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my first computer build

by guywhoisblue

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15 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

650MHz

Description

Good for most games (ex: plays minecraft, tf2, and mirrors edge with no lag online) can use online applications easily, and is faster than most other PCs I have used. The mother board comes with an installation disk for MSI's os, but I installed windows 7 ultimate on it instead. Though I have difficulty using the disk drive as the hatches on the top of the computer's face wont open, the computer is worth the $300+ I put into it.

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ReDnAx1991 7 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Hiya, awesome that you could buy your build for only 300$ +1 on that. Could you please upload some pics. of the inside and out?

I only have some questions about the build. Why did you buy the AMD A4-5300 APU? It is the only APU not able to use AMD dual graphics technology. This being said, why did you buy the Sapphire Radeon HD 5450? It is much less powerfull than the build-in Radeon HD 7480D from your APU?

This reaction is not here to burn down your build, not at all it is very good for its price. I just would like to know your mindset when you started with the build.

P.s. how I know this? None of the A4 Trinity (A4-5xxx series) APUs support Dual Graphics.

guywhoisblue submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Sorry for waiting so long to reply to this, I haven't been on this site for a while. The reason I bought a lot of the parts I did was because I didn't actually know much about what I was doing. This was a learning experience for me and also the first time I've had really any experience building a computer. I will however keep what you said in mind in case I do build another computer. (Which I will when I have the money.)

h4r15 2 points 37 months ago

This is actually quite great if real.

LegoPC 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Considering you haven't invested much into the power supply, I strongly suggest you get something else, Logisys PSUs aren't known for reliability. It looks like you're on a budget so I found a really cheap PSU from a reputable manufacturer. Enermax PSU

BlastXin 1 point 30 months ago

definately true. The best low-price PSUs are Corsair CX430 (non-modular) for 20$ and CX 430M (modular) for 25$ which are both 80+ bronze-certified which has better efficiency. That deal is only for NewEgg which is frequent. I would not recommend buying actual non-discounted 20$ PSU like from Logisys.

edit: Oh and, the RAM stick could've been better with lower price. PNY is known to water down lower the hardware, and not the best durability and life. Kingston, Patriot or G. Skill RAM sticks would've been better which costs only 30$-35$ with 4GB.

Happyville101 1 point 14 months ago

Antec? Cooler Master? Seasonic? Silverstone? All good PSU Brands.

hazcoper 1 point 36 months ago

can u post some benchmark of the gpu???

combuilder2 1 point 36 months ago

is your computer noisy with those certain fans?

guywhoisblue submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Actually no, not really. I think the fact that I keep it under my desk might contribute to it's silence though.

Nick_Enki1223 1 point 31 months ago

Hey bro How did you insert the mother board support at the back of the Rosewill FMB-01, it's my first build and I can't get that metal support into it place.

Can you help me please ? :)

Braok 1 point 5 months ago

comes in like 3 years late I'd recommend changing the PSU before it blows up Everything else is cool though... maybe I should show this to my friend playing Minecraft at 15-30fps on minimum.

guywhoisblue submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Well, I've had this pc for some time now, and I can confirm it hasn't blown up yet. The only parts I've had to replace have been the motherboard (one ram slot didn't work), the graphics card (the first one was kind of cheap), and the CPU (once again, the first one was kind of cheap). I don't really understand what's so bad about the power supply, it hasn't caused any problems yet, and I don't think it ever will. I might replace it just because the on/off switch is getting loose and is really easy to accidentally press, but that's more user error than anything else.

Braok 1 point 4 months ago

This logysis psu is famous for being unreliable and often exploding, patricularly the 480w one (if there are any others).

guywhoisblue submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

thanks for letting me know, I would've just stuck with this time bomb if it weren't for you guys.

Braok 1 point 3 months ago

NP