Description

This is my build. Yes my cable management leaves something to be desired. I was working with a budget of $500. A lot of the parts I got was cheaper than what pcpartpiker showed. I got the phenom and the mobo used on craigslist for $90 total (quite a steal), the ssd was brand new from craigslist for $75, the Seagate Momentus XT was used from craigslist for $50, the video card was used from craigslist for $130. The rest of the parts were all purchased from Newegg. Most of them had rebates at the time. I came in right at budget and it is a sweet build. It runs incredibly fast and incredibly silent. Very happy.

More pictures to come later.

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Never ditch the SSD! But I will say I hoped to found that Seagate for cheaper the that. Cause I barely paid more that that for a 3TB Seagate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844 But other then that nice build.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I have some notion caught in my brain that an ssd is only for high end builds... haha

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

No they are getting cheap enough now for an PC. Just the size is what to look out for. Just put your OS and a few important apps or games on there and get a regular hard drive for the rest.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. I find the ssd to be a luxury, but I love it and wouldn't trade it for the world. Most builds around this price range skip it but that was one of my primary reasons for upgrading. That and I was coming from a core 2 duo e4300 from probably 4-5 years ago.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have ditched the ssd and gotten a 1tb hdd thats reasonably priced and upgraded the cpu a bit. Nice build though.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I do understand why some people would go that route. But I love the speed of the ssd.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this computer for gaming? If so could you hook me up with some FPS numbers? I'm thinking of getting a very similar pc.

How does it do for multi-tasking.. For Example:

Playing a game and having the browser open with youtube and skype open at the same time. Does this handle it perfectly?

Thanks in advance for the response :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

I do game. Moderately. I play WoW mostly along with some plants vs Zombies. I have not put Moderate Mike to the test yet, though I did put my graphic settings to High (1 step down from the highest which is ultra) and I was getting about 100 frames per second. I imagine the multitasking would be fantastic. I only use 1 monitor so wouldn't have skype open and youtube at the same time while I gamed :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean like Youtube to listen to music and skype to voicee chat with my friends while gaming. Would it run it fine?

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

yes, it multitasks great. had youtube up, as well as various other tabs open, as well as a game on.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks.

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Next update would be a 8350, a 1 tb hard drive,, and if you are up to overclocking buy a better cooler like Noctoa D14

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha. Let's see if I can get that approved by my budget committee, my wife. Not sure how big the nocturnal is, cpu cooler height is limited with the v3. I currently have about 3 or 4 cm left.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

this will bottleneck the gpu because the cpu isnt as fast as it

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

thats probably so. though I doubt with the amount of gaming I do, I will reach that point.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend this case to others?

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  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I try to be processor agnostic. I would've gone intel had I gotten as good of a deal on a i3 as I did the phenom.

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