Description

I'm 20, a girl, and this is a build for my mom.

So last month my mom told me she was ready to get a next gen console. She has always played video games, from the N64, PS2, XBOX, and XBOX 360. She loves shooting zombies, mutants...actually she just really likes shooting things haha. Anyway I convinced her to let me build her a gaming pc for the price of a console. I told her it'd be better and she could play with a controller too. (That was a major requirement for her.) Anyway this is what I came up with, and she loves pc gaming now! She is playing Far Cry 3, The Long Dark, Metro 2033 and Last Light, Dying Light, Wolfenstein, and Tomb Raider all on ultra settings at 1080p, 60 fps!! (a little lower fps on dying light)

CPU: I was on a budget so this is where I cheaped out a little. But it still is a solid option for her. She won't be streaming or editing anything so this will be fine! We also used the stock cooler. Its very loud but she has the pc on her dresser in her room and plays on her bed, so it doesn't bother her.

Mobo: Good, cheap, reliable brand. It says it had a usb 3.0 ports on it but I'm not seeing it I know it has some on the IO but I'm talking about a connector on the board..AM I BLIND GUYS OR??

Memory: Got it on sale. Corsair. Matches mobo and 1866mhz. Works for me

Storage: 1tb is probably overkill for her, but why not?!?!

Video Card: Got it on ebay from a seller called "dansummer" I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHECKING HIM OUT! the 280x is great bang for the buck especially at the price I got it.

Case: I bought this on a whim and I am very impressed. It's microATX but has a bottom mounted psu and great cable management options!

PSU: hand-me-down from me. She paid me $25 for it. Works great.

OS: I already had a code don't say I pirated because I didn't :)

Wifi Card: I've used this thing before, it works well and is super cheap. I can also play online games no problem on it.

I'm really happy with this build. It is a solid performer for the price and my mom is loving it too! I made a video of it on my youtube channel if you'd like to see more about it and some benchmarks! Thanks for reading guys :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GJr8bQ8MGQ

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Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

begin the ceremony now another joins the ranks of the master race. As our numbers grow, the plebs of earth shall see the power of the master race. For your recruiting you get +1. Keep up the great work! nice build btw lol

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha thank you!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! +1 kinda funny how your mom is a gamer :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It's definitely something we bond over!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

cool story...great job on a budget!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Great PC for the price!!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks a lot!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice lil build with a nice lil budget! +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

And I thought I built a great budget PC at the same price for a friend.... Great build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. It took a lot of digging for deals! Thanks!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

loookin good. +1 jipster chop game

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I might actually build this pc! Everything seems to be awesome!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It's really good performance for the price! Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

i plan on using this case for my "first pc" with an i5-6500 slightly over your budget around 800$ but i plan on trying to go lower on price it will be used for gaming/videos games will be space engineers 7 days minecraft/modded and a few others

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It a pretty good case for the price! Small footprint too which i like. Good luck on your build!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

How has this case managed dust over time? It looks to be pretty well covered with mesh/filters on the vents. I'm strongly considering using it

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

front mesh dust filter is definitely well done, so no problems on the intake there! the mesh on the top is a little big but shouldn't be a problem if there's no intake there! so far its only gotten a little dust, not enough that makes me worry or anything, nothing a couple sprays of compressed air cant fix quickly. It's definitely a good little budget case with plenty of room.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the response! Sometimes it seems like if the build ain't brand hammer new people are less likely to answer questions about it. Hope she's still enjoying her pc!

Are the case fans 3 or 4 pin? I couldn't find an answer to that.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

they are 3! and no problem! I check back from time to time to look at builds and make lists for clients and stuff but yes she still likes it! now using it currently tho because we just moved and I havent set it up for her yet! but i just plugged them into molex connectors anyway cause my motherboard only had one fan header anyways!

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks! I looked and looked but didn't see any so I was wondering if I got the wrong board by accident or something.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

She is! It makes Christmas and birthdays wonderful she showers me in steam cards lol

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

He is! He just plays Madden so he doesn't care much for pcs.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

And it's me in the avatar I'm a girl. Haha.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha to answer your question yes. BUT I just checked out your build and it's awesome! Your story is kind of like mine. I built my first pc and immediately wanted to change it too. But yours definitely looks better! We have even used a few of the same parts in our revisions! Well done on both of them.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol! I usually put it in all my descriptions but I forgot this time so technically it's my fault!