Description

I built this pc mainly for playing games and doing a lot of school work, so I didn't need a lot of power inside this rig.

My biggest problem so far is only the budget. It's hard to save money for a pc as a student, and I personally think that this pc is expensive, even though others might not.

Built in June 2015 during my school holiday, the case I use is actually the Azza Venuz VC201 which looks very similar to the case in this list. There are plenty of room inside, it got acrylic side panel window, and supports pretty long graphic card. For the cpu cooler compatibility, the website said that this case support up to 180mm in height, but from my experience , it can only fit a heatsink ± 160mm high because the Cryorig H7 CPU Cooler I used in this rig is 145mm tall and it almost touched the side panel. The H7 has a really good performance and it didn't block the RAM slot at all, so you can have RAM with tall heat spreader without needing to worry about blocking the cpu cooler, thumbs up for the H7. The room for cable management in this case isn't really spacious, but it's enough for small amount of cable, although it might be difficult to close the panel.

Overall, I love how this pc performs and it never run with temperature higher than 65°C (Room temp. 25-28°C) and it can run 2015's AAA games pretty much on Med-High settings with 45-60 fps on 1600x900 resolution.

I did use Intel's Stock CPU Cooler and Razer Deathstalker Essential Keyboard before changing it later, in case someone is wondering why there are pictures of the stock cooler and razer keyboard.

I hope this help someone out there :)

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

My first PC I built had the same processor and GPU. However after learning and studying up on PC hardware I would have saved the money on the cpu and got a g3258 If I could go back intime. It's a dual core chip without the HT like the i3-4150. Clock that sucker to 4.5 Ghz and you have a great budget gaming cpu. That would have saved you about $75 which you could have put towards a GTX 960 and been set for a while. Like the build anyways. +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I read an article about G3258 vs i3 - 4150 about two months later and I wished I could turn back time haha :p

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

he already has a aftermarket cooler. also i believe some h97 boards can overclock. i know the asus h97 itx board can. wont be the best overclock but it can get you like 3.8 or 4.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I got this mobo second hand for half the original price so i thought "why not" XD and it was the only good mobo I could find at that time

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build +1 :D would love if you could take a look at my build http://pcpartpicker.com/b/3fbj4D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

nice plug

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont want to advertise my build dude. I just want as much people as possible to look over it so they can give me tips since it is my first build and actually someone helped me already with my gpu sag for example. I also dont care about upvotes or downvotes on my build.