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Let me start off by saying I had ZERO experience with PC parts and building a rig before I decided to buy these parts. I was a console gamer all my life and thought there was no need for me to spend so much on a computer when I can just buy a console that's made for me. After many months of research I finally took the plunge and ordered these parts, and after finally putting the pieces together I must say I've definitely been missing out.

I've played a couple of games on this build (mainly free to play games) and I was able to max ALL of them out in 1080p at 40-60 fps. This build is definitely a console killer.

Since I don't own any really heavy hitting games like BF4 or Crysis I can't say how it fares for those games, but for Planetside 2 and NFS World (yes I actually like that game) I can run them 1080p at 60 frames on max settings no problem.

I can say from personal experience that this is the perfect entry build for any newcomer to PC gaming. It has upgrade potential and can be overclocked with an appropriate cooler.

I don't have any pics of my insides just yet, but I'll put them up eventually. My cable management is horrible because I lost my zip ties though :(

update I recently played the battlefield hardline beta and was able to play it on ultra at 50 fps no problem. Mind you, this is at stock clock speed. I haven't even overclocked this thing yet.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice budget PC build, also was the switch from console to PC a good idea because I am thinking of building a PC instead of buying a PS4? +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I had a PS4 already so I never really switched. I have both, but the PC experience is definitely worth the price tag as far as I've experienced. not only do you have a great machine for gaming, but it's also a really good computer. I'm mostly gonna be using this thing to do work on so keep that in mind.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the reply OP, I think that I will get both just like you did, also I 100% agree on the fact that the PC is worth the price tag.

  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

+1 for the Spec 01, Everybody uses it!

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Wowzers, for only 500$ you get to max everything O_O, that's a shocker, If you happen to get Crysis or BF4 you should tell us the fps and settings! This is an amazing budget build. +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

for 600$ I max out BF4 at 90 frames. Then again I managed to get 2 7970's and an 8350 for 275$

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

That's crazy, luckily 7970's are cheap (ebay tho) cx.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

90$ for two 7970's... I do not know how I pulled that off

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll do that for sure bud

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

XD youre the first person i met who plays nfs world. I wish it had more graphic settings though.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah nfs world isn't bad lol I like that it has pretty much underground 2, most wanted, and carbon's world all put together.

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Dayyyng, son. Nice build for a nice price. Do provide us with some benchmarks if you feel so inclined.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

As soon as I figure out how to do that I will lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

wow nice budget build man

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

great part selection, i wouldve opted for the msi a88x gaming mobo though it wouldve rounded everything out, but solid build either way, i know those stock amd coolers suck so id recommend an 120mm aio cooler too for the future

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks bud, I'll see about that when I get more disposable cash

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

I think you should play with some small overclocks on both the cpu and gpu. Also when youve got some extra cash, move to a Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B cpu cooler (along with some case fans to pull and push air from the front and back of the case, respectively). Nice build otherwise.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll definitely look into that

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The only problem i had with it was that it was too close to the pcie slot but i'm using a mini itx motherboard, so.. yea.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah I kind of had an issue with that too lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

nice...More pictures!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

when I get the time I'll take a whole bunch for you guys lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Only thing I would have done differently, which actually would have saved you some money, is to have bought an 8GB kit of Fury Blue, which right now is about $70 on Amazon. Another thing is to instead have bought a MicroATX specific case because that board looks pretty derpy in that case.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking that too but I was thinking of maybe buying another stick of 8gb ram down the line

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That should boost up your performance in games, but that case situation bothers me so much. Lol OCD

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

can i ask , did you get this off Austin Evans "Photon" build? His build is exactly the same except he has a r7 260x and a 760k. Also your case is the SPEC-01. i can notice due to the fact that i have the SPEC-02 and the SPEC-02 has 2 USB 3.0 ports in the front, while yours has the 1.

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

It's definitely inspired by Austin Evan's video with a couple differences.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Not true, he has different RAM, and a different PSU. Every one uses the spec 01.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

nice all most the same build

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome Brother

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig.

I suggest you get another memory stick when you have the money so your CPU doesn't get bottleneck by the system RAM. Adding another stick will increase your CPUs performance.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

8 GB is pretty much the current standard for gaming, adding 8 more won't make that much of a difference.

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Sorry i should of clarified.

I meant that he should add another one so he has his memory in dual channel mode. Thus making his system faster. Single channel slows your computer down compared to dual channel.

Sorry i meant to add more for speed, not capacity.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Dual Channel ram has a 1-2% performance increase over single channel when gaming, so it doesn't really matter either way.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll see about that when I get more money

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

I disagree. This is about the precedent for a perfect build at this budget.

I hate the word but everything would bottleneck if you upgrade something.

More RAM is pointless as you cant utilize it. If you want to crossfire you might need to buy a bigger PSU. If you get a better GPU you'll want to get a better CPU. If you get a better CPU you'll need a new Motherboard... etc.

If you wan't to upgrade in the future its honestly better to just flat out buy a new rig mate.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

He's not going to be able to Crossfire with this setup, the board has only the one x16 slot and the 860k doesn't have integrated graphics. That 860k is unlocked though... if he wants to OC, a Hyper 212 EVO looks like it'll work (or something like a Corsair H60 or Zalman LQ-310 if he wants to go liquid-cooled). I agree that a 2x4GB kit so as to go dual-channel probably would have been better, but hey, 8GB and a 270x card should handle most games at 1080p and decent framerates. I'm kinda on the fence about the case; it's really too big for the board, but it's got more than enough room to work in and looks decent. Not a bad first build though. I might end up borrowing parts of the config.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe what he means is 2x4GB would fare better than 1x8GB. But he has the 1 now so not much point doubling to 16GB

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Can we get a firestrike up here. Would be great :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

what's that lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

3DMark is what he is talking about. It is a primarily graphics benchmarking software which can either used for free through the demo or bought, both version are on Steam.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Did your update your motherboard bios or no

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't, but it still works fine. you can update it after setting everything up

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

so u didnt have to update the motherboard or anything right.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

nope.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I was worried about the compatibility note at first too, but once I got the build together it booted up with no issues.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

hi i have a new build with msi a78m-e35 and athlon x4 860k but no gpu yet.the problem is when i turn on,no display came out and it beeps 1 long and 2 short beeps..can anyone help me?thanks

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

you'll need a video card for this build to display anything on screen. there's no built in video in the cpu or mobo.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

hi guys..i have a sapphire r9 270x gpu which requires 2x75 watts connector..my psu has a pci-e 6+2 pins with a twin 6pins..how do i connect this?please explained how to do it..thanks..

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know how well this could run Minecraft, Team Fortress or Skyrim? Thanks :D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

IDK about minecraft or skyrim since I've never played them but I know that TF2 plays flawlessly at max settings. It doesn't take a very powerful pc to play that anyway.

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