Greetings fellow PC building enthusiasts!
This is another build that was born from older parts lying around in my closet, needed to get rid of them and decided these would all pair together pretty well. I'm hoping to sell it locally after the holidays for cheaper than I built it for so that someone new to PC Gaming can get a decent entry level rig for a good price!
It started with the GPU, I had a spare 560ti (as a bonus) from a Reddit Hardwareswap deal and built the rest of the computer around that. I had an Athlon 860k but decided on the similar (but less powerful) Athlon 845 to match the performance of the 560ti a bit better. Additionally, I'm saving the 860K for a different build and pairing with an R9 280 so stay tuned for that!
There was a sick deal over Black Friday for Hyper 212 Evos, snagged 2 of them for 19.99 each and one of them went in this build. I added the two yellow led fans to match the accents on the GPU/MOBO, I put one on the CPU cooler and one at the back of the case for exhaust. I used the one stock fan that comes with the case as an intake and put a second spare generic 120mm in the front for intake as well. The only part in this build that was more than $50 was the RAM, I wanted to have 8GB and I wanted it to match the "Yellow/Black" theme I had going on lol
There's not much to say about everything else... The MOBO was bought cheap on eBay months ago (for no reason other than the fact that I hoard PC parts), the PSU is 80+ bronze and from EVGA so it's been fine, the case is a great deal for anyone looking for mATX form factor on the cheap (it even has a side window) and the HDD is a cheap Hitachi 1TB 7200 RPM drive because at this price point an SSD was hard to rationalize.
I've run some benchmarks and they've been surprisingly good for hardware this old, it should be a great PC for someone starting out in the PC gaming world at 1080p. It's not too loud either, the Apevia fans have built in rubber mounts that help with noise. It's a pretty nice looking PC too, not crazy flashy but I feel like it has a nice aesthetic to it.
Thanks for checking out the build, feel free to post any questions/comments and I'll reply to the ones I can! =) -Brandon
Edit: Added Bumble Bee to the title as per Jinx83 and my wife's suggestions lol