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Brucey

by chulalongkorn

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4 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Oct. 30, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 23, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.2 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

52.0° C

Description

This is a build for a friend of mine. He will be using it for 1080p gaming, and for schoolwork. There were no issues with components during the build, only I plugged in the CPU fan incorrectly (the header was at the top of the motherboard, not the header closest tot he CPU socket).

The display in the images above is not the Samsung S24D391HL 23.6" Widescreen Monitor in the parts list. He only acquired the monitor the day after this was built, so we used his TV temporarily.

Part Reviews

CPU

A fantastic choice for any budget build with brilliant price to performance, whether that be for gaming or work.

Motherboard

Cheap and reliable, this motherboard is suitable for Skylake builds on a budget. It has no outstanding features, yet is a fantastic choice for the price.

Memory

Memory. It remembers things. Cheap and with low power consumption.

Video Card

A great choice for any 1080p gaming build. It looks great, stays cool, is silent (<60°C) and performs fantastically. The only conceivable issue with this card is it's high power consumption, due tot it's high factory overclock.

Case

This case has great aesthetics, however it has absolutely no cable management space behind the motherboard tray, and the drive mounting solution is exotic to say the least. These disadvantages are made up for by the brilliant price

Power Supply

Didn't explode when plugged in.

Comments Sorted by:

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Nice job taking care of your friend.

Thumbs up.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

It's nice to see builds on a budget... Parts tend to have all ""same performance"" idk, you know?

HungryShoggoth 1 point 28 months ago

How does the i3 6100/RX 470 combo handle gaming? I'm planning on building a gaming PC soon using the RX 470 and am having a hard time deciding whether it's be worthwhile to spend the extra $100 on an i5 or if it'd just be an unnecessary expense.

chulalongkorn submitter 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

This combination works very well, it's is a perfect pairing. If you were to be gaming at above 1920 x 1080, you'd be better off with the RX 480. Otherwise, the i5-6500 is also a great option for extra performance in CPU intensive games.