Description

My first computer build, wanted to design a solid gaming computer at a good price. Followed one of the builds listed here: http://elitegamingcomputers.com/good-cheap-gaming-computer-builds-for-2013/. I'm aiming to turn around and sell this one locally, but I wouldn't mind hanging on to it!

It runs games like Skyrim and Planetside 2 at highest graphics without a hitch. I know the weak part of this build is the CPU, but at $100 you can't beat the price. As mentioned, it runs new games flawlessly, so for now, at least, the CPU is a deal. Being AMD, it could also be overclocked. The mobo can also run AMD's FX series, which can be overclocked nearly to the power of an i5 (or so I've read...).

Anyway, it was a fun experience building it and playing games is pretty eye-popping!

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

That might be the worst cable management I've seen on here.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

To his defense this case isn't great for cable management but he could do a better job then this

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, yeah, I know, this pic was an earlier one before I went back and adjusted some of the cables, but I still haven't it gotten it perfect. I'm having trouble not stretching a 4-pin mobo cable over the CPU, it doesn't seem like there is any other way to do it. I've already got half of the cables threaded through the back of the case, but I need some more ties.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone might buy it if you were to sort out that cable management! The airflow might just be non-existent! When you decide to sell it, the customer is going to want to see the inside of the case and with it looking like that you're going to have a hard time selling that.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Unless the person he's selling it to knows nothing about pcs (which is why they would be buying a pre-built one) and doesn't know about airflow and what not.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

They might not know about airflow, however they will still want to check the insides for cleanliness (dust etc) also I assume if you're going to buy something you'd read up on buying 2nd hand PC's etc

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, have you seen the inside of a, for example, Dell pc? This looks better than that.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually I looked inside my old Dell Inspiron pc. I have to admit that it was pretty clean.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

When you buy a dell you know what you are getting as its well from dell, when you buy privately there is all sorts of uncertainties that can arise.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

If you put a good overclock on the CPU (4.2-4.4GHz) then the 965 is no longer a possible bottleneck anything. No even a radeon 7950. If you do overclock though, I would recommend a Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus or Hyper 212 EVO, just so you maintain good temperatures.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

There's no way in hell a Phenom II X4 is going to get 4.2-4.4 Ghz. I have one and I can barely do 4.0 Ghz. Unless he got a golden chip, most max out at between 3.8 and 4.0.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry. I just looked it up (again)and people cannot get past 4.2 GHz. 4.4GHz was a stretch for almost all the people.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, I thought the same things as you. Until I bought one... But according to Gappo from OCN most of them wall at 3.8 Ghz with a 2600 Mhz Northbridge. Which is exactly what I hit for my everyday lol

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job on cable management! Looks super clean!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

hey dude, i was actually planning on getting this cpu and potentionally this gpu, and one of my main games was going to be PS2, could you tell me how it performs? settings, fps, things like that?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, sorry for the belated reply. I hope you went along and got it (or are still planning to) because it's a beast. Planetside 2 runs perfect on highest settings. I just got BF4 and it runs at 60 fps on high settings, it's great, and that's all without any overclocking. If you wanted to upgrade anything, you might consider upgrading the gpu from a 7850 to something a bit higher, but like I said, it's a beast right now anyway.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

wow thats awesome. i ended up getting the 7790 because it went down to 100$ at the time, had a waited 3 more weeks i wouldve been able to get the 7850 for nearly the same price -.- didnt know this whole gpu war was about to happen. the 7790 should be plently for me though, if not ill sell it and get the 7850. the least i can do is force my friend whos building a rig right now to get one, pass it on eh?