Too hip to be square

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Samantha
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Too hip to be square

This build was born in August 2015, and besides an additional HDD, a 16 gb RAM upgrade (from 8 gb), and a PSU RMA, it has largely stayed the same since then. I'm a college student with a limited budget, so when I buckled down one summer to save up for a dedicated gaming PC build, the end result has turned out to be more than rewarding. I spend a lot of my free time on my PC, so I try to keep it running as smooth as possible.

The games I run don't tend to be too demanding, mostly dota 2, Overwatch, Warframe and Destiny 2, but my Steam backlog is immense.
Color(s): White
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Video Game
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 61.00
Intel - Core i5 4430
Socket: LGA 1150
Cores: 4
Motherboard
MSI - H81M-E33
Chipset: H81
CPU Socket: LGA 1150
Size: Micro-ATX
Memory
$ 54.99
Crucial - Ballistix Sport
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
MSI - Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 960
Storage
$ 60.00
Kingston - SSDNow V300
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 120 GB
Storage
$ 43.78
Seagate - Barracuda Compute (ST1000DM010)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
Western Digital - WD Green Desktop
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
Thermaltake - TR-700 (discontinued)
Wattage: 700
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: none
Case
$ 279.99
Corsair - Carbide Air 240
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Window
Monitor
$ 82.37
Dell - U2312HM
Size: 23 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Monitor
$ 82.37
Dell - U2312HM
Size: 23 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Mouse
$ 19.99
Redragon - M711 Cobra
Interface: Wired
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