This was a build we did for a client who is strictly going to be playing games such as BF4 and doing some light Photoshopping as well as schoolwork. Side note: The SSD isn't plugged in, as the included sata cables didn't reach the drive. New longer ones arriving tomorrow.
Parts List Breakdown
CPU - The Athlon 860k is a very good budget processor, and it beats out the Pentium G3258 in anything involving more than 2 cores. The client plans to do some overclocking on this chip, and a quick Passmark benchmark (non-OC) shows this processor scoring 5,600. Not bad.
Motherboard - The client already owned this board, and decided he wanted to use it in this case. The VRM is heatsinked, so it should be a robust overclocking board.
RAM - 8gb of G.Skill Sniper RAM does the trick, cheap and fast.
SSD - This SSD is one of the best price/performance drives you can get on the market right now, the computer boots in under 10 seconds, and has extremely snappy Windows operation.
HDD - Generic 1tb drive for storage and games.
GPU - Customer decided to recycle his old GPU. He plans on upgrading to the GTX 960 later this month.
Case - The client had his choice set on this case. He can easily expand to micro-ATX and his build looks fantastic with the side panel on.
PSU - Reliable and semi-modular
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