Description

I built this computer so I could get off my mac and be able to run games at a reasonable fps. I do not run any demanding games I run counters strike at max settings around 70fps, much better than my mac running 20-30.

I started building this because my friend Ethan also started building a PC with a i3-6100 and a 970, I will link his when he posts it here.

I was a on a budget MAJOR budget, I'm only 14 and didn't get much money other than XMAS and birthday, and this XMAS I got more money than I have in the past, getting around $150.

I got the hard drive from my friend Zach, loaded with Windows 7 32-bit. For my birthday after the summer, I will be getting 8 GB of DDR3-2133 ram, and windows 7 64 bit.

And yes, I know an APU doesn't run well with not much ram, especially on 32-bit. But couldn't quite fit more and faster ram in on my budget. I will update this when I get my new parts on my birthday.

Ya my cable management is trash

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Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

On this kind of budget, just buy all used parts. Also be sure to switch out that PSU with a name-brand before your house explodes :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How does a house explodes? Maybe his PSU can explode, right? lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually been going pretty well, they just have a bad rep. But he is planning on getting a power supply after he gets more ram and windows.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

well he can at least play pac man and flash games

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, he isn't on a $1000 budget :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm sorry for being a *****.

This really isn't a gaming rig though.

It's good enough to use it as a type writer but there isn't even a gpu so it really isn't a gaming rig.

If he was on such a low budget it would really make more sense to get an xbox 360 or something.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ever heard of an APU?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The core of your build is good, I would not use a Diablotek PSU. They are not known for their reliability. What kind of storage are you using? With an APU it is advised to have 8gb of RAM at least, so when you upgrade you should see an improvement in performance. APU's also like fast ram, make sure to OC your ram once you upgrade it. I would love to see more pics, from what I can see I would advise to clean up those wires but it wont hurt anything leaving them like that. I would not go with windows 7 at this point, its support is running out quickly. Go with windows 10 or update to windows 10.

I would like to formally welcome you to the PC master race on your first steps to our side.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Im going to buy a windows 7 64bit copy for my birthday then upgrade to windows ten, I also plan on getting 2 4 gig sticks

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I would follow the other suggestions and maybe look on kijiji or craigslist for used parts.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Gee, feels like we are in the early 2000s lmao.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Good