Friday, 20 March 2015

Random Stuff: Here's my gaming rig!

Hey everyone

So, last year I got interested in computers and decided to build a rig, this computer is a story in itself and I'm here to tell you all about it and the different components. First of all, there are a few things in this computer that are used, and I got them for quite cheap prices - I'm going to go through each component that has a story. I will also show the total price of the computer at retail prices and the price it cost for me(a.k.a my parents... thanks mum and dad! :D ). Anyway, let me finish this KitKat and let's get started!

First of all, here is the computer with the side panel off. No window fortunately because it looks horrendous inside!
The current state of my computer!
I got the RM750 for a cheap price of ebay, £60 to be exact and the computer runs a lot quieter now - which is good! Anyway, I'm sure you would like to see the specs:
CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 @ 4.5GHz
GPU: Geforce GTX 760
Storage: 3TB & 620GB HDDs + 60GB SSD for backups of important files.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V - ver. 1
CD Drive: Pioneer Blu-ray drive
Case: Bitfenix Neos White/Blue
RAM: GEIL Evo Potenza 8GB @ 1600 Mhz
Power Supply: Corsair RM750 (if you didn't already know that!)

So here's my story about the graphics card. When I first built my computer, I got all of the parts for my birthday except a graphics card and power supply. There was already two old power supplies that were not in use around the house so I didn't need to get one. Anyway, Christmas rolls around and I had been looking at the GTX 750ti for the past couple of weeks (which is an amazing card for the money - about £100). I fond out my wish was granted and I received a Zotac GTX 750ti! Anyway, in February the GTX 295 in one of my dad's computers was acting up, so he found a refurbished GTX 760 for £60 (yes, you read that right!) and offered me to swap the two cards.

Also, the SSD was an old OCZ one that my dad didn't need anymore. The 630GB HDD was from an old  laptop as well, and managed to find a spare fan in my house Anyway, here is around how much my system costed for me:
CPU: £50
GPU: £60
Storage: £80
Motherboard £55
Cooler: £30
Case: £30
Power Supply: £60
RAM: £56
Grand Total: Approx. £421

And here's how much everything would have cost if it was bought at RRP (not including prices from current sales). I am choosing newegg for the pricing. Although I didn't buy any components from there, it has a store for the UK, USA, India, Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland and Singapore - so if you are not from the UK and want to copy my build, you can. (Just a quick note; for something like the GPU I will find the cheapest option:
CPU: £47.06
GPU: £147.92
Storage: £90.77, £33.61 (won't be including the old laptop HDD)
Motherboard: £57.02
Cooler: (Newegg don't sell it, so amazon for this one!) £44.69
Case: £40.34
PSU: £100.85
RAM: £53.79
Grand Total: £571.30

So there we go, got a few ideas for this website so I hope it turns out okay! Been writing this post for
about half an hour so I'm done with it for tonight. Hopefully I will be posting on here a little bit more - it will be things like build suggestions. Hope you enjoyed this post and continue to read this blog.

Talk later everyone!


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