This is my first gaming computer that I have built in since 2004. My last computer was a Shuttle XPC w/ Athlon 64 3200+ and a Radeon 9800xt. It is crazy how much technology has evolved since then!
After spending many days researching hundreds of cases, I decided on the Fractal Design Define R4. To sum it up in one word, this case is Fantastic. Installation was a piece of cake and loved how easy it was for cable management.
I was lucky enough to get a great discount on the processor and purchased a used Asus GTX 680 from a close friend.
Special thank you to PCPartPicker for helping me find the best deals on my parts.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$193.75 USD||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM||$75.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150||$148.83 USD||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$139.99 USD||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD||$159.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Toshiba 750GB 2.5" 5400RPM||$0.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB||$250.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Wireless Network Adapter||TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1||$38.57 USD||(Purchased)|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower||$102.13 USD||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V||$114.35 USD||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$21.95 USD||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - OEM (64-bit)||$69.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Asus VG248QE 24.0"||$251.21 USD||(Purchased)|
|Keyboard||Corsair Vengeance K70||$110.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Mouse||Logitech G9x Wired Laser||$0.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Total (United States):||$1674.77 USD|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.5GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||24.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||43.0° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||1019MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||6008MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||-|