this is my second gaming build. this time it was for a friend who was on a budget and wanted a pc powerful enough to play Dayz. This was the result.
I agree. It was a very cost-effective to buy a single stick of memory rather than two, and I like how you saved money on the graphics by buying a terrible graphics card. I also think it was a smart choice to save $20 by buying a lower quality power supply that could ruin your build at any time rather than spending slightly more now to guarantee longevity, because who cares about several years down the road?
The gpu has very good reviews and has been doing him very well. I'm not sure where you got the information that it is a terrible gpu. The psu is just from a brand with a low reputation. I have the same one in my build and it functions flawlessly.
It's always flawless before it fails
Its a Raidmax, bad reviews ftw.
Most Raidmax PSU are good. But there's a decent chance you get one that explodes and your build catches on fire and it's terrible. So why risk it? It's only $10 or $20 more for a corsair or seasonic
Flawlessly right up until the moment that it goes up in flames.
You could have gotten a much better GPU with this budget. You spent too much on the motherboard, not enough on the GPU, got a really bad PSU (replace that thing ASAP) and only 1 stick of RAM. You could have easily fit an fx-4300, a 7870, a nicer case, a nicer PSU, and a faster driver into this build.
The reason I went with this motherboard was for its upgrade capabilities. He didn't want the most powerful pc in the world, but instead a pc that could be adequate for now and upgraded in the future.
Well man, dayz is a very CPU intensive game and that 4100 probably won't cut it. On the dayz mod, pretty much any graphic setting below very high isn't going to use the GPU and instead the CPU. I build my friend a dayz machine for the same price with i3 and hd 7770.
So far its been doing very well. He can even run Arma III beta on medium settings.
It will it handle it perfectly actually... Do some research eh?
it makes zero sense to buy a bulldozer cpu and this point you better off with phenom II X4
Ill see if I can get some from him.
Get an APU!! the A8-6600K has higher clock speed than the fx4100, and the built-in graphics and some where near the performance of the GT 640. And half the price of the two together. Spent to much on the motherboard.
Gotta show the inside bro! :P
I guess this is one of the cases when a girl is sexy on the outside, but ugly on the inside lol c'mon man you coulda ask for some advice over here
can we see the inside please!
Bulldozer CPU, Raidmax PSU, underwhelming graphics card... Ew
Well done looks like a computer built with the intention of playing games. Have you or your friend over clocked the 4100?
Nice build, really balanced and I would have spend $10 more for the 7750 since it can cross fire. Also performance is a little better.