As a long time lurker of tom's I would like to step into light and present my first ever build, which I put together for my brother. After much research online, I gained enough knowledge to set out and build the best possible pc on a tight budget. The task was to build an everyday/ gaming pc for $700-750 after tax and shipping and had to include everything minus peripherals.
Combination of sources: newegg.ca - canadacomputers.com - directcanada.com
Case: Antec one black case
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
CPU: Intel i3-2120 3.3Ghz
Ram: G-skill ripjaws 2x2gb ddr3 1333mhz blue
Power Supply: Corsair cx-500 80+
Video: Gigabyte GV-R685OC
HDD: Seagate 500gb 7200rpm
Optical: Asus dvd-rw
Operating System: Win 7 (64bit)
Total cost after taxes and shipping: $730
I have some pictures with final result after my first attempt at cable mangement....just looking for feedback, let me know what you think
Great job on successfully completing your first build. I would have suggested a few different things though.
1. the Intel 2xxx are older Sandy Bridge generation CPUs, you could have gotten a 3xxx Ivy Bridge
2. I would have increase the RAM to 8GB and made it 1600MHz
3. I would have went with the 7850 instead of the 6850.