Description

I mainly built this computer for my dad as he was in need of one for his business and email. I was just getting in to PC's at the time so I asked him if he wanted me to build the computer as it is much cheaper than a Pre-Built, He said yes so i decided to do some research.

I found this was one of the best bang for the buck PC's at the time for this price range (RIP me the RX-400 series came out a few months later). The reason I had added a graphics card was so when I used it I could play some pretty decent games at some pretty decent settings. Sneaky.

In the end I think it turned out good and performs just like it should. Quite proud of myself as a first time builder!

Everything was shot with a Samsung Galaxy S7 BTW.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU for the price and performance. Couldn't be happier. Nothing has gone wrong and works like a dream in games!

Motherboard

Decent motherboard, ran in to a few problems with drivers for my network adaptor, not sure if it was to do with the OS or the MOBO. Has all the sufficient parts needed for the build. Doesn't look great but the bios is easy to use. Would recommend for an entry level build!

Memory

Ram is ram. Works like ram, performs like ram. Looks great also!

Storage

This thing is godly, first SSD I have ever owned and oh boy oh boy is it an upgrade from a HDD. Very happy with it, I know it's not as fast as other competitors but this thing is more than sufficient.

Storage

Great HDD for the price and storage. Booted my windows 10 OS in about 30 seconds.

Video Card

Perfect card, had to lower one star because of the sag due to it's heaviness.

Case

It's an alright case, I mean it looks great, stock fan is surprisingly quite but there is no rubber grips on the bottom and cable management is terrible! (Had to place a towel below the case so It doesn't move everywhere).

Power Supply

Does it's job and quite, an easy 5 stars for it's price.

Monitor

Looks good, really cheap, fast response time, what can I say..

Keyboard

Amazing for the value and looks great! Gets dirty quickly but doesn't deserve to lose a star!

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Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice cheap Pc! 1+!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

This build made me look at my life in a different perspective.

some could say it turned my world "upside-down"

On a more serious note, I wish I could convince my dad to build me a new PC. For "Reasearch".

if you didn't get the joke, then... oh well.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Annnd my spelling is off the rails again. Thanks, cherry mx reds.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

hahahaha

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What games are you playing? Or is your dad the one who's playing?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh no it's me.

I mainly play: Rust, The Witcher 3, H1Z1, Rocket League, Forza Horizion 3 and GTAV

When I get the chance to of course.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were you, I would have waited for the 1050 and 1050 Ti just for the cheaper price, and fairly good performance.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I had no idea... i built this like 6 months ago.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

the 380 has similar performanec, so doesn't matter!

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

More ventilator

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe In the future, It's a budget build remember.

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

enemy number one of a PC is the heat

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

budget build.....

  • 43 months ago
  • -3 points

It was a nice, sound effort, and for that I certainly do give you credit. The build is pretty good. Honestly however, and I did this for myself for the very same purpose as your dad, it cost me much less. To begin with the CPU was the i5 6600. The reason being the video is better than the one you selected and it's only a few dolars more. The MoBo I would have changed. I have used the Gigabytes H170 Gaming 3 ATX. I'd have selected 16 gb (2x8 gb) of Ram by Kingston Fury. For storage I'd have selected the 2.5 Solid drive by Samsung Evo 850 Series, 250 GB. Your Hard Drive by Seagate is a good choice, though to be honest with you I think that it is not necessary in your situation. Both the case and the power supply are good choices. Can't comment about your monitor cause I never heard of it. Your keyboard/mouse, I'd have selected Logitech cause it's it better quality, competitively priced. As far as your optical drive, to be honest with you, if you are going to get one, since you'll be using it for games, get a cheappy one by LG. Otherwise, I would truly avoid the optical card, and go for an external hard drive. The reason being, 1 less problem to contend with on the PC. Also with the external drive, your dad can back up all necessary info.

Don't take this the wrong way. It is a very good effort, but for a few dollars more I think that you'd have got better value for your money on your build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

By the way In Australia the pricing is way higher. So what is cheap to you (I'm assuming in the US) could be quite expensive here.

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

Honestly that is a very general question, and the reason for that is what purpose you intend on using your PC. Like you maybe using for gaming purposes only, in which case the parts would differ greatly than mine, in which the primary use is work related, though I do occasional gaming. At the same time another thing in mind is how long you intend on keeping the PC, and are you a novice or pro at building. Like for a novice I would suggest something that is very easy to install, so that there is less chance of a failure. On the other hand if you are a pro at this, then go with your heart and budget and choose the one that you like based upon the looks. Please feel free and to contact email me, so that I can give you some advice, or better yet, contact Carey Holzman. He's very kind and patient and is good at making suggestions to you

My email address is = > ronniekravitz1@gmail.com

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Could you take a minute and read his description?

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  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not sure if he realises what a graphics card is for, I told him it's to provide better graphics HAHAHAHAHA

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Better graphics for scrolling through dem excel sheets! Amiright?!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right!