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Black & White Budget Beast [v.1.1]

by NickTurkish


UPDATE 03/30/2017

I added custom white sleeved cables and a little Stormtrooper. ;)

UPDATE 03/25/2017

I got a new keyboard, mouse and mouse pad.

UPDATE 03/13/2017

I installed some LEDs today.

My Build

I haven't had a desktop pc in 15 years. I did quite a lot of research in february and now finished my first build.

I wanted to get a machine, that allows me to play almost every game at 1080p and ~60fps. I also wanted to keep costs low, but at the same time choose components that have a reasonable quality. It was also important to me, that i am able to upgrade the pc in the future (memory and maybe another graphics card in crossfire). Astethics weren't too important to me, but i wanted to get a clean look.

The listed prices are what i actually paid, including rebates and discounts. I'm living in Germany and the prices are a little bit higher than in the U.S., but i could make some good bargains. I bought everything new, except from the case which i got used on eBay.


I chose the g4560 because to me it has got the best value-for-money at the moment and is sufficient for 1080p gaming.


The stock cooler would have done the job, but i think it's kind of ugly. :D


The gpu is strong enough to get ~60fps on 1080p and should not be bottlenecked by the cpu.


With 4 memory slots i am able to run the memory in dual channel mode and i will at the same time be able to get another two 4gb modules in the future. Also this mainboard allows me to get a M.2 drive in the future and a second graphics card (crossfire ready).


The cpu won't recognize any RAM above 2400Ghz, so that is what i chose.


120gb is sufficient for me at the moment. It's more than enough for OS and some important applications. Will maybe upgrade to a larger M.2 SSD in the future or add a 1TB HDD soon.


Looks clean, wasn't too expensive and has good cable management options.


From what i heard the EVGA PSUs are quite reliable and it was only 30€.


Cinebench R15: OpenGL - 110.21 fps, CPU - 380 cb

3DMARK 11: 10644

Let me know what you think about my build in the comments!

Comments Sorted by:

AryanPtl 1 Build 3 points 24 months ago

Nice clean build, how's the pentium?

Also like the storm trooper +1

blockbuster4664 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Not super components but you manage to make them look like they are in a much more expensive build. I did a double take when scrolling past your build and I said to myself, "that's a Pentium build?!"

LASOS 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Nice Build! Where did you get the G4560 at that price?!

NickTurkish submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

There was a 20% discount on everything in a popular german online Shop at the time in bought it :)

LASOS 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Nice find!

Sockens 1 point 24 months ago

Dare I ask about the PC you had 15 years ago? Because that would be a computer the same age as I am.

JawadHossain 1 point 24 months ago

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/wF7LKZ Can somebody help please?

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 1 point 24 months ago

What be your budget?

JawadHossain 1 point 24 months ago


SubNauticaWaterWorld47 1 point 24 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $445.98 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $124.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $279.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $171.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial MX300 1.1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $356.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $108.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card -
Case be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 w/Window (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $319.98 @ NCIX
Power Supply be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 11 1100W 80+ Platinum Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $299.00 @ Newegg Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.75 @ Vuugo
Monitor AOC U2879VF 28.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor $436.56 @ DirectCanada
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard $229.99 @ Memory Express
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse $82.00 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2971.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-05 20:49 EDT-0400
JawadHossain 1 point 24 months ago

this is better?

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 1 point 24 months ago

Yeah but go with a cheaper PSU.

cFlake 1 point 24 months ago

You don't need a $300 1100 W 80+ PSU for a build requiring 400 W. It's a waste of money. A 256GB m.2 is fine for your boot drive, but you should buy a HDD for mass storage, as you'll run out of space quickly. The case is quite expensive and so is the monitor. There are better 144hz 1ms monitors for cheaper.

JawadHossain 1 point 24 months ago

What if I have the money? Where should I invest it in rather?

cFlake 1 point 24 months ago

Get a far better processor, GPU, and CPU cooler

customgtp 24 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

This is a quality $500ish build... Great job. That processor is hard to find too. +1

Vince_aviator 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago


rbosio 1 point 24 months ago

I can't tell but are the fans LED?

NickTurkish submitter 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Nope. I just installed 2 magnetic LED stripes...

PhamQu 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

+1, way to make an entry level build look high end.

Also, commenting to save for later.

EvanVanBeeek 1 point 22 months ago

Bro did you do any benchmarks for bf1, Battlegrounds if you did can you tell me

Sensible_Systems 55 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Hi, I really like your build. Can I please ask what you think of your cooler?

I know it is much better looking than the Intel stock cooler, and fairly cheap. I'm not really worried about temps (reviews seem to show it is perfectly adequate), but I'd love to know what you think of the noise. Is it pretty quiet? Is whatever noise it does make intrusive (like a high whine) or pretty tolerable (low hum)?

Thanks for any advice you can offer, cheers!

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