I started with a budget of $1,000 to see what a could build. I wanted to build this with my 12-yr old son who will be using the computer for gaming. It was our first build. We were able to purchase all the parts for about $950. Jet.com was running a new customer special offering 15% off on first 3 orders.We were able to save about $100 taking advantage of that offer. The build went smoothly. I was short a sata cable, but that was easy enough to get.
It's a really good basic chip.
I didn't really need it for this build, but its a nice cooler.
Very nice motherboard. I would have liked more fan capacity.
Basic, get's the job done and the price was right.
This is fast. I use this as my boot drive and it cranks!
Cheap, get's the job done!
Nice GPU for the price.
Easy to build in this tower. Cable management was a breeze.
The fully modular PSU is the way to go if you care about cable management.
Its a cost effective solution if you want or need an optical drive.