Description

This is my first PC build.
CPU - I went with the 4690k as it is the best i5 on the market. I'd have went with a 4790, but I couldn't afford it. CPU Cooler - I didn't want to stick with the stock cooler. Mobo - I went with a cheap option. Nothing special Memory - I went a little overboard with 16GB, but it was pretty cheap. Storage - I wish I could have went with an SSD, but I couldn't. I had a drive from an old PC I threw in for *****. Video Card - I haven't done much game testing yet, but it's pretty badass for what I need it for. Case - I love this case. For this cheap I think it's one of the best. It made my first build semi-easy. Power Supply - Fully Modular for optimal cable management. (which I need to get better at). OS - Pretty standard. Felt like getting the newest OS. Case Fans - If you ask why I got Blue LED fans with a case with Red LED front fan I will tell you I didn;t realize it until it was too late. It doesn't look bad though and they are way quieter than I expected.

Overall, I think the build is pretty good. My foresight was poor as my mobo doesn't support SLI, but I doubt I'll ever need a 2nd card anyway.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 6 points

For about $60 more you could have gone with a 960. But nice build. You may want to work on a bit of wire management though...

+1.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Or buy a R9 280X that destroys both.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the cable management was the hardest part for me because this is the first time I've even come close to attempting to build a pc. And I had 0$ left on my budget or I would have upgraded the GPU for sure, but it's performing fine for what I need. I'm not gonna be PC gaming as much as streaming from a console and I've had no problems thus far.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick build, man.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Tell me how it performs for streaming and recording. Im thinking of building a PC like this myself.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't streamed yet, but I recorded some stuff today and it worked fine although it wasn't anything too intensive. When I try some more graphics intense recording I'll update you.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. I really cant decide between the 4790k and the 4690k. Thanks for the update tho.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build for the money.16 GB RAM is not overkill for what you want to do. You might get away with 8 GB if you used DDR3-2133. I never see reviews with that type of comparison.I may play around with one of mine and compare 8GB DDR 3-2133 vs 16GB DDR 3-1600, and see what the benchmarks look like.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

i would of gotten a ssd and a 2TB HDD, and you should think about replacing that GPU with a 960 or 970 later on

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

ssd and 2tb hdd was what I really wanted, but I didn;t want to sacrifice for any other parts and the 660 is the most I could afford. This was literally right on budget.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Good rig all and all, though the white PSU would drive me nuts. :P

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's a little out there but for a first build I was more focusing on getting stuff that worked and I was too nervous to really focus on getting good looking stuff :P

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the optical drive

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

$210 CPU and $140 GPU for gaming.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The HALE82 series PSUs are all over the place as far as reliability, so I'm curious how this one is since I couldn't find it on the tom's hardware PSU Tier List.

Is that a good CPU cooler and are the included fans very loud?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had any problems with the PSU so far. The CPU cooler has given me no iissue either. The fans are actually quite a bit more quiet than I expected.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok cool I haven't really seen many reviews anywhere on that psu but the ratings seem good.

How does your CPU do at idle and under load anyways?

I noticed your firestrike score was a bit low, probably the old video card. A newer model might give about 2k more for same amount, but hey your choice getting it and I respect that. What games are you playing anyways?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I've only just recently downloaded a temp sensor and at idle its anywhere from 29-31 degrees assuming that's what you were asking. I haven't really done anything heavy yet. In terms of games most of what I play will be emulators for now as I've never had a gaming PC and haven't been able to play any PC games. Now that I have it I shall expand my library. Once I do more, for I've had the PC for only 4 days now, I'll be able to answer these questions better.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build for the price! I personally would of only gone for 8GB of RAM and would of used the remaining money to buy a GTX 960, but apart from that, awesome build!

[comment deleted by staff]