Description

This is my first build and my first computer, before this I'd borrow a laptop from my dad or use a work computer. I'm 18years old I work locally in IT. Please let me know what you think of this buld!

I picked up the processor and RAM from a listing posted by a local kid, those two components are used but they work well so far. When the RX480 is released I'll be adding that to this build. Hopefully I can play current games at high settings. For the Time being I'll be using this PC for light gaming and potentially some work from home if ever needed. I've had a couple issues while completing this build listed below.

Issues unresolved: The Phanteks P400 has a front RGB LED however I'm not sure why but it won't come on. I might have never plugged it in or plugged it in incorrectly. I checked all the cables and everything should be plugged in as far as I know.

Issues Resolved: I had to RMA two parts earlier this week (Case: DIYPC-J180-W) and a cpu cooler (Cryorig M9i) because the motherboard didn't fit in the case or align with the spacers where you mount the board. As for the CPU cooler, it was too small to fit on the motherboard.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

This is gamer that is serious about getting best price to performance. Good job

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

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Clean build! +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for budget build

just a question, why don't you wait for Zen CPU to come out?

Btw tag me once you got the RX 480

Cheers

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The used i5 4460 seemed like a good deal so I jumped on it. I didn't do much research on other CPU's. I plan to get some mass storage & RX480. I'll likely upgrade the CPU within a year maybe a little more depending on how everything is running and if I can allot a worthy budget.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice I got a feeling that RX480is gonna be good :) Btw, if ur buying new CPU, look for the overcloak version to unlock ur mob fullest potential

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I wil go for a k upgrade in the future. or do you think it should be a higher priority to switch to LGA 1151?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think you need to upgrade to LGA 1151 anytime soon because it is just a generation away

Upgrading to a k version should be better, after all, with a overlook version you can actually compete with high end skylake CPU's

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Tag me when you get the 480, sooooo hyped

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

will do

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

looks great but get a mass storage.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do, I forgot to mention I bought a used 1TB Seagate Barracuda for $25 (used) from the same kid who sold me the Processor and RAM but the Seagate did not work. I'm trying to get in contact with him to get my money back.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

m9i was too small to fit on the MOBO? Did you have the mounting brackets backwards or something? Should have been fine...

At this point I wouldn't upgrade the CPU or RAM. Save up and jump up to the current 1151 sockets in one big burst. the 4460 should be fine for some time though so you should be fine. Look into picking up a PCIe based wifi card. In my experience they have much better performance overall. When you upgrade the mobo/cpu/ram look into getting a gold rated power supply. People say the builder series isn't very reliable so keep an eye out for that.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The small cylinder shaped capacitors on the motherboard were obstructing the mounts. the back mount fit perfectly but the top would've only fit if the cylinders were out of the way. I looked online and quite a few motherboards even LGA 1150 have different configurations with the capacitors in other areas.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly when both AMD and Intel say this is a "NO GO" zone on our chipsets, don't put anything there motherboard manufacturers often don't listen. Sucks man.

  • 43 months ago
  • -1 points

if you are doing work then i would get 16 gigs of ram. drop the ssd and get a 1 tb or 2 tb hard drive. get the nzxt s340 baskily thge same case for cheaper. drop the cooler and try to get an i7

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

So basically rebuild the system? Drop the SSD? That makes no sense.

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

LOL, the quality of the S340 really is garbage next to the Phanteks. I got both and couldn't believe the difference and the S340 is a fair bit more expensive in the UK.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Your comment makes no sense. It is a completed build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

work as in like video editing ect

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I do have experience with video editing, photoshop and cinema4d it would be fun to get some of those programs on here. But I don't do that stuff for work, I work for an internet service provider.