Description

It's been roughly 14 years since my last build, and while the technology has advanced the general basics of the build remain similar, much to my relief. I haven't run a PC since ~2008 but I recently decided now was the time to get back in. I spent a lot of time on this site researching, reading, choosing...and eventually settled with what you see. My goal wasn't top-end performance as gaming is not a high priority or motivation at this time. I have room for upgrades as needed if that itch returns.

I'm very happy with the look overall, I think the lights are sweet in the dark. I feel like I've done a decent job with cable management. Things were tight on the backside, but I was able to squeeze it all in.

I've done only some browsing at this point as I get everything changed up the way I prefer it, but still the overall speed is very noticeable and welcomed. The tower runs very quiet, just a whisper.

I've got to give a shout-out to user Godzlegend1 ( https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Godzlegend1) who's $400 guide was very helpful as in the end I essentially went with that with some minor adjustments. He was also very helpful on the few questions I had. Thanks again friend.

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Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice Build,man. Awesome Budget Build.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I'm really happy with it so far.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

i was thinking of building something with similar specs for my friend. How do the CPU/ GPU perform in gaming? any benchmarks in game would help. Nice build btw

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry, not a single game loaded up at this point. I'm pretty sure you can enter hardware and test benchmarks for specific games, but I don't know where/how and not the guy to ask. Try the forums.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

So much power in such a small budget! Nice job! I really love how you were able to put so much potential in this. With upgrade room and changes in the future. Really like this.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you I appreciate it. Not being a heavy gamer I think I have all the room I'll need for the next few years. But if I wanted to get a little crazy I still can.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice budget build, bro. Cable management's definitely not bad, and I like the overall look. This would be a good framework for anyone looking to build in this price range. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I too like the look, very sleek.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

you are missing out real bad man, getting a hyper 212 evo and a z97 board would be such an upgrade, the G3258 really shines after an overclock, most people get it over 4.5 Ghz

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Overclocking can be achieved on a h97 board... Some pretty good OC if I might add.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah i forgot the pentium can overclock on cheaper boards :D thanks for correcting me :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

As I'm not really gaming OC isn't a priority. Having the potential there should I need it is nice.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

This is excellent! I'm so glad I could help you achieve your PC goals... Things like this make me happy.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Anytime!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I think and AMD CPU wouldve been a better choice but still this is a very good build

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi this might be kind of a random question but would this be a good build for a beginner?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's an excellent build for a beginner, it's handled games really well and of course all other computer-type stuff is a breeze (note that current high-end titles if playable cannot be maxed out, you'll be playing them on lower settings). I actually cut out the HDD and I'm going with just the SSD internal along with external HDD's for storage/backup.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to update the bios for the cpu/ mobo choice?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

hello, sorry for the late response. I did not. Worked just fine.