Built for CAD, school, and gaming. First time to build a PC and being on a students budget I had to make the best of sales, instant rebates, and price matching. Solidworks and Pro-E works fantastically quick on this build and can preform simulation test very well. For what the budget was it is great for gaming.
CPU - Got lucky and was able to snag one from a Fry's black Friday. Though I would love to have the 3770k or go with Haswell I think this will do just fine for the price.
MoBo- Newegg instant rebates.
Ram- Newegg sale
Harddrive- Microcenter sale
SSD- Refurb at newegg.
GPU-upgrade from gtx 660 to 970
Case- Microcenter sale
PSU- Microcenter sale and MIR
Optical- I got from a old computer
OS - I was able to get it free from DreamSpark through my Engineering School.
Monitor-Gifted, happy birthday to me.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$110.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid||$60.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155||$100.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Memory||GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$63.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Storage||PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" SSD||$65.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$60.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX||$350.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Case||Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower||$45.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Corsair 750W ATX12V||$65.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer||$60.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)||$0.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Acer G236HLBbd 23.0"||$0.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Wireless Network Adapter||Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1||$20.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Keyboard||SteelSeries Apex [RAW]||$50.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Mouse||Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser||$45.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Headphones||SteelSeries Siberia V2||$40.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Speakers||Logitech Z130 5W 2ch||$20.00 USD||(Purchased)|
|Total (United States):||$1153.00 USD|
|Date Built||Feb. 1, 2014|