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So here we are guys my very first PC build. I wanted something that could handle previous gen (PS3/360) games very well since i've unfortunately missed the entire generation mostly due to my school work and stuff. So i set my budget at around 600 and based on my current laptop's spec (HP Pavilion G6 i5 6GB RAM) and what i use it for, I was able to set a few benchmarks for what i wanted.

It was a friggin daunting task as i was using a word document to log what i wanted but then i found this awesome site which made the shopping around much much easier! I consider myself a bit of an expert at finding deals and hotukdeals was also a great help! so yeah the final spec is the same on the parts list, my uncle kindly hooked me up with some great RAM, and the motherboard was a refurb. I'm still in the process of setting it up so will update later on but so far its pretty awesome and that SSD my oh my!

(Update 15/04/2017) replaced 7850 with a GTX 1070 in January.

(Update 21/06/2019) added two more matching RAM sticks in May for a total of 16GB RAM.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Would love some internal pictures!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

i've just uploaded a few. Thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

This thing should beat the PS4/xBox One including the earlier console versions based on the CPU threads and GPU shaders on your computer, so now you could expect even more from your computer.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice! I got a similarish build i haven't posted yet. It has the same case different color too xD.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Some additional work on the cable management would go a long way to the aesthetic and airflow of your build (for instance, the front panel connectors don't need to enter the front area so early, route them down and up through that last cable management hole). +1 though, for a good budget build.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Many thanks! i'll get on the cable management real soon i was just super excited i got it up and running at the time!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice decent machine hope it serves you well!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful :D

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

i like this build great budget aswell nice to see and great pics.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! imo i would have dropped the cooler and ssd for a Better gpu. that case looks nice wish more people used it +1 =)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I have something VERY similar. A i3 3220 and a HD7850 and 8GB of ram. Is it going good for you? It goes good for me by the looks of things!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

HI there! after 2 years+ my PC is still going strong and is still pretty fast, unfortunately my PSU is on the blink (something i didn't expect from a corsair PSU) so i'm looking to replace or RMA.

The 7850 has been quite a surprising performer i must say but it's showing it's age on newer games so i shall be upgrading soon.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

i am in fact able to overclock on my current board, but i just want to gauge how my CPU it performs on stock before i delve into that. it seems very fast at the moment though

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