Description

Component Decisions:

CPU: Found one on Kijiji for $300, thought it was a good deal. Better than spending the same amount on a 4690k.

Motherboard: Picked this up mostly based on brand and aesthetics. Decided it to buy it from my local Canada Computers just in case anything went wrong. Something did, as one of the pins on the bottom PCI slot was pushed in. Complained and got in exchanged for a flawless board. It is the only item I bought that wasn't on sale.

RAM: Got these off the same guy as the CPU on Kijiji. Overkill, but worth it for the price. Took of the top heat spreaders as the red didn't fit with my build.

Storage: Pulled my SSD off of my XPS M1530 whose GPU died after 51/2 years. Planning on upgrading to M.2 in the future.

GPU: Future upgrade. Living off of CPU graphics until the 800 series hit.

Case: Love this case ever since they announced it. Haven't really considered other cases as I like the MicroATX size.

PSU: Got this on clearance at Canada Computers. Picked this because of price value and its semi modular design.

OS: Obtained through my University.

Lighting: Love the colour options that the NZXT Hue provides.

Planned Future Upgrades: - 24" Monitor - Video Card - H100i (if I can get it at a decent price) - SP120 & AF140 Corsair fans with white rings - White Extension Cables for 24-pin and GPU - M.2 SSD (240GB+)

  • Built in Canada, all prices include taxes

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

How did installing the HUE go in the case?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Really Good, I uploaded a picture to show how I installed the LED strip. On the back of the case I had to rotate it so it wouldn't get in way of the screw holes. Due to the length of the strip, I doubled it up on the top so one section is on the roof while the other is on the side. Only complaint so far would be how weak the pre-applied double sided tape on the strip is.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice and clean inside! What are you using this build for?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It's my new daily computer. Going to be using it mostly for gaming and some programming. I'm mostly into casual games right now, so the integrated graphics are enough so far. In the future, when I need more power I plan to buy a cooler and overclock.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the 350D Owners Club :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, love the design of it. Just looked at your build and wow, you are an excellent photographer!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Long live our 350D's

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I had my DSLR sitting there without purpose so I gave it some :) Long live the 350D!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not just get a 4670K for like $250? I live in Canada too and they're usually around that price

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like that mouse? Interested in the Corsair line if/when my Naga breaks.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I knew I forgot something on my build. I'm really liking it so far. I took out all the weights except the lightest back one. Really great sensor on it. It is more suited towards claw and fingertip grips though.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

You answered my question perfectly haha. I might have to pick one up then!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Great work with the cables.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

great cable management, but need a graphics card and a better monitor

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

It does not NEED a GPU...

"It's my new daily computer. Going to be using it mostly for gaming and some programming. I'm mostly into casual games right now, so the integrated graphics are enough so far. In the future, when I need more power I plan to buy a cooler and overclock."

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

so light gaming consists of mine sweeper lol

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

I run Borderlands 2 on High off of my HD 4600 while I'm waiting for my 770 to come in.

  • 63 months ago
  • -1 points

+1 Nice.. Just get a GPU and a better CPU cooler and that would be a nice build.

  • 63 months ago
  • -1 points

You need a gpu in this...

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  • 63 months ago
  • 5 points

for now he is using the integrated graphics and gpu in the future, read!!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

read the description...

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, I was originally planning on getting the 4690k. Then I found a BNIB 4770k on kijiji for only $10 more. Easy decision. :)