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Hi! My name is Josh! I have been working on building this PC for a couple of months. It was a sub five hundred dollar build. It ended up coming out at around $475. I bought a couple of things through eBay to save a couple bucks. First off, the PSU. I got it pre-owned off of eBay, 600 watts is efficient enough for this build. The case I chose because of the price, and it matched the theme of my room! It was okay at helping with cable management, there was a centimeter or two to hide cables behind. The WiFi adapter, and Ram were the best for my budget. The motherboard was a budget choice, and I got it refurbished. It suits me for my needs, nothing more. The CPU was also a budget choice. Coming in at 89.99 for a hundred dollar CPU(at the time) was good enough for me! I may end up overclocking it once I receive an aftermarket cooler.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks clean man. I'm 14 at this moment and I want to build a PC. I'm probably going to build a high-end one when I'm 16 :). Great build, hope you enjoy it!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget gaming PC, A10-5800K wouldn't have been my first choice though, considering an FX-6300 is sub $100.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

That gpu is really good for that price range . Handles everything I've thrown at it at 60fps on medium to high settings. I'm 15 as well and just built my first PCI a couple months ago

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Always check after

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, black and white is about as clean as you can get. Any chance for a shot of the insides?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Just posted pictures of the inside.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done sir, well done.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I am impressed!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm 14 and just built my first PC and I would like to know (since you're under the legal age to work) how you worked at a PC repair shop. I would like to do that.

BOSS BUILD. If I were you I would just keep the case. A10-5800k, why not fx 6300?

What performance are you getting?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

BTW the performance is amazing!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

cool I have a similar gpu and it's amazing

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't work at PC repair shop, I just saved up money from youtube.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you volunteer at a PC repair shop? Cool what's your youtube channel?

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I would not recommend buying a used psu. But overall great build. I am 14 and building a pc with an i5, and an r9 390.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ywYbYJ

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

just advice for you build. Try adding an ARC 100 SSD for your OS, and dropping the 390 down to a sapphire 290x and you will see better performance. Just a possible solution to give you more power for your dollar

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

An SSD will not give more fps in games. And a 290x cost more than a 390, and the 390 is better. Thanks for advice, but I will get an SSD very soon after the build is complete.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

the SSD is for overall better system, i personally installed an SSD after my original build and i highly recommend a fresh install of windows which is a major pain when you need stuff of the old drive (so i just wiped the 1TB and reinstalled games)

and no the 290x is significantly cheaper http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr929xoc4gd http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9290xedfd http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr9290x4gbd5ppdhv2e

it just depends on which brand youre willing to buy

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Not significantly, but I would rather spend the extra $10 for a better video card, better cooler, and more Vram. I will be doing 1440p gaming and I would rather go with a gtx 970 over a 290x. You know 10 fps at least makes the difference at 30fps and 40fps.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

4GB of vram is more than enough for 1440p. Also single card 1440p is becoming weak and crossfire/sli is much better because on a 60Hz monitor you are lying to yourself if you say 30fps is playable.
proof: http://30vs60.com/

also, the 390's cooler is not better, and in terms of the MSI it is actually worse. The sapphire cards stay the coolest because they are the EVGA of AMD and only make AMD cards. They use the TRI-X or Vapor-X for the 200 series, and have the Nitro Series for 300. They keep the cards the coolest and allow for good overclocks. The 390 is only worth it if you are looking for the "latest and greatest" out there, but in the end is the OC'd R9 290x 8GB for $70 more

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The r9-390 has 8g ddr5 so that is a plus over the 290 or 290x and has improved DX12 support. Who knowe, maybe it can use that 8g memory in that environment.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the 390 has all features for dx12 as well. And i am planning on doing 1440p gaming. That's why I wanted this card.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I would of gone for a bt more of a budget friendly case, but thats not me i dont like anything higher than $30

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey tell me how that RAM holds up I was looking at that RAM since its cheap, but as we all know cheap doesn't always mean right.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

you should be able to crossfire the APU with the GPU. if you can, id look into it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

if i recall correctly, you cannot crossfire the 270x with the APU

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, looks well thought out. I have used a cx600m in three computers now an dno problems. I get a big graphics card and then level up so I have a 600 watt mule sitting around. As for an SSD, I think they are overatf unless your goal in life is to boot fast. you won't see added FPS from it so it can wait. Just keep doing what you are doing, you are doing it right. congrats.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

what can this rig run? ( I'm 16 as well)

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Corn Detasseling isn't easy but under 16 years of age, its a decent way to make ~$500 in 2 weeks over the summer. Man, if only computers were that big a deal when I was younger...

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I did that for 3 summers, and started my first time at the age of 12. Season lasted about 2.5 weeks, roughly 6 hours a day and made $6.69 an hour my first year (+.30 each year after roughly). It wasn't much but it bought me Starcraft and a few other things back in the day.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

I would switch out the PSU as soon as money allows. The lower Corsair series isn't very good.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah, but it uses somewhat low-quality caps and I've seen and heard about computers being fried by these.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been using these power supplys for years on my servers and never had one fail, even if it was just a cap why not just desolder and whack a new one in(higher thermal rating). but the fried computer ill just have to keep a note on that...

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