So this is my first ever custom PC build. I use to be a big pc-nerd back in the day, but ever since i started Law School I switch over to the macbook air and loved it. However, I always missed playing my good old pc games at decent quality and hated editing videos on my macbook b/c of its speed. I began looking at big PC companies like Alienware, Dell, etc., and began wondering if I could build a cheaper PC myself. I then stumbled upon this website and the rest became history.
I was looking to spend under $1750 on the tower by itself, and was really happy that I came real close to pulling it off (COST OF TOWER: $1777 = $1927- cost of monitor $150) :)... The speakers, keyboard, mouse, and headphones I scavenge off my old pc and laptop. I am looking to get the corsair K90 keyboard, but need to hold out on it until I have the funds. All the prices below are after rebates. Also, "Microcenter" has the z87-pro and intel i7-4770k chip for the prices listed below if you go to the store and pick it up.
I haven't over-clocked my PC yet, I feel like there is no need. After doing some research, it seems that all of my components are made to be over-clocked, lol so I might do it in the future. Also, I did use youtube to help guide me through this build. It took me only 2 1/2 hours and was fairly very easy. Besides one of my ram chips not being properly plugged in, the boot up went perfectly and I've playing tons of games on Steam :)
ALSO SPECIAL THANKS to "houseoftyrone" for helping me out with this build.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$249.99 USD|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$29.98 USD|
|Motherboard||Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150||$134.99 USD|
|Memory||A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$79.99 USD|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD||$169.98 USD|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$64.66 USD|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II||$689.99 USD|
|Case||Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower||$109.00 USD|
|Power Supply||EVGA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V||$108.99 USD|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$19.98 USD|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$89.98 USD|
|Monitor||Asus VS247H-P 23.6"||$149.99 USD|
|Case Fan||Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm||$9.80||DirectCanada|
|Corsair CO-9050017-BLED 66.4 CFM 140mm||$11.90||DirectCanada|
|Total (United States):||$1897.52 USD|
|Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.5GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|