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Hello! As a heads up, I am 13 years old and this is my first build, all compliments go to my Dad for buying everything you see here. Just as the name implies, this computer is a stock Cybertron Pc Patriot HBX with a GPU. The GPU in question is the MSI GeForce GT 730 2GB GDDR5. Also, as a disclaimer, the custom parts on the list, those are not the actual prices, I could not find the actual prices anywhere and so I had to guess and make it all (minus the gpu) equivelent to the price of the pre-built computer. The GPU is a great choice, as the APU in this computer will (as far as I'm aware) bottleneck anything above it. If I could have done one thing better, I would have chosen a better APU as this current one... well.. sucks. While it has a great core clock requiring no overclocking, it has old architecture that severely holds it back. I had no control over it anyway, seeing as my dad bought it out of the blue for a christmas present, which I am very thankful for. I gamed on it from 12/30/15 to current day of 7/29/16 without a gpu and using purely the integrated graphics. Speaking of which, that is another reason why this APU just... holds itself back. Without the integrated graphics and having the computer not come with a genuine graphics card, it held back my gaming experience tremendously. Good thing I play lighter titles such as LoL, CS:GO, and Civ V Brave New World / Gods and Kings. Sorry about that little rant, here are some bench marks LoL High settings - 119 to 55 Fps Average Fps is 88 CS:GO lowest settings dust_2 - 45 - 60 Fps Average Fps is 55 Those are about the only games I have tested thus far and they should give you a good idea of how even though the GPU is pretty decent, the APU still has a little bit of a bottleneck. I played other games and got what felt like double the performance with the addition of the GPU that was added today. but I didn't benchmark them. However, CS:GO is the only game the didn't perform drastically different from the addition of the GPU which means one of two things, one, CS:GO is a CPU intensive game, or, two, the APU- for whatever reason- only had a bottleneck on CS:GO. Anyway, that's about it, I will keep editing this post with new benchmarks until I run out of things to benchmark in my system. Leave your thoughts down in the comments below, and to answer one question a lot of you will ask, yes, I know I could have gotten a lot more for the price, the problem is that Cybertron has horrible pricing, and my wonderful Dad did not realize it at the time, my next build will be completely custom and I will build it myself. Peace. EDIT 10/21/16 As of today, I have switched out the CPU with an Athlon x4 880k, and the GPU with a GTX 660 OEM 1.5gb that I found on ebay for $65. Performance could not be better for the price. I have updated the pictures as well.

Part Reviews

CPU

It's good if you want to do light gaming such as playing light titles like League of Legends or CS:GO, but anything heavier than that and it just can't handle it. I would not recommend this to anyone unless you are going to use it for work and not play. Otherwise, don't waste your time or money on this.

Motherboard

Good MOBO for the price, only problem is that it doesn't handle overclocking too well.

Video Card

Amazing upgrade from integrated graphics and a very good entry level card.

Case

Very nice and good looking case! It was able to fit everything in this build.

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

It's nice to see young people with cheaper systems and appreciating what they have. When I was 13 a few years ago, my computers performance wasn't that much better than your computer now (i5-2410M mobile dual core, GeForce GT 540M). But it did everything I need it to, and I still got a ton of joy out of it.

Just curious, if you do get the money for system upgrades, are you going to just upgrade the APU or are you going to do a completely new system build?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I plan to get a better cpu, maybe an fx-4350 or something along those lines, however, I do need to research my MOBO a little more to get a good grasp of what I can actually put in it. However, if I can somehow get $500 out of no where, I would opt for a new MOBO, cpu, and gpu. Thanks for the comment!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

an fx4350 has the am3+, and since you're on a tight budget I'd recommend the athlon 880k, which can handle all modern games and only costs about 90 dollars. Anyway good luck with your pc, it will only get better.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

X4 860k is cheap and will oc to 880k on stock cooler...id get that as it is better than fx 4300 and it will work in you current mobo , a Rx 460 when they come out would be awesome for you! Check out eBay cause you can even find some cheap used stuff! But nice build man!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, sounds good! I will have to research it a little bit more, and keep in mind that my mobo can only do very light overclocking. Thanks for the comment!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It will bump up to 880k without even touching voltage

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah just realized that mobo can Oc... In that case 860k is indeed the best option.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the recommendation, I will consider it. Thanks for the comment as well!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're only 13 then this is really impressive man; hope you have fun with it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had a blast in the 4 or so hours that I've actually had to play with it. I run all of my games on at least one tier of video settings up (ie medium to high) and with about 30 more fps as well! A gpu upgrade can do wonders :D Thanks for the comment!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That's pretty good cable management, I remember the first time I built a computer the cables were a mess. Good job

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment, but I regret to inform you that the cables came that way. That was all cybertron, not me. Thanks for the comment!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Strange to see that your csgo fps is so low, I have an intel CPU which is like 8-10 years old (core 2 duo e7600 @3.06) and an Asus radeon HD 5570 and I easily get 60+ fps on medium settings

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

core2duo is a very strong chip, this on isn't so it's bottlenecking a little.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I was wondering if the apu was only bottlenecking cs:go, and that appears to be the case, as all the other games on my system run at double the framerate, sometimes triple (ie LoL). It is very strange. Thanks for the comment!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it is very strange especially on the lowest settings. I'll have to look more into it. Thanks for the comment!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man! If you're happy with this build, then I'm happy. Haha I see 13 year olds all the time with $2,000 builds. Glad you appreciate your build :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Do 13 year old's really have $2000? That's insane, I'm just happy with my current computer, because my last computer was a Dell Optiplex 760 with no gpu. It was a huge upgrade and I love my Dad for making the price jump. Thanks for the comment!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah no problem!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
The cable management is incredibly well done. Congrats! Also, talking about upgrading the CPU, you could go with an x4 860k. :D

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

880k so he can get the most out of his socket

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll look into it. Thanks for the comment!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment, but I regret to inform you that the cables came that way. That was all cybertron, not me. As for the x4 860k, I'll look into it. Thanks for the comment!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run CSGO

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It can run CS:GO on 60 - 45 fps on the lowest settings. Which is very strange. Thanks for the comment!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nicely done!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! And thanks for the comment!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

my a4 6300 in my grandmother's build is amazing for the price, the problem is that it overheats on the stock cooling, probably because of contaminants in my thermal paste, i found a little brown spec on the stock thermal paste I had to blow off, which probably got a little of my spit in the thermal paste. I actually had to turn down the clock speed to cool it off.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! That drive mounting system is brilliant!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree! The case is amazing for what it's worth. Also, thanks for your comments!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

np, also I made a lot of edits to my comments lol.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

What types of game do you play on this build? Because I have this PC just without the upgrade, mine is till stock. I normally play CSGO and just out of curiosity, do you play? If so do you mind telling me how many frames you get with this card? Thats the main reason why I want to upgrade, because playing on 40 frames is not that pleasant.

Thank you for your time!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I recently just upgraded my cpu to an Athlon X4 880K (which I highly recommend) and I would not purchase this graphics card. I would save up my money and purchase an RX 460 or find a used GTX 950 or r7 370. Those cards will get you much better framerates than a GT 730. Of course you will also need to upgrade your cpu eventually, and any athlon x4 will do you just fine, specifically the Athlon x4 845 or the 860k. Any combo of these will get you far and not have to upgrade for around 3 years. About how many frames I get, I remember getting around 50 on all medium settings no Anti-Aliasing.