Description

Hello, and welcome to my newest budget build!

NOTE: My motherboard is a revision newer than the one in my build, and is better overall

Overall this build went well, and performs decently, here is an overview of all the parts, and my opinion on them. The primary use of this build is gaming.

-THE CPU- The CPU works well in most games, I get good FPS in most CPU intensive games. The overclock helped tremendously, though. Yes, I am using the stock cooler with an overclock, but it performs well, but I do plan on upgrading.

-THE MOTHERBOARD- It does the job, and does it well. There is nothing too special here, but here are some reasons I chose it: -Micro ATX: Fits in my case better than a full ATX -8 pin CPU power: Better stability, better support on high power consumption CPUs if I upgrade -Black PCB: Looks better than most low priced motherboards

-THE RAM- Once again, it does the job, and it's 1600mhz RAM. Works well, no complaints.

-THE HARD DRIVE- Plenty of storage for me, decent price and so far reliable. Plenty fast as well.

-THE GPU- This GPU is great. One of the best price-to-performance under $200 in my opinion. Overclocking it to 1100mhz has made it absolutely great. Also, MSI's build quality is absolutely great.

-THE CASE- I have to say, I was disappointed here. It looks great, but there are very few options for cable management. Also, there is no hole in the back so you can not attach a new CPU cooling mounting bracket without removing the entire motherboard.

-POWER SUPPLY- It's a good power supply, and has plenty of power for my build.

-FAN CONTROLLER- A good option for this build to control all the fans. Works very well, good construction, and looks great on this case.

-THE MONITOR- Excellent low budget IPS monitor. Build quality certainly isn't top-of-the-line, but it is good enough. Very little motion blur, and great color reproduction.

Overall, this is an excellent budget build for gamers. If I were to change anything I did, it would be the case, and I would go for something a little better.

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Lol. Low budget monitor, costs $200 AUD

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I think I misunderstood. Yeah, 200 is a lot for some, but for an ips monitor that is a good price, especially with its price.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Not a bad build, good pat choice. I am not suprised with the issues you have with the case. Most of the non- big company cases aren't very good. Although i am still very impressed with the cable managnment. For an upgrade: Cheap Hyper 212 Evo should do the job.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Have any problems with your gpu?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, works great!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Why you uses 1600mhz in 78lmt motherboard.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

the speed of DDR3 ram doesn't really make a huge difference either way, Just like how dual channel also doesn't give a huge performance boost, 1600 is the standard and it does the job.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What maggot said. However, my RAM runs at 1600mhz out of the box, so not sure what's going on there, but it works!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Would you mind putting it through some game and putting the results here.

I'm interested butI'm a newb so I'm not sure if this will run my games ok...

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

In particular what games would you be playing? I have played many games on this computer, and I will tell you how it runs them if you say the type of games. Sorry, but I'm not gonna try to find performance figures on all the games I play. I play a lot of games...

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

For Upgrade Cooler i Recommend you The H60 Obiously in the budget ;)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but the problem with this case is the rear exhaust is an 80mm, which makes it about impossible to watercool, because there is no place to mount any radiators other than the side panel, but I am NOT doing that.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh, do not know, sorry :( if anything can put the hyper 212 evo or 412s :3

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

Awesome Computer! +1 I have 1 thing to say.... So the picture said the motherboard was blue and white. Why is your on your computer black?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a revision newer than the one on this site, and they made the newer revision have a black PCB