I tried to build a budget system, but when compared to other systems, it wasn't so budget. I use this machine for gaming and school work.
The building process was easy for me, but the BIOS was the tricky part. It took me a while to figure out how to set the RAM to 3200 MHz and how to set the APU to a static clock speed because when I played games, there was super stuttering in the FPS for some reason, but after setting a static 3.5 GHz and 1300 MHz, everything was running okay at 60 FPS very low/low.
I play mainly on PlayStation 3 and 4, but now that I have had a taste of the PC master gaming race, gosh I can't wait to save up some money to purchase a graphics card! Lol.
I know I could have gone a little more cheaper like no SSD, cheaper PSU, and a way cheaper case, but I do not regret my decisions as the boot times are so unbelievably fast compared to a hard drive, and I knew I had to have this case as soon as I saw it.
A good little APU that can run all the light games at 40-60 FPS!!
Very good quality motherboard. The red line running up the left side gives your build an interesting look.
I popped them right in and ran X.M.P Profile 2 and 3200 MHz right then and there. Awesome.
I used this for Windows and everyday applications, and I still have room somehow for more!
A very nice drive for large files and games.
Top quality case right here! Only thing I wish about it was that it had red fans and brackets rather than white, but this case is awesome and super friendly to build in!
Good reviews everywhere, Eco mode, 80+ gold, modular, it's perfect!
Wireless Network Adapter
One star taken off because of the USB cable extension it came with shows rainbow colors, but otherwise a great Wi-Fi card! My Internet connection to the router hasn't been dropped once when using this card.
Very nice and quiet, one star taken off because the LED red ring isn't as bright as I thought it was when looking at it online, but still a great fan. You can tell it's on at least.
This monitor is great for me. Since I don't have anything powerful enough to run over 60 FPS, the IPS display and size is perfect!
This is the best membrane keyboard out there. I doubt there's another cheap option that feels good, looks goods, and has good software. Macros!!!