Description

Second Gaming Build.

Better Than The First. I tried to do Cable Management the best I could, but what can you expect from a cheap case?

The Cpu and Graphics Card Run perfectly together. My Temps Never Pass 55c for Cpu, and Gpu around 60-80c.

The case fits perfectly for the component.

Thinking of upgrading to an lga 1151, with an i5 6600K and overclock it to 4.5Ghz.

The Cougar Fans work silent and cools well.

Most Games I played can max out with 60+ Fps.

The Parts was bought on Newegg and Ebay and works well.

Part Reviews

CPU

Really good Budget Cpu, Strong Enough to run new games.

CPU Cooler

Best Air Cooler. Runs CPU under 55c.

Motherboard

Pretty Good for a cheap Motherboard. I use Biostar H61MHV, there wasn't any selection of motherboards for this model. So I just chose H61MHB.

Video Card

Best Budget Graphics Card! Runs most games at Max Settings over 60+ Frames.

Case

Great for a Budget Build. Don't expect neat cable management.

Power Supply

Really good budget Power Supply. Runs My PC without any problems.

Case Fan

Best Fan Ever. Runs Cool, Stays Cool.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

The first thing you're going to have to upgrade will be the CPU/Motherboard combo. That's a pretty old socket. I see that the Motherboard supports PCIe 3.0, but that CPU supports only PCIe 2.0. It pretty much locks you out of upgrading this computer right away.

That being said you should be fine for a couple of years at least. The 970 is a great GPU and the single-thread performance of your CPU should be adequate for most popular games. I would have advised going with a newer CPU and socket and cutting back on the GPU so that you could upgrade easily when the funds become available.

Additionally I wonder if the back fan on the CPU cooler being so close to the exhaust is actually hurting your temps. I would test with it both ways personally but I know that you have the computer put together at this point and aren't likely to want to take it apart just to fiddle with something like this. Not to be harsh in all of this, just giving some advice. Congrats on the first build!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I am upgrading to an i5 6600k with a z170 motherboard so I could overclock.

And planning on changing the case to a Corsair Carbide Series

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that would destroy your current rig in benchmarks, and hopefully make a noticeable difference in your games too. Benchmarks aren't known for being "real world" after all :)

The only reason I wonder about the fan situation is eddy currents from the exhaust fan might interfere with heat exchange situation. Just a supposition and I have no supporting facts/experience.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It actually increased my temps up 1-2c, where should I move that fan too?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What having the second fan on the CPU heatsink increased your temperatures? That's interesting. I see that your case has a front intake and a side fan that should be intake and that exhaust fan, is that your current setup?

The real cruddy thing is that you don't have any additional fan spots for that extra fan in that case nevermind the fan headers on your motherboard...

You could always flip your PSU and let it help ventilate the case. That would increase the temperatures across the capacitors inside and lead to a shorter lifetime perhaps, but if your computer is on carper (which it is in the pictures) you shouldn't have an intake on the bottom anyways because it suffocates the PSU.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip, I will probably flip the PSU when I have time.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the Build, really digging that Black and Orange theme. Very refreshing

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I kinda like the case. You did a good job on cable management but why that cpu?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Really Cheap CPU. Planning on selling it when I upgrade soon.

It's going to be a temporary cpu and motherboard.

I am upgrading to an i5 6600k with a z170 motherboard so I could overclock.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

LGA 1150 with a 6600K? I really hope you meant LGA 1151.
Build looks good, I like orange.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, just updated!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

i5 6500k is on the lga 1151 socket. great build

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, just updated!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

your welcome man love the build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrade to i3 6100 + Gigabyte H110M-A + 8 GB Corsair LPX DDR4 2400 MHz.

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I will, but I'm planning on getting the i5 6600k

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

ok!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Gigabyte H110M-A + 8 GB Corsair LPX DDR4 2400 MHz.

Did you know that anything higher than 2133 will be downclocked on any non-Z170 motherboard.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, but I would choose that RAM because of the price. :-P

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

There are cheaper ones..

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It was an example, ahhh

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Just bought a DIYPC case for a budget build I'm working on currently. How did you find the quality of the case? Never had heard of them before the weekend.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Really Good Case for a budget build. Never Had any problem with it. I recommend you to get it if you are building a budget pc.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I feel it's a little redundant having that 2nd fan pull fan on your cooler. Only cause you already have a rear exhaust fan so close to it. That's just me.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I had an extra fan and didn't know where to put it, so I thought, why not put it there?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

holy crap thats an old socket for ur cpu.... look into skylake as soon as you can afford it

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I can. Planning to upgrade to a 6600k with z170 mb next week :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

nice nice post updated pics!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I will!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

the nice thing about a used, even old tech i5, is that the resale value will not go down much at all. You will still see it back on eBay for the $90 you paid. For about $50 more, the i3 6100 DDR4 set up comes close, maybe beats it real world.

Here is a comparison benchmark. I know its not real world but gives an idea. http://www.3dmark.com/compare/sd/3680833/sd/3741023

So until you save up for a full Skylake i5 build, this should serve you nicely and be easy to sell.

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

When i try adding my build for this it gives me this problem https://gyazo.com/457b4233ec7b21933496af72009c34c3 any help????

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

There is a usb 3.0 header, but the motherboard does not have a socket for it. I don't use the usb 3.0, but I do use the usb 2.0 that the case also provides.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build, but how did you get an I5 for $90????

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ebay :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I had an i5-2400 in my previous build. I recommend staying with it unless you want to change your GPU/Monitor but that will be a big investment. But that beast is everything you need for 1080p gaming. I just moved to the i5-6600K with the Corsair 400C, it is awesome but now I'm waiting for the GTX1070 to become widely available with a stable price tag.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That is one sick looking build :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the case itself have fans?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

this is so weird to look at cuz its my case

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