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Budget Homework/Light Gaming 160.99

by zoopy



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CPU and MOBO were a combo at newegg.com only reason i went with Biostar. The Biostar works well for what I payed for and has nice USB 3.0. The MOBO was also missing the ports to connect the audio and it didn't have enough SATA cables so I had to buy 2 more. Memory: I got this memory because first of all it was on sale and cheap, secondly I read up that since the APU is running of system memory the faster the better. Hard Drives: Got them for free from some one I know. Does the Job and I could also if i wanted too raid the 2 ssds but right now I just have 3 standalond drives. One for games, one for the boot, and the 500gb for the word docs and such. Case: Downright cheap, I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this case, for 10 dollars what you say right? The only thing bad about this case is that there are no USB 3.0 and the wires look DIRT quality. PSU: the Antec is just great, no problems, and got it on sale with a rebate for 16 bucks, AMAZING. Windows 7 Pro: Great OS I traded my code fort he never settle bundle from a previous purchase of a 7850. This was my first computer that I built myself and guess what I broke? the Wifi adapter, 5 dollars down the drain :( better than the CPU though. Thanks to all the people who helped me on buildapc, buildapcsales, and softwareswap. you made my computer possible. My cable management is awful but i blame it partly on the case due to its bad design Testing: Here is what I got when I tested this computer under various games.

TF2 (1080p High settings)- Steady 45 FPS sometimes dipped down to 30 and went up to 60.

LOL (1080p Medium settings)- steady 50 fps dipped down to 30 in team fights, at base idle 60 fps.

CSGO(1080p Defult setting)- Steady 35 FPS sometimes to 45 when Idle and sometimes dropping to 20 FPS.

Note: I didn't include the DVD/Cd Drive in here because it was just temporary for installing drivers, but i do plan to get a bluray drive.

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NH4ClO4 1 Build 3 points 59 months ago

I'm blown away, it's not every day you see a desktop slip in under $200, much less at your price point of $160! That' incredible. The thing that I like about this build is it gives you a good upgrade path for the price point: you could go A10 if you wanted for extra performance, more ram, better case, maybe even a GPU if you're feeling adventurous! Even a 7850 won't bottleneck the A10, which I find astounding. All for relatively cheap! Say you got $200 floating around in 6 months, that's an A10 and a better case right there!

zoopy submitter 1 Build 2 points 59 months ago

I have a 7770 in my current gaming rig, looking to upgrade that soon and add it to this build.

resin34 1 point 59 months ago

Nice build for the price. +1 BUT the insides, ughhh, clean it up a bit for better air flow.

mat_tech 1 point 53 months ago

How do you like this ssd's. Are they fast?

zoopy submitter 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

They, are fine. I got them for free so I can't complain. They are way to small...

MrUnknownPerson 1 point 44 months ago


Oh no

I think I'm gonna throw up covers face with hand


Well, with that out of the way, I need to say that that cable management is horrible, and it needs to be fixed. Before it makes some other cable enthusiast nauseous.

Besides that, nice build. +1

zoopy submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

I have redone the cables since these pictures were taken, no need to hurl. :P
I'll try to upgrade the pictures if I have time.

Blue51 1 point 34 months ago

so were there any problems about the case other than no usb 3.0 and dirt cheap wires

zoopy submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Other than feeling very very cheap, it had held up. Getting full of dust...

Vairfoley 24 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

I'm building a computer for a friend. They want it super super cheap and I was thinking about the A6. Good to hear it runs source games well.

Cable management was not the best but with that case and power supply there really isn't much more you could have done.


HK_Rage 1 Build 0 points 59 months ago

Very nice build, the main picture reminds me of why you always buy a case with some kind of cable management.

zoopy submitter 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

Ya, thx