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The Best I Can Do.

by NuclearSake



Date Published

Feb. 16, 2018

Date Built

May 7, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.366 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz


So this is my first build, and I went into this not knowing anything about computers, it's just that my parents wouldn't buy me a gaming pc but when I said: "what if I built it?" they were all onboard so gg. Anyway, after a lot of reading and figuring out what I could make happen with 700 bucks tops, asking questions on forums, I came up with this! I never got around to like finding out temperatures and stuff under load because of some problems I had with storage taking up my time and school. So I read that 8 GB ram was enough for most games these days and it has worked out very well. I can run games like Rainbow 6 Siege, and CS: GO at ultra. The internet was very very slow at first and so I figured the wifi adapter I got was crap and got rid of it. I use ethernet now which is way quicker. So yeah the ram and GPU worked out fine and well the ram really doesn't matter. The main problems I had came with the motherboard and storage. So the motherboard did its job fine I mean my computer works, but its I/O shield was crap and it didn't fit flush in the little window of the case where it was supposed to go. The SSD that was supposed to hold my OS was getting things downloaded and moved on it and not to my HDD where I wanted it to go, and since the desktop file location is with the OS everything I put on my desktop was put on the SSD. Then I accidentally put the desktop location on my HDD but not in a file so it became the HDD and I can't move it. That took forever to fix. Anyway, other then that, on a scale of 1 to 10 my needs and expectation were met at like a 7 and a half or 8. I would for sure like to learn how to organize the SSD and HDD storage in my next build so I would appreciate the feedback.

Part Reviews


This is an amazing CPU.. for the price. The only reason I rate 4/5 stars is that it simply is not as good as an i5 or i7. Don't get me wrong, it got the job and many others done quickly and I was satisfied. The price that I paid for it gave me an astoundingly higher amount of quality then I was expecting. If that was the case with current GPUs like the i7 or AMD Ryzen, their performance would be doubled.


It's ram. What there to criticize? :3

Comments Sorted by:

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 0 points 13 months ago

Personally, I would go with a Ryzen 3 1200 for those 2 extra necessary cores, that would help a lot. Other than that, great build!

Blackie_Sheen 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

You have to understand that the intel chip has a little bit better ipc and is much cheaper. The ryzen 3 1200 cost 1,5 times what the intel chip costs

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NuclearSake submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

wait but then that license will be linked to the motherboard? what if I want to change the motherboard? I am sorry I am a bit confused.

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NuclearSake submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

hmm well, I am not too worried about the os. I have a copy of windows 10 I can use whenever and it's easy enough to get a license key for like 10 bucks.

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