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Built this on a budget. Ram came free with the motherboard, and had 2 spare 80gb drives to use. Bought the PSU and GPU used locally so got a great deal on them. Only thing missing is the 3570k that I'll pick up soon.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 7 points

Your gpu should be in the top slot.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

good call!

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Shoulda went closer to the $200-$250 sweet spot for the gpu. The most important component for gaming. Don't waste your money upgrading your cpu like you were saying, wont see any difference at all.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Seriously, a general rule for gaming PC's is your gpu should be at least as much or more than your CPU. As it is his gpu is half of his CPU. He probably could have gone amd and gotten a 7850 without any bottlenecks on the CPU side of things.

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

The i5 is a bit overkill and could have gotten a higher end gpu.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

If this is really for gaming then CPU and PSU is overkill meanwhile GPU is weak compared to CPU

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those prices correct? You can edit the prices and enter your own values. It's more accurate.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the feedback. Fixed the pricing on everything. Bought so many parts from other friends and family and this build was dirt cheap. I think my little brother has a nice little machine that he can upgrade if he wishes in the future.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

You could have mounted the HDDs the other way for better cables routing and a neater look. Concerning the parts, I would have gotten a better motherboard for only 20$ more such as the Extreme4 or the UD3H. Wait.. Did you really pay this HDD that price ? O_o, this does not seem accurate, at all. Would have recommended a 7870 as a GPU instead of a 7770 if you had a bit more, also you could have saved on the PSU and not go over 80$. Good build aside these minor details

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  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Not with 90 degree Sata cables :)

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

i think you are on the right track. the i5 isn't overkill. its in all honesty just about right. the only thing i would suggest for the future is a small ssd and a bigger mechanical drive. a kid will chew up 160 gigz in no time flat. i don't know too much about the biostar boards or the ram but i'd say at the price you got em for there isn't a whole lot of worry. everything in a computer is replaceable/upgradeable. the gfx card isn't exactly a beast but it'll run games. it just won't be on ultra settings or anything. kudos to you for building your little brother a gaming rig.

  • 80 months ago
  • -1 points

why did you buy a 2.5" laptop HDD with low storage capacity...? for the same price, you could have bought a 500gb caviar blue.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

clearly he said "spare drives" and in most cases that would mean the person already had them.

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