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I've been a fan of illevene's build guides since I began browsing this site so I decided to build a PC based on his/her under 500 guide. Unfortunately the parts weren't all at my home by my birthday so I was forced to put together four-wheelers for the babies. :P

However once everything arrived, I eagerly set about the task of completing my second build. I must say it was a bit of a tight squeeze getting everything into the case, but I managed to get all the components in and working. One thing I will say is that I'm not sure this would be a build for a beginner as a previous knowledge of at least how some of the parts may fit together is extremely beneficial.

This build brought a few firsts for me, personally. I used a SSD for the first time as well as choosing not to customize my first PC case. :P But more than likely I will later hook it up with a nice paint job. ;)

Overall I will say I enjoyed the challenge this build brought, and I'm loving how well it performs for the affordable price.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

That cable management...

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah...fortunately I don't have a guts fetish. :P

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Still +1 for the price range and still you managed an SSD in there

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it was one of Amazon's warehouse deals so only about 35 bucks. :D

Those are my new favorite bargains. :)

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Just the normal 30 day one.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great for the money!

+1

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. I was definitely satisfied with the low price, although now my ego meter feels like taking on an expensive build. ;)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha Go for it! :-P

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

My god. That cable management, or really lack there of.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great budget gamer. Dang the insides look like a mini buiild case. If you aren't noticing heat issues and your not showing off the insides, leave it as is. If you are then tidy that baby up. Thanks for posting. +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice. I'll remember that I just need a photo of the outside of the case next time. :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

No that's not what I meant. I meant where it sits. If it doesn't have the display window and it's not causing any heat issues, there is no need to go back and tidy the insides up. Shoot look at my builds. Specifically the Collegiate honor society reward. I had trouble with the cables in the little case. I got them out of the way, and it works, but it looked terrible inside. No windows so no need to work on it any more.

BTW everyone wants to see the guts.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

lol I'm way too lazy to ever tidy up the cables, although in this case I did have to because of some space issues. ;)

+1 for not being a neat freak :D

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

what games can it run.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Well according to illevene, all the latest including Fallout 4 and GTA V. I don't do much PC gaming so I haven't really done much testing of its capabilities yet.

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

Sorry but your CPU isn't good enough for gta v or far cry 4. They both need quad cores when you have dual core. Upgrade to I5

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

There are literally dozens of videos on YouTube of the i3 6100 handling those games just fine, on high settings. Lol.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You might want to take a look at the mobo in the parts list because you selected a random one instead of the Asus mobo. Otherwise great build +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for catching that. :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1TB Seagate Barracuda cost less than your Samsung and is 7200RPM. Just thought I should let you know.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable manegment facepalm

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

hey nice job that looks really good! +1

maybe post some fps on games when you get the chance!

but dang that is a tight squeeze!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the psu doing? Im wondering if its worth to spend less on a cheaper psu.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually really good, but since I don't really work my PCs...it's probably not getting the proper testing. :P

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow...I hate to see your mate. ;)