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1st Gaming PC Build ever!

by TrickyTheClown

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6 Comments

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Details

Date Published

May 19, 2017

Date Built

April 18, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

932MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

Description

I needed a new computer, I was using a mac for 5 years and only laptops before that. It is my first time actually having a well desktop!

I am happy with the results, this was the time I was a noob to the Gaming PC aspect, and now I know what to do for future builds.

Part Reviews

CPU

Best Budget CPU ever, hands down.

I love it so much, it is good as an Skylake i3 but half the price. Can't complain, ever.

Motherboard

Just your cheap average motherboard. Does the job, no complaints.

Memory

Though I could have went with a cheaper alternative, the only reason why I gotten it is because my friend recommended it to me. Now I know it doesn't matter. But hey, it works.

Storage

Booting time for me is 1-2 minutes, sometimes less. Don't know what is good about SSD since this is good for me. I also use storage quickly, already using half. I love this, this is a staple.

Video Card

I like this graphics card, but it isn't the best. Blower Style Fan, and easily could've gotten a better version. However, it is my own mistake for not doing the homework. It can easily play 1080P Ultra AAA games (for the most part). So no complaints there.

Case

Best Budget Case that I gotten for 30$, definitely not worth the 60$. The case fans are on 100% but it still really quiet, which is a surprise. Cable Management was decent in my opinion. No complaints, other than the cheap quality of it.

Power Supply

I like it, it does what it is supposed to do. It's just your average PSU. Of course, Cable Management isn't the easiest with a Non-Modular, but you get what you pay for.

Comments Sorted by:

Nullarc77 2 Builds 3 points 13 months ago

Great build. I always recomend the 470 over anything else at it's price point. You and I paid the same for the 470. Great budget build. The 470 is the perfect 1080p card in my opinion. But you should get an ssd for $50 when you can. I moved from a 5400rpm hdd in my laptop to my ssd when i built my pc and windows boots in 15 seconds. Civ 5 went from taking 2 minutes to load to 20 seconds. The hdd is great for large games but it is 2017. You should have gotten the ssd first and just added a 1tb hdd next time you had $40. It makes a huge difference.

TrickyTheClown submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Eh I will get an SSD eventually, it's just a matter of time. However, it's just 120 GB doesn't suffice for me. Considering I have lots and lots of games that I like to play. But I can probably get a good one as low as 5$, as I learned that some broken SSD (From Samsung & Crucial mainly) aren't broken at all ;) But it's a gamble lol.

RedRageTNT 4 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Good Job on the Rx 470.

HVK 1 point 13 months ago

Can i use ASRock - B150M Pro4 for the pentium G4560

TrickyTheClown submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Short answer: Yes, however not out the box if buying new.

You can use any of the LGA1151 Chipsets, Problem is that B150, Z170, etc. are skylake motherboards. They can still be used for the Kaby Lake (Pentium), however its BIOS needs to be updated, otherwise it won't work.

If you have a skylake processor, then you can update it within the system.

However, not wanting to deal with that hassle or gamble, I recommend you just go for a B250.

Andrew1107 1 point 4 months ago

Hey nice build! Does this motherboard have on board WiFi or will I need a wireless adapter? Thanks!