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After many years of console gaming I finally got bored and got more interested in building a PC. After many many YouTube tutorials and a lot of research I finally went on Ntew Egg to order my parts. Me, being 13 had around a 500$ budget. After my research of CPU's I decided on getting a 6-core because it is very future proof and I have always preferred AMD. It is also unlocked which is a +. The motherboard was decided on because it was compatible, and upgrade able to 32gb of ram which is very future proof. The ram was included in a New Egg bundle which I know is top notch but I wouldnt have minded having another cheaper brand such as Kingston, Ballista, etc. The HDD is pretty self-explanatory, best bang for your buck and the main reason I bought a 6-core is for rendering HD Video and I will definitely need a lot of HDD space for that. Now for the Graphics Card. To sum it up in a couple of sentences: It was the cheapest 2gb gddr5 ram video card I could find. It was about 130$ with a 15$ mail in rebate. Now the case was the most debatable for me. I wanted something that looked nice but my budget was only about 40$. I realized for 40$ having something that was cool looking meant it lacked space, airflow and cable management. So I settled for this case. It looks nice and sleek, has a cool blue led when on and is overall a great case for 40$ The power supply will definitely be upgraded, just needed something cheap to use for a little bit until I can upgrade to a nice corsair branded PSU. I know the cable management is not the best. This is my first build ever and I feel it is good enough. Please leave thoughts below with opinions and suggestions.

Update 8/24/15

Looking back on my first build there are many things i wouldve changed. I recently built a new pc which will be uploaded soon.

  1. Dont be skimpy with money. Its not worth it to get a half-assed pc setup. Get something you will enjoy and thats worth using. This especially applies to accesories such as monitors, keyboards, mice, etc. Being only 13 when i built this pc i had no income to purchase anything good to use with the pc.

  2. Processor isnt everything.... For most games processors arent very important and a 60 dollar pentium could outperform this processor and still give me room for a better gpu. My new pc i built isnt much more money but packs a lot bigger punch and has all the accesories i need so i wont be wasting my time.

  3. Buy a decent case People will always tell you that the case doesnt matter and to buy a crappy 40 dollar case to save money. My new PC case is 60 dollars and if i wouldve bought it for my first build i wouldve been a lot happier for not only the aestetics of the case but also the airflow and cable management.

  4. AMD.... why? Intel has a lot better upgrade path and even the lowest budget intel processors outperform some of the mid-high end AMD processors.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 6 points

i'd work on those cables, i can see there is cable management options

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah definitely just wanted to make sure it was going to work

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

that is the first case i ever bought that had cable management in it, not a bad case for a budget build if you want a little room

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it is a great case. Just have to rid it with some blue LEDs

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

Work those cables, but nice budget build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You!

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Whenever you have the funds... a nice Modular PSU would work :) you can spot deals on this website by finding highly rated PSUs among low rated ones which are often 50% discounts and similar options for other components besides GPUs and RAM.
Good choices overall and I'm glad you saw that 1 stick of 8 GB was good (now you could buy 3 more sticks and get that 32 GB RAM your mobo supports :D

I know you have a limited budget however... the R9 265 for $150 is pretty much a HD 7850 (XBONE power) so if you feel comfortable with getting a refund the R9 265 OR GTX 750 ti will make great choices! Anything higher for AMD has been hit with Mining prices and Nvidia (my preference) is currently dominating due to it.

A suggestion for whenever you make another rig is this: --Cable ties, side fans, and removeable hard drive cages are what to look for in a case.

--ALWAYS look for a good PSU or the best rated one for the price you need as this thing could fry all your components and maybe cause a fire (in rare cases) if poor enough.

Great build except for PSU! I hope it serves you well as in the future!

BTW: My Dad was an IT pro and I am going to recommend some of his thoughts to whoever reads this: Rosewill is a great PSU manufacturer and will almost never fail.

While older companies may seem less appealing to buy from... theres a reason they still exist :) just keep that in mind. my personal favorite is Antec for 1985-present.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

just don't get the rosewill stallion.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You and Im not looking for a GPU to run Crysis 3 on ultra, just so I can play most games on mid-high settings. I made sure it was completely upgradable.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wrong on the Xbone power part... the PS4 has power similar to the HD 7850 the Xbone has similar to 6870

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  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Good for a first build.

And not sure why the heck everyone feels people's build are crap (or almost crap) if they don't have "perfect" cable management/setup.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah this case has such great airflow im not going to worry too much about it. I zip tied everything to make sure it doesnt hit into the fans or mess with any moving parts and that should do it

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing is is that you routed the cables wrong. It probably would've only taken at most 20 minutes to put the cables behind the motherboard(For example that 8 pin connector going right over the gpu) and would've looked alot nicer. Now that you've built it It obviously seems like a pain(I'm lazy too) but maybe if get the time go ahead and do so. My main point is that cable management is not just grouping cables together with zip ties, it's mostly routing them.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont care about cable management. It runs at a good temperature and works fine for a first pc. The case has so much space and airflow ill be fine

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

for a name? how about "Tap&Fap 9000"

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

ha ha ha

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Name = Low End Budget

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I just looked at your build and it was 510$.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. I agree the psu is really the only thing I would swap out considering this is a budget build. Won't have to take too long on cable management to clean that up. Thanks for posting.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it works well though, so far atleast.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Production name : RCB-1 Code named Black Gamma 6... U know, first build n' all. Your second shall be named RCB-2 and so on. Well done!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

One thing. Work on that gaddam cable management! Haha. It is pretty bad ;) Just giving some constructive criticism that's all.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I wanted to be sure i plugged in all of the cables correctly before I made it tidy.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

1st thing I'd get is a new power supply, my brother has an antec 520w for a similar rig and it's always had problems when doing some intensive tasks, no hurry, just when you have sufficient funds, get a corsair TX series or RM or if you really wanna be safe, an AX series. I have an EVGA NEX650G and it's awesome. Other than that, nothing. Great job!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you could've saved a bit on the RAM and put a little more into GPU or motherboard, however it's a solid budget build +1

Glad to see you plan to change that PSU

Enjoy!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the ram was bundled in so the prices are not exactly correct but the motherboard, ram, and cpu were 245. Orig 275

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome budgt build in my opinion, love it. first thing though, and i know its been touched on already, get another psu. A corsair cx 500 would be fine and when you get some extra cash down the road you can crossfire another 7770 and actually have a nice little beastly machine on your hands

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats exactly my plan. Thanks for feedback

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

try and get a new more reliable and modular PSU and really thats it, plenty of room for upgrades in the future, well done great job!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

really good for the money :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

later on you should upgrade the gpu to a GTX 750 ti and get 2 sticks of ram at a faster speed.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Its a budget pc dude. Its 8gb of 1600. Thats way more than enough to game

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have done 2x4GB ram, would've been faster.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

not true at all and I can fit 32gb of ram now instead of 16..

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Newer faster ram would more than likely be out. So spending all that money on 32GB of ram is extremely pointless. I would have focused on getting a better GPU before spending all that money on the future outdated RAM you want.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah once I get the rebate from the Graphics Card I'm going to go buy a nice Corsair 500

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

I vote for this as the name.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

6-Core, 8gb 1600mhz ram, 2GBDDR5 GPU, 1TB HDD, far from slow buddy.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i can play battlefield on ultra no problem. Thats all I really need besides fast rendering.