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I have never built a computer before, so this is my first PC build. It works very well, it can even run majority of games on pretty high settings. I wanted this PC as a secondary PC for my Tacx bike simulator, but it will probably become my primary PC. I have not had any problems with the machine itself or even with the building process. I have never thought building a computer is such an easy task...

If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave them below...

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  • 74 months ago
  • 4 points

You could have saved some money by getting a Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD and going for a Corsair CX 430 and put the money into a low end graphics card, like a 7770 GHz edition. But, all in all, great budget build :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 3 points

Completely agree.

Also, if you can, try to overclock your RAM to 2133 (or higher). iGPUs really benefit from high frequency RAM, since they have no dedicated VRAM.

I know it can be hard in a small case, but see if you can't clean up the cables a little bit. The irony is that while cable management is harder in a small case, it's also more necessary to keep airflow good and prevent overheating.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

He's right. I've built in that case, it's a huge mess. He actually did very well for what that case is like to work with! :P

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I cannot do anything with the cables, not because of the size of the case, but because of the motherboard placement and orientation...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't built in it, so I don't really know haha. I was more suggesting, since I know small cases can suck to work in.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, but instead of the regular 840 I would say the 840 evo.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for suggestions, but these Samsung SSDs are much more expensive in my country. I will probably use them in my future mid range PC...

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

you could have get xfx 450w. higher wattage does not mean higher quality

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsai makes very good PSUs, actually they are made by Seasonic if I'm not mistaken

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Thats not a seasonic made, only the AX(non-i) some of the TX are made by seasonic. this is a CWT unit full of crappy capacitors.

And not all corasir psu's are very good. The very good ones are only the seasonic made. Even the AXi models are not good for its price since you can get a better psu at the same price or on par psu at lower price.

XFX on the other hand only picks seasonic as their OEM.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm sorry I forgot about that, I own an XFX PSU myself actually and in my reading about XFX I read about the AX series and assumed that they would all come from the same company, which to come from two seperate companies seems like a hassle but that's corsair's business haha.

I will say though at the current prices I would have gone for the 550W XFX PSU instead because the price difference is like 2$ or something like that IIRC

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

The A-10 5800K would have given more performance for only $10 more. You also could have gone with a Corsair 430M for better cable management. This build likely wont use 600W.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those prices accurate?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

MOAR pictures!!!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice job dude. If I were you, I'd save up for a cheap GPU to go with your APU. Maybe something like a 7770 or 7790. If you get one of those, I'd strongly recommend getting the windowed side panel for the prodigy. It looks so nice with a GPU in it! :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! It's a shame that the mobo doesn't make cable management any easier. You can still try at least to group some of the wires together. It probably won't make much of a difference but later on when it comes to cleaning and either replacing/upgrading components it will give you more room to work in the case without having to dismantle the whole thing! :)

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

why would you get an a8 and ssd? turn a8 into athlon x4 750k turn ssd into 7790 or 7850 psu into corsair 430

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

That SSD is complete garbage for $200. Could have gotten a Cooler Master i700 for $60 after MIR (Retails for $80).

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason why I went with this SSD is because it was on sale for 100 $...

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

if you update your prices to reflect the actual purchase price you can save some of the heat :)