Description

Built this for my friend, Built on 2/18/14. Looking to build a system under $600. He wanted something his family could use for mostly internet and basic photo editing, he also wanted something he could play WoW, COD and BF4 on the weekends.

I chose Intel, because I have had too many bad experiences with AMD. Intel is really solid. Yes, I know I paid extra for intel, I don't care. I went with the Haswell line. The i5 is pretty good for casual gaming.

I got the motherboard, because I have had great experience with Gigabyte in the past. It was a great board for price and would also allow me to upgrade the system later on.

GTX 650 is great and runs most FPS games on high settings with great FPS. This is an awesome card for this build.

I was really happy with the Case, Really nice and basic nothing too flashy. I just didn't like how the hard drives mounted inside, other than that it's a great case.

I got Windows 7 for free from my College.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

This is for gaming, correct? Looks pretty good, though I would've gone for a 650 Ti at the very least.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Well gtx 750Ti is going to be release soon. He could've wait

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

it is already out, minus the 750TiBoost though

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

He only needs a 650, He is only going to play BF4. With this card I can play the game on High Settings and looks amazing! Why put in an expensive card that's not going to get used?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

For more eye candy, less stress on the GPU, e-peen. Take your pick.

Also, what framerate are you getting on average?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Why a B85 chipset? That's mostly for business applications. Also, I would've gone with an i3-4330 and gotten a 750 Ti.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally would have gone the AMD route and saved some money for the card but this is good nevertheless.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks quite similar to my first build, that I eventually upgraded quite a bit.

That's one good thing, you've left yourself a good bit of space for upgrading, and at $740 it's a decent build. +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Could have done way better :/

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

In which respects?

  • 70 months ago
  • 8 points

I think he just means for the money he could of done better, amd fx-6300 for example would of given him another $70 to throw into a better gfx card. but not everyone is thrifty in there choices, different experience levels and all that jazz, I liked it too, its simple and a good effort for a novice builder for sure, we all gotta start somewhere :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

An FX setup would have shaved several dollars off this build, and still have the budget for a better GPU (750, 760, r7 260). The FX processors aren't the most efficient, but dollar for dollar you can't complain about their performance. That i5 has plenty of balls for everyday computing and games, at least for the next year.