Description

This was my first performance/gaming PC build. I started out with a budget of $800 for the entire build, but after customization and other additional parts I've spent just about $1100. Installation of all the parts was a breeze, and cable management was decent, although it does feel like there weren't enough mounting points for cable ties.
EDIT: All has arrived!
EDIT 2: I'm going crazy with peripherals! In the coming months, I may upgrade the GPU or the monitor.

Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 5 points

This is a great build. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I'm really happy with how it turned out.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

otherwise.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Bravo.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a pretty decent build, I like it!

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Later today I'll post pics of my complete 'battlestation', if you will.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

I like this a lot! In the future, use 2x4GB RAM Kits instead of a single DIMM. It increases performance a bit. Not bad otherwise...

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

For some reason, I completely spaced on researching getting the 2x4GB RAM instead of the 8GB RAM. Does it improve performance noticeably? (I'll probably get another 8GB down the road, either way.)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

It is not that big of a difference from my point of view. Some gamers will say it is though. Just make sure you get the exact same RAM stick and ASAP too if your gonna do it. Mismatched DIMMs or chips with different ICs can have big issues.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Alrighty. I'll likely buy a second stick sometime this month.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, you could've found a better deal on a R7 265 or maybe R9 270 instead of the 750 Ti.

Great looking build.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I had several of my friends suggest the same, but I'm more familiar/comfortable with NVidia.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that motherboard with 4670K. I want to make a build with that combo but I want to make sure the motherboard works great with that CPU.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

The mobo works wonderfully, I've no complaints with it. BIOS is great, boots fast -- as you'd expect. Easy access to overclocking and their in house overclock utility isn't that bad.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

epic, does the case come with a window?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it does!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

it's not shown in the case picture...

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you mean? The first picture shows the case window.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

In the actual case's picture not your picture. Sorry I was just confused :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, gotcha. There is also a color/model of the case with no window for whatever reason.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a Portal sticker? Did you paint that on?

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Custom portal decal from eBay! I recently ordered custom TF2 logo decals, which you can buy on eBay.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You can either pay $50 for a 500GB HDD, or $50 for a 1TB HDD, You choose!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually had those HDDs left over from an old server that I had in storage. I figure the more the merrier.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man I love this build and the case! On the ebay where there is the portal half life sticker what color sticker did you get because yours is white and black. So what color did you get?

  • 66 months ago
  • -2 points

For that price, I think you could have gotten a better GPU than that. However, including peripherals this isn't that bad. +1

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  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

There is a reason why AMD is cheaper.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

And that reason is? I've used both AMD and Nvidia cards and never had issues with either.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

He's talking about the cpu

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