My 11 years old son got a I got a NVIDIA Shield Tablet for his birthday. He was kind of disappointed when he learned he couldn't pair the tablet with our old and outdated computer. This gave me the perfect excuse to build him/us a new gaming PC.
I want to thank all the PC Part Picker community for the vast amount of information I was able to get here in order to achieve my goal.
In the past I had replace and upgrade individual hardware from my PCs, but never built a computer from scratch.
Since I wanted to keep my build around $800 budget I had to make a few compromises. I ordered a few parts in "like new condition" from Amazon Warehouse (everything I received from them was really in like new condition). I also had to stick to a NVIDIA GTX graphic card in order to pair the PC with my son's NVIDIA Shield Tablet, so Radion cards were not an option.
The computer looks good and performs great, so overall I am very satisfied with my first build.
Good overall processor. Not planning on overclocking, so didn't go with the 6500 K.
Very nice little cooler.
Wanted a decent motherboard with some extra room in case I upgrade in the future.
Seems like a decent memory cards and worked with my budget
Not bad for a $45 SSD drive.
Good enough for a $50 1 TB hard drive
Had to go with Nvidia GTX to pair my son's Nvidia Shield Tablet with the computer. In order to keep my build under $800 I need to go with the most affordable GTX 960 available. I got an open box item from Amazon Warehouse. So far I am pretty impress with its performance. I already start saving to upgrade to a GTX 1070 in the future.
I got the as an open box item from Amazon Warehouse in like new condition. I like the case, but it has some design flaws. Even with a fully modular PSU, the managing of the cables was daunting to say the least.
Love that is fully modular, otherwise the building with the Corsair Carbide case would had been a nightmare
I wanted yellow led fans for my build. Not the cheapest, but I like them. They are quite and seems to work well.