Description

The Machine was built for light gaming and using applications like Word. It ended up actually being able to run games at very high settings. Very quiet rig. For some reason windows only takes about 15 seconds to load on the Hitachi Drive. I was expecting at least a minute of boot time. I see no need for a solid state drive anymore. If you want a 500$ gaming PC I highly recommend this setup.

Update: Sorry how I said the 15 seconds everyone. That was when I first completed it and there were zero start up applications and no games or anything. Now it's at about 20 seconds. It's still really fast and I love this hard ride for it's insanely cheap price. Everything else in the build is still working very smooth.

Part Reviews

CPU

Very Easily Overclocked using AMD's overclocking program. Runs cooler then expected and very pleased over all.

Motherboard

The Bios does look a little old fashioned. There is also only one fan slot so that is kind of annoying. I have no other complaints and looks very ascetically pleasing. Very solid mother board especially for the price. Mother board color matches nicely with my RAM.

Memory

Works just how I feel Ram Should work. Looks cool with my blue colored mother board. No complaints.

Storage

Surprisingly feels very fast. A lot faster then I expected. Windows only takes about 15 seconds to boot. I thought this would be a slow card because it is a 2 TB hard drive for a pretty low price. I highly recommend.

Video Card

Very Powerful for such a low price. Extremely intuitive and easy to operate bios. Very easily overclocked. The fans are extremely powerful and are very quiet. There are many fan settings and I just keep mine on silent because then it doesn't tun on unless it really needs to. It really has never turned on loud enough for me to notice. I recommend this video card for anyone with a budget gaming build.

Case

Great case for the money. It includes two fans witch are relatively quiet. They also have blue leds built into the fans which give the case a really nice looking glowing blue theme. Good airflow and there are a ton of 3.5" hard drive cages and also 2.5" cages, they are easily removable for better airflow. I recommend this case for any budget build.

Power Supply

Cheap power supply that hasn't failed or done anything bad. It is not loud at all. I would recommend this.

Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

I have to give a +1 for this. I recently built up a used 8350/7870 system. The 1050 ti is a tad better than the 7870 (and sips power!). I ran a test on Witcher 3 before selling and could not believe how smooth it was on high setting in the city. The FPS was low, around 35 but it was very smooth, which tells me the frames drops were not happening. Even i5's stutter sometimes in this area of the game. The 8350/8320 really does have a place in the gaming world on the budget end of things.
Really nice use of cash here.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I really had fun building this. First time. Way easier then I expected.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Ay, an FX-8320!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

An 8320 build is what I'm writing this on right now; it's been a great chip for the 3+years I've had it. I took the easy way out and just turned the boost ceiling up to 4.4Ghz and it runs in high settings on all my games so far (even running a GTX960) so I'm not surprised it works so well for you. 15sec boot with a HD is very good; sounds like you're not running any utilities or AV in the background though. Nice, cheap build... but since you have a window, I'd suggest cleaning up the cabling some. +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of cooler do you have. Thats a pretty high clock speed.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

A Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 1TB HDD in mt build and it does boot insanely fast. I really don't see the use for a SSD.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I just helped a coworker rebuild an identical build minus amount of ram and video card and it too boots crazy fast. I put and SSD in it and the gains were noticed once you start loading up some start up programs. So as another commented you might not have many start up programs loading at this time. Either way 15 seconds is no joke. So good job.

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