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$950 Gaming PC for a friend's cousin - MathieuB - 03-27-2014

Funny how prior to this, I never posted pictures of PCs I built Tongue

Here's one I built for the cousin of a friend of mine.

Cost him about $950 CAD

Specs:
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H mATX LGA1150
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4570
  • Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD R7 260X 2GB
  • RAM: G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
  • SSD: Crucial M500 240GB
  • Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
  • Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB 24X SATA DVD Burner
  • Power Supply: Antec Basiq VP450 450W
  • Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Black with orange accents
  • Accessory: Additional SATA cable

Images:
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RE: $950 Gaming PC for a friend's cousin - Brandonsr - 03-27-2014

It's nice to see the man himself share builds. Smile

It looks like a solid build, I'm sure he is very happy.


RE: $950 Gaming PC for a friend's cousin - MathieuB - 03-27-2014

Yeah, he got it yesterday and he's very happy with it. He chose the case himself Smile

He has a 1366 x 768 monitor, hence why the video card isn't that powerful. Figured that with his budget, he would be better served with a more powerful CPU and a SSD to make the system more future-proof and more responsive.

Just noticed that you can see my reflection on the case in the 2nd picture, with my white belt and *gasp* red shirt(!), hahaha.


RE: $950 Gaming PC for a friend's cousin - Rapajez - 03-27-2014

Looks good!

Your belt I mean. Obviously.


RE: $950 Gaming PC for a friend's cousin - Pineappl - 03-27-2014

Your not supposed to build it for them. Your supposed to teach them the ways of building so they can upgrade and know what to look for when things go wrong... unless this person is under 10 years old.


RE: $950 Gaming PC for a friend's cousin - Rapajez - 03-28-2014

Haha. One thing I learned about building for friends and/or family members:

They expect free tech support for life.


RE: $950 Gaming PC for a friend's cousin - MathieuB - 08-04-2014

(03-27-2014, 11:58 PM)Pineappl Wrote: Your not supposed to build it for them. Your supposed to teach them the ways of building so they can upgrade and know what to look for when things go wrong... unless this person is under 10 years old.

You're not supposed to tell me what to do with my own life Tongue I felt like building it, happy I did it and I got a few drinks out of it Angel

That said, I generally agree with that idea. Kind of the point of the website too and I get to make a living out of it Smile

(03-28-2014, 10:01 AM)Rapajez Wrote: Haha. One thing I learned about building for friends and/or family members:

They expect free tech support for life.

I don't mind helping out if I feel like it, just don't expect it from me.


RE: $950 Gaming PC for a friend's cousin - Phrosty - 08-04-2014

Holy four months later batman. Lol


RE: $950 Gaming PC for a friend's cousin - Mr. Man - 08-04-2014

I am about to do the same thing for a relative of mine. Might go off of a regular ~$600 workhorse build.