Description

My name is Joey, and I am new to PC building. I have always found interest in building my own computer, since I was 14, but never had the money to do so. I now am 18 with 2 jobs and decided to save up some cash from tips, and build a budget gaming PC. Please leave me comments about what your opinion is on the parts, my cable management, questions about why I got these parts, what you would recommend instead of what I got, etc. I got this all for around $700, found good bundle deal at micro center, and most of the items I got were on sale at the time.

Sorry about the horrible picture quality.

CPU: Like I said this was a budget build, had to go with a cheaper CPU, but don't be fooled by the price, works great ! just don't use the stock cooler, they're really loud under load.

MOBO: Asus seems to be most peoples recommendation, so I went with this, it had great reviews and it was on sale for $50.

CPU cooler: I had the stock cooler on, and it was way too loud, so I got this on sale and its really nice. I've only had it in for a day and I can't here it at all, have to check sometimes if its even on.

RAM: 8GB, nothing else to say

HDD: again, 1tb of storage, nothing really to say. Its really fast.

Graphics cards: Loving this GPU, runs Fallout 4 on ultra at 60fps, thats good enough for me.

Power Supply: EVGA, 500w, 80 plus bronze, nothing else to say, had good reviews and comes with a nice warranty.

Others: OS is nice, I like windows 10, its weird to adjust to, windows 7 user, but its way nicer then windows 8. WNA is really good, would recommend. OD because I like making CD's for friends and my girlfriend.

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Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Not at all bad for the budget really :)

Would suggest turning the CPU cooler 90 degrees so it's blowing front - back, this will prevent it from drawing in warm air from the GPU..

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

you can't due to the amd mounting system

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh strange I wan't aware of that.. Have used Noctua coolers on AM3 sockets before and they could be installed any which way but loose :(

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I could, but I can only mount that way. I was wanting to buy one that had that option, but this was on sale for $20, so I wasn't gonna let that offer pass.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Nice build and great dedication working two jobs to save up for this! Just don't overwork yourself, and since you're 18, are you planning on going to college for any computer-related? It's a great excuse to build a lot of computers if you enjoyed building this ;)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not really sure what I wanna major in, I'm taking classes at the community college here where I live, dual credits. I'm gonna take my basics here, then hopefully by then I have figured out what I wanna do.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the gtx960 working for ya? Thinkin' of gettin' 1.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

It's actually really great, I play fallout 4 on Ultra settings with no lag spikes. I got this one for a good price, I would just look around, maybe wait on the sales coming soon.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I play alot of older games so lag spikes shouldn't be a problem anyways.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a question: Do you have to do a BIOS update, because it's a compatibility issue? And if yes: How have you done that?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had any issues, and I don't know how to update a BIOS... :(

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you add pics of your rig to your build here?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you give some more insight on the case ? as in how loud it gets or anything that might come to mind

also if you could upload a picture or two on just how the case looks like i've been really debating on this 1 and frankly there really isn't much info on this thing it seems .

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I will try and get better pics and such on here, and its a very nice and spacey case, the fans are a little loud, but thats a easy fix. I would recommend it.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Are FPS still a constant 60 for Fallout 4 when you're in urban areas/diamond city?