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The Wonder Box [i3-6100/GTX 950]

by MegaNanome

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20 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 17, 2015

Date Built

Dec. 4, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.7GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.09GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.61GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

56.0° C

Description

This build is perfect for anyone that wants to start headfirst into the world of PC gaming. Being albe go run many games medium to high graphic settings.

Update Jan 18, 2017: Have now begun to significantly upgrade, will post a link to the build later.

Part Reviews

CPU

Perfectly setup, cool and new, not much support in the way of bios.

Motherboard

Works well to suit the newest build of cpu. RAM slots are a little finicky and PCiE slots are too close together. Bios leaves much to be desired.

Storage

Encountered no problems ** all with this SSD.

Video Card

Computes like a charm but still need better linux support. why no linux?

Case

Great case for the price...except the PCiE slots are complete vomit.

Power Supply

Works perfectly and pretty quiet.

Optical Drive

Encouner no problems with this driver.

Wireless Network Adapter

Works realy great, giving great speed but broadband is lacking.

Monitor

Great size and resolution, internal speaker are nice to have but are pretty bad.

Keyboard

This is a greatpackage to get into the realm of PC gaming.

Comments Sorted by:

zen1966 3 points 17 months ago

I love a cheap build. Cool that you got the SSD instead of, say, a more expensive GPU, and didn't 'need' to get heat spreaders on 1.2V RAM. Add a 1TB Seagate and maybe upgrade to a B150 board and it will do everything that you could want short of play the latest games at the prettiest picture quality. If you don't mind my asking, how loud and hot does that single fan GPU get?

Xx_ChromaBallistic_xX 1 point 17 months ago

Fps in games?

MegaNanome submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

All source games Full, above 100. Most resource intensive game is Warframe right now. It always stays above 75 fps. Going to test GTA in a bit.

Fretman 1 point 17 months ago

Your build is almost identical to mine. My last part I'm looking for is the PSU. How is your 350W seasonic working out. My concern is that the GTX 950 card recommends a minimum of 350W PSU.

MegaNanome submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I, for one, never encountered any problems with the PSU. It was the really good choice.

Fretman 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks...will look into it some more now.

lelelel 1 point 13 months ago

you should get a 400w evga they work like a charm

ShadowDevilSlayer 1 point 9 months ago

If I followed this build now would you suggest the RX 460 instead of the GTX 950? Close to the same performance with newer hardware and drivers for a little cheaper, plus it'll be easier to find since older GPUs are starting to go out of stock. Maybe I'll wait and see if Nvidia releases the rumored 1050 and 1050 TI.

HighDig 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I recommend going a little bit higher for upgradeability reasons, and just in case you ever need more wattage; say a few more hard drives or a more power-hungry GPU.

Fretman 1 point 15 months ago

I got the Corsair 430xm so I think I should be OK.

BurgerBum 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

what OS are you currently running? has the linux support for the 950 improved? i'm looking into an upgrade from my 7870 Ghz edition (mainly due to it not having the best linux support)

jackbauer24 1 point 14 months ago

I'm thinking about getting that gpu and have your same power supply... Do you think I would be ok using 290w at peak? What does your peak at? Any input would be appreciated. Nice build btw.

PhNtM_Chief 1 point 4 months ago

I personally suggest wired network adapter for higher download speed.

MegaNanome submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I know, but I just didn't have the wires nearby to use. I have it hard wired now.

PhNtM_Chief 1 point 4 months ago

Oh ok, well thank you for responding, and hope your build is doing great.

-how long did the build take?

MegaNanome submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Not too long, less than two hours. (not including not putting the ram in right and removing everything and putting it back in because I didn't know what the hell I was doing)

PhNtM_Chief 1 point 4 months ago

XD

the build im doing my friend and his dad are going to help me so it probably wont take as long as that, but less than two hours is great time

TheDijonGuy 0 points 11 months ago

Love your build, but did you take the pics while doing backflips?

PhNtM_Chief 1 point 4 months ago

lol i know right