My New Computer Build

Ive had a 13 inch macbook pro for about a year now and ive been getting annoyed. i plug more shit into this thing than you can imagine and it can barely handle it all, so i decided to upgrade. i was scrolling around looking at premades when i realized hey, i could probably just make my own for a lot cheaper, so i went to the internetz and researched. Found out i could and in my price range too, so i selected all the parts i wanted over a months time and then just built it yesterday. and here she is:

imag0368 - my new computer build

imag0372 - my new computer build

imag0373 - my new computer build

imag0374 - my new computer build

imag0375 - my new computer build

imag0376 - my new computer build

Ill add more photos of the inside when i have the extra time to open it up and stuff.

Parts list:
Asus m5a97 EVO
2x4gb Corsair Vengence
Xion Predator 970 Gaming Case
Radeon HD 6850 1gb
Corsair 750w 80 bronze certified
AMD Phenom II x6 1100T Black Edition
Optical Drive:
basic read and write dvd/cd
Hard Drive:
320gb Western Digital (i have 3.5tb of external so i thought id save some money here and only get 320gb. i can always add another drive)
HP 20.5" LED/LCD monitor with 5ms response and 3,000:1 contrast

Total cost from start to finish including shipping, tax, and the monitor:

(notice the black rectangle? thats my mac haha)

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  • 3

    nice, but can you solve that rubik's cube? :P
    - Fail4424 November 6, 2011, 2:49 pm
    want me to? lol. i can solve them both and put a pic back up o.0
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 2:54 pm
    I was going to comment on the cube! Beat me to it +1 for you
    - dogggy November 6, 2011, 4:01 pm
  • 3

    I'll just leave this here

    bufus101 - my new computer build

    "i dont think" key words. i didnt say "i cant" implying i was not sure of the date of construction of said computer. just poked a big hole in your logic.
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 4:48 pm
    Just wanted an excuse to make a Y U NO. Killjoy.
    - MalverdeAl100 November 6, 2011, 4:54 pm
    its okay, Y U NO still appreciated =)
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 5:20 pm
  • 2

    But the real question is...
    will it blend

    • Ertrov
    • November 7, 2011, 3:33 am
    i think you just won the internet. the problem is i dont think my comp will fit in that....guess we need a MEGA BLENDER
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 8:53 am
    - Ertrov November 7, 2011, 10:00 am
  • 1

    Nice build xD
    I agree with the MacBooks - they can be a bit of a pain in the neck when you plug in a charger, a monitor, 2x USB (External HD and Graphics Tablet) and external speakers.

    yeah. i had to get a usb hub, a fan pad, and so much other crap. i had every port filled except firewire
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 2:55 pm
    Same here except I never used ethernet either
    - SkinnyBill November 7, 2011, 11:36 am
    lol well you can always get a wireless card in your desktop =D
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 1:37 pm
  • 1

    What was the total price?

    obviously someone doesnt read. look at the bottom lol
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 4:32 pm
    Nope, Well not a bad build for that price.
    - DarkicoN13 November 6, 2011, 4:55 pm
    yeah it worked out too. i already happen to have a matching keyboard, mouse, and speakers haha
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 5:20 pm
    Nice, Where did you get your PC Case from btw?
    - DarkicoN13 November 6, 2011, 5:22 pm
    got everything from
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 7:17 pm
    Figures. How much was the case? I'm currently in the process of building up a computer so.. yeah.
    - DarkicoN13 November 6, 2011, 7:24 pm
    oh cool. let me know how it goes. and my case was 70 dollars. pretty awesome price i have to say, the thing is solid. its a little short on cable room but other than that is a nice, solid case. sleek black design, moderate air flow and room for plenty of fans, led add ons, and come with built in watercooling wholes with a slot for a dual 120mm radiator
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 7:26 pm
    Nice, now my only problem is I will have to switch everything from one case to another, is this hard at all?
    - DarkicoN13 November 6, 2011, 7:29 pm
    not really. just read the manuals that come with your parts. its a bitch because the manuals are really not descriptive at all but thats what youtube is for haha. hard to find videos on there too though. there all like 3 years old
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 7:32 pm
    id have to say just take your time with it and if you ever had a question or issue get a second opinion. my dad knows nothing about the inners of computers and asking him questions helped me a bit here and there
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 7:33 pm
  • 1

