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This was my very first build to start off. I wanted a desktop that wouldnt take to hard of a hit on wallet both for parts and incase i fudged it up. I mostly play games like Civ5, LOL, GTA V, Paragoon, CS: GO. Maybe do some light video rendering and youtube/surfing. I am currently typing this all out on this build btw and so far works great

Parts List Breakdown

CPU - The Athlon 860k is a very good budget processor, compared to intel this was a great cpu compared to the intel equivalent price (g3258) on more than 2 cores. Since most future games will require 4 cores.

Motherboard - Took a chance on the F2A88XM-D3H since reviews were mixed about being DOA or good. Mine worked out great and plan on OC once my 212 EVO comes in the mail.

RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 is really all the forums said about ram for gaming. Works great!

HDD - Got the cheapest 1TB hard drive. Saving the SSD for my next build that i will actually put money into.

GPU - Runs great on the games i have tried, and plan on OC once i get the 212 evo.

Case - Wanted to go with a red case because it was an AMD build got as many things that i could red without going way over price for the generic color counterpart

PSU - Reliable and semi-modular w/ $20 MIR

OS: Got this for free!

I welcome all feedback good or bad i guess haha but anything helpful is appreciated. And please dont bash about my build not being intel

FPS: LOL - Ultra @ 200+ frames CIV5- Maxed @ 200+ frames Goat Simulator - Maxed @60+ fps

Will update scores as i get results! Also will link build video on youtube when i edit video and get all the footage i want.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice budget build!

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

NIce! Not the best PSU unit, but it should be okay for now. If and when you rebuild the Computer though change that out.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Is not an AMD rig. It has geforce in it.

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

He's referring to the CPU. It's an AMD rig over an Intel rig.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Good choice getting an A88X motherboard, I didn't do my research and got the MSI A78M-E35 with only 4-pin ATX 12V Connector, and a locked voltage in bios... so much for overclocking.

+1 for another fellow 860k build!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey whats better? Amd a10(apu) or athlon x4 860k

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply but for anyone else looking at this the A10 has on-board graphics so u can run games with eh integrated graphics and the 860k doesn't have the integrated graphics. I did notice the 860k runs a little better tho processing apps

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend you getting the Rosewill SRM-01 case for just 29.99 on Amazon. Plus you can splash 30 bucks on something else. IMO

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

could save more money and get better performance if you went with a 380. then it would be full amd

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I was thinking about it but reviews said a lot of hassle for updating drivers and the heat so I tried nvidia

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

After having more experience doing builds.. i sold this rig with a rx580 8gb. It was a beast of a machine didn't notice too much bottle-necking for the 860k most games run on ultra everything @ 1080p

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that you have the 212 evo in the parts list but didn't purchase it. I was wondering what stopped you?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually did use the evo 212, it just wasn't here in time. I will update pictures tonight and I'm glad I did I couldn't wait to start using my new PC but the stock cooler was really loud and made my PC temps really high. When I put the evo 212 in it foxed everything

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wanted to know if it fit cause if it did then I was going to get one

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it did fit although I had to screw it to the point where I thought it was going to break something but not everything is still working fine as of today and game on it about 40+ hours a week and running as good as day 1 I put it in . anything is better than the stock coolers

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry to butt in. Just wanted to know how you have the evo positioned. Is it blowing air towards the rear? I want to get an evo but I'm unsure if my mATX motherboard is too small and my gpu may not leave enough clearance for it. Thanks in advance.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I always make sure the fan is on the right side of the metal. That way it blows toward my exhaust. I don't like when the air flow is all messed up in my tower

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

How was the case for you? Thinking of getting it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I just built another PC for a client and he went with a more expensive "better" case and I had more trouble with that than this one. For the price I thought it was a great purchase. Plenty of space to fit a 960 and everything else. Cable management was also pretty good. I can't tell you how it would be if you plan on using water but there are spots for it on the rear exhaust.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for replying so quickly.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Great...thats all I have to say.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Did your case come with a fan

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

no it only came with basic case pins, some screws and a few cables if you are referring to the case fans yes it comes with a few LED ones