Description

I built this a little over a year ago in anticipation of SWTOR (and haven't opened it since, obviously). I only use it for SWTOR, WoW and Minecraft. I don't think those are heavy but I really don't know anything about this stuff. I'm sure it shows in my build and my cable management =P

That said, this machine has been great for me. It's super quiet and gets a lot of hours between me and my two boys and I've never had any issues at all. I don't know temps or fps but it doesn't get loud (and hasn't failed), so I hope it's running cool enough. It plays my games very smooth at the highest settings but again, I don't think my games are very demanding.

Thanks for everybody for sharing!

Comments

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Something needs a clean! but a nice build for the use, maybe move it to a bigger case with some better cable management and fan filters on? As for some $500 builds probably going to be i3 but you are going to be pushing the budget somewhat, heres what i came up with, but graphics performance wont be great (Intel HD 4000) i3 build For a build with a graphics card, it will probably be about $550-$570 with a HD 7770 or GTX 650

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't stress this post enough, your comp definitely needs a cleaning. Agree with the i3 sentiment and spending a bit more on the graphics card this time around.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're looking for a place for seeking build advice on computers that aren't built yet, please head to reddit.com/r/buildapc

Anyway, that is a good build that you have. Nice job.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I edited my post. Sorry for that and for derailing my thread. I posted over at buildapc and got some excellent advice, thanks!

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, we've just been getting a lot of these lately, and it bugs some of us.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Amd APUs will be the way to go. Get the 5800k, a cheap 100$ motherboard by a reputable manufacturer, 8 Gb of ram, and maybe a compatible GPU to crossfire the APU together. Should be less than 600?

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Prolly wont even need the GPU you could throw one together for about $400 if you have a copy of windows already than 300

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Here is an extremely budget friendly pc. I may have made sacrifices in overall quality in favor of budget, but if you can afford to do better pieces, by all means... please do :)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lmWW

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this build. and the price is right too, but there is no OS so it is about $100 more than that keep that in mind.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

No offense, but Pentium Dual-Cores are crap.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

They're okay for low quality gaming, but being the video editor I am, they're worse than crap.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I know they aren't the best, but for games like WOW, swotor and minecraft. It would be fine. I have a 775 Dual core CPU that is running at about the same speeds as this CPU. 4 GB of DDR2 and a 9800gt. My system by definition is crap, however I can play WOW maxed out no problems. swotor i play on medium to high settings, and minecraft runs great too.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, you should be fine with what you got.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

a bit overkill for mmos but you should have spent more on the video card than the processor if you ever plan on getting any other games

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

everybody needs to give it an up arrow for the first pc that was actually built posted today

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

if you go amd, try this... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lrPy

RAM scales really well with performance of apu (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-5800k-a8-5600k-a6-5400k,3224-5.html)

I do admit this PC is not built for Ultra 1080 60 FPS gaming, but it's a start.. and to handle most games you can get the 6850 until games start scaling with crossfire setup.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I cleaned it out today (alergies are still going nuts), and noticed that the video card is sagging a little bit. I took another pic but it doesn't really show how much it's sagging.

I'm sure it's been slowly going that way for a year and it doesn't look like it's about to snap or anything but should I be worried about that? If I need to put some extra support on it, how do people usually deal with that?

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

Im an Nvidia fan so I put this build together. It will play your mmo's and minecraft just fine. I put in the monitor too so keep that in mind. People dog on Pentium CPU's but they are about the same as the lower end i3 systems. 550 ti is a great card and 8 GB of ram is more than enough. Lastly you need your OS. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/logY

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

That's not as good as this! http://pcpartpicker.com/b/yhb

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I like that too, but the motherboards seems a bit high. but thats just me.