual gaming and skype. Thanks for checking it out and the link!
I used lightroom 5 with some downloaded presets that you can find online for free and then tweak them. Just type search "free vintage presets for lightroom".
Protest the Hero always deserves a +1! haha Thanks for checking it out!
Thanks for the help!
It took a little bit of modding with a dremel and some double sided sticky tape. I explained it a little bit in my original post here: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/RFcfrH
I also used this youtube vid as reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaNvqDgzv_s
Thanks for checking this out!
Thank you! And haha PTH is the best!
Keyboard works great! Now I would suggest tho to try out Cherry MX Blues and see which one feels better for you.
You have to do a mod. It's in the description and I've answered it in other comments. But yes I do agree and that's why I did it. Here's a youtube vid that I used as a reference when doing the mod and I hope it helps!
Ahh fasho. I was looking in on that as well, but I'm personally lazy right now haha but thanks for the advice!
Can't wait for your build cous :3
If you read the description, I explain how we did it. Here's a reference vid that I used to do the optical drive mod.
Thanks for the advice. I've actually never thought about that, but I'll keep it in mind! And don't trip, it was a simple accident. Thanks again for looking and the comments!
Birthday money and subtracted it from the original cost. Again I'm very thankful to the people who helped contribute to the build. And thank you!
I thought it was compared to other builds, but I guess I'm sorry?
It's beautiful up here.
I didn't actually and to be honest I didn't know that was a thing lol. Obviously my amateur side is showing, but it seems to be hold up by itself.
I personally have to thank friends and family for that and I'll admit there was a few shady craigslist deals that helped haha, but thanks!
the best <3
Went on craigslist and some guy was selling it for $110 brand new! I will admit the deal seemed a tad shady as I was also able to get a brand new web cam from him too that should have been like $85, but I got it for $45. Always check craigslist, you'll never know what pops up! And will do on that CPU cooler! Thanks!
Thank you! And +10000 to you for being a pth fan.
Thank you and haha double thanks! Glad to see somebody recognizes pth lol
The $1000 budget was just for the computer, not including peripherals. I technically could have put more into the computer, but being in college I decided to save for now and wait till the next black friday or big sale to upgrade. I'm personally loving it. I edited the description, but for my EVGA GPU, it comes with ShadowPlay which allows you to record and stream your games, which I find to be really fun. A 760 is good and 8gb o ram is plenty. I don't know what kind of monitor setup you're doing, but if you're doing what I assume would be like a 1080p single monitor with something like bf4, a 760 2gb gpu will do, but from what I've read, if you have the extra $50-75, you can upgrade to the 770 for a pretty good upgrade. However, I'm well aware that the 760 is the best bang for your buck currently so so far so good my friend!
Thank you! And modding it did take a while. The hardest part was cutting off the edges from cover. We used a dremel to do so and when using it, you need to be careful because the heat from the dremel melts the plastic so you need to go slow. Also if you try and do it quick the blade could break. I didn't have to move the drive further back. There is a youtube vid that I used as a reference and hopefully it'll help!
And thanks for the tip!
haha I probably should. Thank you btw!
Thank you very much! :)