Hello all! I am extremely curious to know who among you (if anyone) has built his/her own custom desktop PC! Obviously, this is an extremely niche thread that will apply to very few.
Describe your machine and the reasons that you built it! Additionally, I would love to hear which country you're from and where you got your components! Please share pictures and any other additional information that you would like as well!
I thoroughly enjoy PC gaming and thought that it would be rewarding to build my own computer. My current system is several years old now and consists of the following:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT (Asus)
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3
RAM: 4 GB DDR2-800(Can't remember brand now)
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Silencer 600W
OS: Windows XP Home
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 300GB
ODD: Asus DVD Burner
Sound: Creative Audigy SE
Case: Cooler Master Centurion V
It has treated me very well and can still play most games at enjoyable settings. However, I am on the verge of a brand new build, albeit gradual. I have purchased an Intel i7 2600K (got an amazing deal from Intel since I work at a major retail outlet that sells computers), 8 GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600, 60GB Crucial M4 SSD (boot drive), Antec 520W PSU, and am torn about the Video Card.
It's between HD 6870 (excellent price/performance ratio) and 560 Ti (slightly better performance for moderately higher price). I'm leaning towards the former.
I purchase 95% of my components from an amazing website called Newegg
, and the rest I get from Amazon. I'm in America, as you've probably surmised.
If this applies at all to you and does not bore you to death, please jump in and share your own thoughts and build! And if you're from Sweden, send me a Fractal Designs case!