Description

I built this computer as a way into pc gaming on a tight budget. In terms of performance, it can max out older games like Crysis 2 and 3, Skyrim, Hitman: Absolution, Battlefield 3, Dead space 1-3, Fallout 3, and Planetside 2 at 720p. Newer games like Battlefield 4 can still be played, just not on ultra settings. This build was, at the time, the best price/performance possible. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is trying to get into pc gaming without the premium price (although an extra $100-200 would make a huge difference if you can afford it). My only complaints are of the case (which to be fair only cost $15) and the motherboard, which impedes the upgradeability of this pc immensely. No cpus are using the FM2 socket type and the PCI-E is only 2.0.

Price breakdown by parts: Sentey case: $15 XFX hd7770: $90 A10 5800k: $80 MSIe35: $50 Caviar Green HDD: Had one lying around Team Vulcan RAM: $75 CX430 PSU: $20 Total Price: $330 (plus $4 shipping for the case)

*note to anyone interested in building a similar machine: Don't buy this part for part. Find whatever is cheapest with the most similar specs (E.G., a 430w PSU on sale for $20 instead of buying the one I have for full price)

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 4 points

Why didn't you go for the cheaper 750k which is the same as the 5800k except without integrated graphics?

  • 68 months ago
  • 8 points

If I could do this build again, I probably would have gone with the 750k. Its only 400mhz weaker and would open up enough cash to maybe get a 7790. Lesson learned.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I was going to do that with my build (I did a very similar build last week) But the 750k was out of stock every where, at the time, I just needed to build it as soon as possible.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

760k then? Or was it not out yet?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

760k was what I originally meant, my bad. I didn't look for a 750k, but the 760k was out of stock.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

But it lacks cache?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The x4 860k may perform faster.

  • 68 months ago
  • 4 points

Dat APU + GPU.

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

I debated getting an fx cpu, but the 5800k was on sale for 80 or 90 dollars. I feel kind of bad just having those integrated graphics just sitting there.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I posted a comment, it's pretty fresh, but it does talk about apu stuffs, with some ram advice as well

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I believe I see an old Atari... +1

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally someone has uploaded a build!

Really good Budget build!

+1

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

can u input prices you paid for each part?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure thing.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Great deals!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a SNES I spot? I want to make sure my eyes aren't deceiving me (Haha!) Anyways I really like the build. I think you could've saved a few bucks by downgrading the RAM to 4gb and gettting a better graphics card. Other than that, I really like this.

+1

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I gave some serious thought to downgrading the ram, but ultimately decided against it as most games I play recommend 8gb. But if I did cut the ram, I would have totally gone for a better gpu. Maybe a 7790.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build! I built one that had a lot of similar parts, and it's working pretty fantastic. Same motherboard, PSU, HDD, and a 750K which is a lot like the 5800k, but without the graphics. There is only one thing that I am wondering about; are you sure it can max out Crysis 3? I mean, the graphics are boss, but that's the only problem I have with this. But overall, great build! Keep up the good work!

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep in mind in the OP he's saying he maxxes it at 720p, not 1080. It's incredible how much of a difference resolution makes.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps "max" was a little bit of an over exaggeration on my part. I can play one step down from ultra settings with framerates in the 40fps zone. Ultra brings it down below 30. So while I guess its not maxed, I still think of it as worthy of being in that list.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You sir deserve an award , amazing budget build ! Respect.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh man, such a great build. Did you think about doing a dual graphics setup of a 7750 + 6800k?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

$330 and you got a 7770. Awesome build. $80 for a 5800k too, not bad. Mine only hesitation is the RAM. I would have suggested 2133 instead.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You win. You still have SNES and GCN hooked up. I love the build too!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this running on dual graphics?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

nope.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

By using the APU you can take advantage of Dual Graphics without buying a scond gpu.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but not with the GPU I had in that computer. That APU could do dual graphics with cards up to the 7750 I'm pretty sure.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that an APC by the bed? like the keyboard I mean.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

That keyboard is an Akai MPK 61. Honestly the best midi controller I've ever used.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I really don't like putting people down (because I've been put down a lot) but you, for lack of better term, wasted $90 on a graphics card that could have gotten you an A10-7850k and given you room for a larger HDD or a better case. Oh, and some advice, when you use an APU in a build, the best Memory speeds is anything over DDR3-1866, this gives you a better framerate, since an APU uses Ram as VRam also.

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

Those pillows look SO comfortable lol. But seriously, in that price range, I can't disagree with any of those parts. You mentioned buying a $20 PSU which would be a huge mistake. If it isn't 80+ certified, it will most likely blow up. Diablotek is notorious for this. It is much better to spend a fair price on the PSU, otherwise you may end up buying an entirely new computer for cheaping out on the PSU.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I worded that a bit weird. I meant get a psu that is marked down to $20 (the cx430 was when i bought it). Yeah, getting a 20 psu is a bad idea. I'll edit the description to make that more clear.

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

Very well done with $300 +1

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