Build on a budget. Tired of my laptop over heating and not being as fast as it should so I thought I would build something that would last a little longer but could still be upgraded later on. Still lots I would like to add but I am on a budget.
So what do I use it for you might be wondering... Its mainly for streaming movies and TV shows, but also for searching the internet and school work.
I had the idea of building this for $600 cdn, and managed to get close but changed a couple parts and well it was close.
The OS I got from a friend so it was free, he wasn't using it.
Still thinking of adding another hard drive for the OS maybe a 120GB SSD but I really don't know much about computers and don't know if that is overkill or not enough.
Final price was $611.31
Update Feb 7 2016:
Its been a while since I first posted this and I thought I would add a little to this build.
I ended up adding an optical drive, a nice and affordable $20 samsung one and does the job perfectly. Also adding the SSD for the OS.
I have recently been looking into capturing my game play on my xbox one, so I bought a Elgato HD 60 capture card and using it on my computer but it seems the built in Graphics card is not quite strong enough so I'm looking into getting a video card but I don't want to go overboard and spend more money then I have to, but at the same time I don't want to buy something not strong enough and have to buy another.
Works Great, don't really know how to test this but seems to do the job more then well enough to get what I need done.
This Board is above and beyond what I was looking for when i originally bought it, I can have Kodi on my 60" tv playing and have the audio for it coming out of the soundbar for it and have my 21" screen surfing the internet and my BenQ 24" playing netflix and the audio coming out of the computer speakers without a hitch, recently tried to go above and beyond the limits and noticed tearing but I am more than happy with this board.
Love this case, built in front led fans.... YEAH looks awesome! and you can add tonz more heck thats awesome positive air pressure in the case is what you want right! usb 3.0 is awesome too. It is a big case didn't really think that part through but hey thats alright I will just have to find more things to fit inside!