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My first custom build. My budget was only $400. Does a good job at playing most games in mid-low graphics. The left over 20 went into peripherals and lighting. Let me know how well I did, with the given circumstances. Yes, I know my cable management is atrocious, so try not insult it so much. lol

Edit: Since i have built the system i have gone and tried the cable management again. I really cant fit much behind the motherboard tray, and the cut outs at the top for the cpu power are too small to fit the wire. I added a 120 gig ssd that i use for boot ups. The case doesnt have any mounting options so at first i just left hanging, but eventually i just screwed it in to one of the side of the hdd trays. I also upgraded my graphics to the r7 265. These will be my last upgrades to the computer until i get the money to fund a more enthusiast oriented build.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 18 points

Unplug all your cables and try again with that cable management.

  • 69 months ago
  • 7 points

I agree with this

  • 69 months ago
  • 6 points

you could have done better. that cpu is not necessary for a gaming pc. you could have dropped 20 bucks from the cpu price and put it towards a better gpu which is more significant for gaming. also your cable management is atrocious. go to youtube and look up "cable management pc" and watch a couple videos and try again. all your other choices look suitable for a budget build. when all is said and done, benchmark it, photograph it with a camera and not a potato and repost it. also, try to take more than 2 pictures. people that are looking up parts will see your pc and might want to see the parts in action.

  • 69 months ago
  • 5 points

You stayed within your budget that's good. CPU is fine.

Agreed. Take some pride in your work and fix up the cable management.

My advice would have been take that 20 and eek out a PSU with some more watts. That one... well if you upgrade any of your parts you'll have to upgrade your PSU or you could have brought the PSU to your another new build. Otherwise you with respect to the build as it is, you over spent on your RAM.

Please take all of this as constructive criticism. The machine does what you want it to, in the time you want it to do tasks... well then good job :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

An APU should have been your choice for this.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly I think you did pretty good for having a $400 budget. You got a lot for that. It amazes me what kind of gear you can get for 400 bucks these days.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

That being said, cables definitely need work. :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

a non-modular PSU and a case with no room to hide cables behind the mobo always ends up looking messy but you could use some zap straps and bundle most of those cables together and tie them off, that would still look much cleaner and allow better airflow through the case.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

that sure is a struggle:)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

At this rate you should've just purchased an xbox one or PS4.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

If either, I say PS4. I lost all respect for Xbox after what they tried to release.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I really think you did well for your budget I don't really agree with some of the comments saying that you should of went with the APU, the case, quadcore and the GeForce are needed for a good gaming experience I believe. I was kind on the edge deciding between the apu an gpu, so check my build out, I believe if you went with the apu, (only,) you prolly would of regretted not getting a gpu.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

lol i know i should put the monitors together, but i kind of wanted some desk space for paper work from school so this is the best arrangement i could get without removing my desktop from the top of my desk