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Entry Level Gamer - First Build

by Webdogger



Date Published

Oct. 28, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 7, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

926 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz


I had a lot of fun with my first build. As it was my first and I was building with my son, I wanted to keep it simple. and low cost.

The case is a very large...would probably go with Mini-tower next time.

Build was easy, the only hiccup occurred when I overlooked the CPU power cable for about 20 minutes.

Part Reviews


Great little CPU. For an entry level gamer, this is no better choice!


Really like this motherboard. Only issue I had was the PCIE-16 and 1x slot were so close I couldn't put my wifi card in without blocking GPU fans. Had to install WIFI in other 16x slot. Seems to work fine.

Video Card

Love this card. Skyrim on Ultra settings...smooth as butter.


Great Monitor, good price.

Comments Sorted by:

ThoughtA staff 1 point 27 months ago

Please send me a PM when you've uploaded photos of the assembled PC, and I'll get his approved.

Drachenherz 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Love the i3 6100 / rx 470 combo. Got this setup myself (just got the gpu 1 day ago) and I have to say, it packs a really nice punch!