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This is a mid-level budget build for a friend. Intended use is WoW, Diablo III, and The Sims 4.

Note: The case I used was actually the SPEC-03 Blue, but PCPartPicker didn't have it, so I listed it as the White variant.

Parts were chosen to match a build they found online. They weren't happy with the case I chose so I went for a larger, slightly more expensive case (and I'm glad I did, it made the cable management so much easier) which also needed me to upgrade the motherboard to one with a USB3 header.

This is the second time I have used the Freezer 7 Pro R2 for a build - I forgot how much of a pain it is to mount on AMD CPU slots.

CPU: Chosen to match the build. Later realised I could have had a 6-core CPU for £15 more.
Motherboard: Big fan of Gigabyte motherboards.
RAM: 8GB (1x 8GB) of non-fancy RAM. This can be upgraded if they want to.
SSD: Only a 120GB SSD. I was pushing for a 240/250, but they went with a 120 which will be enough for Windows and probably WOW.
HDD: 1TB of WD Blue for around £50 for the remainder of the games.
Graphics: XFX Radeon - all the other graphics cards I have bought have been XFX Radeons. Never had any issues. Didn't need anything more demanding than this for intended use, easily upgradeable.
Case: Corsair Spec-03 Blue. A dream to work with for cable management, my main desktop build had no cable management at all, and my bedroom desktop was a Micro-ATX Case which was very tight for space.
PSU: Corsair PSU, 600W, Semi-Modular. Never had any issues with the Corsair PSUs. 600w maybe overkill but if they upgrade the CPU/Graphics in the future will be needed.

Other parts: CD/DVD Drive already had spare, popped that in. Also PCI-E wireless card.

While not a particularly stunning build, it was nice to build something as I've not done one for a while. The person I bought it for was very happy with it being very cool and very quiet (and it's blue lights). Then promptly downloaded and played Theme Hospital from Origin...huh.

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Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

If you was willing to buy some parts used, you could of end up a build like mine for just under £500, but great build for what its being used for +1

My Build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/jwhite9911/saved/38pFf7

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

his computer is in USD

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny how people miss the regional things such as cost and part availability.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

an Athlon x4 860k outperforms the 4300 by quite a bit, so i would have gone with that. not only does the 860k out perform the 4300 it also out performs the amd fx 6300. the only part the 6300 is better, is when it uses all 6 cores. also for a few bucks more you could have gotten an R9 270 or 270x

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback - as mentioned I was trying to copy the config of a pre-built machine that they picked out. Saying that, I do think I missed a trick with the CPU.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

fx-4300 is better at overclocking it has upgradeability witch the 860k doesn't