Description

My attempt at building a reasonably good build that would last a few years on its own, I am from India and prices for components are not cheap and some major ones not at all available, after hunting for a long time(two months) contacting multiple resellers and dealers had to import memory from newegg usa, and mobo from Dubai.

Over all it was a great experience building a desktop pc from scratch.

Yesterday changed the monitor from RL2455HM(TN) to EW2440l(VA) For overall performance Also changed keyboard and mouse, one of the kind logitech distributor offered me a g510s for just INR.3500($55) last image has me logging in to wot.

added the windows experience index image as you can see the low score is due to hdd only, the on die GPU scores 6.9 which is great, I have tried to be as laymen as possible with my explanations and have tried to avoid technical jargons and numbers, but if you have a question or suggestion please feel free.

Part Reviews

CPU

Wanted a on-board graphics solution for cheap,trust me you won't go wrong with it.

CPU Cooler

Massive cooling performance.

Motherboard

There are not many good boards out there for fm2+, one con if you are using this board and the carbide 240air - the front panel usb header doesnot fit (jusb4)all the way in because of a stupid placement of a capacitor and another port(jusb3) very close (right next to each other) AAAAAA!

Storage

I know some of you may frown at me or even leave some advice, but guys i have completed my hw & networking course and i have been a hardware engineer and a dell engineer for a very long time have owned asus g73jh, own all alienware 14,17,18 models and trust me ssd's donot out perform 7200hdd in any way except loading and saving game content.

Case

Originally wanted a mini itx build even bought a cooler Master elite 130, but then came across this online and feel in love, Con - once you remove the front panel for installation purpose and put it back together it feels flimsy and loose, My suggestion there are for plastic clips or tabs holding it to the main chassis once you remove the side panels try releasing these four clips or tabs to release the front panel.

Power Supply

Felt this was morethen enough, even with a good gpu install in the future its morethen sufficient.

Operating System

Had one lying around

Monitor

Just bought it for gaming purpose, happy with it.

Keyboard

Keyboard is great cheap solution, mouse is just cheaper and bCrap

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Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure your fan orientation on the rad is incorrect. You've got a push/pull going from the inside of the case.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wanted fresh air inside the case, i have oriented all fans 3 to push air out. Planning to install 2 80 mm to get air in since i have one more sys fan slot left on the mobo.

So are you suggesting to have the fans oriented in a pull setup?? Any pro's

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't tried the setup myself yet, but the main pro I'm always seeing of a pull config is that it helps keep the radiator cleaner. Rather that pushing dust through and getting it stuck, pulling dust will have less dust and much easier to clean.

As for the 80mm fan, try to find one that's quiet. I have yet to find a quiet fan due to the usually high rpm.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure thank you

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as the fans, I would recommend rad fans pull into case then exhaust through the top fan. The rad won't make the air very hot. You might want to consider positive pressure inside the case. With positive presure ( more coming in than going out) it is less likely to get as much dust/dirt on internal components. small issue anyway. I like the sane approach, very smart. I have used a 7850 with on board graphics. I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked. I think you did an excellent job with your picks and how it priced out.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate,

Yes after reading your comment and the previous one i also watched linus tech tips, i am changing the fan orientation, I agree with you 7850k has very good potential, i played world of tanks with auto settings on medium got around 25-29,30 fps, changed to lower settings and customs settings of medium and low texture terrain etc etc, i am getting over 70-90fps, imo AMD has done a great work beefing up on-board gpu although their processing takes a back seat because of this its not that much noticeable during casual gaming browsing the web or daily activities coupled with high speed ram this desktop can handle pretty much anything at least at low settings.

Just to let everyone know i have set the dram frequency to 2133mhz to make sure i dont stress out the modules.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

With the 100 series cooler setup you can over clock to 4.2 ghz on cpu and probably get 1029mhz on the gpu side. It is enough of a difference that you can see it. Good luck.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

maximum I overclocked it with default voltage was till 900mhz for gpu, but I started observing some issues, the frame rates on wot would randomly fall from 80-50/40 and screen used to freez for a moment. once I reverted to 800mhz I don't see these issues, I don't know but I remember reading that when you overclock the gpu you don't overclock the cpu simultaneously since the processor gets heated up crazy and gives errors, have you tried it ?? what results have you achieved ??

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows Experience ............shows you how great your rig is but post your crappiest score in big numbers :) nice setup !!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks