Description

Quite simply a budget rig to be used for gaming and for general work. Been build to stick to a low-ish budget but still be able to put out decent FPS on mid settings for almost all games. Build is made around team red cos AMD. However red doesn't really feature any where in this build.

Colour Scheme is mostly black with some white in there. Mostly white fans.

COMPONENTS

CPU: Simple AMD X4 860k. Stock clock of 3.7 but hits 4 with ease. Not really to much to say about it but it more than gets the job done on a budget. I do believe that its and A10 but with out the Integrated GPU which saves you a bit of money if your going with a separate GPU. Before anyone says "should have got an I3" i know that chip would have given better performance and i know the FM2 socket is a dead socket but it works and we just have to wait for zen.

CPU COOLING: Cryorig M9a. Small cooler that certainly packs a punch. For a budget air cooler thats better than the stock cooler then this is the one for me. I dont really understand why more people dont use it. I swapped the fans to two fractal fans which arnt the best for static pressure but two of them get the job done and are near silent. ( will update with temps when i have them all)

MEMORY: I would recommend more. But i was working on a budget and will probably end up adding another stick later on as it is. Could do with 8gb but 4 will do for now. Other than this its pretty good ram and looks the part.

HDD: Really not much to say here its a 1TB HDD. It stores stuff lets move on.

GPU:MSI R7 370. Pretty need card really. Painted to get rid of the red and to leave a black and white card to match the rest of the build. Picked this card mainly for the cooler and the cost. The Twin frozer does a great job of staying quite and cool. Again yes i know the rx 460 is slightly faster but i wanted the MSI card and yes i know and gtx 950 would have been better again.

CASE: One of my favorite ITX cases around. ITs nice and small but still has plenty of room for all your components and to still have good air flow. I have duel 140mm intakes with a single 120mm exhuast which gives me lots of positive pressure in the case and still have room for more fans if i need them.

PSU: Simple XFX 430w. I went with this over the EVGA ones because when ever you use the EVGA ones everyone has to tell you that they arnt that good. Lets see if XFX can pass as a good psu.

Most of the cables are tucked away however i have used a cable extension for the GPU cable. This i think just makes it look better.

Thanks for looking feel free to make any suggestions as to what i should improve.

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice! I love the black and white theme. I tried it also, but not that well done. Does the Define Nano have so much space to hide all the cables and also add custom gpu cables as well??? I am impressed!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! Just about enough space in the case for cables.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

How does an extreme budget build look so good?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree. Has to be one of the best looking sub $500 builds I've seen. Nice job!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Stunning.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

A great looking build with some great parts. Excellent work with the black and white color scheme. Plus one!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn nice, makes me want to build another mini itx

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. Mini itx is great fun to build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

it certainly is

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm not an expert on PC parts, i'm also trying to find a good budget PC build. Would this be able to handle GTA 5 on high - ultra settings with good fps?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i would probably go to a RX 460 or gtx 950. Possible an intel core i3 6100 as well. It will all depend on how much you want to spend. But i would make a few changes to this build if i was going for pure performance

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I have saved list with an AMD FX-6300 and a RX 460, the build would be $460 with no monitor. But i was trying to see if I can find something cheaper with still being able to run ultra settings. I guess you can't cheap out if you want pure performance right?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

unfortunately you cant. i would probably go with the i3 6100 rather than the fx-6300. Despite my love for AMD the I3 would be better and offer upgrade ability in the future. Maybe swap the rx460 for something like an evga gtx 950 superclocked +. The 950 would get a few more fps and should be a little less.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

can this play cod bo3,gta 5 in high setting if cant what part should i upgrade?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly i cant tell you as i dont play any of those games. The best way to find out is to just search the parts on youtube and look for some bench mark videos. If you wanted better performance a I3 6100 would be a good cpu upgrade and then a gtx 1050 or 1050ti would give a nice boost.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you paint your GPU? What paint did you use? I am considering getting a used r7 370 from ebay and painting it white like you have. Great build by the way

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. I tried plasti dip to start but it wasnt sticking well. So i got some matt white plastic primer spray paint and just used that.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok cheers

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful. absolutely beautiful. love the r7 370 btw, its my favorite gpu.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

hows that fan on the cryorig cooler? i like the idea of matching the color scheme but will it perform worse than the fan included with the cooler?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Using just one of them would definitely lower the performance but I have found that using two of the fans does a pretty good job. I have found using two of them is also quieter than the one that comes with it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

What temps are you getting?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately that system has been taken apart now so i cant tell you. If your planning on over clocking or running a high power cpu then i would probably go for something a bit bigger but if your not it will perform better than the stock cooler.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks for replying! Nice build BTW

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Was a decent cooler. i dont have the system build anymore but it was easy to install and i found it was slightly better than stock. The fan that came with it was audible at some points but was never to bad

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!!