Description

PRAISE GABEN

DISCLAIMER

Yes I know my cable management is horrible.

Well, for a first build I think this went generally well.

CPU

So I started out with a FX-6300 CPUand mobo but saw how cheap the Athlon was and also saw that it didnt bottleneck with my video card so decided to save some cash and go with the oldie but goldie of the Athlon X4 860k. Good if I ever get a better CPU cooler to get the unlocked version so I can overclock if I ever wanna break more things in the process of learning.

Motherboard

This motherboard has all the features I wanted. Multiple PCIe lanes, USB 3, and 4 RAM slots. Pretty easy choice and didn't go against my theme.

RAM

This was just a lucky find at the time. 2400 DDR3 8GB for 32 bucks. And to top off the cake it matched so I couldnt avoid the deal. Also inspired my glorious shrine's name.

Video Card

This sadly does go against my theme ;-;. The red definitely does not go with the theme but it was on sale and was better than the 750ti that I was originally going to choose for around the same price so I decided to choose this.

Case

This is a good looking simplistic case that I chose for the 4 front USB ports and an eSATA port, which I doubt I will ever use but why not. Also had two fans built in and blue lights in the front and on the power light which matched.

Power Supply

Well time for the saddest part of this build. I could have had this build done waaaaaay before now but when I went to try to turn on my system for the first time, nothing. I went through the normal checklist of checking connections, shorting out component checks, etc. I tried the paperclip PSU test and decided that my PSU was dead. I was going to go with another PSU from another brand, but couldnt avoid this good deal for a 500w 80+ PSU so i bought the same PSU again. (⩾v⩽) Thankfully the PSU was DOA as I thought and my second one powered the system on and I felt great.

Hard Drive

"But rcgam3r, where is the hard drive you would need for a glorious shrine?" (͡◔ ͜ʖ ͡◔) Well I salvaged a HDD from one of my laptops. End of story. It sits at the bottom of my HDD caddy cus I cant mount it lol.

Overview

Well it was a fun experience finally seeing the blue case fan light up and seeing my system boot up for the first time. Ever since I first built a glorious shrine in my computer repair class I knew I wanted to build my own but never got around to it. After this experience, I definitely wanna do some side work with computers and want to make my future computer repair oriented. Waiting to get paid to buy a new PSU was definitely the most annoying part though and definitely would hope not to get DOA parts in the future.

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Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

What games do you usually play? I'm interested on how this runs GTA V at 1080p. Nice build for the price range, too. +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Havent got GTAV but it runs Skyrim with ENB and mods fine. Usually around the 50 to 60 range, dropping to 40 when a lot of stuff is going on

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to update the BIOS on the Motherboard?