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Jay's Build

by Arch-Angel

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22 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

3.6GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

900MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.78Ghz

Description

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.

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Smily 15 points 22 months ago

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?

Arch-Angel submitter 2 Builds -6 points 22 months ago

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.

burndtcaek 1 Build 7 points 22 months ago

It's always flawless before it fails

Frostbyter 2 points 22 months ago

Its a Raidmax, bad reviews ftw.

Smily 2 points 22 months ago

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

snowingairlines 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Flawlessly right up until the moment that it goes up in flames.

DjArtifact 10 points 22 months ago

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.

Arch-Angel submitter 2 Builds -4 points 22 months ago

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.

hunter32tz 1 Build 9 points 22 months ago

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.

Arch-Angel submitter 2 Builds -5 points 22 months ago

So far its been doing very well. He can even run Arma III beta on medium settings.

ramseymona22 -13 points 22 months ago

It will it handle it perfectly actually... Do some research eh?

brpeden82 3 Builds 5 points 22 months ago

it makes zero sense to buy a bulldozer cpu and this point you better off with phenom II X4

Guingix 5 points 22 months ago

RIP.

voodoomike69 1 Build 3 points 22 months ago

Internal pics?

Arch-Angel submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Ill see if I can get some from him.

DooofusChoco 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

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.

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DChar96 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

Gotta show the inside bro! :P

JPKaizer 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

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

domzlol 9 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

can we see the inside please!

burndtcaek 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Bulldozer CPU, Raidmax PSU, underwhelming graphics card... Ew

mattman88 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Well done looks like a computer built with the intention of playing games. Have you or your friend over clocked the 4100?

CbassFishin -22 points 22 months ago

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.