Hello everyone, since forever me and my younger brother have been gaming and dominating on consoles so a couple months ago i left him and built myself a nice pc which you can view here http://pcpartpicker.com/b/G5b. Anyways i quickly got lonely gaming by myself :( so i decided to sell off our consoles and try to build my brother a cheap gaming rig. So this is what i came up with. Came under 500 bucks total so i think i did a good job. He rarely does anything but play pc games so i focused on the gpu more than the cpu but i also didnt want to cheap out on any components. I feel for the money, i built a solid computer for him
CPU - I got him an Athlon 750k. For the price it was awsome. I was going to get a 6300 and a super cheap mobo but i would have came a bit overbudget. I realized he doesnt do anything on computers so the raw cpu power was not needed. I have an 8350 and i dont notice a darn difference between this cpu and mine. I get like 5-8 more frames with my 8350 on BF4. Going to upgrade to Kaveri when it comes out, if an Athlon version comes out and it offers better computing performance seeing how he doesnt need the built in graphics
MOBO - Took a leap of faith on this new mobo that had barely came out and had no reviews on Newegg. Its socket FM2+ so i could just swap out the CPU for the newer Kaveri chip when it comes out. Mobo worked great, its sexy, ran everything perfect on startup, boots from USB, just plain good. Its pretty too.
RAM- Got it on sale. Runs at its rated timings. Not even my Corsair Vengeance did that. Mine runs at 1333 and ive been to lazy to look up how to change it. Plus the RAM is a sexy black and has a nice heat spreader. I think its actually on sale now.
HDD - 1TB standard storage. ill upgrade to a ssd for him later, for right now its super quick.
Video Card - Got this video card for 145. Its a great cool running MSI model. I know the equivalent of this is the new 270 but thats 200 bucks and barely beats this one. Plus this video card is also sexy.
Power Supply - I wanted a modular power supply but those were more pricey. I was originally going to get a Corsair cx 430 model but read up and saw that this XFX model was much better. Its not modular but the case easily handled all the cables so no worries there. It has better internal components, is also sexy, and runs quieter then my own darn HX750 in my main rig which has an annoying coil wine.
Case - His case is a hand me down from my original build. Its pretty nice anyways
As you can see Sexy was an emphasis, as i like sexy. Its cheap, but pretty and preforms well. The componets are what i like to call 'budget nice'. Anyway....on my steam account and origin account i now have.............................................
one friend! My brother. Add me if you play BF4 as thats all im playing now. I dont rememer my origin account but add me on steam LiL_P00ki..... Thanks for looking
|CPU||AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$79.97||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H ATX FM2+||$64.49||SuperBiiz|
|Memory||G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$59.00|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$51.85||OutletPC|
|Video Card||MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB|
|Case||Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower||$0.00|
|Power Supply||XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V||$50.99||Newegg|
|AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|