Hey guys of PcPartPicker! This is my first build completed build I've ever done. This is a PC made for my friend which i helped to build. (basically did all of it lmao)
Everything under a $1250ish budget
Why i chose everything?
CPU: i5 6500
Very good skylake quad core, he is just going to be gaming, nothing else. This is totally fine for what he wants to do
Motherboard, or motherboards?
Okay, In my parts list, I've shown the MSI h110i pro. This is by far the worse motherboard made. period. The looks of it were okay, nothing special, but expected at this price point. The RAM was extremely hard to put in and the manual guide was extremely unhelpful with the cables etc. The camel that broke the straws back was this though, while the build was finished and booted, we heard a ratting noise (I'll explain later). We figured that the gpu fan was hitting the psu cover for the manta. wtf? So we took out the clip on the motherboard and GENTLY wiggled out the motherboard. Guess what came out with it? if you guess correctly, good. The PCI-E slot came out with it..... The pins were bent and the slot was un-usable.
This resulted in us going to the nearest store to buy another motherboard, an Asus z170. Scream all you want, yes, I know I don't have a 'K' CPU, but this was the only one available and my friend didn't want to wait for a cheaper one to ship.
The other asus mobo is a beast, looks good, and no cheapy quality.
Just your basic 2x4 kit, nothing much to say here. 8GB is plenty for games today
SSD: You have no excuse to not get an SSD in a build these days, with prices dropping, it is definitely one of the best things that speed up a computer. I actually recommended another one but he picked this up instead, not a problem actually, atleast it isn't a bad one.
HDD: Your standard seagate 1TB model you see in basically every build.
I know, I know, pascal was so close to being released, and I tried very hard (yeah right) to persuade my friend not to buy a GPU now. Instead, he bought it anyways, at least I convinced him that it was better than the 970. The R9 390 is a beast of a card at 1080P and this MSI cooler will keep it nice and cool. Looks epic too.
This case, is pretty cool, I'll be quite happy if they made an ATX version, I'll pick it up straight away.
The two reasons I'm quite angry is
When we got it, it was scratched...
The installation of the HDD Is abit funny. You must install all cables to the HDD then plug it in, otherwise you will not be able to put in the SATA power cable.
Very good case though. The window is very reflective
Very solid power supply, gold rated and fully modular. The cables provided don't look like mustard and ketchup too.
Pretty good, It's a good cheap 144 HZ 1ms monitor. He wanted to do competitive CS:GO (Lmao in his dreams, he is like Silver 1). So I showed him a couple of monitors and he decided on this one.
So i've learnt my lesson this build, never cheap out on a motherboard. I was extremely disappointed about how the PCI-E slot came out... Overall, this build was pretty successful, and my friend is quite happy :)!
Horrible. Hard to put in RAM and my PCI-E slot came out
Weird HDD placement, front got scratched (pic 38)