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First PC Build - Sub $800 (The Patriot)
by Kyndle
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Description

My very first PC build, sub-$800 gaming computer! Welcome to suggestions! I fixed my cable management and now I think it looks pretty solid! The price of the computer WITHOUT the accessories and monitors is below $800.

Part List
Details
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle19.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load40.0° C
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate920MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate-
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load50.0° C
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skemble [17 Builds] 10 points 11 months ago

I would advise moving the GPU to the top slot.

 
 
Apach3 [2 Builds] 3 points 11 months ago

seconded. it's a good idea to always place the GPU in the top slot whenever possible, as it often always is the slot with the most dedicated bandwidth.

 
 
skemble [17 Builds] 4 points 11 months ago

Only time you can really get away with it is on the X79 platform where they have crazy 4 way 3.0 x16 epicness.

 
 
xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

Or on any board with a PLX chip.

 
 
Broadsky 1 point 11 months ago

X79 only has x40

 
 
godshawk 5 points 11 months ago

X79 only has x40

Something tells me that x40 is greater than x16... :P

 
 
onekoolguy 2 points 10 months ago

it hurts to see that

 
 
swagnuggets123 5 points 11 months ago

Nice price tag

 
 
RyneSmith [7 Builds] 3 points 11 months ago

A nice build for the price, great job.

I would clean up the cables a bit if that's important to you as well but it's not a necessity

+1

 
 
peterb [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Yep. For the price of 25 bucks its pretty good xD

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 7 months ago

Hah, I didn't feel like going in and adding the prices of everything.

 
 
tagskillz 3 points 11 months ago

Hump dayyyyyy

 
 
ZKZCV 3 points 11 months ago

Sick Case

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 3 points 11 months ago

Thanks, I loved it to. It's got a limited amount of room, but it was cheap!

 
 
pubiCrust [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

was cable management an issue?

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

Cable management wasn't a major issue, but it did take some time and a lot of zip ties to make it look nice. Would you like some of my pictures to show how I wired mine?

 
 
pubiCrust [1 Build] 3 points 10 months ago

yes that would be great! thanks for the feedback. I'm most likely using this case

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

I just added some more pictures, hope they help! If you have any questions just ask. I pulled all of the cables away from the motherboard except the power connector at the top left hand side of the motherboard. Just try to pull as many cables behind the case as possible like I did, you can see all of the zip ties used on the other side of my case haha!

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 11 months ago

Okay, did some more cable work. I think it looks quite a bit better now!!!

 
 
DragonsNightmare 2 points 9 months ago

How does this build do for gaming? I am going to purchese a computer and I want something alone this, however, I do have a budget.

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

So far, I've had no issues with gaming. It's ran everything I've thrown at it with flying colors. I will say though, the Radeon 7850 card I'm using is going to have to be upgraded in the near future to handle some of the newer games on ultra. What was your budget? If you don'y mind me asking.

 
 
DragonsNightmare 1 point 8 months ago

well around 800, for everything including peripherals.

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

I would say the Radeon 7850 or maybe the R9-270 (One of Radeon's new cards) would be your best bet. Since your GPU is going to be the biggest factor in your computer's gaming performance, I'd spend as much money in that area as possible. I will say that my Radeon 7850 OC has been able to run BF4 on ultra graphic settings at a very good FPS. So, it is a very good card if you're considering it.

 
 
chiefyx1015 [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

I just got done with a very similar build for under 800, except i used the a radeon 7950. Nicely done!

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

How come?

 
 
chief7285 [1 Build] 5 points 11 months ago

I assume you are replying to the moving of the GPU right?.... Well on your motherboard the top PCI Express slot runs at 16x which is full speed vs the one you have it put in which is only 4x thus literally cutting your performance to only 1/4th of the speed.

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 0 points 11 months ago

But both PCI-e slots are 16x. If it was a 4x slot the graphics card wouldn't fit. Are you saying the second one is a 16x slot that only runs at 4x?

 
 
chief7285 [1 Build] 4 points 11 months ago

Yes, while they both technically are 16x length slots the bottom one only runs at 4x speeds while the top one runs at full 16x speed.

 
 
skemble [17 Builds] 2 points 11 months ago

Thank you for clarifying for me!

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

Okay, didn't realize that. Thanks! This should boost the performance a lot, haha!

 
 
chief7285 [1 Build] 2 points 11 months ago

no problem, you should get a decent jump in performance from switching it.

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ravagex 1 point 11 months ago

Solid build. Would like to seen the standard 1600 ram.

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

It actually is 1600 ram, I couldn't find the 1600 on PCpartpicker so I just added the lower-end version. I actually used HyperX 1600

 
 
LarryRow [1 Build] 1 point 11 months ago

Heh, this is nearly identical to my build.

 
 
DuffmanDuffs [1 Build] 1 point 10 months ago

Lol same here except I got a corsair psu, 270x, and corsair ram. Other thank that it's all the same lol.

