Description

a budget gaming build for a friend. The i3 meant we could play most modern games (especially ones which require a quad core CPU, meaning the anniversary pentium was out of the question). The motherboard was simply the cheapest that was compatible (and had crossfire support) .^ . The RAM was purely due to the client's preferences (i would've gone with a dual channel 4GB kit). The R9 270 is, as linus calls it, in the GPU price/fps sweet spot, making it a great choice for a budget build. The case has both a simple and sexy look and a pre-included PSU at a low price again making it a good choice. I stuffed all of the useless cables from the power supply into the gap of an unused 5.25" drive bay to stop them from simply hanging over so that they don't touch any parts or impede airflow. Sorry about the photos if they're a bit blurry note* partlist is different to completed build as the customer preffered an R9 270. A 260x would be ideal for a budget build like this and that is why it is included in the partlistv

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Mate, your build was was in spot 25,301 - last place in"sort by rating" :( obviously there are thousands of builds without any ratings and you just got unlucky. This humble point should see you shoot up the ladder. Can't see a fellow aussie on the bottom. Nice budget build, and you did it for a mate. Cheers.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I would never use included PSU's, you don't know what's inside those things. Also the i3 is a dual core, did you mean 4 threads for games?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

i was on a tight budget and i haven't seen anyone say it fried their parts or exploded. As long as you dont overclock the power doesn't have to be that clean. and yeah four threads

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a great budget psu, http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100w10500kr And btw I've used included psu's before and almost burnt my apartment down with no overclocking at all, so I highly recommend you use another.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm in australia. they dont sell those there and it would probably cost the same as the case if it did

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

In that case just look around, I'm sure you can find a good deal on a standard 80+ psu with some decent components.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you had to update your BIOS?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

no i did not