Description

CPU - i3 6100 3.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor I wanted something that was powerful, but lightweight. After discussing it with my brother, IT specialist of the family, felt like this would be a great choice.

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 I was able to get this motherboard and the CPU at MicroCenter in a bundle and saved $30. It supports what I was looking for.

Memory - Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory One stick of 8GB, but the mobo has a second slot, so may upgrade. The point of this build is to upgrade in the future.

Storage - PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive SSD to run a little faster. I wanted a lightweight gaming rig that was fast and not too expensive.

GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card Got this on a nice sale on Newegg. Should be able to handle most everything that I will throw at it.

Case - Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case I was going for a smaller, minimalist look. This should do the trick. Cable management in this case is not ideal, however, I don't really care. They are out of way of airflow and it will be just fine.

PSU - EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Don't go cheap on the PSU. This might be a little overboard, but also future proofed. Fully modular is a plus. However the cords are a bit stiff.

All in all, should be a good little build. I will be adding a HDD in the future for storage.

Update: I have not tested it extensively just yet, but Skyrim runs great with all settings at max.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

i3 6100k

lmao

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for pointing that out haha

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

All you need is a Galactic Empire logo on the front or side panel, and the circle will be complete ;)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I will have to find a good quality decal!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I was able to find a Vader decal for my build. I may have a link in the comments for mine.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice choice of components. The i3-6100 is a beast of a processor for that price. Beats every garbage AMD processor currently out today at that price point. Love the EVGA G2 series unit also. I honestly think you'd survive off of an EVGA 430W 80+ Certified but the G2 is future proofing to the max.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh and +1 for Microcenter

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Micro Center was a life saver.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Seriously. I love that place so much, the processor and motherboard deal are a bonus on top of the processor prices. The only thing I hate is the products with MIR that are marked up with the difference.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Great gaming system for $416 !!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build and even better job on getting a good quality PSU. I understand that you got that Mobo because it came in a combo package, but one with 4 RAM slots may have been better. To be honest though 16GB of RAM will be all that is needed for a while. How is that case for cable management though, because it looks quite tricky. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable management was really tricky. As long as I don't get an optical drive, it will be fine.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I know everyone may call me a complete loser for not knowing this (i'm fairly new to this) but what exactly is an Optical Drive for?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

An Optical Drive is used for DVD and CDs

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

How could I not have known? I feel so dumb lol. Thank you sir

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks at cable management

insert heavy breathing here

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It's really not that bad. Not sure what you were expecting from that case.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing to do with the case. I just saw how all the cables were bulging out and thought that OP could easily tighten them by pulling them to the edges of the case and zip tie-ing them to the PSU. The PC would look far better. I spoke to the OP about it, and he said he didn't really care for aesthetics.

My argument was then deemed invalid, so we dropped it :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I don't see how that would would improve his build in any way, so I don't blame him

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Edited to make a little more sense :P

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  • 42 months ago
  • -2 points

Imo not really. See how the cables are bulging out? OP could easily pull them behind the drive bay or zip tie them along the edges of the case to make it look ALOT better. I'll probably get downvoted for this, but if you are going to spend a large amount of money on building a PC, you better do it right (Unless of course you don't care about looks at all).

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

With no window panel, I don't think it's that much of a worry. Of course for me, I MUST manage the cables but for most builders with no window, it isn't all that worrisome. Sure, it effects temperatures by maybe 1-3c but it's minor to actual performances.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 This is a nice little budget build. Hope it lasts you for a bit. :)

How's it performing for your games thus far?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I have only tested Skyrim so far (busy life). It runs it fantastically.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Lots of power for the price. Not sure I would have ponied up $73 for the power supply. Overall a great build for the price !!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm doing a build similar to this, was building the actual PC easy because I'm just getting into all of this

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

It wasn't too difficult. I had some issues posting at first, but some quick google searching helped with that.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It does not leave a lot of room for cables. The backside of the case (mobo side) has no room.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes it will get plugged in, however I need an adapter.

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