The mission? A gaming build under $1000. At $970, we hit the price point with a bit of room to spare. And this build doesn't sacrifice performance - with the new Intel Devil's Canyon Core i5-4690K and an R9 280X, it has plenty of horsepower.
As an added bonus, Newegg has even created a combo using this exact set of parts!
For the color conscious, all the parts also match a black/red color scheme. (Yes, I know the power supply has a green logo - but it gets covered up by the side-walls of the PSU bay.)
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MicroATX with just enough room to hold an R9 280X and a push-pull configured H80i. By building in a careful order, reaching into tight spots was minimized.
The front intake fan has an easily removable dust filter. The top intake for the power supply also has a magnetically attached dust filter.
The AMP-Up family of Gigabyte motherboards have an LED-lit line on the back. This motherboard comes in red to match the red heatsinks. Our previous AMP-Up build came in green.