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Budget Gaming PC
by gioedwin
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Description

This was my first build and my cable management isn't that good.

Details
AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate800MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.6GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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mousseng [1 Build] 2 points 18 months ago

Everything is as you say: it's budget, and cable management's not great. You could spend some time tucking more of those cables away, but I doubt the Gamma has much to accommodate that; besides, there's not much airflow for loose cables to restrict anyway. You did pretty good for the price, though the 6670 isn't that good of a card.

 
 
SherwoodForest [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

Really it's between the 6670 and the 7750 in the low-end price segment, while the 7750 performs better the 6670 is still a good alternative for $20 less. That said for budget gaming the 7750 would be my choice :P good build overall.

 
 
duramax08 [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

Very nice budget build. If I were you, I would look for a SSD on sale, that'll make it uber fast.

 
 
Enlyten [1 Build] 1 point 18 months ago

If this is a budget gaming PC, then you should have dropped about 500GB from the HDD, saved about 25 bucks, and then bought a 7750. Also, for cheap gaming, I would have chosen a Pentium G860 over a 640. It clearly outperforms the CPU you chose, for an almost identical price, and an 1155 motherboard would have cost the same.

 
 
Stigs 1 point 18 months ago

Very nice budget build. I really like it. Good job.

 
 
Great8Girl 1 point 18 months ago

I like this. The only 3 things I would have done differently is swap out the Athlon II X4 for a Phenom II X4 965, got an ATX motherboard, and an HD 7750. The good thing is though, at least you can upgrade the CPU to something like an FX due to the AM3+ socket :)

 
 
Smily 1 point 18 months ago

Are you kidding me with that cable management?

It's your first build. And the cable management's not perfect. But there are seasoned computer builders who can't do cable management like that with a non-modular PSU. Great job!

 
 
wiinter 1 point 18 months ago

This build is almost exactly the computer I am typing this post on xD I have your same mobo and Cpu same type of HD but I have the 500gb version and I have the nzxt m59 which is basically the same case but with a glass window.

This was my build as well, only differences were I got a ultra LSP 650w in a bundle with other parts since this was from tigerdirect for me, mushkin silverline ram because at the time it was cheap as hell and pretty (it's got a silver shroud thing) and being unsatisfied with the GPU options in the price range I bought a 2nd hand 4850 for cheap.

One thing I gotta say for people bitching about your cable management: this case has nearly no space to route cables unless they are VERY skinny, I had to do this with thick braided cables from my PSU and it was a bloody nightmare.

All that said this was a pretty decent first build :) gratz

 
 
mybadgamertag 1 point 14 months ago

I don't really know much, but to me it looks like you spent way too much on ram. I don't think it's really neceassary to have 8GB of ram for a computer like that, and if ti was you could have found something cheaper for the DDR3-1333.

 
 
RealComputerBuilder 1 point 10 months ago

A very good cheap entry level build, does what it says on the tin I suppose. I am impressed with what you've done for <£300($480). Shame it's not the 2GB card or a 7750 but either very cheap and great performance for the money! :)