If you seen this build before, then you probably remember my previous build:
Congratulations! If you remember that build, you're now looking at the same computer, again! This is an upgrade to that monstrosity.
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! :)
Sold this used to my friend for this build, still works like a charm. Great CPU for budget gaming and everyday tasks.
Great board, bought it open box at Microcenter and have no complaints about it.
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.
Works, that's all that matters. For $40, cant go wrong.
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.
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.
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.