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.
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.
Good MOBO for the price, only problem is that it doesn't handle overclocking too well.
Just get a Seagate Barracuda.
Amazing upgrade from integrated graphics and a very good entry level card.
Very nice and good looking case! It was able to fit everything in this build.