Had some problems assembling this, namely I forgot to plug in the cpu cable EPIC FACEPALM I know that the power supply is stupid overkill, but whilst searching around for advice a video said that getting a big 'overkill' wattage psu can save you money down the line, since you can take it out and put it in a different rig:).
Part rationale: Gpu: This was actually the first part I bought because it came with a copy of watch_dogs. Got it for £165 on ebuyer, it's now gone up to £200!
Mobo: was originally going to go with the M5A97 LE R2.0, but since the case had front usb 3.0 I decided to get a motherboard which supported that.
Cpu: Probably ridiculous overkill, but got a little scared when I saw the recommended specs for watch dogs.
SSD: Got this for £45 from ebuyer. Will be adding a main storage hdd in a couple weeks, but this is fine for now. I figured I'd rather wait to install the bulk of my things and have the fast boot (>10 s.!)
Case: Looked nice, and cheap. Not much else I wanted tbh. Also has a blue LED fan in the back which makes it look cool in the dark.
Psu: WAYY too much for this build, but as I said I'll probably take it out and put it another build.
RAM: was originally going to go for dual channel, but saw it would take a month to ship and got this instead for about the same price. IMO it looks much better than the other patriot ram that I was going to get.
OS: Got an OEM for £30 from ebay. Not bad.jpg.
FUTURE UPGRADES: 1: AT LEAST A 1TB HDD. Probably the seagate barracuda.
2:AFTERMARKET CPU COOLER. Probably the hyper 212 evo, but maybe something a little more powerful for some overclocking. Unfortunately this case does not support water cooling, so if I ever want to add that I'll have to change case. Don't expect to be doing that for a while though.
3: MOAR LEDS: Probably just one blue led strip along the top/bottom of the windowed side of the case. Also possibly add another fan.
4:(edit) I would like to add a modular psu too, but I don't think I'd be doing that until I can put this one in a different machine.
P.S sorry for the cables. There's none over the mobo though. In hindsight probably would've gone with a lower wattage modular psu.
EDIT: I'm going to use this for gaming but obviously I can't install many games until I put in the hdd. :)
|CPU||AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core||£94.90||Amazon UK|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+||£63.56||Scan.co.uk|
|Memory||Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||£54.52||Ebuyer|
|Storage||Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" SSD||£55.27||Overclockers.co.uk|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB||£164.99||(Purchased)|
|Case||Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower||£31.88||Scan.co.uk|
|Power Supply||Corsair 750W ATX12V||£65.99||Aria PC|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||£30.00||(Purchased)|
|Custom||Anti-Static Wrist Strap||£0.78|
|Date Published||Aug. 1, 2014|