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budget 1080p beast

by rapidfire_17


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Date Published

Dec. 27, 2015

Date Built

Dec. 13, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

985 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.6 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


After months of research and choosing components, i have finally become part of the elite pcmasterrace!!!

note- parts were purchased during the black friday and cyber monday deals, so the prices for some components were cheaper, reducing the cost of my build to £365 from £410. A monitor was not included in the total amount of spending since i already own a 900p monitor fromm an old pre built pc(ye, im using amd's vsr to play games at 1080p), plus the amount for the os was not added, i got a copy of windows 8.1 from school for free, some it technician just gave me one(secondary school). im currently 14 years old btw

this is my first build and im surprised how well it went, and im enjoying pc gaming after years of console, any suggestions thanks.

Part Reviews


CPU - this is a great budget cpu and fits in my build perfectly, i do some editing for other youtubers alongside gaming and i tend to run multiple programs at once(multiple = about 10), and with its 6 cores it exceeds at that. the cpu stays relatively cool and quite, at idle it was running at about 32-39 degrees and at full load between 56-61 degrees, im looking to get after market cooler, like the hyper t4, to reduce those temps. i havent tried overlocking since my motherboard doesnt have sufficient vrms, soo ye. At gaming it holds well and i hope it will not be bottlenecking if i upgrade my gpu.


Motherboard - All round a good motherboard and serves well, basic functionalities and support for crossfire, but only has 1x16 pci slot so ye, only downside is i cant overclock on this board, but i knew that when purchasing, maybe should have went with the ud3p model, better vrms. slots are located very well and it made easier cable management.


Memory - got single channel ram becuase it was on a good deal, running at 1866mhz, i guess it is a good ram, does its job. no problems yet.


HardDrive - Also got this on a deal, was planning on getting a seagate 1tb but this was the same price so decided to get it, 1tb might not even be enough, planning to get another tb. Windows boots up under a minute but sounds like a jet engine. already making hard drive failure sounds

Video Card

Video Card Was originally going fo the gtx 950, but this was to much of a good deal, a 2gb r9 380 for less than a 950(£119.00)! this was one of sapphires dual x design and it looks pretty cool, very quit and temps are very cool, considering what amd says is the max temperature, since bought never went above 72 degrees. Running most games at 60fps, Fallout 4 between 55-60 fps ultra, Batman Arkham Origins 70fps very high, Gta 5 50-60fps ultra, Far cry 4 very high 40-45fps, csgo 180-220fps all high 4:3. They are the games i have now. Great budget gpu, cost less than a 960 and outperforms it.


Case well i brought this case simply because it was cheap and i didnt want to spend over £35 on a case, it has one 120mm case fan support up to 4 case fans, usb 3.0, looks good and as long as it can accommodate my parts, has room for cable management, but has the worst airflow, it took me an hour to install intake fans.

Power Supply

Power Supply I know this doesn't leave any room for future upgrades or overclocks, but the power supply was the first thing i bought(a bad mistake) and thought i was going with an fx 6300 gtx 950 build. but swapped the gpu, at least it powers on my pc and my gpu is posting, psu is definitely one to upgrade, but for now it is doing good, dont really know technical stuff about psu so i will leave it there.

Comments Sorted by:

dklein1331 2 points 39 months ago

i have the same build but you shouldve gotten an ssd

rapidfire_17 submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

ye, thats definitely something that i will need to upgrade to alongside an aftermarket cooler, but in the uk the lowest you can get a decent 120gb ssd is £40. actually windows boots up really fast, around 30-40 seconds, i dont know if its because i dont have a lot of programs installed.

plus do you have a stock cooler, because im experiencing some overheating, using HWMonitor the highest socket temp im getting is 66 degrees and core temps at 54 degrees?

thetortuga747 1 Build 2 points 39 months ago

For Fallout 4, what are your FPS in crowded areas such as Diamond City?

rapidfire_17 submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

I've recently been to diamond city and i decided to benchmark with fraps , and the frame rate dips are noticeable when playing but not terrible , like people say it is, the lowest i got was 21 fps and highest of 56 and an average of 39 fps, maybe they fixed the issue but im not experiencing too much problems.i looked around forums and lowering the shadow distance makes a big difference, hope that helped

moaz13 2 points 38 months ago

How did you get such a good deal on the 380? Best I can find now is £150

rapidfire_17 submitter 1 Build 2 points 38 months ago

it was suuuuuuuchhh a good deal, got it on the last minute black friday deals, i tried searching up r9 380 and the best i can find was a XFX Radeon R9 380 Double Dissipation 4GB from novatech for £150. not too bad. i guess the prices will drop.

pcronnie 2 points 38 months ago

Realy nice pc i think i want somthing like this one

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