Having always work in laptop since my prebuilt pentium 3 old machine! I always wanted to build a computer for home, but not wanted to spend much. I reuse some hardware that I already had from my home office, mainly the monitor and HD. This pc is mainly for working with GIS and programming with some lightly gaming (old ones, still addicted to Jagged Alliance!), for photowork and VM.
Besides being my first build I always liked computers and electronics so it was a fun project, and made me addicted to search for parts and study them where in partpicker, and I like the final result. All the parts were bought locally, besides what pcpartpicker shows.
I want to upgrade the cpu in the future for I7 6700k or next one from Intel, and also a GPU, but only when the prices from this generation stabilizes, I don't need it for my current work.
It was a fun ride building this computer, and cant wait to upgrade it when I have the change.
Hope you guys enjoy it :)
I wanted some powerful single core speed for my GIS main program, but also some multitasking, and this was the cheapest I could find. I am upgrading in the future to the I7 6700k, or future pcu.
I could went with the stock cooler, but wanted silence and option for future upgrades, and this cooler offers it. Its silenced, its beautiful and does its jobs fine!
I was first going to the mATX asus, but found this and liked the aesthetics of this mb more. Besides it have the functionalities that I wanted, and give more option for future overcloking and storage.
Wanted some black and cheap ram, this was fine! The only regret I have is for not going with 16gb sticks for future upgrading to 64 gb for my work. But for now it gets the job done!
I wanted fast storage, but do not wanted to pay the money for a M.2 drive.
What I can say about this case? Its awesome! I first thought of going with the minitx bitfinix, but when I saw this case I thought of the future upgradability and choose it. It have plenty of space to build inside, and lot of options for different configurations. Makes me disassemble the pc again and try different approaches :) The only modification that I did was cutting the frame in front of the intake fan to allow more air inside the case.
Reliable brand and more power for future upgrades.