Binary Aurora

Parts

  • Motherboard: Asrock 970 Extreme 3 AMD AM3+ SATA 3

  • CPU:  AMD FX-4100 Quad Core CPU

  • Case: NZXT M59-001BK Mid ATX Tower

  • VGA:  MSI R7850-2GD5/OC 2GB Radeon HD 7850

  • RAM:  Crucial Ballistic 2x4GB DDR3 1333Mhz

  • Storage:  OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCI-e 4x

  • PSU:  Corsair CX500 80+ Bronze Certified

  • Heatsink:  Zalman CNPS5X 92mm FSB

  • Optical: Asus 24x DVD+RW

 

Accesories

  • 5 x 120mm LFC Blue LED Fan with Pink Chassis

  • 2 x 12in Blue LED Cold Cathode Lights

  • Artic Silver Thermal Paste

Software

  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

"Los Chikis" PC is a economy focused gaming PC. While it still has great parts, this computer's parts where purchased little by little within a 3 month's span. Why would you do this? Usually, many retailers give outrageous discounts on parts from time to time, so we just wait until they are on sale and we grab them for our customers. With what would normally cost about $850 in parts, this customer's patience saved him or her about $150... now that's something to consider.

Built with a fast AMD Quad Core CPU, a Radeon HD 7850 VGA and a SUPER fast PCI-e SSD, this PC is nothing to scoff at. The computer is aimed for a couple of lucky kids who will use it to play MineCraft, The Sims 3 and multi media creation. 

Other PC facts: 

  • Builder(s): Ángel Colón & Paul Bangdiwala

  • Finished date - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Things that we learned while building this PC: 

  1. The NZXT case is terrible for placing a DVD on the top portion, one would usually have to snap out the DVD cover or force it into position

  2. Don't buy $2.00 LED fans from China, we had to change all of them the first time we turned them on.

  3. You can't install an EUFI Windows 8 system on an OCZ RevoDrive X2 (we'll try it later with an X3). 

  4. Kittens don't like water.

Paul Bangdiwala

Bandi Tech, 570 Calle César González, San Juan, PR 00926, USA