Description

I built this PC with my friend who had previously built his own PC a few months back. He sorta knew what he was doing, so i let him tell me what to do, and i did pretty much all of the building. After 2 hours of building and cable managing (doesn't look like it) we were finally ready to turn it on and see if it would post. So we plugged it in, turned on the monitor, and... wait a second. Everything just blinked on, and turned off again. I tried it again. Same thing. It kept happening. I spent the next hour troubleshooting on various forums while my friend was sleeping face down on the floor. Finally i got mad at the thing, and unplugged the led fans. I started clicking the power button and.. wait a second. That was the problem? It worked! Everything turned on, and spamming delete brought me to the bios. I proceeded to reinstall the wifi card that i had pulled out, and tidy up a few things, and with the side panels on, it looked great! Now time to install windows... (i don't have a CD key right now so that will have to wait). After like 2 hours of that i finally got the thing up and running and was ready to download some games and stuff. But then it said i had no connection. I checked the drivers of the card, and they were up to date. I plugged into the ethernet and tried again and they still said up to date. I grabbed the box, and started scanning it to see if i did anything wrong. And there was the problem. It was compatible with windows 8 and below... PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE CHECKED!! Well, a short trip to best buy later, i had a new one, and this one was installed and it instantly detected my internet and worked perfectly. I proceeded to install steam, a couple games, chrome (bc i dont like edge) and i was ready to play (mind you, like 6 hours later). I played h1z1 kotk, rocket league, and crossout.

H1Z1 (the most intense): 30 - 60 fps med/high settings.

Crossout (Game limits you to 60 fps): Constant 60 fps highest settings.

Rocket League: 60 - 120 fps highest settings.

It works perfectly for my needs so yeah.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I like your build very much because it seems very budget friendly and you also describe your troubleshooting.

My list has a lot of same parts(still revising and adding). My main issue is finding a graphics card I like. I want it to be kind of mid range with crossfire support. Cause its a budget build and is also my first build as well.

I think I am actually going to use your list and go from there. May I ask if you revised the parts list to reflect your minor hardware issues?

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

The problem with the fans and not booting was just a problem of me not thinking it through. Just make sure not to plug the fans into psu and the motherboard. I actually switched them to the motherboard so I could control fan curves bc when they are connected to the psu, they just spin at a constant speed. The fans can get a bit loud, just warning you, but they work well. The WiFi card in the part list here is the WiFi card that does work with windows 10. I took out the other one from the part list. This one is about $40-50, and you could probably find ones that work just the same for cheaper, this was just the one available at the local best buy. The rx 560 does support crossfire, but if you want to go more mid-range, you could upgrade to the rx 570. Thanks for the interest and positive feedback. I'm glad you like my build!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great buddy

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks so much!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

For a first build, you did a stellar job, particularly impressed with your cable management, keep it up good sir!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I though the cable management looked bad, but it's covered by that side panel with no problem. Glad you liked it!

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Where at?

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  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Amazon should remove them also!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Oof, didn't know that.