Description

I decided to move from gaming through consoles to PC for a greater experience, I'm 16 and had saved up $900, Which I felt was sufficient for a good entry level gaming PC. I did have to cheap out on the case, power supply, optical drive and storage. I already had some spare monitors, accessories and even a spare serial of win7 hanging around so I had no need to purchase those. It's a great machine for playing games that aren't the most PC intensive I have not played games like Battlefield 3 and Crysis 3 just yet, But Source engine games can run at an excess of 100+ fps on max settings, same goes with Minecraft which runs around 200-400 fps on max. Case at times was very annoying to work with when building the computer, when installing the motherboard the case got in the way of the screwdriver so some screws were very hard to get in.Other than the case I cannot think of any outstanding issues with the buildI did not really bother too much with making the computer look pretty, So cable management is just the best i could do to get cables out of the way. I'm not too knowledgeable about PC builds so any opinions or tips about the build or building in general would be kindly appreciated.

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 4 points

i would have went AMD on a budget like that

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

All of this looks good and it seems like you spent most of your money well. For future reference, though, with a card like the 650ti you could've gone with the 1GB version instead of the 2GB.

Unless you are running multi-monitor setups, the 2GB of memory will never be used by that particular GPU and is just an extra $30 added on. And with that extra $30 saved you could've gone for the 650ti boost. It has an SLI connector that will allow for an easier and more cost-effective upgrade, because you don't have to scrap the card when it needs an upgrade; you just put another 650ti boost in. That is just my 2 cents, though. This build can handle alot of future upgrades when built around that CPU Mobo combo. Very Nice :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea and 2 650TI Boosts in SLI compete with 680 and 7970 non Ghz Editions :P otherwise dude it's a sweet build :) Happy gaming!

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your comment :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Show us the insidey parts. But overall looks nice.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I added some more photo's. Was kinda hard to get good lighting on it. It's the middle of the night atm and I don't want to wake up my parents. Once again the cable management isn't great. But it's not a pc that I'm showing off to people.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

Keeping the cables out of the way isn't just for show, it also helps improve airflow over all of the parts.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you. I'm going to spend this weekend fixing it. :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice.

Next upgrade id suggest would be an SSD then a better CPU cooler and overclock that i5 a bit.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Them cables... they need some fixing.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm they do. I need to spend some time over the weekend fixing that. They are out of the way of all the components atm so it's not too bad.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't realize the i5 was entry. Should of got a FX-6300.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

That or an i3 3220 (3225 if you live near a Microcenter) would have saved the day on this build. Way too much money spent on the processor. They aren't as flashy as the unlocked Core processors (6300 and i3's) but they get the job done.

Either way, I hope you enjoy gaming on your new build. I'm sure you will continue to improve upon this as time passes.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a good build regardless besides psu and video card..

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

You are correct. I originally had written that the young man should work towards upgrading the video card (first) and PSU (second) but I decided against it because that can be disappointing and cause people to lose motivation.

I deleted it all because it sounded like I was dumping on him or the build which was not my intention and you never know how fragile someone's confidence is.

He has a very good base here to work from. I do believe that he would have had a better experience with an i3 or 6300 CPU because he could have used the extra funds towards a 660/7850/660ti/7870 which he would have immediately noticed.

One way or the other, he would have had to upgrade something later on, so I guess he chose the CPU now, GPU later. Different strokes as they say.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I created this post so i could learn more, Any post will help me. You can dump on me if you want haha. this is all for learning :)

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Im building a computer and you have the same parts of of me, except for the motherbard and i have a differrent thermaltake case. Are you australian? And can you please tell me if you have any of the part dont work please.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I ordered all parts at PCCASEGEAR, The computer is running just fine. The only issues I had with this build was the case. But the graphics card is not good for sli. so if you are planning to upgrade in the future i would recommend another card. the other comments on this thread should be able to help you :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, i got them from PCCASEGEAR last night.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, how is it? :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Great very fast!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Great very fast!