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"I am Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite PC on PC Part Picker!"

I am a console gamer (Xbox), and my roommate convinced me to build a gaming PC. I have grown to love this small, but mighty, PC. That being said, I will always be a console gamer first. The first part that I bought for this build was my devils canyon processor off of craigslist for $150. I know, I know... Buying computer parts off of craigslist can be like Russian Roulette, but I took the leap of faith, and it paid off in the end. Next I bought my RAM, a small 160 GB hard drive, and an early 2000's HP monitor. After having (nearly) all my parts, I was on the hunt for a cheap, but effective, motherboard. At first, I bought a refurbished h97-g43 MSI off of Amazon, along with my case and SSD off of Newegg. Finally, after over a month of part searching, I was ready to build my PC. After hours of intensive labor with my roommate, the PC was completed. We powered it on, AND........ Nothing?! Turns out that the motherboard that I purchased was not compatible with my CPU, rats! After coming to terms with having to take apart all of my hard work, I searched for a compatible motherboard, and found an Asus z97 m-pro (refurbished) at my local Micro Center. I put it on hold and went to purchase it the next day. Now, for real this time, I could build my PC. After more intensive labor, my roommate and I had completed the build, while a friend helped us load up the OS. All in all, this PC ended up costing me less that $700 because I bought mostly used and refurbished parts, which I have had no problems with. FINALLY, my PC was done and I was ready to enter the world of the PC master race. Having been a console gamer for so long, I have seen many pros and cons to PC gaming, but I am extremely glad that I decided to build this PC, it is teaching me a lot about the gaming community, and just how diverse and vibrant it can be. Now, if only we can end this petty war and just embrace the greatness that both consoles and PC's bring to the playing field!

Thanks for checking out my build! If you were interested in mine, please go check out my friend yarz1's build titled "SR2 Normandy" (the blue one in the pictures) for more greatness!

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Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

You have three give me one

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

haha one of those is mine :) the other (giant red one) is my brothers.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Bruh

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

No.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Trust me, you don't want the red one... It has too many problems, been in the shop a lot!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

it's the Sean Bean of computers!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Fine. I'll take it and 100 dollars.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

He might lose just a bit of money on that deal, considering that with repairs, and everything, he has pumped nearly $2,500 into that thing.

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

o.O

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  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

CM Storm is a very good deal, but I advise you change the mouse due to its cheap quality as the scroll wheel tends to squeak after a few days/weeks of usage.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Big red computer dude, from the pictures, has the same one. His mouse is super squeaky, but the keyboard has held up. Also the mouse stays lit up even when the computer is shut down completely.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Ideally, I would have a Razor keyboard and mouse, they are just too expensive for me.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

*Razer

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

Loving the color scheme. Green and black go really nicely. I suggest painting the I/O shield as well so that the back is a uniform color.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Good suggestion, may do that!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks great. I like the color scheme of all your PC's. Nice build.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Dammit I love this. +1 for days!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this case - seriously thinking of slinging my Colossus Mini and replacing it with that. Any problems with it?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems so far, other than that the sides are easy to take off and can be difficult to put back on. I actually have an extra one of the exact same case that I accidentally ordered. It comes with the large green fan as well if you are interested.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would be - but I'm in Munich and think the postage might cost more than me buying one here - but thanks anyway.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Rock chalk!! +1 to all your guys' builds

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Heck yeah! Glad you noticed the Jayhawks, Rock Chalk!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for Dogmeat!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! His name is Bucky.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Move this away from your carpet, we don't want a build like this to be ****** because of static!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

The case is lifted off of the carpet by two stands on the side.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I havent seen anyone who got the names reference lol +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a withered Glowing One haha

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

y do u love refurbished motherboards

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It was really cheap, and same quality as new when I bought from Micro Center.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

same quality???? hopefully

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Running smooth so far..

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

thats good brother

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the look of this thing man. Has a very "caution radiation" atmosphere to it. Although I think maybe you should upgrade the 760. Even more so with today's titles. If that's what you play.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the case brand of the blue pc.?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

can someone explain something to me about the case? why is there 2 holes in the back of the case?