My goal with this build was to build something that could replace my old, bulky, and dying Toshiba laptop and hopefully be able to play some lighter games on it. However, I had an issue. I'm 13. So no job, no steady income, nothing. So I set out to create a very budget build. At the time of building, I didn't know of any website like PcPartPicker, so I know I could've gotten a better price. I personally wouldn't recommend this build, as I definetely could have made some better financial decisions, but oh well.
NOTE: This build was originally based off of a $350 budget system I found in a video on Youtube by geekawhat, so it does have quite a bit of resemblance to it.
CSGO: 1080p, Bilinear Texture Filtering, TXAA disabled, Medium/High
Max: 195 (Probably at the end of the round, when you can't move your character)
Unturned: 1080p, FXAA disabled, Medium/Off
Gmod: 1080p, Maxed out, 16x Anisotropic Texture Filtering, 8x MSAA
NOTE: For some reason, I have noticed that at times my motherboard will randomly underclock the CPU to 1.9 gigahertz, which may be to blame for some of the low minimum framerates.
Another NOTE: I ordered the K65 yesterday, the 26th, and it hasn't arrived yet, so that's why the keyboard in the photos isn't a K65
Sorry about having only a few games benchmarked, I will attempt to do others, and for the terrible cable management. I will be upgrading this build soon, one set of parts at a time, so I may be doing another few completed builds, each one an upgraded version of the last. Until then, I need some suggestions for names. If you have any ideas, post them in the comments thread!
EDIT (12/31/16): Today the K65 arrived, and I will have some pictures of it up by tomorrow.
EDIT (1/17/17) I received my new cooler (TX3) today and installed it, I also managed to OC the CPU from where it would usually max out when turboing (3700 MHz) to 4 GHz, and I put a huge OC on the iGPU, bringing it from a mere 720MHz to a whopping 1026 MHz using AMD Overdrive. However, I have realised that my CPU temps stay the same, even between idle and load temps.
Gmod: 1080p, same settings
CSGO: 1080p, same settings
EDIT 2: I am making a new completed build, as I have upgraded several of the parts. Thanks to everyone who made recommendations of parts that I should buy!
This is a good processor for a single specific use case, which would be a small HTPC, which I was not building. I should have gone with an 880K and a dedicated GPU, but this is fine for now.
A decently priced mobo, lots of SATA ports for my purposes, and a surprising maximum memory amount. My only issue (a big one, too) is that it randomly underclocks my CPU. Otherwise, I probably would've given it a 4 or 5.
RAM is RAM, and this is no exception. It's not the fastest or newest, but it works.
Looking back, I probably shouldn't have purchased this case at that price. It really doesn't have that many amenities, and it looks gaudy and bulky.
Well, it's a power supply. It doesn't blow up, and it gives my internals power. However, it isn't very power efficient and the cables are ugly.
I haven't had any issues with this thus far, however, I have only used it once in the five months between making this list and actually building it.
It works, and that's all I need it to do. It isn't AC though, so I did knock off one star.
I actually got this from my brother, because his new GPU wouldn't fit with this in his PC, so he gave it to me, and I gave him my USB that I had been using.