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First budget build for 1080p

by keeler1984

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28 Comments

Details

Date Published

June 18, 2016

Date Built

May 27, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.2GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.37GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.91GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

Description

First ever build built for gaming at 1080p bought all the components from Aria and the staff were very helpful and all parts came the next day (small delivery charge as I ordered on a Friday and wanted on the Saturday).

I'm using the stock cooler as the CPU and Motherboard don't allow for overclocking anyway but will probably change it when i get a new case. The current case cable management space is terrible but for £16.00 who can complain. Also i may change the PSU for a modular supply to help cable managment when i get the new case. The last upgrade may be a rx 480/470 or gtx 1060 but waiting on benchmarks I am quite happy with 960 but if performance of the 480 is to be beleived I may jump ship speaking of which.

The MSI gtx 960 4gb oc is very good for the price and can overclock so well. I will put up my benchmarks when I'm back home (out on business at the moment and missing the PC massively) it runs all the games i have tested at high and some at very high at 1080p 60fps and higher.

I have built this on a budget of £500 and would recommend anyone to do the same compared to the consoles its leaps and bounds ahead visually and once setup is a joy to get all into settings and framerates anyways.

I hope you like it so far and I will update when i get the new parts.

All comments welcome.

Update Aug 2016

So I have added a few bits I got given the cooler from a friend who ordered it in error and couldn't be bothered to return it and I also added another stick of ram and an ssd to help with boot times the machine is running well and the next upgrades will be case, PSU and a 1060 when I find one in stock

Part Reviews

CPU

A slight upgrade on the i3 6300 an seems to running well. stock cooler is noisy but then it is free with the cpu so can't complain.

Motherboard

good budget board only complaint is the location of the case fan header is right in the middle of the board which makes routing the cable a nightmare.

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FACUNDO 13 Builds 2 points 17 months ago
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keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks for the feedback

OmySan 1 point 17 months ago

Youve just done what ive been planning for centuries,you will probably want to put a small ssd just to get that game boot time shorter and a better cooler10-15£...but all in time an finances +10 from me

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. I going to order a 240Gb ssd now.

savantfool 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Hey you did an amazing job with that budget

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Thank you for the feedback

rikku 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

+1 for the room aesthetic alone. great build overall. :)

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Thank you

northkinhang 1 point 17 months ago

Great budget build! +1 for not using AMD. One thing to note though is that due to the low TDP of the i3-6100, the stock cooler is extremely quiet even under load. Going for the i3-6100 and then jumping into a K series processor might've been more efficient. Overall, nice build for the budget and like OmySan stated, a cheap cooler would help out a lot.

Coop2860 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

That's EXACTLY what I'm doing. I wanted a 6100 just to get mine running before the end of the free windows 10 upgrade, planning on swapping in a 6600k and a custom liquid cooling loop. Also waiting for the RX480, gonna do crossfire.

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

I was going to go i3 and upgrade later but when you look at a z170 motherboard and cooler the costs keep adding up and i had to be very strict with my budget. Thanks for the feedback you should jump in with both feet (as long as you have the budget) the pc waters are lovely

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

It was a close cal between this and the fx 6300 but i wanted a future upgrade path thanks for the feedback

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PumpkinPc 1 point 17 months ago

Is that a monitor or a tv?

PatricusOrion 1 point 17 months ago

I believe that's a Samsung TV. Not sure on size. But I have the same year model.

rikku 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

possibly around 30"-ish in size.

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Its a 6 series 40 inch

rikku 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Huh, doesn't look that big at all haha.

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Haha thats what they all say

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Tv for now

CyanMod 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Ah memories.

Daniel00mader 1 point 17 months ago

Great build, but if you would of waited till the end of june you could of gotten an rx 480 for the same price of your gtx 960, and the rx 480 supposedly out performs the gtx 980.

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Yeah has been a real concern but anyways hindsight is a marvelous tool still very happy with the 960 and its on my upgrade plan.

Jurassic 1 point 17 months ago

Was the DDR4-2400 memory cheaper than any 2133 you could find? Just wondering since the board can only handle 2133. Great build.

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

yeah actually it was on sale at the time and i got one stick and I'm going to add another on pay day

Flamearky 1 point 14 months ago

Is that extra cooler from your friend the Shadow Rock Low-profile? If so, what's your temps under full load? Thanks and nice build bro! =D

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Yes its pretty good after an hour of gta 5 it reaches about 45-50c

Flamearky 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks dude! =D

keeler1984 submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

So been a while but i gotta gtx 1060 6gb and must admit this thing is amazing GTA V max settings 75-80 FPS with 4x msaa

Fantastic card and great price £220 really happy