Description

Alright, I was 13 when I built this, and it was my first rig. Not to dive into any sort of deception, but I have definitely done some tweaking since I build this back in July 2015. Feel free to look at what I said about each part, or just glance at the pictures and find what you're looking for!

CPU: It definitely could have been better, but for $87 this is a steal and it works just fine. No reason to dock any Ryker points.

Stock Cooler: Loud, an ability for a mild overclock. I don't really OC anyway, so I mean, it works.

Motherboard: Beautiful, loaded with features for the price. Can't complain and I am happy to have it.

RAM: Again, beautiful and it has a decent speed of 1866 so I am happy with it.

Storage: The SSD does an awesome job when it comes to making my system lighting fast, and with that an SSHD for mass storage is absolutely an awesome combo.

GPU: It's a stellar price/perf GPU that doesn't break the bank (e.g, $300+)/ Awesome "mid-end/low part of the high-end spectrum" card that handles all games at 1080p surprisingly well.

Case: This was not my wisest choice. There are small, hinge-like hooks on the front of the front panel that broke off incredibly easily and now each side panel bows out ever so slightly at the very front of the case. Cable management is mediocre but the case has a low amount of flex and is built surprisingly sturdy.

PSU: It does its job, I wish it was modular and what not, but you can't dock Ryker points. I knew what I was buying. Good for the money!

K&M: Great for the dollar! Get the CM Storm Devastator II for a better experience though (was not out when I purchased this). Nice backlighting, though I cannot see the keys when the backlighting is off.

I'm not going to go over the other stuff, but you can see what I rate it.

Part Reviews

CPU

It does it's job perfectly. Handles games well, but I wouldn't recommend such an old CPU at this point. Go for Intel or upcoming Zen architecture. I feel life Bulldozer and its branches are irrelevant in 2016 unless your build is <$600.

Motherboard

It looks amazing and it is perfect for 4XXX, 6XXX and 8XXX FX series processors. Loaded with features at the sub $100 price point.

Storage

Fast and just what I needed. I would recommend at <$70.

Video Card

Awesome for the price! Handles 90% of games maxed out 1080p.

Case

Side panels are not built with high quality and it causes a slight outwards bend on the front of the panels (near the front of the case).

Power Supply

It handles a 125W CPU and a 190W GPU so I am happy.

Keyboard

Keyboard and mouse scroll wheel squeak a tiny amount. Your mileage may vary.

Headphones

Great sound and sound stage! I recommend.

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice username I feel you man

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the team RED build! Also for using a lot of the same parts I used in my build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome! I tend not to chose green or red, but what gives the best perf/dollar and this is what happened :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case except in orange, and fully agree those clip things are a bad design and it needs more space at the back along with grommets. Although for everything else I really like it :)

I totally thought your keyboard was the Corsair Strafe from the images as it looks very similar, nice all round build +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot, and yeah that case is a hassle.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 nice AMD build

I love the name. Takes me back...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I think my next build will be called High Charity. Ahh, nostalgia.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build my dude

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty :)