Description

I originally wanted to spend $450 although its a $500+ build excluding OS and monitor,but as I continued to research the parts I decided to spend a little more on the graphics card, first choice was the EVGA GTX 750 TI but I chose the Radeon MSI R7 370 4GB instead,I'm very satisfied with the results I got. I mostly play Dying Light and I get around 40 to 50 posted at high settings and I know this might not be the best build so any suggestions comments that will help please let me know thank you.(Remember that part prices fluctuate a lot but i bought them in November of 2015 and to what I can see that is the time when parts in general drop their price the most so I got very good deals)

Part Reviews

CPU

Solid performance if you're on a budget

CPU Cooler

Let's leave it at it does the job for a cheap price

Motherboard

Other than just doing amy update on it it's pretty solid.

Memory

My best buy so far with my parts list got 2×8GB for $29.99 great ram sticks.

Storage

If you're a new pc gamer then 1 TB should be enough at least that's my case.

Video Card

So far so good this card runs dying like butter.

Case

Case is good you get what you pay for, only thing I didn't like is that it doesn't have many options to install fans like I would want to.

Power Supply

Cheap goodeals reliable brand mostly for budget buildso is perfect.

Optical Drive

Does the job for $13.00 good if you just need an optical drive.

Case Fan

Good product for money,don't expect LEDS to shine like a Christmas tree though.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 4 points

If I am not mistaken your mobo has four ram slots. Did you place your DIMMs right next to each other? If so there is probably a more optimal way to place them (in alternating slots).

Also whats the deal with the random fan kneeling on the PSU? Is it for better airflow towards GPU? If so I am almost certain you wold be fine without that. What if it falls over and gets wires caught up in it?

All are just my suggestions..really liking this budget AMD build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes mobo has 4 ram slots and ok Imy gonna try to place them in alternate slots as for the fan i didn't know it had only room for 2 and I wanted to have 3 so I just threw it therreally for lighting effects lol, and it's at the bottom it can't fall.

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

Mobo has 2 dim slots

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

it has four. two gray and two black.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

first check your manual about ram locations, should both be in black, or both be in gray, but not mixed usually. Second, the fan you have at the bottom is pulling fresh air away from the gpu, as it is facing the wrong way, i would remove it entirely, or at worst, flip it around so it is blowing up at the gpu.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I will. And as for the fan you were right I did not noticed that when I bring uild it and I took it off tanks:).

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I croaked when I realized how much my setup costs all around. I've been working towards it for ~3 years but wow

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think mine is too much? You're build is very clean though.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Noo mine looks bad in those pics. I've gotten a GTX 950 and a nice monitor. But, the cable management with this motherboard is impossible because vital cords have to go ACROSS the motherboard... Good job ASRock. But, no I think your's is awesome. I just read about 500+ without peripherals and I thought about mine haha.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

No man it looks really clean! Yeah not including os and monitor I payed $470, I got windows 7 pro from a third party for 39.99 and Im using a 55" tv as a monitor lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh I payed ~700 for PC alone, got the monitor as gift and through a few years got a nice keyboard and mouse from razer.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that bottom fan being used to try to cool the gpu? if so, it needs to be flipped over.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

No i just didn't have enough suitable room in my case so I just had it there for the LEDs but someine told me that too and yes it was pointing in the wrong direction lol but thanks :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

8Gb 2400Hz ram is better than 16Gb 1600Hz.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How dis you get the 860K and f2a78-d3h to work with each other mine wont post

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

POST BENCHMARKS

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I will eventually I just want to play more games and do it for all

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

ok

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

CAUSE I WANT THE BENCHMARKS

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build! The next upgrade I would suggest would be a solid state drive and then some faster ram to compliment the processor.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the tip I will do that :)

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing for a beginner, but it has been proven that a faster ram speed helps with the processor process everything and you might get a bit more fps on games.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I got in an argument about ram speeds with someone else on this site and did a ton of research before realizing they were using an apu, really the only situation where faster ram makes sense. :l

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool man :) and yes it's a very good cpu.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 5 points

dude.... 450 build. no ssd obviously unless u want to have only 1 game.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that would throw me off even more out of the budget I had intended for the build so as much as I wanted one it was a bit pricey

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