My first build started out as a budget Build comprised of a Gtx 750 and an I3-4130. It was amazing to me and really kept me into PC gaming. Then 4 years down the road my lovely 750 died. I was heartbroken. Felt like losing a GF that never let you down. So, I pulled the trigger and said no budget. Time to throw some money into a build.
I started buying parts and after months of searching for great prices. I reached the end. It was a long journey and hopefully see another one in the long future.
I use her as my gaming rig of course but also to load 240p videos on Youtube and the occasional movie experience.
This CPU is fast and Nippy, even at 100% load it still doesn't struggle for me. Went from 5 fps 4v4 on Total War Rome II to 50 fps!
Got it on Ebay for this price! Was used but when I recieved it. It pratically looked new and even works like new.
The fans can get a little loud and the tubing is pretty stiff, when its in the way I have it. There is no play, but thankfully no kink.
Needed a MAtx with built-in Wifi and support SLI. Not many have these 2 needed abilities. I don't love the black and grey but, it does go well with my hybrids and water cooler
Was on sale vs getting 2133 at same price, and love the white. It is a strong heat spreader with a low profile
Got this from a friend for free. Has my OS and boots in 13 secs. Fine with me
From my Mom's older computer and was free
From my first build, This has all my games and storage on it and runs like a champ.
I got both of these Brand new on Ebay. With some wheeling and dealing. I manage to snatch both up for these prices, Free Shipping and No Tax. I could've gotten a 1080 TI. While I understand these are only better if SLI is supported. I did get them for cheaper than a 1080ti hybrid without tax included. That is my reason to do this. And I've always wanted SLI Hybrids!!
This thing is Ludicrious. IDK how Fractal Design did it. but this case is SIMPLY Amazing. With all the water cooling options. I manage to Push/Pull on both hybrids and a pull on CPU radiator. The only thing I would like is Buttons on window side, and maybe 1 inch bigger all around. It would've made things easier, but I did crush a bunch of stuff into this thing and with compromise. It held up. Other cases would simply say no, while this one will compromise for you.
It is platinum, I just got it on Ebay from a guy who never used it as he made an intel server and this wouldn't work with it. 80$ off normal Price is great!
OS is OS. Sucks it takes 100$ of the build
Going from TN to IPS is huge. love the color contrast. Plan to get 4k when screens are a little cheaper. This is just to get by for right now