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This is my first pc build. It's a great pc for under $600. Its not a power house, but it can easily run games at high settings and get around 40-60 fps which is fine for me coming from the ps3. But i don't play too many demanding games so i can max most of them out. The only problem i have faced so far is that the lights on the case wont light up. Ive checked the wires and made sure they were in a snug fit, but still nothing. Oh well, its not required to run and it is a cheap case anyway.

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  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

I like this. And hey, being that you have an AM3+ motherboard, you can easily upgrade to a newer FX CPU when you feel the time is right, so good job on that one. Everything but the case gets a thumbs up from me :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Why get one 8gb for a gaming computer? Would have been better too get two 4gb sticks. But still a great build for the price have fun!

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

The difference between 2x4gb and 1x8gb is hardly noticeable in every day usage. Besides, it's an easy upgrade.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot better than most budget rigs. Seeing people user a tri-core AMD CPU kind of makes me sad.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I know! The quad core version is only $5 more! I don't see why people just buy that instead. Its a good improvement for its price.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Most of the tri cores can unlock to a 4 core so it ends up as a nice budget CPU

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Why bother with unlocking when you could just pay an extra five bucks?

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

To some people $5 is a lot. It sure was on my first build.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Amen to that :)

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

A truly excellent build for the price. Not many choose to pick the athlon over the pentium g860, but then again, those people don't know how to use tom's hardware.

What res are you currently playing on?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

It is capable of playing games in 1080p, but right now i am using a 32' 720p hdtv. :( However i do plan on getting a 1080p moniter in the future when i have the money. I might get a new keyboard too. Right now i am using a windows 98 keyboard! XD

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed the lights on the front of my case! I had the positive and negative wires mixed up... lol. Stupid me. XD

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

What I would do is buy higher quality ram but less (like 4 gigs) so can save money so you can buy a cheap terabyte hard drive.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this processor with a 7850 gpu do well for gaming?

Is the phenom ii x4 965 be much better than this processor? Ppl seem to like that one a lot.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say that it would perform just fine without any bottlenecks. This processor was released only 2 years ago. I personally have never used the 965 before, but I do know that it is a little older than this one. However, I think it is still a little bit better than the one I am using. The one I am using works just fine for gaming. People say that it is amazing for the price, and I have to agree with them. So if you are doing a budget build, either one of these will perform just fine with the 7850 or even better graphics cards.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Great budget build! Defiantly good for the price, personally I would have gone for a 650 Ti or a 2GB card(Maybe an AMD 7750 or 7770) but regardless this probably preforms amazingly for the money(£300!). Enjoy playing those games :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I completely agree with you. That would have been a better choice but i didn't know better at the time. Fortunately its been performing great so far. I don't really play very intense games, just games like hawken, blacklight retribution, torchlight 2, etc. I want to start getting into the new multiplats that are going to come out so i will probably upgrade to the r9 270x gpu soon. And since developers are starting to take advantage of amd's multi core technology, i might get a fx 6300 or something. (8350 would probably be overkill). I havent posted pics yet, but i got a new case recently! :D (in win gt1 atx case)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice hope you like the new case and get to upgrade soon! :)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

gskill gross anthlon gross msi mobo gross buying windows gross 4/10

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

gskill is reliable, athlon was good for the price at the time, msi mobo was good so i could upgrade to the fx cpu and i wasn't doing any crazy overclocking, and i am not a pirate.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

I think you did a great job pricing out a budget rig. I personally would have gone with two 4gb sticks of ram as opposed to the one 8gb. 8gb is the right size but with only one stick you are losing out on some speed. Other than that, I think you did a fantastic job picking the right parts for the job

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time, the one stick was cheaper than the 2. Maybe ill upgrade later and add another stick later.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey we all try to do what saves us the most money.

  • 83 months ago
  • 0 points

I like the 8GB but the speed and the CAS of the RAM is well below average but it's alright. Love the MOBO, PSU, and HDD. All in all, it should handle everything decently.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Cas 9 is average. Ddr3 1600 is also average, so 1333 isn't well below average.

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  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan too as soon as i can. Thinking about a 7850 or a 7870 or something else along those lines.

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