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Well this is my first build and I tried to stay under $500. Better than my sh** laptop. You can see in the pictures the wires I taped up in the back, they are not visible in the front.

CPU: I wanted at least a quad core and this is what I got. I hope to look into over-clocking once I get an after market CPU cooler. For now the stock one is fine.

Motherboard: It's a great board for the price and I can connect stuff to it and it works. My only complaint is that it only had 3 fan header on it and so I had to wire 2 to molex.

RAM: It works great, its cheap, and isn't too unattractive.

Hard drive: its a working hard dive. yay. (it's louder than all my fans though.)

Graphics Card: This will probably be the first thing I upgrade. It works fine and came w/ a poster .-. It can handle games like Insurgency(recent update ruined performance, this is out dated) on all high and Besiege under normal circumstances(these are the only games I've tried so far). Its also Nvidia if you care about that.

Case: Looks great, made mostly out of metal, and has lots of dust filters (My room is very dusty). Its kinda cute being so small. The only thing bad here is the wire management. You can't really expect much for this size, but I did a total of 3 times rearranging stuff. #Neverforget

Power Supply: Works, 80+, but not much room to upgrade and its non-modular.

OS: downloaded free and command prompt "slmgr rearm" works.

Fans: Not too loud i can hear my hard drive and they look cool.

Headphones: Sound decent get kinda uncomfortable after time. (Pcpartspicker has them listed as $200 although they are only fifty at Best Buy.)

Wireless adapter: I forgot one and just went to Best Buy to get one.

Monitor: 720p :/ I really hope to upgrade this soon it works fine though.

All in all I can play games above 15fps and I have ascended from peasantry.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 6 points

Get a GTX 750 Ti or a R7 265. Good performance for less than $150

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll consider it

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

i love budget build,s and they dont come much better than this ... for $482 you have done your research and selected some of the best budget pc components around ... for example the athlon 860k quad core is essentially a apu without the graphics but since your using a dedicated gpu who cares,however this allows the clock on the cpu to be ramped up to 3.7ghz giving you plenty of power i would of purchased 2 x 4gb ram instead of a single module(1 x 8gb) as this would allows you to utelise "dual channel memory " support ... but this can be sorted later by adding another 8gb ( which would also give you ample ram : 16gb )# the GTX750 is a class card with just a 55w tdp .. that means no 6pin connector is needed and your evga 430w psu is more than enough for that card the coolermaster N200 is a tried and tested chassis that not only looks ok but cools your components fairly well .... future upgrade consider the cm690 ... ! overall a impressive build and more than capable of running any current game ... and finally with those excellent sennheiser headphones consider a dedicated soundcard such as asus/soundblaster ... well worth it and relatively cheap nice one matey !

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the detailed review m8 and yea It would be nice to get a sound card I'll look into it.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the OS free?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I got it off the internet and did some stuff in command prompt to keep the free trial from ending.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol nice

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

i think from here laptop ^

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm sure a lot of people have tangled un-managed cables behind their desks but why would you post pictures of that?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Idk, why not?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

lol don't get me wrong i don't care. however it's sorta like saying hey everyone look at my dirty finger nails or something like that.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

oh okay.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

this CPU def needs a CM 212 Evo

then you can then push the CPU to at least 4.5GHz

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I've heard good thing about that cooler, I'll defiantly be getting an aftermarket cpu cooler eventually.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

LED behind the monitor is a nice touch.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea I've had that TV for a while now w/ the LEDs and they're multi-color strips from Ikea, I always keep them on red :3

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Your optical drive is sticking out like an inch... is this build messy, unorganized and poorly executed on purpose?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The picture of the optical drive sticking out is a picture with the front panel removed and most of the clotted wires are hidden. I just included photos so you can see that I managed them. Can you be more descriptive so maybe I can fix what you found messy?