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So my little brother just graduated from college and needless to say he does not have a lot of money but does have a lot of debt. I have been slowly upgrading my on PC for the last few month and i started to have some old parts laying around that i was going to make into an HTPC.

Well my brothers old Pentium D dual core 3.0ghz isn't working very well anymore. it can barely run league of legends for him much less use skype at the same time. so i decided to put together a PC that could last him a couple years until he can get a decent budget saved up for an appropriate gaming PC. I asked what he could cover and i would cover the rest. Merry Christmas little bro.

CPU. I originally bought this when it went on sale for $80 and the fx6300 was still $120. It is a good little CPU. I threw it in my main rig with and r9 270 just to see how it would do and it handle all my games really well. Even Battlefield 4 and Crysis 3. It should be a more than enough for the games he plays and even for AAA titles on medium settings.

CPU Cooler. This is a whole lot quieter under load than stock and will allow for a little overclocking but i doubt i will on this mobo.

MOBO. I got this in a combo with my FX6300. I have a Asus 970 board and didn't need this one so it was pretty much free for this build. It has been stable so far and actually boots up pretty quick.

Memory. Good solid memory. I was starting to do video editing on my main rig so i updated it when i found a deal on a 16 gig kit. so i had this just sitting around. should be plenty.

I did not have any spare drives and i didn't trust his old drive to keep going. this should get him by for now i can always get a ssd for him later.

GPU. Found this on sale on New Egg with a mail in rebate. Awesome price/performance at this price and very little power draw. Should handle 1080p for at least a couple years.

Case. I bought this for my HTPC. Since i wont be making one now (my wife says i have too much crap as it is) it should do fine for this build.

PSU. Solid reliable 80+ bronze

OD. Why not, he still has a office 2010 dvd he'll need to install

This build should have enough for him to get by until he can build up some savings. I had fun and did what i could with cable management. it can be tough in a budget case like this. I hope it will work for him and will alleviate the stress on his laptop (hp with amd A10 5750m) which he currently games on. I appreciate any your thoughts and comments!

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Good guy brother. +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

big fan of the rosewell cases nice build m8 +1 might want to upgrade the cpu next and add from there

  • 62 months ago
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Thanks! There is a good possibility i will upgrade my rig to a FX8320/50k since i'm starting to get into video editing. If that happens i will put my 6300 in this build. My little brother wants to start streaming his LoL play so that 4300 might not keep up. But i'm looking forward to seeing what that cpu can do. Again thanks for the comment!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

**** bro...stand strong oh college grad!!

  • 57 months ago
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Does the Cooler even fit in the Case!? Though +1

  • 57 months ago
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yes with about a half inch to spare

  • 47 months ago
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great build i owned that case and i absolutely hated it nothing against you. you did a great job amazing cable management i couldn't do anything in mine after year i got my case which is a mid tower. but i am getting a full tower soon. keep it up!

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

Sigh* you should have opt for an R9 270X. Other than that, it's a fantastic low budget build. If you want to make it look better for cheap, try the NZXT Source 210 Elite, preferably in white.

  • 62 months ago
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I have an R9 270 and i really like it, it is solid. i also have a black source 210 elite and really like it as well. The reason i went with the 750ti was to save a little money since i found it for $115 and it runs much cooler than my r9 270. I already had the case so i wanted a cool running gpu since the case doesn't have the best air flow. so far i've only gotten this gpu to reach 60 deg C.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I've found that both the R9 270/270X and the GTX 750 Ti all have their perks. The 270 is solid, (well put) for a low price, the 270X is the ultimate bang-for-buck card and the 750 Ti is great for power saving, energy efficient gaming at a low price point. Plus, it stays pretty quite. This year, a friend of mine and I are doing an AMD vs Intel build competition. I'm not allowed to use any parts from team red, only green and blue. Our budget was $450, I went with the Core i3-4430 and the GTX 750 Ti where as he went with the FX-6300 and the R9 270X, but he had to spend less on his motherboard and less on his hard drive. I still got a 1TB HDD and he got a 500GB. I played Battlefield 4 with the Core i3-4130 and the GTX 750 Ti and I have to say, I'm impressed, it pulled 60FPS or higher at almost all times with medium-high settings at 900p. By the way, I absolutely love the Source 210, it's sleek and beautiful and has plenty of space to work with a Micro ATX board. I prefer the white over the black, I even got an NZXT white cooler to match and painted the graphics card white!