Description

Alright so this is my second build I recently immigrated to the UK from NZ and I needed a capable gaming machine My aunt and cousin who I now live with in the UK let me use their PS3 and their own PCs which are potato Since their PCs and ( PS3 ) cant play games for jack s*it I decided to build my own

I didn't want to splash money on an i5 or buy an i3 and I didn't really want to wait for Ryzen
So I chose this path (I'll Upgrade when this goes slow)

The Build went very well aside from getting a damaged PSU and my uncle tried to get some screws off the Aftermarket CPU so I could get the AMD lever in but he smudged the pre applied thermal paste all over his hands so I had to buy some new paste I built this in an hour which surprised me since it took me 9 hours to complete my first

I haven't done much gaming on this yet but I will post the results as soon as I am able to

Part Reviews

CPU

For a budget CPU its alright and performs admirably for the price

CPU Cooler

idk what temps i would have got on the Stock cooler but this has kept my 860k quite cool so i cant complain

Motherboard

Its decent motherboard just wish it had some more fan headers

Memory

ram is ram does what it says

Storage

Haven't had much experience with Western Digital but I've had no problems with this

Video Card

Very good 1080p card runs most games quite well

Case

Don't get this case if you can help it

Cable Management isn't the best

Side panels are really annoying to put back on

Front panel is extremely difficult to remove

Front fans mount onto the dust filters meaning you will have unscrew them to clean the filter

there's also very little space behind the mobo tray to rout cables so theres that as well

Pros: Looks Nice

I like the drive bays as well

That's About it

Wireless Network Adapter

Worked straight out of the box with no driver installation and downloads are fast

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 7 points

Stalin on a Budget? Cause it's red team and on a budget....

  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

hahah i like that name

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, nice build btw!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Very creative :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you realize the horrid secret police atrocities!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Bastien. Granted, it was the Childlike Empress that needed a name, but we never learn the name she's given. Hmmm... maybe just go ahead and call it Childlike Empress.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Kasai. It's Japanese for fire. I thought that would be good considering it's red and black.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll enjoy this build. I run the same CPU, a RX 480 and 16gb of ram and can run most games on ultra between 45-60fps (and above for less demanding games). The CPU DOES bottleneck the 480 though, not sure about the 460. Gonna be getting a new Mobo/CPU soon (waiting on Ryzen to decide on intel or amd) because of that bottleneck.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I like that name.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Really made it a mouthful.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Meme Machine

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

A Name

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Heat Lamp(lol jk), or Maroon Red.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How bout "HayWire"? Because the cable management needs some TLC ;)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

The case is not very good for cable management wish i did some better research and got something superior to this Down the line i'll get something better

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair enough. Still a nice build! Props dude!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for not being an intel machine

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

the most expensive space heater (obvious joke). seriously though, i'd call it the "i don't give a crap about what anybody says about AMD" build.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You name it the "Defeater"

  • 36 months ago
  • -2 points

Mmmm... as someone who owns a PS3, I honestly don't think that this will outperform it. If you were to make the current entry level PC from the build guides section, which is around the same price, you would have gotten much better specs that could easily outperform a PS3 and possibly even a PS4. This part list is simply dated. Don't get me wrong, a couple of years ago this build would have been great. But by today's standards, you could have done MUCH better.

Edit: After doing some math, I found that if you wanted to stick with AMD you could have gotten a 6300 for around the same price, and it's much better than the Athlon.

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

I watched a load of benchmarks on the 860k RX 460 and most ran gta 5 and witcher 3 high/ultra 1080p above 40fps And the 6300 vs 860k there was only like a 4 frame difference on nearly all benchmarks i saw But if i did go for a 6300 i could get an 8350 later but thats the only benefit i really see when i mean slow i mean like can barely run anything slow And i also dislike consoles with the exception of the 360 Xbox Original PS1 and PS2

My younger brother has a Xbox One and my friends have PS4s I've played them and im not interested in them at all

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  • 36 months ago
  • -1 points

I understand, but by today's standards it's already relatively slow for a gaming PC. Like I said in my original post, he could have just gone with the entry level gaming PC in the build guides which is around the same price as his build, (it has an i3 and a better GPU, a 470).

  • 36 months ago
  • -1 points

Even then, I still recommended the FX-6300, a processor around the same price that is BETTER than the Athlon. It wouldn't bottleneck like the current CPU would and would make it comparable to a more recent console.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ayyy

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The Cheapest 470 i could find was nearly 80 pounds more (excluding ebay ) if i get desperate i'll sell the 460 and put the money towards something better

I think i'll be fine anyway my first PC has a gtx 750 non ti and i got really good frame rates and graphics settings on most of my games