About a month ago, I was thinking about building a custom computer, especially now because I’m playing more PC games. I had some money saved up so I decided to do some research and make a list of computer parts to buy, and then I went with my dad to CompUSA to buy them. I’m really glad I went the custom route, after many years of not having a custom computer.
This is a picture I took with my phone the day my dad and I built the computer:
It was cheap, and I got pretty good parts for the money I paid.
- AMD Athlon II X2 245 2.9Ghz (Without OC) Processor
- Seagate 1TB SATA Hard Drive
- ASUS M4A785 AMD (AM2+) Motherboard (Up to 16GB RAM)
- Power Up Standard 550W ATX Power Supply
- EVGA GeForce GT 240 1GB DDR3 Dual DVI
- Samsung 24x DVDRW with lightScribe
- Ultra MicroATX PC Case (Black)
I’m running Windows 7 Professional (64-bit). The biggest change has been the video card, I used the integrated video card on the last computer I had, and you know they usually suck. I can run any game now, it’s such a difference playing WoW or Left 4 Dead with high settings. If you want a computer that is easily upgradeable and one that lasts, you should build one with any spare money you have.
I spent $460 to build this computer. It is very cheap for what I got, and I still have room to upgrade! For example, I have 4GB RAM running right now, but I can upgrade it up to 16GB!
I’m very happy with this investment.
Do you have a custom built computer? What are your specs?