Long story short I had a awesome computer (4770k/1080 ti/VR/ultra wide monitor/etc) that I had to sell quick due to needing money to fix my car. After a month and a half of no computer I started going crazy so I needed something to game on even if I had to go budget. Fortunately I had some gift cards for Newegg and Amazon so those paid for the CPU cooler, MB, Memory & PSU. My keyboard, mouse, headset and OS was from my previous build and the monitor was a spare I had so the build out of pocket only cost me $336.93 which isn't bad at all considering it games quite well at 1600x900. The 750 ti FTW was originally mine that I sold to my uncle awhile ago and he didn't need it anymore so I bought it back from him for the same price I sold it to him (thanks uncle Cliff!). The CPU is a placeholder for the i5-9600K when I have the extra money, then I'll upgrade the monitor to a ultra wide and then get a better GPU and more memory eventually.
Thanks for checking out my build!
I'll try to upload better quality photos when I get a chance.
11/9/18: Upgraded my EVGA GTX 750 ti 2gb FTW to the Asus Dual RX 580 4gb.
11/13/18: Upgraded the 20" Hannspree 1600x900/60hz to a 34" LG 2560x1080/75hz/IPS/Freesync. Also updated pictures.
11/24/18: Replaced the Corsair CXM 550W with the EVGA G3 650W as it was on sale for $50! The EVGA is a much better quality unit and with the large size will allow for a better upgrade path and overclocking.
11/28/18: Swapped out the CPU/MB/RAM to the Ryzen 2600/Asus Strix B450 & 16gb 3200mhz. The G5400/MB/8gb DDR4 is going to a friends build for minor gaming/study. Price/performance the 2600 was a better choice for me, with the RX 580 I can play all my games on high/ultra at 75hz.
2/18/19: Swapped out the Thermaltake Riing White LED fans for 3-140mm/1-120mm CM Masterfan Pro RGB fans.
3/1/19: Dumped the stock AMD Wraith Stealth for the CM 212 RGB Black Edition.
Excellent price to performance CPU, even with the stock CPU cooler it stays around 50C while gaming and the auto overclock boost to about 3.9ghz.
Excellent board, good features. If you get this board make sure the memory, in dual channel, is set in A2,B2.
Fast, cheap & software is easy to use.
Excellent GPU for the money, easily handles most games on high/ultra without issues.
Nice case overall, bought from a local Microcenter and the front panel audio connector was destroyed (looked mushed with wires undone) so I'm taking a star off for Q/A. Will be contacting NZXT for a replacement cable. Also the metal on the case is pretty thin, easy to over-thread your screws and mess up the metal.
Originally wasn't going to replace my CXM 550W but saw that this went on sale for cheap so I couldn't pass it up.
Simply amazing! The screen is a beast and is absolutely beautiful! Freesync works like a dream. I have yet to mess with the HDR settings.
Got on sale a few years ago on a Black Friday sale, I think it was originally $80 down to $20. The board works well but Logitech software slows down the boot time drastically.
Free when I bought the EVGA Hadron, works well and the on-the-fly dps control is nice to have.