I'm back again with my latest build. Desktop gaming for a buddy of mine that I converted from PS4 to PC. He sold his PS4 after I told him all the wonderful things a PC can do and told me to build him whatever I can with $400. He ended up putting a little more money in to pay for the Graphics card too because $400 didn't go too far in this build!Now this parts list price is a little wrong and Ill explain this now.
Some parts I had spare here at my place from previous builds. The PSU was my old one I had lying around and decided to let him use, the white cables were left overs from my Za'kir build, I had a leftover 1TB drive he could use, I had an extra DVD drive, and I had an OS for him already. With that being said I haven't gamed on it or used it but ill write reviews based on putting the system together.
AMD A10-7850k First AMD build for me and let me tell you, nothing beats a Microcenter bundle for the CPU and MB for less then $200. Performance seems good enough for what he will play so I cant complain.
ASrock Killer FM2+ Motherboard looks great, performs well, and installed everything nice and easy. No complaints from me but I also love ASrock boards. So I'm probably a little biased.
Asus Radeon R9 290 Great card for what we paid for it. Little over $200 for one heck of a card that plays his games maxed out. Runs hot but that was expected.
Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Super fun case to build in. Very easy to get to everything and tons of room for drives or if you remove the extra cage, that makes a ton more room for cable management! Recommended for the mobile LAN gamer.
Cooler Master Storm Devastator Extremely surprised by how well this mouse and keyboard bundle are for the price. Feel pretty solid and works well. LED's are nice and bright too.
That's my review for what its worth, I know its not very long or in depth but I don't use it like he does. Hope you guys like the build I did for my buddy! He sure enjoys it and I hope PCPartpicker does too. Any questions or comments feel free to leave them down below, i'd love to here from this great community!
Thanks for stopping by guys and gals!