Description

Just finished building this. I have re built an old system before using a new case and power supply but this was my first build using mainly new parts.

I'm a very casual gamer so didn't want to spend lots on a graphics card, I picked up a second hand GTX 650 which far from being great, is sufficient for my needs. Edit 2016 - sold GTX 650 and bought GTX 950

Having a little bit of experience, it went together quite well, i was looking for something that was reasonably priced but was still decent and on the whole I'm happy with the parts I have chosen.

I called it 'mixed bag' because some bits were taken from a 5yr old HP desktop, such as the optical drive, hard drive and the windows 7 key, everything else was bought from Amazon and came to about £300. Edit - 2015 upgraded windows 7 to windows 10

The case actually has 4 drive bays but i removed 2 of them as i wasn't going to use them and they were blocking the airflow from the front fan

Part Reviews

Motherboard

This has what I needed but it is probably the part I regret buying most. The size of it width ways is smaller than a normal MATX board and it doesn't look that good in my build.

For an extra £10 I could and would have got the B85 MATX motherboard from MSI if I had my time over again.

Memory

Not much to say on this, it's RAM, it does its job and is good for the price

Storage

Good for the money, haven't done any real tests as to how it performs but seems quick and scores 7.9 on my windows index

Case

Good for the money, Cheapish dust filter on the bottom lets it down a bit. could be better, but i suppose it would cost more then, on the whole, I'm happy with it for the price

Power Supply

It's doing its job, can't speak on reliability yet as I haven't had it long enough but will post back if there is any problems

Mouse

love it, great for people who use the claw grip

Speakers

Decent for the money, good base and treble

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good for a office PC!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice. Good platform for future upgrades.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean. i like it

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

If you actually buy it, go for the 750 Ti, its a significant improvement for no price difference

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, i'll keep that in mind

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol at someone who buys a GTX 750 and doesnt plan to use it for gaming. The i3 4150 has a internal graphics card that even handles 4k video fine. It can also play AAA games at very low settings.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Did you had to update your Bios to use the CPU?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

no, just put it together and it worked out of the box

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. How many Fans does the case come with??

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

comes with 2, one front, one rear

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Micro ATX - 19cm wide/ 44 cm length/ 38cm height