Okay, So I need a build for my apartment and my other build ( secret until its done) isn't finished. I wanted something i can use to do school work and gaming from time to time. I go to college and i have a 4 hour break ( ouch, I know i can study but why study when i can game?) I wanted something cheap but doesn't take up that much space. I needed something in a rush so i just chose a bunch of random parts to order within one hour so they can ship the same day ( actually did, got it within 1 day with free 2 day shipping i have) I will be upgrading in future.
Upgrading in future : 1) Power supply plan on getting a Evga at least a 500w 2) add a graphics card, most likely a Radeon R7 250 ( can get for like 60 on ebay) 3) blu ray dvd drive (to play movies)
cpu: went with a AMD A10-7870k because i didn't want to buy a graphics card and this thing is fast but it heats up like crazy i have my own heater. games well only tested minecraft (250 fps) and battlefield 4 ( got 60 fps max on medium 1080p) it games well so far and no stuttering issues or lag.
cpu cooler: honestly i picked this up from staples for 9$ ( same price as newegg) and i replaced the thermal paste with arctic silver and temps never go above 50c so guess thats good, its decently quiet, the case fans are louder than it.
motherboard: probably the cheapest when i bought it 3 weeks ago, first board came rma but now its working and running well. only wish is if it had more fan headers maybe 1 more so i wouldn't need to use a molex power.bios is easy to use
ram: got it on sale for 40$ for 8gb with fast 2400MHz and nice looking heatsink. I love this ram
ssd: No lie, this thing is blazing fast. Boots up windows within 3 seconds as soon as i turn it on. storage is good enough for small applications and 2-3 games i want to play on a ssd. its held by electrical tape cause its 2015 tape works with anything
hdd: normal 1tb holds a lot of games, programs and music and my photos.
case: for my uses i won't be needing another power supply for awhile so i choose a case that has a power supply. the case itself is a fingerprint magnet. No clue what was rosewill was thinking with this case? Maybe they were drunk? but its all High Gloss EVERYWHERE! its annoying because if i put my feet on the top of the case ( do not recommend this) my feet prints get stuck ( LOL) the case itself actually is nice holds two 5.25" Drive Bays and one external 3.5" bay ( gonna use for a extra usb hub) holds two 3.5" hard drives so good enough for me and able to hold some ssds with tape :D
power supply: 400w wish it came with more sata cables ( only has two) seems to be working well but planning on upgrading it within a month.
Issues I had: 1) the first motherboard came broken so had to rma it and needed to wait 2 more days to build 2) had to use a cheap apu to upgrade bios in order for the amd a10-7870k to work ( had one laying around) 3) power supply only had 2 sata powers
overall: works well and its really fast
fast, works really well no issues but it does get hot
better than stock cooler i think, is quiet
first came rma and second has usb 3.0 port issues so gotta rma again but system still runs and bios is easy enough
fast speed, looks good 8gb of ram
works well, its super fast
1tb of storage. good for programs, games+music
good case, bad that its all gloss.