    +1 for you :)

  • 1

    Nice build, one thing I should comment on is the graphics card. Try upgrade it to a 2gb, they are so much better.
    But overall I love the computer, the case is great too. And I love the two rubix cubes ^_^

    lmao the upgrade to a 2gb was like 3x the price. ill just get a second card if need be
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 5:21 pm
    Ive got a 2gb radeon 6970 and it wasn't to expensive.
    - Jozzoh November 7, 2011, 2:16 am
    what thats massive lol that had to be over 300
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 8:48 am
  • 1

    That's a pretty sweet build, and that processor looks beastly.

    yeah just the name of it got me going lol. for 190 dollars, you get all the features of an i7 just a bit slower. like 1/4 the price though lol
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 8:18 pm
    Hey, for a 3.3ghz hex-core that's a pretty good price
    - drakengard85 November 6, 2011, 8:20 pm
    right? lol and people were trying to diss me for not getting an i7. sorry i didnt wanna spend 600 dollars on a processor haha
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 8:50 pm
  • 1

    i been lookin ever since i got back from afghaniland and so far i'm set on some parts to make a really nice computer. buying them over time so its not a huge dent in my wallet like my truck is.

    • November 6, 2011, 10:15 pm
    nice let me know how the build goes. what processor you going for?
    - bufus101 November 6, 2011, 10:30 pm
    - MIKYTEY November 7, 2011, 9:31 am
    lmao thats concidental. thats the exact processor i was looking at before i switched to amd. good choice good choice
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 10:33 am
  • 1

    You should probably get a better processor cooler. The ones that come with the cpu are usually shitty. You can get a better one pretty cheaply.

    • Jozzoh
    • November 7, 2011, 2:20 am
    yeah ive been told that. ill see. so far my computer has been running well though. ive played a game or two of LoL and the fans kick on pretty high but my system didnt get too hot. ill have to see cause my processor is pretty strong. i already have two more 120mm fans on the way. thinking about researching liquid cooling
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 8:51 am
  • 1

    Man I would LOVE to build my own computer but I am extremely strapped on cash all the time..

    have you ever heard of barebone kits?
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 10:54 am
    Can't say that I have, I'm a computer newb when it comes to building them or anything mechanical like that..
    - Vehemence November 7, 2011, 10:57 am
    well a barebone kit is exactly for people like you. its almost like buying a premade computer but not really. its a pre selected group of parts in a kit, that generally come very cheap. like youll get a motherboard, processor, case, and other parts all in a kit for like 400 dollars. ill send you a few links
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 11:20 am
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 11:22 am
  • 1

    i have a horrible overheating laptop i am very VERY jelly

    how you fix a laptop if its broken

    • BEASTY
    • November 7, 2011, 11:18 am
    my friends solution to fix anything is to throw a rubix cube at it
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 11:25 am

    mine :)
    - BEASTY November 7, 2011, 11:31 am
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 1:36 pm
  • 1

    i saw what u have up, World of warcraft

    sorry but incorrect, League of Legends
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 1:51 pm
  • 1

    Make your bed next time. Sheesh.

    lol i never make my bed. my parents tried to get me into that habit and gave up when i turned 10
    - bufus101 November 7, 2011, 2:02 pm
  • 1

    The (almost) finished product. still got 2, 4" cold cathode LEDs coming in the mail.

    imag0379 - my new computer build

    2 - Cooler Master 120mm blue LED fans on chassis set up (top=pull, bottom=push) fashion
    1 - Razer Deathadder blue gaming mouse
    2 - Hard Drives. Got a cracked version of mac drive to read my 2 external hard drives

    (and finished rubix cubes for those who noticed they werent done before)

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