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My first PC: $AU800 budget

by Do.You.Wanna.Build.a.Pc

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Date Published

March 24, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.03GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.4GHz

Description

It took me a while to find the exact parts I wanted for my computer, and I'm happy to tell you that I think I found just the right parts for my new pc.

I am using my pc for gaming, and gaming only. I wanted a machine that could run Garry's mod in high everything. That was my first game I bought from steam, and I was using a potato that I have no idea how it actually ran GMOD in the first place. Hint hint, it was a Mac. After building this and finding out I could play Garry's my in 210FPS, I was just amazed that battlefield could run at 60FPS with no lag, Unlike my PS3.

I was very nervous while building my PC. But I got it done and I was very happy. I did (after about 4 months) electrocute my hard drive, I crossed my fingers as I booted up my PC. Luckily my PC hadn't been fu****, or I would've cried.

Note: I am aware of my terrible cable management. And one of the pictures of the fan looks really dusty... But I just cleaned it about and hour ago. And the GST was $57!!

Anywho, I will now review my parts

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Part Reviews

CPU

I'm very happy with this CPU although a quad core would've been awesome, but I'm absolutely fine with my 3.5GHz i3. It's great and hasn't had any faults. Thank god.

Motherboard

Just like any other mobo, this one was fine. Except I would not reccomed this to anyone.

Memory

8gb of RAM is all I need brother

Storage

This hard drive works perfectly fine, it has gotten slower over these 6 months of having my PC, and it will keep getting slower, but in the mean time it's great.

Video Card

Before you go off at me and tell me I should've got and AMD card I'm and NVidia fan and I love this graphic card. Goes well with my CPU. (Intel i3-4150)

Optical Drive

Optical Drive was the source of my hard drive getting electrocuted... And I'll never use it again now that I have installed spore on my PC <3

Monitor

BenQ GW2255: God, don't even get me started on this piece of ****... Okay so, first of all this monitor was $149 and was made by BenQ, so I assumed it had a HDMI port on it and that it would be really good. But, I was wrong. It only had VGA & DVI. I was devo. I payed $149 for a monitor with no HDMI Input. When my mum went down the street, to go buy herself a Samsung monitor for work, for $112, It had touch screen buttons and a HDMI input. Oh, I was pissed off. Also BenQ's drivers don't work, my uncle who's a tech expert didn't know what was wrong with the driver. I couldn't turn the brightness down due to the driver not working. So I had to download a third party program to turn it down, as the brightness level gave me headaches. I also can't get rid of the stupid 'suggested resolution' everytime I open a game. I've searched every where to fix this.

Keyboard

Awesome. Space bar was a little squeaky at first, bug it recovered.

Mouse

Awesome for its price! Would recommend. Has a great feel to it

Comments Sorted by:

MrRileyyy 1 Build 8 points 30 months ago

Am I the only one who said this guys Display name in same tune from Frozen?

socaldude879 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Nope lol

Laavza 1 point 27 months ago

same here

Jeymz 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Not a bad budget build. I would put an SSD in there as soon as you get the chance, having the OS running off a 1TB HDD is not usually a good idea and will greatly shorten your hard drive's lifespan.

Great job +1

Do.You.Wanna.Build.a.Pc submitter 2 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

I was going to get an SSD with my build. But I didn't have enough money. I'll start saving up for on now. As its starting to slow down my booting time.

And thank you :)

slims875 2 points 21 months ago

You THOUGHT the monitor had HDMI when you bought it? I'm just guessing if it did have HDMI and you compared that against DVI you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Maybe at higher resolutions, but very difficult at 1920 x 1080. Just use DVI and enjoy the nice rig you put together.

DouvleX 2 points 21 months ago

Dont blame the monitor for your stupid mistake...

izodmartin 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Better cable management would be nice.

haza07155 1 point 30 months ago

Nice build and btw dvi is same as hdmi

Zeoheart 2 points 30 months ago

Depends on the revision of HDMI and whether or not it is DVI or dual-link DVI.

HDMI can also carry audio, but I don't think that would matter much here :P

Do.You.Wanna.Build.a.Pc submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

It's DVI-D Single Link

Ajjasper792 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

nice build. can upgrade to a i5 4690k too. which would be helluva upgrade.

Do.You.Wanna.Build.a.Pc submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

I just got a job. I'll hopefully try get that updated in the next forte nigh or so.

socaldude879 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

What model of 750ti is that? I see it says asus on it, so I know it's not the gigabyte windforce. Nice budget build though

Do.You.Wanna.Build.a.Pc submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

I was going to buy the gigabyte card but the Asus one was like $15 cheaper. So yea it's the Asus GeForce GTX 750 TI

socaldude879 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Might wanna update that in the parts list

nathanlebudget 1 point 30 months ago

How is the ti doing for gaming?

Do.You.Wanna.Build.a.Pc submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Oh it's great! I'm getting great FPS. I get about 60 on skyrim while everything's on ultra settings. Cs;Go gives me an average of 130FPS. Garry's mod gives me 200 on average. Bf4 gives me a solid 60 - 80FPS. It's an awesome card, never over heats.

titanpilot321 1 point 29 months ago

good job you should be happy

stardust 1 point 28 months ago

if hard drive is going slowly de fragment it windows has a thing like that it helps (well it did for me)

Laavza 1 point 27 months ago

Did you had to update your bios in order tou use your CPU?

Do.You.Wanna.Build.a.Pc submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

No