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Simple i3 build for my Wife (300R, i3 3220, HD6670)

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Welcome to my latest build log!

So what do you do when you have enough computer parts to build a new computer and you're bored? Duh, you build a new computer for your wife and call it a gift wink.gif

Basically I had all of these parts except the CPU and Case, and I was growing tired of my wife using my desktop and cluttering my desk with her stuff. So I figured I would build a desktop just for her. This also allowed me to try a Corsair case, which is something I've been waiting to do, and it also allowed me to use an i3 so I can test gaming on it vs my 3570K. Also if anyone on OCN is looking to build a budget gaming computer this should serve to help them.

So it begins with a trip to the local PC shop, after spending a little over an hr looking around and trying to decide on the case I wanted, I finally decided on the 300R for the sole reason that it was the only budget case that had native 240 rad support for my H100.

I also picked up a Raidmax PSU on the cheap, it had decent reviews so I figured i'd give it a shot.

and of course I picked up the i3 3220.

So here’s the parts breakdown of what I’m using.

CPU - i3 3220

PSU - Raidmax RX-500AF

MOBO - Gigabyte Z68x-UD3H-B3

GPU - Sapphire 6670 1gb GDDR5

RAM - Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 1600mhz

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1tb

CPU Cooler - Corsair H100

Case - Corsair 300R

OS - Windows 7 64bit









The PSU



Mmm, some Corsair goodness





Lets start this build, I did this pretty fast because I was trying to get it done before my wife got home from work tongue.gif

Motherboard is in!



This case was obviously designed with the H100 in mind





Intel Powa!



PSU fitted.



Cable management was insanely easy.









See I told you I did this fast!



She POSTS!



I'm very impressed with this case, I can’t believe it’s their *cheap* case. I think I will use the 900D for my next big build biggrin.gif



Well that’s it for now; I'll try to get some better pictures and benchmarking done soon! I hope you enjoyed!
    
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Nice case, nice build. It was only after I build kifi2, that I started appreciating cable management options. I ran out of zip ties but the cables are still a mess
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4,4GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 MSI GTX 970 Gaming G.Skill Ripjaws X 2*4GB @2133Mhz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Black FAEX 1TB Sony Optiarc DVD RW Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Asus VG248QE Lenovo PS2 Corsair GS800 
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Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G400 Roccat Taito onboard 
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Kingston Hyper X Cloud headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8 Z77V-LX EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 GSkill Ripjaws X 2*8GB @ 1600MHz, CL10 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Black FAEX 1TB LG DVD-RW Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate PHILIPS 220E Lenovo PS2 XFX Core Edition Pro 550W 
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Coolermaster Elite 430 Logitech G400 Roccat Taito Onboard 
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Easytouch headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4460 Gigabyte B85M_D3H rev 2.0 EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 Crucal Basllistic 2*4GB, 1600MHz, CL9, 1T, 1.5V 
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Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Green EZRX 2TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB Windows 7 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4,4GHz ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 MSI GTX 970 Gaming G.Skill Ripjaws X 2*4GB @2133Mhz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Black FAEX 1TB Sony Optiarc DVD RW Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Asus VG248QE Lenovo PS2 Corsair GS800 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Pro Logitech G400 Roccat Taito onboard 
Other
Kingston Hyper X Cloud headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8 Z77V-LX EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 GSkill Ripjaws X 2*8GB @ 1600MHz, CL10 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Black FAEX 1TB LG DVD-RW Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate PHILIPS 220E Lenovo PS2 XFX Core Edition Pro 550W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Elite 430 Logitech G400 Roccat Taito Onboard 
Audio
Easytouch headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4460 Gigabyte B85M_D3H rev 2.0 EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 Crucal Basllistic 2*4GB, 1600MHz, CL9, 1T, 1.5V 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Crucial MX100 256GB Western Digital Green EZRX 2TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung UE40F5000 Logitech K400r Cooler Master V450S Aerocool QS 200 Lite 
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Gigabyte GC-WB 150 pcie wifi 
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Same here, I had a terrible case before with no cable management, it was horrible. I love this corsair and my phantom. So much easier.
    
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Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO 250gb Swiftech H240-X  Win10 Pro Logitech K830 
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EVGA Supernova 1000w G2 Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass EK Titan X / 980 Ti Full Cover Waterblock  
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Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO 250gb Swiftech H240-X  Win10 Pro Logitech K830 
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