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This was a PC build meant for light gaming and editing. I am a YouTube gamer and the machine before this which I used was a crappy laptop with Intel HD graphics. I don't have all that much money, and I can't make much because I am only 13, so I needed my PC to be on the cheaper side. I play games such as CS:GO, Unturned, NFSMW, the like. Needless to say, It was amazing. For about 2 weeks after I built it, I had to use the integrated graphics from my Pentium, as the GPU that I bought was dead. Amazon, (which I bought all the parts from) sent me a new, and working GPU as a replacement. The idle temps were average, not too hot, nor cold. After running around a bit in Unturned, which is more of a GPU demanding game, the temps went higher, but not by a lot. I was expecting this, as I had an average cooling system, so temps were not going crazy. Editing in Windows Movie Maker is what you would expect, it doesn't take hours, but it doesn't go super quick. Uploading a 1.13GB, 7 minute, 720p, 60fps video, which was lightly edited took around 4.20 minutes. Overall, the only problems were either mine, or the seller's fault. There were no incompatibilities in this build. If I were to build this again though, I would change the 750ti to a 950, change the case to an NZXT S340, and get an ATX board, but that would all add cost to the build. Overall, I am very happy with this build. One of the main advantages of PC is that you can upgrade it if you are unsatisfied, so if I get more money in the future, I could always upgrade a part. If I were you, I would get a cheaper motherboard and get a GTX 950. There is a Gigabyte board for around $50, which offers no disadvantages from this MSI board. except, it doesn't come with a mouse, more fan headers, and THOSE PRETTY LIGHTS! You might also want to get a new case aswell, because this one doesn't come with any front panel USB 3.0 ports. But if you are on a budget, get this. It runs all my games 1080p 60fps. In more demanding games, you might have to turn the settings down, though. You can always upgrade this, and I hope to add a GTX 1060 and an i5 6600, but I need around $550... If you do get this though, I want to warn you, the B150 chipset cannot overclock. I got this board knowing this, as I will not overclock, but many people want to. If you do want to OC, get a z170 chipset motherboard, though those are more expensive. I think this is perfect for my use case, though yours might be different. The fans might be a bit loud for you, though I have headphones, and my mic doesn't pick up the noise, so i'm good, but you might want to pick up some other fans and replace the ones in the case. I have this paired with a beautiful red/black setup, and I think this is perfect for me.

                                                                                                                                                                 Cheers, -LedFX

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I have that exact same case. I am so sorry you had to endure building in it

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

XD It wasn't too hard, just the cable management was a pain!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management was an absolute b*tch on my end, I tried putting as much as I could behind the motherboard and had to dremel myself out some holes because the header cables for the audio didn't reach, among other things

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Woah. I just stuffed everything in a corner XD

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

You should have gone with the gigabyte RX 460 4gb wind force it's cheaper and has better fps in light titles witch you play

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This was before the RX or 10 series gpus were announced.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I also love the choice in motherboard it's cheap it's MSi and it great looking

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a better CPU as your first upgrade if you edit and record for YouTube. A $180 i5 will be a decent upgrade while not breaking the bank. Other than that, +1.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion! I plan to get an i3 with a 960/1060 when I get money. After that, the i5 will be a great investment. Maybe a new Kabylake one?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I also do YouTube and am considering upgrading in the future to an i5 or i7 from my i3.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. An i3 skylake will do good for now, but you should upgrade if you have the money.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I'm thinking. If I find a good deal around Black Friday, I might jump on it.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That case looks very attractive, I'd buy it!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

That's what I said when I first saw it! Just be careful, this case has no front panel USB 3.0 ports, and the cable management is TERRIBLE! But it is still super sexy!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a very neat and clean setup! +1!!! My advice to you is try not to regret or start looking for things you could have done differently. The G4400 is a good little Pentium and is a good match for your budget and the 750ti. Enjoy your rig and most of all, ENOY BEING 13 haha.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

XD I love this pentium. I don't run many CPU intensive games, but when I do, they work amazingly. Yes, I do plan to enjoy being 13! XD

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I probably would have got the i3 6100 for a bit more money but more performance

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have much money, but I do plan to get that same i3 in the future!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable manage PLEASE

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

XD This case isn't the greatest for cable management. I somehow managed it, though it doesn't really matter as there is no side panel.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I can assure you that he did the best he could without cutting the case

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

XD Thanks

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What desk is that and how good is it?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The desk is an Ikea Linnmon desk. It is amazing for this build, and it's only $30!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow your Setup looks way better than mine.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

XD Thanks, but you should have seen my setup before. It was TERRIBLE.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Color theme is great! +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Red and black are amazing colors when they work together! Amazing colors on their own too!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice setup; looks really premium for the price. Are you Vietnamese by any chance? Dat scroll tho

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And, yes I am, you saw that scroll? I'm actually more American than Vietnamese, I don't like their food, nor speak their language.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Not even Pho?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It's okay, but steak for life!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What mic do you use? Btw good build!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I use the Samson GO mic, and thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build for a 13 year old i understand the money issue im 17 no job just got a cheap prebuilt off ebay with an I5 650 8gbs ram and a 1tb hdd and put in a750 ti and a 520 watt powersupply for 250

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. It's hard to get money when you're younger. And, that's really creative what you did!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems fitting the 212 EVO in this case? I have the same case and I want to get a cooler similar, but PCP apparently can't verify if the cooler will fit into it.