Well I'll give you a brief history of this build. For the longest time my laptop has been giving me constant blue screens for a power serge failure (If anyone can help me with that too that'd be great). Anyway having a macbook for my first computer. It was a reliable yet frustrating computer. For my next computer, I wanted to hop off the bandwagon and get a HP laptop. It was a great computer but again the constant blue screens drove me insane. So I finaly snapped...and killed everyone...Nah lol just kidding. No I finally snapped and gave building a PC a random shot in the dark. It was a shot that ended up teaching me a LOT about the innards of a PC and how everything is needed.
So this is my first build. Not sure what to call it but it was a labor of love. By the way BIG show out to NewEgg for the step by step videos. Helped me a TON. Anyway I originally wanted no LED's on the fans but picked them out anyway. I have the operating system on an SSD, which by the way, flows like butter. I do live in a cramp space so working on this was a pain just deciding where all the boxed before trash day should go lol. Also working on my already cramp desk was a pain. But in the end, I got the computer and learning experience I wanted. I might add a couple of fans and blu-ray reader soon but for now I am very content. This build biased on cumulative time took around 6 hours (Which was spread out about a months for other events) but it is a really rough stab. Thank you for reading.
P.S. Don't think too much about the man boob in one of the pictures hehe. :D
Update: Well let it be said that experimentation will cost some time. I went and bought another set of ram of the same type, seeing as I almost maxing out the original 2
Also I would like to address a couple of issues with the build. First, the cord organization was a pain because I wasn't planning on the cords being as stuff as they were. Frankly I was a bit lucky to get the cords in that fashion. Secondly, going with an i3 was a bit underwhelming for gaming, but the reason I went with that particular chip was because...well...because I went off of a list that told me that it was a good choice for the price. Make no mistake though, I am planning on upgrading the cpu once I know what make the AMD choice listed in the comments better then the i3 or just settle or the i5.
I would like that the people that gave me a 11 thumbs up and the helpful suggestions in the comments. I appreciate then a fair deal. :)
|Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.3GHz|
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