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I needed a new PC with what I had in my bank account, after my other PC decided to die on me, I know it's not the best in the world, but it works for me :)
Ill review the parts in order:
Intel Core i3-4360 3.7GHz Dual-Core: I really love this processor, for the money it's doing it's job very well, and never ever gets too hot, unless I play a pretty intense game on very high settings, recommended for budget builds
MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150: Very good design, the heatsinks on the chipset is very pleasing, especially when I look over and I see a black and blue striped box in the panel window
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600: Nothing much to say, they don't look fancy, but they do the job I need.
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM: It's a hard drive that makes little to no noise
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked: This little card packs a big punch, I usually play very casual games, rarely any "WOAH GRAFIX" games, but when I run StarCraft II, this card does an amazing, it does get hot, but that's why it has a vent, it get's pretty hot on the panel vent, and behind the computer was a little warm, but nothing that will damage the computer, and it is a major step up from a GT 430
EVGA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V: The fact that this is a modular power supply, at 750W, for 75 bucks is an amazing feature, it allows upgrade ability, but works to make the inside look very clean, because you don't have to use the extra worthless cables. Also, an extra bonus: they are sleeved! And very easy to work with.
Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower: This case is interesting, it has a total of 5 areas for case fans, with a blue LED fan installed right above the I/O shield, it is made completely from metal, except obviously for the mesh expansions on the front and other black parts, and a HUGE advantage is tool-less installation of HDD/SSD bays and DVD W/Rs, and they are very easy to install. Very roomy for a mid tower case. And has alot of room for PCI-E cards. Now the bad parts: The panels are confusing at first, as I found myself reading the manual on how to get them off, but they were very vague, and I just ended up pulling them off myself. The front panel is very easy to take off, but an Olympic sport to put back on. Also, they is no room for cable management, at all, I found myself having to tie down some cables to the expansion cages. One last gripe about the case is that, why have Blue LEDs on everything, like the case fan, and the front panel LEDs, but have the tool-less install keys be red? It doesn't make sense to me, but I got over it quickly as you rarely see the keys. All in all, I'm happy I bought this case
LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer: Reads and writes very fast, which is a plus, but it sounds like a jet engine is taking off when I boot up a disc, which I'll never do now that I have the drivers installed. And it was an open box deal at MicroCenter for 14 bucks, so I can't complain too much.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit): It's an OS. Woohoo
Very happy with this build, as it was my FIRST and I built it in under 2 hours. And I will likely keep upgrading it as it goes along
Feel free to tell me your opinions!
P.S. It's a Star Wars reference