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Nessa || The ~500$ Not Specifically For "Gaming" PC

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've noticed that almost every build in this sub-forum is extremely high end, very well built, and simply amazing. It's time for a change! This PC was forged from only the finest of parts. Sipping a nice sub 200 watts under full load, sucking in all the dust from my desert habitat, and sometimes making some weird rattling noise, I introduce to you. NESSA


Nessa is a general use PC. This means I use it for everything including light content creation, internet, entertainment, gaming, etc. It excels at every single one. It really isn't anything special.


Here's what is inside:

CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($113.88 @ OutletPC) 
Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H1 3.5g Thermal Paste  ($9.89 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($80.10 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($46.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($44.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB Superclocked Video Card  ($114.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Amazon) 
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($16.20 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full (32/64-bit)  ($199.99 @ B&H) 
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($5.89 @ OutletPC) 
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($5.89 @ OutletPC) 
Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller  ($22.50 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $851.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 14:47 EDT-0400
Here are some images:
Q: Why is it so dusty?
A: Because dust filters are overrated and I live in a desert. It'll be fine.
Q: Why is the CPU power not routed behind the motherboard?
A: It is not long enough with the orientation of the power supply.
Q: Why is the PSU facing up?
A: The PC lives on carpet. The PSU doesn't suck any heat in anyways because the case has proper airflow.
Q: Why such a beefy CPU cooler with a locked i3?
A: Future plans to get an i7 + it was on sale with a rebate. It was a steal. Why not?
Q: Why is the SSD not in the SSD cage?
A: That was the only place it would work. I'm using the other SATA power string to power the optical drive/ fan controller.
Q: Cable management?
A: It looks a lot better in person.
Thank you for looking at my build. If you have any questions/comments, feel free to leave them below.

i7 4790k | GTX 970 | 16GB

That's all you need to know. It's a beast.


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down with the aristocrats

up with the people



Rigs I've Built

The Striker i5 4590 @ 3.7 ||  MSI GTX 980 Armor X2 || Corsair RMX 750 || Team Elite Plus 8 GB || Define S || MSI Z97S SLI Krait

The Office PC i3 4160 @ 3.6 || Intel 4600 || EVGA 500B || G.Skill 8 GB || Cooler Master N200 || ASRock H97M Pro4

The Friend PC G3258 @ 4.3 || Sapphire R9 280X Tri-X || EVGA 600B || 8 GB Dell Ram || Cooler Master N200 || ASRock H97M- iTX/ac

The Mom Gaming PC A10-7890K @ 4.4 || iGPU + ASUS R7 250 ||  8 GB Klevv DDR3-2800 Mhz



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Posted · Original PosterOP

I like it, its cute :) 

And man i feel your pain of living in a desert... but trust me even with dust filters that get dirty so fast, dust still finds a way to get into my system. 

Nice build though :D

It's a struggle. A week after I built it I saw a thin layer start building and I knew it was over.

i7 4790k | GTX 970 | 16GB

That's all you need to know. It's a beast.


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