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First build! Thanks for the help pcpartpicker!

by SSLgame


Hello everyone! I'm using this computer for gaming/desktop and it's working extremely great so far for my first build! I'm going to let the pictures speak for themselves but if you have any questions or comments just shoot them down in the comment section!

I'd also like to give a special thanks to GAROLDonPC, questionmaster, jander1291, vagabond139, LarryWorrell, nolanrules, thedrumer1010, staffsMike, flippo, RedWhiteMonkey, Rtwhit, horusrogue, Hussein.H, Veizin, pegotico, elvenson, griffscavern, wkcz, and StrikerX11 for helping me with a lot of decision making!

Also I would LOVE to thank my brother for helping me make the final decision for all my computer parts!

Without everyone on this site I would still be stuck with an old 2 core laptop that has a maximum speed of 1.30 Ghz that can barely open this site itself without stressing itself and lagging extremely bad although now I have a 8 core processor that can reach a maximum speed of 4.00 Ghz and run this site no problem and did I not mention it can play games great!

Part Reviews


This processor is amazing! With 8 cores and 4.0 Ghz of speed you can do so much! I highly recommend this for anyone that is looking to build a gaming/desktop computer and wants a bang for the buck!! :)


This ASRock motherboard is compatible with every part I have and it was recommended to me by my brother who has build computers recently. I'm very happy with this mobo!


You can't go wrong with Ripjaw memory! I've had this recommended to me and I'll tell you it's performing very well!


This SSD is very helpful! I'm using it to store all my important content that I want to load faster to be more efficient! It's working great so far and I really recommend it to you!


This 1TB HHD is used to put all my normal content in such as pictures, videos, etc and I really recommend it for that! If you're gaming also check out the Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" SSD to put all your important content on such as games and operating system!

Video Card

What can I say? This graphics card works very well and can handle all games on high-ultra settings at 1080 at a nice fps! I really recommend getting this as it is a nice bang for the buck!


This case comes with many fans and it has very nice airflow and cable management is pretty easy! It also looks very nice and it's very roomy!

Power Supply

Very nice power supply! I'm glad it has such a high wattage for a great price! Don't hold back buying this if you're looking for a nice psu!

Optical Drive

For ~$20 this is a really good optical drive! I used it so I could install windows 8.1 (64 bit) on my computer and it did the job! It read it fast, nice, and was very easy to install!

Operating System

Windows 8.1 (64 bit) is a fantastic operating system! I really love the layout and how easy it is to use!


If you're hesitant on buying this just do it! It has a great viewing angle, is huge, led, and ips! Also the price is not bad at all for something of this quality!


I'm using this keyboard to type right now and I'll tell ya what! It's extremely comfortable, affordable, and looks great when you turn the lights on! The fact that it comes with a mouse is like a bonus because the mouse is awesome! It lights up, has a comfortable scroll, and a nice layout! Get this for sure!

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questionmaster 3 points 40 months ago

Great man, that lookd auwesome!

StrikerX11 3 points 40 months ago

Great first time build! just tidy up the cables and you should be proud to have that machine! If you have any other questions and/or want recommendations, shoot me a message and I'll gladly help you. Other than that, have fun gaming!

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Thank you Striker! :)

GAROLDonPC 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Your welcome, build looks Awesome well done mate.

I can see you spending some time in front it, better get a pillow for that chair :)

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

lol yeah the chair is pretty annoying! Thanks! :)

AlchemistZero 2 Builds 2 points 40 months ago


SSLgame submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Thanks Alchemist!

Hussein.H 2 points 40 months ago

i feel so honoured! I'm just glad i could help. enjoy it, man :)

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Oh yeah I'm enjoying it a lot! Skyrim ultra settings, 1080p, 60fps constant! I LOVE IT! I'm just glad there is people like you that want to help people that know little to nothing about computers. After building this computer and doing lots of research I feel like I've learned a lot and I really want to help people now! :)

Hussein.H 2 points 40 months ago

woah, nice!! i felt the same after learning more about computers. I'm plann I a major upgrade soon. i just hope it works out!

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

I wish you skill! :)

elvenson 5 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Congrats on the first build and welcome to a new addiction ;) lol

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

lol yeah a great addiction it is! Since I'm now broke it makes me want to get a job and work so I can build more computers! :)

horusrogue 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Looks great! Thanks for sourcing us!

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Thanks horusrogue! I make sure that if someone helps me with something I give them credit and show them because I really respect that people take their time and help me! :)

jander1291 1 point 40 months ago

Enjoy bro! thank you for the mention, glad to help.! My chair is similar to yours but made of iron instead of wood, we better upgrade that! hahaha.

PD: When you can, work a little that cable managment, you can check other builds with the same case as your to get tips of how to hide and organize those cables. Game on!

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

I can't even express how much better this is than my laptop... I just love it so much.. but yeah I agree that we both need to upgrade our chairs!! I might buy something like this because It will feel a lot more comfortable than this wooden chair but also it's a lot cheaper than most and it may not spin but that's okay because I'm not at a circus :D

thedrumer1010 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

glad everything worked out for ya!

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Yeah I'm really loving it! I feel like this is turning into a hobby because now I really want to build lots of budget builds!

hellios007 1 point 37 months ago

can i go with 650w 80+ GOLD PSU? with this build

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Yeah I'm sure that you can! Make sure you verify it through the forums on this site before you buy it though. :)

hellios007 1 point 37 months ago

ok bro, i'm thinking of building the same build with yours, would it bottleneck if my amd fx 8350 won't be OC?

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Woah, I'm sorry for this extremely late reply! PROCRASTINATION at its finest! I'm sure by now that you have gotten your build completed so that's awesome! :D For all those that may read this comment later on.. I haven't overclocked my PC once and I haven't had any problems with the cpu performance towards gaming or browsing. If you're still on this site I'd love to know what you parts you went with for your PC!

hellios007 1 point 30 months ago

I've finish building my pc, but different specs, trying to put some pictures

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Ah sweet! I'm glad to hear that bro!

Gube 1 point 30 months ago

Wow! Nice, well tought and clean looking build! Great job.

SSLgame submitter 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Thanks Gube! I've been loving my computer so much! I'll try to get some new pictures of my setup once I stop procrastinating! :)

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