Description

Hey people of PcPartPicker! I am fourteen years old and this was my first time building a pc! I wanted a gaming and editing machine for around $400 USD and this build turned out great! I decided to name the build Legolas because there is kind of a trend in my family of naming machines after Lord of the Rings charachters. (ex. one of our network drives is called Aragon) I really recommend this build or parts from this build for anyone who is looking to get a good budget gaming pc. Some games I will be playing on it are Paladins, Minecraft, and mabye some CoD titles. Also I edit with photoshop and hitfilm express and this computer works great for these games and software.

Part Reviews

CPU

Nothing much to say here, great CPU for a budget gaming build (as long as you have a decent GPU) and one of the best for under 60 USD.

Motherboard

Really great motherboard, RAM and GPU are easy to install as well as the CPU and fan, has all the appropriate ports, and has a cool orange LED light that is in the bottom left. However, the little plate that goes in front of the ports (in my experience) was just a pain in the butt to get in but we got it eventually, you might want a friend to help you because a third hand can make it easier. Also no wifi chip, not a huge deal, but just be aware that you may have to buy one or use ethernet.

Memory

It's RAM. It works. And it looks amazing too!

Video Card

Amazing budget graphics card, can run pretty much anything at normal settings or better without latency. Plus it's a GeForce so you get full benefits of GeForce experience such as shadowplay. Also you get ASUS' GPU tweak which comes in a CD but this build doesnt have a optical drive yet so you can download it from the internet too. (really useful for recording YouTube gaming videos!) Only thing i wish it had was another HDMI but it is a great card nevertheless!

Case

Its a $30 dollar case, so it is pretty decent. It has HORRENDOUS cable management though, so i recommend having some zip ties, Velcro, or even little twisty things handy. Hard drives will barely fit with the GPU, and the led light on the front is dimmer than advertised, even in the dark it can be hard to see. However, it does the job well and I will probably keep it for along time, although I may replace it eventually. Also just something not mentioned in alot of reviews or descriptions is that it does top - mount the PSU, so make sure your PSU is compatible before buying.

Power Supply

It supplies power. Also the instructions are very clear on how to use and overall a great PSU from EVGA

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Just asking, but why didn't you get the more recent generations of graphics card and cpu like the G4560 and RX 460? They both cost roughly the same price while still performing much better.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, good question xD. A friend who has built pc's before suggested this card. I probably shouldve done more research, but thanks for letting me know for future builds!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Good build for first time but the 750ti i wouldn't have got at that price. You could've got a rx 460, gtx 1050 for around or less or even 1050ti(on sale or rebate) for that price point. All of which are much better than the 750ti(not a bad card but at most i'd get one for maybe like $60 or less nowadays).

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah someone already told me that I could've gotten a better card, I will keep that in mind for future builds

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

one word of advice should be to clean up the cable clutter with zip ties

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i added one in the front (not visible from pictures) but I am planing to add more soon.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Destiny :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget build congrats

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Please help me out here. Does the case have room for a 256.5mm card? I want to stick an EVGA GTX 960 FTW in there. Here's the card: https://www.evga.com/products/specs/gpu.aspx?pn=f92b068e-e675-45cc-8c19-8121c143970c

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

lol