Description

This build took a while to get everything sorted out. Mostly because the old motherboard shorted out, and when I tried to get it replaced, it got rejected. Anyways, the PC was delayed a couple weeks, until I finally got another paycheck, so I could finally order all the parts.

Moving on to building the PC, almost everything worked out building the PC. Except one thing. The stock CPU cooler, it was so hard to put on. I almost gave up putting that thing on, but I finally got it on.. somehow. Everything was easy to do after that, and I went on to build the PC.

I use this PC mostly for gaming, it gets an average of 30 FPS on Rust on Medium settings, which isn't actually bad to me, for medium settings. Any other games, it took down, with usually 60+ fps. Although it isn't the best CPU, it is still one of the best for the price.

Anyways, the GPU is mainly what's holding back the whole system from performing at its best. I'd get a better GPU, but I'm only 15 years old, and the job I had was only a summer job. I couldn't really buy a 2080 Ti or anything, cause I wasn't really making that much. Anyways, I got the GPU for free, so I can't really complain for the price.

I plan to upgrade the PC over the years, as long as it doesn't become outdated due to the ever-so fast releasing CPUs.

Part Reviews

CPU

Gets above 60 fps in almost any game, it can compete with a lot of higher end, more expensive cpus. I really recommend buying this, for the price and the performance you get.

CPU Cooler

Was very hard to get on my motherboard, had to get my friend over for it. Though, when I got it on, cpu temps were down. Very nice looking, I do recommend this to anyone who has the money for it.

Motherboard

It's a very good Motherboard, I very much like it. It does have its pros and cons. Pros: - Very nice UEFI, easy to overclock RAM, CPU, and do other things. - Beautiful RGB software - Includes RGB and ARGB headers, which for the price, most higher end Motherboards can't say they have this. Cons: - Only one RGB and ARGB header - IO Shield was very hard to get on Overall, this Motherboard is very worth it for the cheap price, and it competes with many higher end Motherboards. I do recommend buying this for a first time build, or beginner build. Also, it's very resistant to static, and collisions.

Memory

Pretty fast memory, DDR4-3000 is pretty much all you need these days, I've got this clocked at DDR4-2666 currently. Though, do keep in mind, it will be clocked at DDR4-2133 when you first put the memory in.

Storage

My boot drive.. bought it for $20, though I'm kind of scared I'm going to lose my Windows 10 copy on this.

Storage

A 500 GB Hard Drive that I got for $20.. (Sometimes) pre installed with Windows 8? That's what I call a deal. Still hasn't failed me, I love it, and I recommend it!

Video Card

Gets the job done, got it for free, so I can't complain. Runs most modern games you throw at it, though not always the best.

Case

Love this case! Great for beginners, it has so much space available in it, plus good cable management. The airflow is also great, it won't choke your PC like some other cases do. Though, the dust filter on the top of my case broke so easily.

Power Supply

Hasn't blown up yet, got it for $30, but it's still running strong. Two months in and nothing quirky or out of the ordinary happening yet with this PSU, though I'm scared it'll blow up due to Thermaltake's history.

Wireless Network Adapter

Good little adapter, loses connection rarely, and stays strong. Though, took my only PCIE x1 slot.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

u should've used SCDkey to buy windows pro for 16$

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It came with Windows 8, and I upgraded to Windows 10 for free. I was considering that but figured out my system came with Windows 8.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I used to have that gpu for my 1080p gaming. Since, i upgraded my monitor to 2560x1080 (1080p ultrawide), I had to upgrade it to a gtx 1650. From experience, i know that the gt 1030 is a solid gpu that can easily run games on med-high settings.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it's true.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

R u gonna upgrade eventually

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Don't let the moneybags make you think otherwise. Work with what you can afford to. Free is always good, but... Anyway, kudos on your first PC build. The PC didn't even exist when I was 15. I started working for UNIVAC when I was 18. Their first PC(supposedly portable) weighed 75lbs. with a built in 48 character crt screen. DOS sucked! lol Keep it up, if you are passionate about it you will end being a modder. :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, thank you!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there,

A great GPU that would pair well with your system would be an RX 570. I found one on Newegg for $140 with either BL3 or Ghost Recon + 3 months of Xbox Game Pass.

https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16814125966?m_ver=1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

OP don't listen to this guy. Go on eBay and get one of those used <$100 RX 580s if your budget is that low. Otherwise if you have more of a $200 budget get something like a 1660 ti or Vega 56 or 1070.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hm, I've been thinking about that. Thanks!