Description

I built this computer for graphic design and gaming.

  • Battlefield 3 runs well on high settings with this build.
  • Assassin's Creed 3 runs at 30 FPS on max settings.
  • Skyrim runs about 50 FPS on high/ultra settings.

Graphic design programs such as Photoshop and Sony Vegas run well on this build.

The case is made of cheap plastic and can be frustrating at time.

Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

No SSD, I like like the build otherwise. :) You should upload pictures of the inside

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Uploaded. So I take it that SSD's are worth it then?

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

yes

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

For what exactly?

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

An SSD would give you much faster data access. Time from booting up from off would normally be about 12 seconds or so. Not only boot times but everything on the SSD drive would load faster. Most people get a small SSD for there Operating sys and a few games and a larger mechanical drive for pics, music and video.

I actually do not use one just for budget reasons. They are nice but I need other upgrades a lot worse.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely agreed, ssds will speed up computer so much faster, but they are pricey.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Alrighty. Thanks for the info. I'll look into getting one in the future. Is it the same concept as a hard drive for adding one to my system?

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Hard drives are limited by their data transfer rates. Making them transfer faster requires the disks spin faster. To make one stable, that becomes noisy and expensive.

Solid states eliminate the noise, and for the money, provide superior speed. We're talking PC boot times cut more than in half, programs loading instantly, files rendering and saving faster.

Hop on google, do some research, you'll see that they're becoming a staple in PC building, and when making a fast build, are just as important to factor in as good CPUs and GFX cards.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I totally agree I spend a little bit more to get a really good SSD and it is a great investment. If you have too just put some money away till you get enough for one.

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable Management

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah i second this man cable management helps with cooling and makes maintenance overall easier

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

lol, the mini ITX motherboard looks so small in that case with your gpu.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right? xD I am someday going to upgrade to a new MOBO and another GPU :)

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Budget build. Could use a little cable management (zip ties and tucking). I would replace the stock cooler. While stock coolers are adequate, a CM 212 Evo or plus would be a little better at dissipating heat.

Overall not a bad build.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

spend around 150 for a nice one.. 120 gb. fit all my important games and a lot of drivers and basic system files. Its so great I plan in getting another for all my office and other intensive programs

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

$160 can easily land a 240GB 500+ read/write SSD. I paid that for my Chronos, and its everything it's supposed to be.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

and im gonna facepalm lol i overpaid!!!! lol

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

It happens. :P

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  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you should get a ssd AFTER you upgrade other more important parts such as your CPU and GPU

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have gotten the corsair 300r for that case price range. You could have even got the 200r. They are amazing cases.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time this case was $35

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

So is the 200r at least the last time I checked.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the 200r is $60.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it has gone up in price a lot.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

How much did you pay for the 7770?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I paid $135.00 for the GPU.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm... I feel like it's a bit pricey for a 7770, but hey, if it works, great

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't use this website for this build. I sure wish I knew about this site when I built this to get the most bang for my buck! :P

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I'm glad you know about it know, just reading other people's posts I've learned a lot, so I hope you have a good experience for later builds

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

So you don't need a pricy motherboard?! I really need to no for my build

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah man. Might be able to go even cheaper on the MOBO.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the stupidest things i've seen... Cheap mobo?!?! please research before you comment on anything. mobo is one of the most important parts of a pc. nicer ones last longer and are much faster with a better chipset.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

But if you don't have much money then you might as well go for the best-cheap one correct?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

nope, cheap out on the fan, ram, or hdd. not the mobo.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to flash the BIOS to get the i3 to work with the motherboard?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, I don't even know what you are talking about. It just worked :P

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I asked because the H61 boards don't always support Ivy Bridge processors, and so sometimes you basically have to "update" or "flash" the BIOS in order for the processor to be compatible. It's good to hear that it just worked though :P

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

For sure :P

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I was wondering how much this build cost cus I'm currently looking for a good cheap gaming pc for things like Cs go would that run smoothly on your build and if so please tell me how much!