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Wife got hooked playing on my account for Star Wars the Old Republic. She isn't a hardcore gamer but I built something that would serve her well and will be able to upgrade somewhat later on, and in the future would retire its days as a HTPC. Monitor is an old Dell one we had lying around. She loves it and that's all that really matters lol. I apologize for the poor photo quality. Will get a CPU cooler and some more case fans for it the near future.

Parts I bought from Newegg, Microcenter, Ebay and off of reddit.

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks a lot like a build I just did for my dad. The only main difference is I went solid state, used a less powerful video card, windows 7, asrock mobo (with two sataIII connectors to utilize the speed of the ssd), fractal design tower, etc. but price point is dead on. Where did you wind up finding the ram that cheap? Also, windows 8.1 is significantly less money than I paid for 7... How does she like it? Anything you would have done different?

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Ram was on sale on Newegg I believe, it was the first thing I bought, price was too good to pass up. It sat in my rig for another two months as a gathered everything else lol. She loves the Rig and doesn't mind 8.1. I on the other hand don't like it much, find it hard to find things that have been in the same place since windows 95 but times change. Only thing I would have gone different was pay the extra 40ish dollars and gotten a FX-6300 but for what she does on it its more than enough.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, looks like a great low-budget system for some low-end gaming. For the price, it was a good build.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You probably don't need a non-stock CPU cooler. What temps are you getting?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

We are getting high 50Cs when she is gaming, reason I will get a aftermarket is that we live out in the desert and temps get stupid hot here.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

And stock AMD fans are jet engines in terms of sound !

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it me or are these pics a little on the small size

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice budget build. I like the fact you got the wife to game. I too live in a desert environment and on top of the heat, dust can be an issue. How are you dealing with dust?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

About once every two weeks I get my air compressor and use my air blower attachment and give it all an industrial strength cleaning, the cats don't like it very much lol

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

this is a good pc, i used to have a XFX 7750 and it was pretty good, managed to get medium on company of heroes 2 and push medium on planetside 2, now my 650 ti boost maxes out planetside and maxes out battlefield 4 and many of the demanding games.

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

Pretty strong overall system, but there would've been a better GPU choice for 50 dollars. Still, overall a beast system much better than mine!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I got her this one because it was at a reasonable price new on Ebay and I'm sure there will be future games she will like.

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

I would have gone with an APU at this price point. However, this is a pretty good system, so +1.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I was strongly considering an APU but I had bought the RAM first due to its very cheap price and realized that its speed wouldn't match best for an APU so I went with a CPU/GPU.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, that makes sense.