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

I'm actually thinking about eventually upgrading to one of the new Radeon cards! Haha

 
 
DuffmanDuffs [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

I actualy built mine last week and I decided to go with a gtx 760, I love it runs all my games at max settings 1080p (ac4 arma 3). My only problem with it is the case, I really like the look of it but, there is just no damn room, I could only fit 2 of my fans in it because my m5987 gets in the way. can't really complain I onlyhit 50c at load when kept next to a window.

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

That's awesome, the GTX 760 will provide plenty of power for gaming. I know what you mean about the case though, you just have to get really creative with cable management, haha!

 
 
shapaza [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

FX-6300 and Radeon HD 7850 = awesome performance/price.

Not bad for your first build! As others have said, try to tidy up your cables. Also, if you plan on overclocking your CPU, make sure to get an aftermarket cooler.

 
 
Starlana [2 Builds] 1 point 11 months ago

Uhhh, isn't everyday Hump Day?

lulz

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 3 points 11 months ago

It was hump day when I built it!!! Haha

 
 
PCModder 1 point 10 months ago

Sweet case man

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks, I also love the case. My only complaint is the limited amount of room, but it was cheap so I can't complain. For only $40 it was a steal!

 
 
PCModder 1 point 10 months ago

I wish I could find an AMD case that has decent room for cable management with grommets in it.

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 10 months ago

Haha, it is hard to find one. Honestly, the one I have wasn't horrible. It just took some time and a lot of zip ties.

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csacasas 1 point 9 months ago

how did you get the fan to fit in the front like that?

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

If you take the front plate off the whole case (just pull, it snaps off) it's easier to slide the fan between the hard drive bays and the front of the case. If you need anymore help, I can post more pictures!

 
 
csacasas 2 points 9 months ago

ah okay seems like a tight fit though! i was just wondering because this is the case i had ordered and i like the led fan light coming from the front like that

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

It actually wasn't to hard to wiggle between the front of the case and the hard drive bays! I also really like the way the fan looks, it lightens up the case ALOT more. The hex-shaped pattern, I think, looks pretty cool to with the red fan behind it.

 
 
Zenthro 1 point 9 months ago

Hey man sweet build I have the same CPU and MOBO. I was wondering if you tried overclocking yet?

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! I actually have not tried over-clocking. I'm kind of hesitant to, because I'm not using liquid cooling.

 
 
8BitTodd 1 point 8 months ago

I am aware this was quite some time ago, but I have the case and I need some advice on how to pop out one of the FRONT panels so that the optical drive can fit through. What did you do?

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 2 points 8 months ago

There should be tabs on the inside that you pinch and then push out the panel. The instruction manual that comes with the case explains it pretty well. If you need anymore help or pictures just message me!

 
 
EcoMCG 1 point 7 months ago

Hows the PSU

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

So far, I have had no issues with the PCU. It provides plenty of power for what I need, the LED fan adds some flare to the computer, and the cables are put into very nice and good looking cable coverings. Been running it for about 6 months now and have no complaints!

 
 
Dacorncob 1 point 7 months ago

how many fans can i put in the case?

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

You could fit 4 fans, including the one that comes with the case. If you need more cooling, I highly suggest a PCI fan card. Like the one I have in mine.

 
 
judebato 1 point 6 months ago

It look good, but I think you should just stick with one color scheme.

 
 
Forester 1 point 5 months ago

Oh my gosh I have the same desk lamp!

Nice looking build too, love the lighting in the case.

 
 
iLLAYT 1 point 4 months ago

Looks dope!

and speakers u got and game on last pic!?

 
 
TheOfficialSkora 1 point 3 months ago

How nice does that keyboard type?

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 3 months ago

The keyboard isn't by any means fantastic. However, it gets the job done and looks very nice. So, for me it's enough. But if you're a hardcore gamer that really needs a nice keyboard, I'd spend a little more money on one.

 
 
TheOfficialSkora 1 point 3 months ago

Alright, i'm not a gamer, im just looking at keyboards as i'm typing this on a pretty crappy one, plus this one looks nice XD

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 3 months ago

Then I'd say you'd be satisfied with it! It gets the job done, especially if you'll just be casually typing. Plus, you can't beat the price.

 
 
TheOfficialSkora 1 point 3 months ago

Have you had any issues with it? like keys sticking or not registering etc?

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 3 months ago

For me, the keys are plenty bright. When it's dark, I can see every key no problem. Now, there might be a very slight difference in how bright every key is. This is because not every key is individually lit, there is just one big red light under all the keys. This is to be expected on a cheap keyboard though. No, I have not had any issues with keys sticking.

 
 
TheOfficialSkora 1 point 3 months ago

Alright, thanks for getting back to me, i'll definitely consider it.

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 3 months ago

No problem, good luck!

 
 
TheOfficialSkora 1 point 3 months ago

im also hearing a bunch of reviews about the backlit keys being a lot lower quality than in pictures, do you have this problem?

 
 
cmplex 0 points 6 months ago

I would really like if you posted a tutorial on how to get the cable management better, i have this case and mine is a complete disaster.

 
 
Kyndle [Submitter] [2 Builds] -1 points 11 months ago

Oh that's a nice GPU, and thanks!

 
 
18hockey [1 Build] 0 points 11 months ago

wat?