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So I managed to finally get enough money to make a PC. I spent a good while researching parts and came up with this.

The N200 is a great case for the money I paid. The only downside i found was cable management was a little hard, but i managed OK in the end I think. The size of the case is great, its sturdy and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.

The A10-6800k is great, seeming as i moved from a P4 3GHz to this i can see a massive difference in things such as multi talking and general speed, no lagging or hanging. I'm also able to play almost every game i own on it at max settings so far. I haven't tried over-clocking yet as its something that's confusing to me.

The CM Hyper 212 Evo is a great price for good cooling. I got this due to the stock cooler not actually cooling and letting the heat get over 70c on load. I found that installing was a pain in the *** having installed this to two different PC's and always having trouble with it. It also clipped my ram due to the size of the fan so i had to raise the fan by a Cm or so as you can see in the picture.

The motherboard is great, its cheap and has potential for upgrades, i could put a kaveri CPU in when they are released, or i could put more ram in (not that I've gone over the 8GB I've got installed) i can add more hard drives if i want too.

The Ram is great, i had no trouble getting it to 2133 and i got it really cheap, I see nothing wrong with it.

The HDD was £20 about a year back and i just pulled it from my old PC.

The Power supply was much easier due to it being modular, so much less wires that i don't need EG. PCI or another 3 HDD power cables, it was easy to cable manage and is able to power the PC fine.

In all the PC runs great and i have no regrets on spending £300-ish on this. potential upgrades could include a graphics card to run dual graphics on and a SSD.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would add the SSD before the GPU. SSD is night and day compared to old school spindle HDs.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be going for a ssd asap now. will be a good investment.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Good choice for the ram. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he should do it the opposite. GPU before SSD. He is playing games on it. Not sure what games he is playing but he says he's doing it at max settings. If he plays something like battlefield and other new, big name titles he will definitely benefit more from a gpu. If this is a budget build the Radeon R9 270 would suite hime nicely for ~$180. Or a Radeon 7790 for ~$130.

This is all just my opinion for what its worth :)