Description

The majority of my friends have moved over to PC gaming and have been urging me to do the same for months. I was planning to buy a prebuilt system for convenience, however, I finally chose to build a PC myself so I could obtain the experience. After researching starter builds and getting part suggestions from friends I completed a bare bones Pentium system at the end of November and upgraded to a graphics card and SSD shortly there after. Thankfully, the only problems I have had with my system was transferring my OS from my HDD to SSD and of course the pain of fitting all the cables between the motherboard and back panel.

Part Reviews

CPU

Was going to purchase the G4560 but this CPU was on sale for cheaper. Gets the job done and it is slightly faster than what I was going to buy.

Motherboard

Great board for a beginner who wants a bit of LED in their build

Memory

Nice set of RAM sticks but I cannot find them listed anywhere for a reasonable price anymore

Storage

Fantastic option for a boot drive, however, copying your OS over from another drive is somewhat of a chore

Video Card

Decent GPU for a starter build and is able to run most games at reasonable settings. Has not gotten hit by crypto-mining prices that is a plus.

Case

Average budget case. Fans mounted to the front panel make more noise than a HDD for some reason, No routing hole for CPU cable. Very little room to fit cables between motherboard and back panel. Side panels are flimsy and back panel was bent out of the box.

Power Supply

Gets the job done. Mustard and ketchup wires leave much to be desired

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice parts choice. Clean cable management. May your framerates be high and your temps be low. Welcome to the PCMR.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice budget build. Welcome to the community!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish the first computer I built looked this good. Nicely done!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Comes to show not all first builds need to feature expensive high-end parts. Decent Build

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Comes to show not all first builds need to feature expensive high-end parts. Decent Build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build very balanced components. Good job! love it!

  • 20 months ago
  • -1 points

get another 8gb ram

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless he plans on upgrading cpu / gpu or using his pc for video editing / streaming he should be all set with 8gb.