Description

First off I am an absolute NOOB, I'm Blake and I'm 16 years old.

I had never built a computer until I built this little guy, It is not the best thing ever but it does what I wanted it to do which is deliver a pleasurable gaming experience while being cheap. So here is a little background about my knowledge and experience, I have been fascinated by computer building for about 4 years now but have never had the money to build one. I knew a ton back in 2012 thanks to Linus, Tek Syndicate, Austin Evans and NCIX; I would watch there videos everyday and I eventually became very knowledgeable on the subject of computer parts from GPU's to CPU's. I would move back to my console lifestyle since I already owned one and my laptop couldn't run anything more than Bad Company 2 on Lowest with 20 FPS. I was receiving hard drive problems from the laptop so I looked into buying a new PC but remembered that I could build for much cheaper, so I started watching videos again, I got back into it and had money this time!

So I shopped around for a while and with continuous research on Toms Hardware I had finally found the parts I wanted. The 750 Ti was the biggest thing in the budget so I watched many sites to see the prices they were posting for any 750 Ti other than reference (who carries those anyways) and I came across a 750 Ti on Newegg Refurbished for $89 on Christmas day and I immediately jumped on it. Glad I did haven't seen many better price/performance ratio cards better than this especially for the price.

For $350 approx. you really can't go wrong with this build.

Breakdown:

NEWEGG: AMD Athlon X4 860k ASRock FM2A68M-DG3+ G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1866MHZ MSI 750 Ti

AMAZON: 1TB Caviar Blue Silverstone PS08B EVGA 430W 80+ LG DVD/CD Drive

MY HOUSE: Windows Ultimate = FREE!

I am really enjoying the gaming experience I am getting out of this computer. I may post benchmarks to my YouTube channel if you are wanting to see what the performance is like.

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

Austin Evans? That dude couldn't work his way through a computer.

How much increase in fps do you see now?

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

FPS increase from what? my laptop?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice budget build, +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You should really drop the Optical drive, you can install windows via USB so it's kinda obsolete, and you could take off the OS from there too.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

could have but I also had to install some other things through the DVD drive. Anyone who is only installing windows just kick it out and save money

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice coaster for your mouse!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

lol temporary i have a super ghetto setup right now

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Just bought a SteelSeries should be quite a big upgrade!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the will be good.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it! I recently finished my own budget build using the same CPU, its a little beast. Also, can't go wrong with that GPU deal! Great Build!

PS: Do you find it difficult to game on that little mouse pad? Just wondering haha :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah I do with this mouse a 2000 DPI and some sensitivity changes it works alright but I just bought a big SteelSeries should be here in a couple of days!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Very similar to mine! One thing I would reccomend as a fellow owner of that beautiful 860k would be to invest in a good CPU cooler (I'm using the 212 evo). You should see around 10 degrees less at idle and potentially the same under load. Other than that, nicely done, +1!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

not sure my case would fit the 212, but the tx3 or another aftermarket shorter cooler, yes I am looking to one.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I would highly recommend the TX3 for your slimmer case with dual fan operation. I personally bought two silent fans for the cooler and with it installed, my CPU never goes higher than 40C clocked at 4.0Ghz @ 1.26V. My build is extremely similar to yours, only difference is that mine is a mini - ITX build. Very nice!

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