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My First PC Build

by oscarbussell

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14 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 8, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 19, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.9 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

Description

I built this PC as a step into pc gaming. my goal was to play most games at 1080p medium to high settings with reasonable frame rates. It does exactly that. I am for the most part completely satisfied with the build. But after building the system, there are a few things I would change. Such as when creating a parts list for this build, I had completely overlooked the fact that the board was micro ATX in a full sized ATX case. It's not that big a deal but the system does look at bit odd with the space. it did bring around a few challenges when building too. So, as of right now, the mobo is being held in with only screws simply because i wasn't able to reinstall the standoffs in the correct locations. The other thing is only having one stick of ram. It's good for upgrade ability but with a system like this (one that I do not plan on upgrading), I would have preferred the 2x4 kit. P.S. sorry for the bad pics its all i could get with what I had.

Part Reviews

CPU

Slightly overpriced but good performance for a dual core.

Motherboard

Fairly basic mobo. But I liked the fact that it hes an m.2 slot.

Memory

Nothing bad to say about this ram at least in my experience with it.

Storage

A well built hard drive that is reliable. It's nowhere near as fast as an ssd and it shows. its a shame I couldn't fit one into my budget.

Video Card

Good gpu for the price but an extra gig of vram would have been welcome.

Case

Absolutely beautiful case for people on a tight budget. It's big and easy to build in for first timers like me. And the psu shroud makes cable management so much easier.

Power Supply

450W and an 80+ Bronze certification. As of right now its holding up nicely but with its cheap price it makes me wonder when my system is going to blow up.

Comments Sorted by:

KoalaTux 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

Hey nice build! also what desk are you using in the photos?

oscarbussell submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Ikea Linnmon (I think that's how you spell it)

awsommv 2 points 13 months ago

Ikea for life

Atomic27 2 points 13 months ago

Only critique I have is if you got only 1 hardrive which 1tb is plenty you could have upgraded to a 1060 6gb instead of a 3gb card

oscarbussell submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Sorry for the late reply. The reason I got two hard drives was because i had originally ordered one from best buy. Three weeks later after all of my parts come, it still hasnt shown up. so, i decided to buy another and refund my money. The day after that the drive shows up and they charge me for it. i didnt want the hassle of sending it back so i kept it. The day after that they charge me for it. Long story short, the second drive was unplanned.

oscarbussell submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

And now after seeing this, I regret not returning it and getting a better cpu or the 6gb

Slayer12201 1 point 13 months ago

Great build

oscarbussell submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you!

andrade383 1 point 12 months ago

what type of M.2 slot is it? M.2 (M) or M.2 (B+M)

PCnoobmuch 1 point 8 months ago

How is the PSU? looking to get it

oscarbussell submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Its fine, does everything i need it to do. The black cables are nice as well. And being 80plus bronze

Xenofication 1 point 8 months ago

Only thing i have to say is why buy 2 one TB hard drive when you can buy a 2 Tb hard drive for 60 at the same speeds as the western digital caviar blue

oscarbussell submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I ordered the first one from best buy and it never showed up, so i bought a second. then, about a week after i built my system the first one showed up and i decided to keep it.

Xenofication 1 point 8 months ago

Fair enough