Description

Yo nerds, its iBeaner!

As you can tell from the title. This wasn't the best build for the price. This build was suppose to be for my little brother. It runs his games fine, but I could've done better for the price. At the time I was buying the parts. They weren't at the best price. Like the RAM, APU, PSU, HDD, and the wireless adapter. Especially the RAM. RAM wasn't cheap at the time! Don't get an APU build for $350. Its not worth it. This is an old build I did a while ago.

Part Reviews

CPU

Don't build a system with an APU for over $350. Its not worth. Works great tho!

CPU Cooler

Good for the price. Its also small :)

Memory

Holy ****, I got this ram at a bad time. The red color doesn't look really red.

Storage

irst time getting an SSD, and man! For $30 this was the best deal I ever made.

Case

Hard! to cable manage in this case, but still looks pretty clean for a small cheap case.

Power Supply

My PC hasn't blown up yet.

Wireless Network Adapter

Don't get this. Get the Gigabyte Bluetooth and Wifi for $30. This works, nothing special.

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 9 points

Bruh, we aint nerds. We geeks. Get it right mate.

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Silicon Power! pumps fist in air I have a S60 an it performs well, boots in under 10 seconds.

What kind of games can the APU handle? Thought about doing a ultra compact APU build for traveling and was curious on your real world experience.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It can run CS:GO at over 70 fps on high without AA/FXAA and all that other extra stuff. For some reason I feel these little stutter lag when I play csgo on that machine, maybe its another issue that probably wont happen to you. It cant run Dark Souls 3 at all, max is 30 fps in 720p. GTA can run on low settings in 720p with over 50 fps. Battlefront runs amazing in mid settings. Battlefield runs great on low/mid. I recommend you wait for the new APU's later on this year that will be released by AMD.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/maggotshero/saved/L9jmP6

Its not apu, but it costs about the same and has a dedicated video card.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I rather bump up to a 6300 and a r7 370 or 360. Also, 500w is overkill and it might not fit in the case. Also change the SSD, that is not a good SSD. Get the ADATA SP 550 120gb

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a good HTCP too.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/p7QfsY

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yours is way better. :P You said travel PC, so I tried keeping it as small as possible, but yeah, thats a really good one.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice cable management. +1
Props for getting the 2400 RAM even though it was not a good price. +1
SSD +1
I think an APU build for $350 is worth it if all you play are MMO's and older steam games. A lot of new indy games take nothing to run but are very popular for great game play.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I also agree, thanks dude!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Is it one build or more?

I ask you that because I don't know if I should say "Awesome build" or "Awesome buildS".

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That was an error lol

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

"Don't build a system with an APU for over $350." Great advice!! Built my 7870K-based system for about $290 last Black Friday. Loaded with Ubuntu 15.10 it works great for its purpose, but yea I want so much more :D

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Fitting name for the build. If you get lucky and are attentive, you can pick up an r7 250 for an extra $30 like I did on a Newegg flash sale.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

dam $30 on a r7 250. Nice!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

You weren't kidding about the ram. That's twice as much as I paid for my 8gb. Rip.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That cable management tho... very nice in a case with literally no cable management support.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been looking around at Rosewills FBM and SRM line and apart from the fbm 2, I can't figure out for the life of me where the air intake is. I know all (or most) have a front 120mm fan, but I can't find grates, anything, where the air is being drawn from through that front panel. I want to run a light gaming build and am interested in these cases, anything you can tell me to calm an anxious brain about the airflow?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

fbm 01 pulls air intake from under the front mesh and probably the srm 01

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks for responding. I ended spamming this question on a couple different builds. After looking and eventually saying screw it, I just went with the SRM 01. If I'm truly paranoid about air flow, I was thinking I could just drill a hole on the front panel by the fan in the case and diy a dust filter.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah even with the questionable airflow on the fbm 01, its still having good temps regardless

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear. Assuming you have that, what kind of temps are you seeing?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

30-50 and sometimes 60 degrees on my i5 4430

amd gpu reaches 50-70 sometimes 80, which isn't that bad but could use some improvement

However, you could also add a third case fan to the side mesh to keep things cooler by force screwing the fans

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Teach me how TF to cable manage in that case, my cable management isn't as clean.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha ha,

eeehhh,

.........

gl o.O

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I had it for almost a year dude. This power supply is really reliable. I also used it on my first build which had a amd 6300 and gtx 960 which was overcloked. Power supplys from EVGA and Corsair are not the only good PSU out there.

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