Description

Needed this build for some gaming, web surfing, word processing and school work. Had a set budget of 850 AUD. My fourth PC to be built, but this time for myself :D 14 Year Old, PC Enthusiast :)

Final Price I paid after lots of looking around for brand new parts was; 829 AUD, the TX-3 is out of the budget, the money used on it was out of the actual budget but I kept the price for you guys to know how much I had purchased this great cooler for.

Sorry for no long description but my schooling takes up a lot of time :( I have got Part Reviews Though!

Update: Purple Leds and Cable Management on my desk has arrived, new pics uploaded.

UPDATE 2!: Added an i7 4790 ($325 brand new) and a 16GB kit (exact same colour brand model everything for $80 AUD), will update soon the partlist etc. A lots changed externally. (July 2016)

UPDATE 3!: Added a GTX 1060 6GB Mini OC from Gigabyte. (October 2016)

UPDATE 4!: Bought a Brand New Dell U2515H for $344 AUD free shiping during Black Friday (December 2016)

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Great Small Potato Sized Cooler for ITX keeps CPU cool while being very quiet, will upgrade to a Noctua 92mm x14 for silence, idle temps dropped 15 degrees with Arctic Cooling MX-4 and load temps went down by 10 degrees again with the MX-4 TP. (Thermal Paste)

Thermal Compound

Legendary thermal paste bought it a few months ago on EBay for $14.95 AUD.

Motherboard

Everything I need except for the onboard wifi installation pain in the a**. Those nuts took me forever to put on for the antennas. Good Speed and Signal though as well as AC certified and a solid board despite a thin PCB which scared me a little.

Storage

Pretty Fast, OS 4 seconds boot. Enough for what I need large warranty and best of all cheap and reliable, small build architecture process too.

Storage

Running fine after three years yes I have the 64MB cache version, got in an Asus N Series from 2011 and still running strong with chkdsk zero errors, formatted twice since I got it, very solid hard drive as well as speedy storage.

Case

Speechless for the Price Quality and Everything Really, check it out yourself on their website. 59 AUD from uMart, fast shipping good quality and best of all easy future case modding and cable management is possible even with a non-modular power supply.

Power Supply

Holding up great with my CPU, worked fine under prime95 blend for 3 hours, not saying it blew up after that time I just stopped prime, RAM went to CAS 9 with same voltage and the GPU is heavily overclocked and it is running fine with it the +12V rail I calculated still deemed to be efficient enough for the 270X. Very Solid and Good Price, silent as well while idle, and pretty good under load too. Standard 80+ certificate, hey at least its 80+ :D

Case Fan

Silent with the little airflow I needed. Cheap reliable brand anti-vibration rubber and color scheme. Could do with at least 22CFM and less noise but meh.

Keyboard

Just Silent Stylish and Good.

Great for 64 AUD.

Ebay Coupon Snagged me 20% so I got it for 50.40 AUD.

Mouse

12,000 DPI Leds's and 64 AUD, logitech branded and metal plates to add stability to really suite what you are playing, 22 Programable Buttons with G-Shift, sleeved USB cable and up to 3 Profiles of onboard sturdy padding as well.

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Noice.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Great price +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

What the hell? Why is this one so low in votes?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Not Sure, maybe I should update the pics as my build is now much cleaner as well as my setup and the cable management.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the purple glow.

Yeah I see I already upvoted and it starts at one. I can't be the only one that upvoted.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

UPDATE: I have drastically improved the cable management but the PC is under my desk so can't really take a picture of it and can't be bothered taking it out but I can tell you it is amazing, also added some side mods in the latest picture.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

And have dust filters on the sides now.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I got the same case wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl !

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Saw ur build, nice job.

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

Good build, but would recommend upgrading cpu to a 15 4460 or higher and upgrading the psw as soon as possible.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

My next upgrade would probably be Skylake or Cannonlake as it won't be worth upgrading on lga 1150. If I were to have gotten the i5 which I really did try and fit into the budget, I would have been 150 dollars over budget and the 850 AUD budget was already high enough, I was initially planning on 700 AUD. I did have a budget and the psu is tier 3 so it should do fine it require 25 Amps at the moment with the overclock and it can provide up to 34 Amps on the 12 Volt Rail, again its H97 so can't oc anything except for the GPU. Thanks for the feedback.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Its not like its going to blow up right? People always say to upgrade these mid range power supplys, I was planning to keep it for about two - three years b4 upgrades. I mean its Tier 3 the lowest is five and they said it was decent enough and kind of ideal for overclcoking on the popular tier list thread on toms hardware.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

it should be fine if you dont try and upgrade cpu and gpu

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? I see you used the same psu in your build. Did you have trouble with your Silverstone 500watt?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

No it works fine, its just that what I have realised is that for a 270X or GTX 960 it works and you can overclock etc. Its just that it makes them coil whine significantly its not annoying for me as the cards fans deter the whine but for my cousins build on my page its the loudest thing in the pc although you can't here only when you put your ear next to the case its really loud, but the fan on the psu is really quiet as well, for the price you can't complain, and if you get say a 950 or lower with AMD as well it would be perfect as the coil whine would be much lower, as the 270X and GTX 960 use the amps it has on the 12+ rail making the power delivery not as efficient and the coils on the gpu start to whine but for lower power cards it should not happen.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah sorry was actually asking sylvester why. He used the same psu in his build but made the comment about replacing it asap.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure it could handle a cpu upgrade on the same socket but not sure about gpu it could just cut it for a 970 but dangerous in my opinion if you put a 380 with it and started overclocking, the 34 amps it provides would go up quick on the 12 volt rail.

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