Description

I got this computer originally as a gift for Christmas 2016. I've wanted to build a PC since mid 2012, and finally got to do it now (didn't get the pick the original parts, unfortunately). Most of the parts are what I got at first, but the CPU was originally an A6 and there was no GPU. I ended up adding the RX 460 initially (which helped a bit), before swapping out the A6 for an 860K (which has improved it a LOT). I also bought a fan controller (for the 3 case fans I have). So far, especially since I got the new CPU, it's been awesome- games like Overwatch run at 40-60 FPS on very high settings (depending on what you're doing ingame).

Right now, my only complaint is noise. The case fans aren't too bad, but the CPU cooler is fairly loud and the GPU is also noisy when gaming. I'm planning on replacing the cooler at some point with something quieter, and eventually the case fans as well. My speakers drown out the noise fairly well though, so it isn't a major issue. So far I'm happy with it.

[Note- the case did not include a 500W PSU, I obviously got that separate. The case was around $50 and the total cost was closer to $350]

Part Reviews

Case

Looks nice, feels sturdy, and is easy to build in. It's not very flashy, so it shouldn't stick out too much. The paint does come off really easily, though. Fans are a little noisy at full speed, but that's expected (a lot better now that I have a fan controller). Decent case for a good price.

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Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

It sounds like you enjoyed building your first computer with a gracious heart. I'm certain it's serving you well for school and your entertainment needs. Thanks for sharing and enjoy it. +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!