Description

I've been looking into getting a new PC for the last year but I was deciding between building my own or buying a prebuilt one. I finally decided to build one and I used various resources around the Internet to help me out. I will primarily use this PC for school work and maybe some light gaming like Minecraft, Tf2, games like that. I got the CPU for $86 from Amazon at the time. And the case was also $20 at the time. The case was somewhat hard to build in as its wires for USB and etc were short, the optical bay was also small so good thing I didn't get a optical drive. Other than that the case was pretty good at $20. The power supply power cord was pretty loose and this PC would turn off if it was nudged a bit. Good thing I had a spare Dell desktop power cord which fits perfectly in the power supply and I've had no random shut offs yet. Turns out this PC can run GTA V on a mix of high and medium settings around 60 FPS. Although I get this result on my 1280 X 1024 monitor as my Samsung 1080 monitor hasn't arrived yet(hopefully it'll still run around 60 FPS). Overall it was a pretty fun project and I look forward to upgrading this PC to AMD Zen (if its as good as AMD promises or ill switch to Intel), an aftermarket cooler and possibly a RX 470 or the GTX 1050 if its affordable. I'm pretty happy with this build and im looking forward to upgrade or building another computer.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Finally a budget PC. Awesome build :)

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! But. you should have gotten an i3

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I was looking to get an i3 at first but my parents(I'm only 15) were a little concerned because they thought I might damage my components as I'm building it due to static discharge so they wanted something cheaper :/ . So I opted for the X4 860k instead being a quad core as opposed to the i3 being a dual core, even though i3 kills the 860k in single threaded performance and most game lol. But if Zen doesn't live up to my expectations I'll probably use an Intel i5 for my next build, when this PC won't cut it anymore

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome. There's always talk about being able to PC game for the same cost as a console, and then we're surrounded by $3000 builds. Loved to see this.

You don't flush your wallet to have an enjoyable computer and a worthwhile experience.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
Parts choice is perfect and cable management too. 10/10 ign lmfao

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks I ended up putting all the unused cables in the optical drive area. I'll get a modular PSU next time :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad build for the price. I would have gone with different ram, since their mostly similar in price, and that one is bad looking, and not as low of cas as most, which the lower the faster. But still, nice build for the money.

+1 to you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks next time I'll be more careful with cas :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, I doubt it would actually help all that much, but since ram is so similarly priced, it'd be better to have gone for better. The more important part to me is how it looks, strangely. You may not be able to see it, but still...

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The perfect budget build! I've gone over so may sub 400 builds and I usually end up pairing an Athlon and 750ti.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great budget build, Console killer confirmed. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

im also getting the same mobo and cpu and did you have any issues with the mobo needing a bios update because pc part picker it says that it may need a bios update