Picking parts would be one of the most challenging things a new pc builder needs to overcome. Before completing this build, I had spent days and nights of researching on this site, product comparison, reading discussions, posting forum topics, asking some friends' opinion, and a lot of youtube video from Linus, Paul, Dmitri, Jayz and other content creator from youtube that makes product reviews and guides. These guys gave me so much information on how-to, what-not, to-do and etc. The essential informations I acquired was mostly from them and because of that I am very much thankful of.
I choose these parts:
AMD FX 8320E -because of its price and performance. 90$ for 8 cores, why not. Having 8 cores for me is more than enough for most of the games I'll be playing. The positive reviews on this products just made me go for it. Plus the overclocking capability of this cpu is huge under a water cooler.
GIGABYTE 990FXA‑UD3 R5 -because it supports overclocking. Quality and performance on a low cost is just a winner for my pocket. It would also support 2 way SLI in case i do that in the future. I also considered its aesthetics for a clean overall look on my system. Im just a sucker for those large heatsinks.
KINGSTON HYPERFURY 8GB-1600 -8 Gigs of ram is more than enough for most games and multitasking purposes. Its black so it will fit on my system's overall look.
NVIDIA GTX 980 -I called it leap of death, as soon as i saw the price of this thing that was on sale! So i just jumped in and said screw everything coz I'm buying it now! For 275$ on sale plus tax on a GTX 980? Who would not do the same thing? Or maybe its just me. The price to performance for me was just insane.
ZALMAN Z9-NEO WHITE -a very slick case. A big window for viewing the whole system, it comes with 5 FANS! 5! 2 of which where blue LEDs. Very spacious interior. Good cable management at the back and rubber grommets for only 68$! What more could you ask for.
THERMALTAKE 650W -reliable power supply. Its very quite. More than enough power for my entire system. It comes with black and flat cables which are good for a clean build.
WESTERN DIGITAL BLUE 1TB -enough storage space for most of my files. I got it for 45$ sale so I just went with it. The black series should have been my option for gaming but the price was not very appealing.
CORSAIR H100i V2 -I haven't put it through its test by the time of making this blog/review. But the water cooler is a must for me in my future overclocking. It looks good and reviews of this product is more than any other products out there.
LG 25UM58-P -pretty small on height compared to most IPS monitor. But the ultrawide panel looks georgeous.
The purpose of this PC is mainly gaming. With this part list, i can say that it is more than enough to experience high quality of games and multimedia. Making this system was exciting. The first ever pc that I've build from the parts that I picked and from the money that I've earned.
This whole pc build idea started for almost a year ago, but the ever changing types of job that I've been in and out is constant. My personal tip is just gonna be on how you budget that hard earned cash and spend it on the parts that you think is absolutely essential to your build. Saving money on some parts that you think would be enough for its purpose and spending it on a different component that is gonna give you more edge or futureproof your pc. I may sound like that I dont make sense, maybe i do. But its up to you.
Last part of the photo shows how I assembled the system with my girlfriend, how I worked on installing some components, like cpu and ram on the motherboard and replacing case fans with the H100i. Always read manual specially when you are a first time builder like I am, and use magnetic screw driver; it will save you time.
All of this parts were bought on MICROCENTER except for the GTX 980 that i separately bought in BESTBUY. Check your local stores for sales!
Recent update: Installed Windows 10 Included photo of benchmark results Heaven: high settings - 94.9 fps avg Cinebench: 497
Its fast and cheap! Sweet deal on microcenter. I got it because of its positive reviews plus the price it came with. Great for overclocking!! It may get a bit hot, so a water cooler is essential for overclocking.
Bought it for future overclocking. I know it would keep my cpu adequately cool. I had a bit of struggle coz im a noob and it was my first build, but i eventually figured the whole thing while still being a noob.
After watching a video of jay on youtube using this mobo on his wife's pc, I was attached instantly. Its positive review and overall quality says it all. A very solid performing motherboard. BIOS is user friendly and easy to setup. My build had a been a success and looking neat because of this.
Great RAM for a clean build. Looks neat on a black motherboard.
Cheapest 1TB drive I can lay my hands on. Suitable for daily use of multimedia and file storage.
Went in to buy and never looked back. The amazing deal i had on this graphic card was insane. 275$ plus tax. Card would give you satisfying results on most games. It runs hot tho because of the reference blower. I still give it 5stars coz i love my build and this beast is in it.
Case comes with 5 fans! 2 of which are blue LED's. Optical drive bays are removable. 240mm radiators can be mounted either on top or in front of the case. Case also comes with rubber grommets and power supply shroud which helps improve cleanliness of your system. Also has a window panel to easily showcase your components.
Flat cables would just save you the looks! Easily to manage on the back and very presentable on the front. Great for budget build coz it comes with all the basic outputs you'll ever need.
Wireless Network Adapter
Plug n play! Got it, pulled out from the box, plugged in, and works!
At first glance it looks low on height. But looks can be deceiving! Its a great IPS Monitor. Crystal clear image. Perfect for 1st person shooting and racing games.