Description

All of these parts were sold as a combo from NewEgg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1592330

The Case: cheap and flimsy, with very little space and cable management options. I had to stagger the graphics card and hard drive in order to allow both to fit well. Installing the mobo was easier once I removed the case fan. Now that everything is assembled it looks good. The case only comes with one fan. Everything is running a little bit hotter than my other builds, but I think adding another case fan will help keep it cool. (I'm using the cpu cooler that came with the 8320)

The Power Supply: The actual power supply is 600W, but pcpartpicker didn't have the item for me to choose. The Rosewill power supply is awesome. Easy to install and everything is well labeled.

Motherboard: This motherboard feels flimsy. Once I had it installed though everything is fine. It is light on features, but perfectly adequate for this build. The bios is actually pretty awesome, and easy to interact with. I didn't have to make any changes to the bios, or load special drivers to get this motherboard to work with Windows or Ubuntu. The case has a front USB 3.0 port, but there is no USB 3.0 header on the MOBO to activate this port... you will need to leave the port dead, or buy a converter to use a usb 2.0 header, or buy a pci board to add a USB 3.0 header.

Graphics card: So far it's awesome! I've had no issues, and it's performing very well with Battlefield 4 at max settings.

For the price this combo seems to be a good value. The parts all run on the cheap side, but it is an inexpensive kit... Add a monitor and keyboard and you have an adequate gaming rig for $630 with some room to grow. No optical drive is included so you will either need to find other ways to move software around or purchase one.

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a nice prebuilt if using a different case, which is beyond expensive for what you describe it to be.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I stole the specs off this deal, hated the case so I wanted to get a better one, came out under this price with a better case and ram. Any negatives from the system besides mobo lacking ports?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

No. Everything else has been fantastic! Truly my only issues have been a result of the case. I was building this to move from console gaming to pc, and I couldn't be happier with the gaming performance, especially for the price. I'm going to be jealous of your build with a better case.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I just found that case is used by every company and I wanted my new rig to be "one of a kind", im moving from console to pc too, it just seems like such a better way to spend $600