I have wanted to build a computer for a long time and with old savings bonds i found I finally had the capital to do so. I had a budget of $850 for the entire build. I picked up a 25" refurbished hp monitor on Ebay for 100 dollars. For those pf you on a budget highly recommend looking on Ebay for a monitor, keyboard and mouse. My mouse was $4 and my keyboard was $12. These are not very good quality but they get the job done for the time being and i can upgrade so easily later on. I new that I was wanted an Intel i5 so that was going to eat up a lot of my budget. This processor is amazing. It is so worth the extra money and is going to hold up if I upgrade later on. I went with 8gb of ram because ddr4 is expensive and will be easy to snap in 2 more sticks of it if I want 16gb when I have the funds. The graphics card is the best budget card on the market in my opinion. I have tried overclocking it even and it works like a champ and stays cool. The rest of the parts were just easy to pick because they are rated well, cheap, and fit with my build. The only other thing I debated was my case. I wanted to go with a corsair SPEC ALPHA mid tower but after further research I found the NZXT S340... Guys this case is awesome. It is very spacious, the minimalist look is sleek, and it comes with 2 fans that work perfectly. Lastly, I got a windows 10 64 bit product key on Ebay for cheap.
I only have Battlefield One and Rocket league at the moment.
-Rocket league on ultra everything runs at 140 FPS
-BF1 on Ultra settings with resolution scale to 100% runs at 60 FPS flawlessly.
(I also tested my rig on Valley benchmark on ultra and got 60 FPS all day.)
I do plan on adding an led strip in my rig as well as putting a walking dead character figure in the case (Negan or Daryl can't decide yet). Also I am going to clean up the inside tonight by using the cable management a little better.
For the entire build I spent just under $850 (for monitor, keyboard, mouse, windows 10, and all the parts for the PC) for a rig that I think is awesome.
Comment and let me know what you think and also vote Negan or Daryl for a theme! Thanks for checking out my build
UPDATE: I did my best on cable management. The 2 you still see in the middle are not long enough to go around the back of the case. Hope this is satisfying enough for you guys.
UPDATE 2: I returned my Thermaltake power supply and put in a EVGA 500 80+ Bronze. The cords are now long enough for me to use the cable management system. For all you damn OCD filled haters I will post pics of the cables.