Description

If you seen this build before, then you probably remember my previous build:

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/qjTH99

Congratulations! If you remember that build, you're now looking at the same computer, again! This is an upgrade to that monstrosity.

OLD DESCRIPTION:

This build was a ultra budget idea that I spoke to friend about after he tossed his old Dell computer into the snowy lawn in frustration with it being junk. I took him shopping with me and after some discussion with him and the Microcenter guy, I was able to convince him of most of the parts I had picked, some my friend swapped out for reasons I don't know why lol.I really love my Intel and Nvidia parts, but I decided to try AMD this time and almost got away with it till I found that 560. :P All he wanted to do was play World of Tanks without spending his bank account and this is (mostly) what came out of it. Enjoy! :)

This has changed, I recently found out that the GPU was 100% beyond a reasonable doubt was being bottle necked by this APU, so we decided it was time to make this build what it was truly supposed to be. We took our trip back to the local Microcenter and Purchased an Open box B150 Motherboard, a new Wifi Card, and some DDR4 RAM that was on sale.

We took out the old motherboard, APU and RAM and put in my used i3-6100 I sold to him for $60, and we added LEDs we got from Microcenter.

Now doing some gaming compared to the old one:

By mixing the latest and greatest from Intel with the old but still kickin' from Nvidia, it plays World of Tanks at a solid 60 FPS on high settings, not bad for a 6 year old GPU. He is more then happy now.

Next up for upgrades is:

  • New Monitor
  • Im selling him my GTX 960
  • New CPU Cooler
  • Maybe an i5-6500

Thanks for checking out my build! :)

Part Reviews

CPU

Sold this used to my friend for this build, still works like a charm. Great CPU for budget gaming and everyday tasks.

Motherboard

Great board, bought it open box at Microcenter and have no complaints about it.

Memory

Cant go wrong with RAM, this kit is nice with its black heat spreaders. Although they do feel tacky and light, its RAM, it works, that's all that matters.

Storage

Works, that's all that matters. For $40, cant go wrong.

Video Card

This card does great for light games like MMOs. My friend plays World of Tanks, and on High settings at 1080p, gets a solid 60 FPS paired with the i3-6100.

Would recommend, if you can pick it up for around $50.

Case

Good case, although the motherboard standoffs are kinda cheap and get stuck when you try to unscrew the motherboard, which causes the standoff and the screw to come up with the motherboard.

Overall, decent build quality, would recommend for around $40-50.

Power Supply

This PSU is good, silent and cheap. Although its no Seasonic Unit, it gets the job done and is better then that $10 Nuclear bomb you can buy off eBay.

Wireless Network Adapter

Works, just don't use the drivers the card comes with, they don't work with Windows 10. Just let Microsoft Updater install the drivers.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Wooop good upgrade, glad he's getting the gaming he wants. I have a similar card as you know and it's pretty solid!

my used i3-6100 I sold to him for $60

Im selling him my GTX 960

Sold this used to my friend for this build

This guy is a goldmine.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

He gets the best deals on my used hardware, after I spend full price on them months before :P

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ayy...noice. Your friend must be happy

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

He is very happy, that his wallet isnt empty :P

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:P

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That GPU though... Do you like it?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, my friend is fine with it atm.

He'll be buying my GTX 960 soon though, and I get his 560 in return plus cash.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a rx 470 or a 1050 instead

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

He is buying my GTX 960 for $70, plus a trade of his 560.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh... Well good deal then

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

He can get an RX 460 if he wants, just an extra $30.

He just wanted a 1080p card for cheap so I decided to sell it to him and hes fine with that.

If he wants an RX 460, Ill help him flip the 960 for around $90, my loss is his gain.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a rx 470 or a 1050 instead

I know this was 7 months ago but the funny thing is he now wants to buy the RX 460 I have instead of the GTX 960 and that reminded me of this comment lol

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

No IO shield?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Open box said it was a complete motherboard, when I opened it up everything was missing except the motherboard... Oh well...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ouch, bad luck. Great build nevertheless!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

facepalm

Thanks :)

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, tested on my 1080p monitor.