Description

This PC was built for my parents. The prices are not exactly accurate, because many of the parts were from older computers such as the Caviar Blue. Also many of these parts were bought as refurbished, so it is significantly cheaper. Not to mention a lot of these parts were bought in Asia, so many parts have 10% lower price, but many also have 50% increase in price.

Their graphics card is not a HIS Radeon R7 260x 1GB, to be exact the graphics card is actually a MSI Radeon Gaming Series R7 260x 1GB Twin Forza. The specs and prices are exactly the same, which is the reason why I choose this. Since the computer is currently in Asia I can't benchmark it, but the computer is fully loaded with 9 fans, 2 being used for push and pull for the H60 (I used the stock 120mm NZXT performance fans for the push and pull), the computer can run pretty cool. The case's build in fan controls allows the computer to run silently when not in full load, and NZXT fans are relatively quiet even on 100% (because I have the 120mm NZXT stock fans constantly on 100% and I barely hear them at all).

Since the computer is not near me (its across the Pacific from me), I can't benchmark it for you guys. Also yes I know H60s have thermal compound already on it, but since I've already bought the MX4 before we decided we were going to go water cooling, I ended up just stripping the stock H60 cooling compound and replaced it with the MX4.

An Overview of the Amount of Money saved/paid Extra (keep in mind, in China a lot of computer parts have Foreign Import Tax/Premium pricing. This is all compared with current price of these components on Newegg. All components that is unobtainable in US, or doesn't have a US equivalent will not be compared, also stuff that I got for free, such as Windows 7 from school , and Caviar Blue from old computer will not be compared):

Intel Core i5-3350P Paid 10 Dollars Extra Corsair H60 Paid 1 Dollar Extra Arctic Cooling MX4 4G Saved 5 Dollars Asus p8Z77-V LK ATX LGA 1155 Saved 30 Dollars G.Skill Ripjaws RAM Paid 8 Dollars Extra Seagate Barracuda 2TB Paid 1 Dollar Extra MSI R7 260X Gaming 1 GB Not Available in US, however compared to the price by the HIS equivalent I saved somewhere between 50 to 100 dollars. Cause MSI always cost 50 to 100 dollars more for their HIS counter part. NZXT Phantom 410 Case Saved 20 Dollars PSU Actual PSU is not Available in US, but it is CoolerMaster Optical Drive Saved 8 Dollars Fans Not Bothering, cause not too many people are obsessed with filling every fan slot in their case. Keyboard The red switch version is going for 110 dollars, since Red is always 10 dollars more than brown. I assume the brown version of the keyboard would cost about 100 dollars. So I saved about 30 bucks on the keyboard. Mouse Saved 30 dollars (if you can, when you on vacation in China, get your Razer gear there, much cheaper LOL, of course check authenticity first).

Total Saved/Spend Extra

Saved 113 Dollars if not including Graphics cards. Including graphics card, saved at least 163 Dollars or 213 Dollars Maximum.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 18 points

Are you trying to create enough windpower for this thing to propel itself across your living room? Holy fans batman.

  • 69 months ago
  • 9 points

I just like filling in all the fan slots. I don't know I like to look at my computer from time to time, and empty spaces annoys me.

  • 69 months ago
  • 6 points

Haha I'm just poking fun! I like the build man enjoy it.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL

  • 69 months ago
  • 5 points

Jesus, why so many fans man lol did you have literally like 10 fans lying around im jelly. Things a cooling machine

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

NZXT fans are much cheaper in Asia cause the factory is in China, and they also sell to Local people. For example even though Asus is a Chinese brand it is 50% more expensive in China, because Asus don't sell to local people. What i mean "they don't sell to locals" i mean they treat themselves as an imported goods, so tariffs is added.

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

nice cow

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's a nice little build for just basic internet surfing and word processing. And yes, it is over kill if that's all its gonna be used for.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

yeahhhh... the only thing that i know is even applicable to their daily use is the CPU and Ram, because my dad wants to set up a VM Server thing, but because that thing runs on Linux i highly doubt it would even cause that much stress on the computer components.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a pretty cool desk thingy :) Very nice build! +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you. I found it online. Found it not able to fit the computer the way the desk wanted it to fit, so I had to modify it to make the case fit. Sighh.. pre build computer desk compartments are still using OEM computers as the standard, which cannot fit a Mid-Tower. To be fair, they are only a few mm off.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

So what is the actual price?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, Just realized the exterior cable management is a mess. My parents switched the orientation of the computer after I left, because they complain the top exhaust, due to the table board, is causing cold air to be constantly blowing on their leg, so they feel cold. Hence messing up the orientation of all the cables.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Twin FORZA FTW!!!

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

While I must say that this level of performance could've been done for much less, I must applaud you on making a machine that can make ice, even when flying through the most intense of emails.

Just one question, are the fans loud?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

barely hear them unless they are on full blast. The build in fan controller for NZXT cases are good enough.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build even better because you did it for your parents. But please get them a quality surge protector because the crappy power companies are going to fry that PC. Good looking desk also I like the compact design with the white case and white theme you have going on.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, but for the exact same price of the 320GB HDD, you could've bought a 1TB.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

the 320 HDD was free, it was ripped from my old computer.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, if this would be the other way around (my parents made me this computer) I'd be very happy :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

Thats a pretty cool desk thingy :) Very nice build! +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

+1 For the Desk

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