Description

Alright,

So frostbyte was my first gaming rig that I build in August, but never got around to uploading here. For my first build, it went extremely well, with no complications. Now I know, I should add an SSD, but I have no need for one currently, as I really don't care how long it takes for my PC to boot up, as long as it's under and hour :) The GPU is overclocked to 1541 on the core, up from 1171 base. Still stays pretty frosty. The Corsair PSU hate is going to live on, but mine hasn't exploded yet....YET....(pls dont :( UPDATE: Bought a Corsair HXi 750i, it's amazing. Before building frostbyte, I had an Alienware Alpha i3 version. It was nice and all but was severely underpowered because the 860m throttled back whenever you went near anything such as a game. That, combined with the appallingly slow 5400RPM 500GB HDD that ran out of storage faster than California ran out of water made me want to build my own PC. I had to sell my Alpha and XBONE (yes, I call it that, get over it) to join the GLORIOUS PCGAMING MUSTARD RACE.

FireStrike (normal): 6544

Heaven: Avg FPS: 47 Score: 1183

Part Reviews

CPU

Non-K. It was like $140 at MicroCenter, which was less than the 4460 I was originally planning to put in. If I pick up a 4960k on black friday or something, then I will get an NZXT Kraken CPU cooler for it.

Motherboard

Black and White, pretty frosty. Almost as much as my soul. Anyway, it's a nice motherboard. No SLI bridge included, even though it is an SLI mobo. Strange...

Memory

When I bought it, this RAM was $35 on Newegg. It looks incredible and performs well. May add two more sticks in black to match the build.

Storage

1000 whole wheat, free range, grass fed, cage free, grade A, organic gigabytes of storage on a spinning platter. Its not the fastest, but for the price, gets the job done very well.

Video Card

Immediately after ordering this off of Newegg, I saw the 4GB model from Gigabyte for 15 dollars more. This card doesn't have any side lighting though. It's really annoying. May SLI in future.

Case

Nice case. Very white. Probably should have gone with H440 because it looks so much cooler, but the S340 still looks incredible. No external 3.5 inch drive bays though. PSU shroud is nice.

Operating System

Not OSX

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a great little budget build! I'd def get a higher end PSU if you're gonna SLI but I'm not speaking from experience, just regurgitating what people on the internet say about spending less than $100 on a power supply (not a bad rule of thumb imo). Also the dog meme is funny and good, nice desktop.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

just regurgitating what people on the internet say about spending less than $100 on a power supply

There are plenty of amazing power supplies under $100.

Who says that you shouldn't spend less than $100 on a psu?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean those are usually what I see people dislike on this site so I dunno! I'm not disagreeing with you

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What's up with the corsair power supplies? Why do so many people give them so much hate? I'm sorry if I haven't caught up to what has happened.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Apparently they explode. Mine hasn't.....yet.....

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been using them for quite a while but they seem ok

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This particular series of PSUs are bad because of sub par capacitors, hold up time, voltage regulation and the main worry that they can only deliver full wattage at 30C which is terrible for a gaming build or if you live in a hot climate

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

OH GOD MY ROOM'S ON FIRE

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  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Very Doge. Many Good. Such wow.

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

such master, much race wow

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

:D

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Great part choices. +1 For the legendary wallpaper.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Such pc, much wow

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Before anyone else says it….. change the power supply….. " its not ment for gaming or dah dah dah"….. just brace yourself…. but overall great build ive barely seen anyone use the S version of the krait mobo and its nice to see that plus great color scheme

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, you can say that, but lets be real, this is far better than the Alienware i3 and the XBONE...

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

oh 100% for sure…. MOST builds on this site beat consoles xD

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

2 things I would change:

1) The HDD, not a fan of WDs (had bad luck) and the Seagates & Hitachis cost less. 2) The GPU, an R9 380 costs around $10 less than a 4GB 960 SSC 3) The PSU, not very good reliability. My friend does have one and knock on wood it hasn't failed.

That's all! +1 for the rest : )

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

1) The HDD, not a fan of WDs (had bad luck) and the Seagates & Hitachis cost less.

Most HDD's are the same. Each one is going to fail eventually. Some have bad experiences with certain companies, but they all still function the same.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone seems to have a horror story with every company that makes a HD. "After 6 years my Seagate drive stopped turning on! Seagate is ****! Thats why I have been a WD fan for the past 4."

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Tru dat. But then you should go with Seagate or Hitachi, to save $$$

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hitachi is a subsidiary of WD.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hitachi is da second best (after Seagate) and it is a superior subsidiary. IMO

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

There really is no best company when it comes to HDD's. Hitachi drives are WD drives basically.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Such computer. Very cold. Beautifully done. +1 deserved

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

such cold, much pc

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Loving the hobbes avatar as well

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Only the best cartoon

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build my friend so long lover of doge...

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

such computer, much wow

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Loving that wallpaper. Care to link it?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Why thank you kind sir!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build, really nice pictures! +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. All of the photos are from my LG G4. Amazing camera.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

what type of keyboard is that you're using?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an azio L70

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like it? I have been really happy with my MGK1.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It's nice for a membrane. I may get an mgk1 of they go on sale somewhere.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking setup. The S340 is a nice mid-size case, speaking from experience. What are the lights you used, can you provide a link?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The link is in the parts list as a custom part

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you like your keyboard and would you suggest it?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. It's just a membrane keyboard, but if you can pick it up for around 20 dollars, it's worth it

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool looking setup!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Now there's at least 3 "Frostbyte" named builds at this site, but hey congrats nice build anyways !

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Got that EA loyalty :D.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the build. Since it is a gaming build I would recommend a raid array. Doesn't have to be raid 0 but raid 10 works pretty well too if you are willing to put down a bit more on ssds. Just gets you a lot more fps than a hdd depending on the game.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got more or less the same setup as this, but the AMD version, very nice build. +1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Thanks

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you tell me how you installed Windows 10 onto this desktop as there is no CD drive. I'm really interested in making your build and the only thing stopping me is figuring out how to download Windows 10 onto it. Any answers would be appreciated. Thank you!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You can either create a bootable USB drive- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT0KFR09Svc

Or, you can do what I did. I plugged in an external USB CD/DVD drive to the USB front panel connectors, inserted Windows, and installed. If you don't have an external drive, I would go for the create USB media. If you do the first option, you can either buy windows, or just buy a key off the internet, as they are almost always cheaper, but be careful. Many sites are just phishing or stealing of credit card info. If you find a reputable one, go for it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your review about the monitor?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's pretty nice for the price. I recommend the Acer R240HY over it though. You lose the 1ms response time, but get an IPS panel and superthin bezels

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

This is another nice build.

  • 45 months ago
  • -1 points

For this low powered build that PSU will be fine, surely it wont explode. I like the whole build and how its aesthetically pleasing and at the same thing balanced.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

yep...I usually do.