You can find the video for this build here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCbxJYTeBN0
Our past few builds have been a bit on the pricey end - $10k and $3k. For this build we dropped the budget down to $1200, but actually ended up around $1100.
The decision to not overclock the CPU was deliberate. For an extra $100+, it'd be viable to switch out the CPU and motherboard and add an aftermarket cooler. In the end, I think we still ended up with a clean, modest gaming build.
We evaluated using an AMD-based GPU, but due to the current crypto-mining environment the prices were too high to be practical.
NZXT kindly provided the H440 for this build, and I have to say it was very, very nice to work with. The cable management with this case is phenomenal. I'm a fan.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core||$215.98||Newegg Canada|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-H81.Amp-UP ATX LGA1150|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$94.98||Newegg Canada|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB LIGHTNING|
|Case||NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower||$114.99||Canada Computers|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V||$99.98||Newegg Canada|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$96.98||DirectCanada|
|Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.2GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|