Description

I built this for my sons to play on. They enjoy games like minecraft, dota2, Starbound and other games of the like. It does everything it needs to do on their 1080 monitor. I went overkill with the PSU just incase they want to add a vid card or two later on down the road. Also it should cover any overclocking that may be done.

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 4 points

A little underpowered for the price, but I also see you were putting high-end components in here. Should last them a long time!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

nice budget build. +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I keep trying to talk my daughter into letting me build her one. Nicely done! Until their graphics needs increase happy gaming!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Build them one. Let them help. It's a great experience for everyone involved.

I've already planned for future GPU upgrade if needed. That's the reason I went with a 650w psu.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for a nice build, how is the gaming performance? Have you tested it with lower speed ram?

Only thing I would really change is maybe going for a smaller case.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like for $600, you probably could have done with a fully-fledged graphics card. Solid list either way.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Good rig! I like the high quality parts.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

nicely done cable management. hows the temps on the cpu while gaming/idle?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Using the MSI Command Center to record the data...

Idle temp: CPU 37, System 27

During 3dmark Skydiver 1.0 Max Temps: CPU 42, System 28

System scored 5508. This score reflects the system as it is. Antivirus, IE and all other background programs were left running.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Other than possibly a smaller case (a 200R, maybe?) I really don't see anything to dislike about this build. Actually, the board doesn't look too out-of-place in this one. Does this case have a window?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right. The case was a bit larger than I expected. Next time I know... Mid tower is pretty darn big :-p Other than being too large to tuck away, I really do like the minimalist look inside.

It has a mesh on the side with a very large fan attached to it blowing directly onto the motherboard.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

What? Where's the gpu?

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

its an APU build. it is integrated into the processor

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't need one; the motherboard has onboard video.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Igpu until they require a dedicated. Thus the reasoning behind the 650w psu ;)

Currently the igpu is doing an excellent job for their needs.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The higher-end APUs have pretty nice integrated graphics.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The case has plenty of portals for cables to pass through to the back side. It was a slight pain to fasten everything down on the backside so the back panel would slip on.