Description

  I recently built this for my girlfriend to do her online shopping and to play GTA on. She loves it, I really love the simplicity of it. This is an awesome starter build, LAN build or just a build for every day. My only dislike being a PC enthusiast is not being able to overclock the CPU.
  Take a look at the benchmarks, tell me what you think and give some suggestions.
  ::: GTA V Benchmark 
       Hovered around 55-62fps 
       Highest 64
       Lowest  37

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

I like that heatsink doctor-upping you did there

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I needed to tie it in with the rest of the build.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is swell and all, but you could definitely use a little bit of tweaking.

First off, the CPU.

A Pentium G4560 would've definitely done you the best bang for your buck for an LGA 1151 socket, at a whopping $70. Money saved: $45

Next, the motherboard.

Next up, a Pentium G4560 requires a different mobo due to pc part picker complaining, so I opted for an MSI - B250I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard. Money saved: $-28

Next, the memory. You're spending $65 for 8GiB of ram, while the Team - Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory offers one stick for $52. Money saved: $13

Your storage is a little costly, while we can get around the 500GiB range for $129.99 with 480GiB of space, a PNY - CS1111 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive would've done you the best bang for GiB in that range, while saving money. Money saved: $30

The video card, I opted for a MSI - Radeon RX 460 2GB LP Video Card at $82.92, which is the cheapest RX 460 around. Money saved: ???

Your power supply is OP, op. So, I decided to give you my favourite powersupply: EVGA's latest release, the B3, with 450W of power to supply and fully modular for the low low price of $50.
EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply. Money saved: $35.

Total: Saved you $95.

However, I can't fault you for much besides the CPU, ( Pentium G4560, though you'd have to switch the motherboard as well ), and PSU, since you're going for a white look as I can tell.

Nevertheless, you made a decent white-themed build O.P.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea those are great suggestions. I like the idea of using a Pentium. As for the rest of the build, I was trying to follow a color theme, after all, it is a girl. The PSU actually had a mail in rebate and I ended up getting it for a measly 60 bucks at Microcenter.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Great! Just one gripe, why a 650w psu?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It actually had a mail in rebate. I ended up getting it for around 60 bucks!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I got a cx650m for like $20 because of a MIR

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. Good job. I'm currently working on a budget build for my nephew in the same case. Hope she appreciates you.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope he appreciates you! It's an awesome case to work with!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

looks pretty nice love the simplicity

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious=why such a crazy-powerful PSU?

But this is an awesome build, and for GTA V only, this is pretty much perfect.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it SUPER cheap with a rebate. Only 60 dollars!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That's actually really cheap! Congrats

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn good job for a budget build!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It was a fun build and easy to work with!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Your CPU cooler fan is placed on the back. Please could you explain if the rear fans are for intake or exhaust? I see the CPU fan is close to those and I am not sure if it's optimal when they both "suck" air. Also please clarify the fan direction from the front one if your air flow goes from back to front.

I have the same case and my cpu fan is facing side ways as my ram sticks are too tall that my fan was not fitting.

You have such a clean color scheme inside the box.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Starting at the front of the case there is a giant 240mm fan blowing into the case. The CPU cooler has an 80 mm fan blowing straight into the two Rosewill fans which are used for exhaust. I've seen a couple setups in this case where people have the CPU cooler sideways and fan mounted on the right panel in front of the hard drives. It's a super versatile case and pretty cheap so modding it wouldn't leave you out too much money.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

STAY TUNED if you look at my build lists a Ryzen build is coming soon.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yas! I love it when people build budget PC's that look AWESOME! Great Job!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I should've explained this but I actually got the PSU for sixty dollars, it had a rebate a few months back. I agree on the CPU though. Thanks for the advice!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If you got it in the past 30 days i advise you return it. The difference is not that much. You may loose a couple fps but nothing major.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually got it a while ago. just decided to do a little write up on it.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the support!

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  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

He said his only complaint is not being able to overclock the cpu.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea thats what I hate about it. :(