Description

After spending my entire childhood and adolescents being a console peasant I finally decided I would join the PC master race. Luckily I remembered this website from an old computer class I took and began planning my build. Now after about 3 months of using the finished product I can say this PC exceeded my expectations. I planned this PC to mainly be used for gaming and it certainly does that. With help from this community, I put it together with relative ease and never really had any problems. Overall this project was a huge success and makes me excited for my future as a PC gamer.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU. Has a really good price and works flawlessly from my experience. I will also mention that for a while I was using this to run the graphics on my PC while I was waiting for my GPU to ship. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the integrated graphics. On top of all of that, it comes with its own stock cooler so you don't have to worry about buying one separately. Overall amazing bang for your buck and an ideal CPU for a first time or budget build.

Motherboard

Great little Motherboard. Has 4 Ram slots along with a PCI-Express slot meaning you could put a good amount of power into the thing. Also has a good amount SATA ports. Only thing I found lacking was the IO shield felt kind of cheap and the instructions were a little vague. But it made up for that by having all the important info for installation such as the labeling for the front panel connectors printed right onto the motherboard. It also has a handy troubleshooting LED system installed which is helpful for isolating issues and fixing things on the spot. Overall a good quality motherboard.

Memory

Looks nice and works well.

Storage

Really good amount of space for the price. No problems.

Video Card

I can't say I have much experience with graphics cards but this thing seems to be pretty good. Handles everything I throw at it very well and will play on medium to high settings on most games. Great GPU for beginner or budget builds.

Case

Fantastic case. Excellent build quality, you can tell it is very strong and well made when you handle it. Has 2 built-in dust collectors to keep the interior clean. It's very spacious, honestly, my micro ATX motherboard looks like it's a baby computer when it's inside and you can see all the space. It has very good airflow and great cable management. The side cover is great and perfectly clear. I honestly don't have one bad thing to say about this case.

Power Supply

Hasn't exploded, isn't loud, doesn't overheat, fits all my wiring and voltage needs. 5/5.

Wireless Network Adapter

It works and functions properly but you need to know going in that this isn't a high-quality adapter. The antennas feel very cheap and loose when you screw them on. I also had an issue with the metal sheilds provided with the adapter not fitting with my case (a NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower) and I have a hard time beliving that is the case's fault. Don't get me wrong, it works well for gaming. I get a decient ping, about the same as I would get with an Xbox 360 or Xbox 1. Just know that this is the kind of adapter you buy for a low budget build, if you're not really concerned about network speed, or you just really need some way to get data from your router to your computer.

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Case prices have really skyrocketed!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

nice case choice, the inside looks really neat and I am digging that cabling Not all 1st builds have to feature high-end parts, budget builds like this only prove our community is growing. :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, honestly if it wasn't for this website I probably never would have even thought about building a computer. But communities like this are really helpful and encouraging so it's starting to get easier to make the switch.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice cable management. My first time was horrible I over overclocked my cpu. Good thing it was a i3 last year.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. That pentium cpu is a good pick for a budget build :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I would have recommended the RX 560 or GTX 1050 for $40 dollars more but the 550 does the job well. Nice job on the build btw

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

why not intel i3 8100, RX560 4GB, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM for only $495 https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Boomchakadah/saved/#view=mF9kTW

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s that pc good and how much FPS can it run on rainbow,minecraft and cs go?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It can easily run those games 60+ fps on medium or higher settings

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 700 dollar budget and Idk which parts are good and which are bad I am stress rn

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Could have gone full amd

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

What amd processor would have you chose

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

1200 or 1400(mostly 1400) and a rx 560 1024

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

When people give absolutely 0% dedication to asthetics and just go the cheapest possible products.