Welcome to my humble gaming build!
Recently I discovered that I had some spare money laying around, and decided to do something about it. I had played faithfully on a great HP laptop for awhile, and it handled most things I threw at it. But it was time for an upgrade, and these extra funds made it happen. So I set about researching how to build the biggest monster I could with what money I had.
It turns out Micro Center is my best friend. Originally having the 4460 lined up to serve, I saw this deal at MC for the 4590 and jumped on it. So far, its worked amazingly. My PC has been quick and ready to go, and I am very thankful for the great deal I found.
This motherboard was really a no-brainer for me. With great reviews and a great price, it has served me well in my endeavors. It even held up with me plugging and unplugging stuff from it until I figured out what I did wrong. I will most definitely purchase this mobo again, as it is perfect for my needs.
The Crucial Ballistix Sport set had been used in several budget builds online, and when I saw it at a good price I quickly bought an 8GB kit. I am very pleased with its performance so far.
I was originally only going to go with the Seagate Barracuda to save some money, but then I decided that a cheap SSD would be a good choice to make this even more beastly. So I returned to Micro Center and found this great little SanDisk unit. It has been pretty good, except for the fact that Windows didn't want to install correctly on that drive. But that is where my HDD saved the day, accepting Windows and enabling me to get my computer running. I hope to transfer it over soon, so any help on how to do that would be much appreciated.
With this monster's benchmarks and price, I knew I had to go for it. Compared to the higher end units for several hundreds more, this 960 showed great promise. I am very happy I went with it, and I know it will serve me well for many hours in game. I honestly recommend this unit to anyone who wants to save some money but keeping the same performance. And the perks of this EVGA are amazing. There is so much power packed into this card that it is a struggle to hold it back.
When I saw the Corsair 200R and its price, I knew I had my case. Hell, I even splurged and went for the windowed version just because it looks so nice. It has to great built in fans that you can barely hear, and is sleek and pretty. Its features are great and I really enjoyed building in it. This will probably serve me in many builds, as it is a truly remarkable case. 11/10, buy this case now.
I knew I couldn't skimp out on this particular part. So without even knowing it, I selected a Tier 1 PSU. I only saw the tables right before I bought the thing. Fully modular, great cooling, even better performance. This unit will fight long into the future.
At the beginning, I bought a 15 dollar Rosewill which arrived damaged. But I was at MC again, so I went and check ed out the keyboard aisle. I was not disappointed. After looking at some other 30 dollar bundles, I found this, and knew it was for me. I love the back-lights and the overall look of the keyboard and mouse. They are very sturdy and made to last. I even have to get used to the upgrade in sensitivity for the mouse, it is such a step up. I am very happy with this combo, and will definitely use it until I might upgrade to a K70. But I might not. I love this one too much.
Wireless Network Adapter
I think this actually sped up a connection, so 5 stars.
GREAT combo. It will last a very long time, I highly recommend it.