Description

This is a budget build for when my brother goes to university, being used for light gaming and work. There were some problems with keyboard drivers at first but that fixed it self after some tinkering in the device manager. Also there was a problem when I ran a test bench where I couldn't get the DVI - VGA working, so I our HDMI TV untill I installed the amd drivers for the 7790. these were only very small problems that were easily fixed, I am glad that I didn't have to RMA.

Getting a semi-modular power supply really helped in the small(ish) prodigy case. I decided to spend a while with the cable management as my brother decided to buy the window at the last Minuit. I did all the cable management before I put the motherboard in to save time and make it easier to work with, I recommend, with any build, to start with the PSU and cable management first!

The prodigy was a surprisingly nice case to work with it looks good and also came with a great price.

The seagate 1tb hdd was a good price and has no issues and enough space for everything.

The motherboard was a great buy as it has enough USB ports with 7.1 or 5.1 surround and didn't have to update the bios. It was at a very reasonable price point as well.

The cpu is a brilliant budget build, again ticks all the boxes for performance at a great price. I was originally going to go with the athlon II x4 750k but in the end my brother had the money to get a tad more performance.

The HIS 7790 is a brilliant entry-mid graphics card and has, again a brilliant price point, it plays pretty much everything we throw at it max settings at 1440x900 resolution, not the best monitor but works well. The first thing I bought for this build was the graphics card as it was on sale at the time. Another thing that is brilliant about this card is it runs very quiet, at full gaming load the fan only reaches 20-25 percent and runs at a good 60-70 degress, very quiet, very good!

The ram was a steal at only £37, as it is now discontinued and they were getting rid of stock. It works very well but I was worried I would get a 1.65v version as different sites rated it as different voltages, but it was a 1.5v version in the end which is all good.

The fans were from a previous build where I decided to not use them and they look good and provide good airflow.

Overall the build went perfectly and this has my favorite build I have done so far!

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice budget and portable build. You probably don't have to worry about temps but the way you have it setup now, your fans on the top of the case are sucking air into the case from the top. You usually want those fans to exhaust hot air out of the case. It gives better airflow and lowers temps. You don't have a lot of high heat components, but that would be the optimal configuration.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I thought about the fan config for a while, I decided to use the top fan as an intake as it is filtered so at least one intake will be filtered from dust :) the temps are good and it's very quiet.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah and in the pic the back fan is in taking, I changed that to an outtake fan

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Great Pics. Good system for what you are using it for.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I am very happy with how it went!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Rarity cutie mark? Cool! XD

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I sometimes wish I would have gotten my case in white instead of black just to do that :(

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Great budget build! It was awesome going through your pics, easy to follow, but what happened after the windows install? :P lol

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