Description

This is my first PC gaming build I never made before. I am new to the master race, but I know all about steam and computers since I have experiences with them. I started off cheap because I'm on a budget and I'm not very wealthy to afford a high-end computer. This build however, wasn't bad at all. I bought some of these parts used to save money like the rosewill wi-fi PCI adapter for example. I bought it off for $5 on a swap meet xD including the HDD and the case.

I am super excited to experience the true gaming of the pc world and would like to encourage others to do the same. I will be gaming with a team of friends when they get their build finished. Thank you for reading.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that this build costed me $626.25. Not $752.16. Which means I saved $125.91! And I know about the cable management looking bad. I'll try to tidy it up when I get the chance.

UPDATE: The pictures above are not as ugly anymore. I finally got zip ties and cable manage my desktop, so it looks neat now :)

Part Reviews

CPU

Pretty good budget CPU Processor.

Video Card

One of the best freaking Graphics card by EVGA. Love them!

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Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

750 Ti is a great budget gaming card! The rest of the commponents seem like they make a lot of sense with the budget. The Power Supply is pretty extremely overkill for this build, unless you're planning to some really serious overclocking for the CPU and the GPU, and then add another 750 Ti would maybe fill that gap.

I understand its' your first build, and you were probably super keen to get it going and booted. That said, you really need to do some more cable management. When your honeymoon phase of how pleased you are with it, take the side panel off, and do some cleanup. Generally you should only be the heads of the connectors, and then the cables disappearing behind the Motherboard Tray. All over your build there's just a lot of messy cables. The SSD should be correctly mounted and not on an angle like that. Feel free to tuck as many cables as you can behind the 5.25" tray next to the Optical Drive.

Another thing to note is the airflow. You generally want positive airflow, that is, more intake than exhale, to avoid dust buildup. This only applies if you have dust filters over the intakes, though. Depending on how much you want to ghetto-mount things, you could make this work. From what I can tell, the front mesh of the 5.25" bays is open, so you could zip tie one of your fans above the Optical Drive as another intake. In terms of dust filtering, you could probably just get a piece of fabric and pin it over the fan mounts somehow. Something pretty fine like legging material could probably work pretty well. I'm not sure what you could do with that weird massive side panel fan. It looks like it's an intake, which just makes there some really weird airflow happening. It'll be whipping around coming in the side and then with the GPU fans.

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

Cannot agree more with everything. I'm seconding that!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for replying Colonelnicky. Your advise is really helpful. I know I understand about the bad angle looking SSD bracket, but I tried screwing on the other side, but it couldn't reach, so I decided I should just leave it like that UNTIL I get a better bracket so it fits on the 5.25 HDD bay. My advise on the bracket, don't buy it from China :p

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case. It was also my first build. There is a spot at the bottom of the HDD cage were a SSD can be "mounted" through the bottom. That being said don't tighten it all the way down or you won't be able to plug it in all the way.

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

good card. plays all my games on high spec

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for great components in your budget. Just need to do some tidying up with the cable management. I know how hard it can be with a non modular supply, but it can help with airflow in the case. Quick question though. Is there a reason the ssd is mounted diagonally like that?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I will try to fix that and make it look neat sir. Thanks for replying :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Not very wealthy?

This pc will give you an enormous amount of wealth measured in HIGH END HAPPINESS

Not everyone can afford a $1000 PC. (I suspect you may have a monitor/keyboard/mouse for your computer)

I agree with colonelnicky, except when it comes to the PSU i don't think that one is enough.

Poor quality PSU cannot handle loads above 70% which means you only have about 420W to work with. So i'd say you are safe with that one(for the most part), or you could save money in the form of electricity bills and buy a lower watt, higher quality gold/plat PSU that is more reliable as well at the same price.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I already have a Monitor, keyboard, and mouse before I bought this build. I'll try to do more research on the PSU wattage tho. Thanks!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Not bad for your first PC build. Just be sure to do a little cable management +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

2 bits of advice. Apevia cases are not the best cases you can get for form or function. I would really recommend getting a new case, if only to improve the case, and your sub-par cable management. Otherwise, this is an excellent build for a budget.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard its not the best, but I wanted a green led looking PC mid-tower because it looks cool. That's my first time getting one.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

It can be cabled nicely I've been using a case identical to this for 2 years. I like it. There's a few tricks to wiring it though like wiring behind the motherboard mount. SSD mounts below the HDD drive cage. zip ties are your friend. hate being this guy but check out my build I had it POORLY wired and over the past 2 years i've rewired it a few times and it can be a very clean and functional case as long as you aren't trying to fit in a 240mm watercooler.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that this build costed me $626.25. Not $752.16. Which means I saved $125.91!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, not bad build but... umm... it's kinda messy in there. Messy cables, absolutely no cable management + that SSD how is inserted, my friend next to me and I almost died mate :D:D LOL :D Hilarious build.. :D Giving +1 for the components but have on mind that cable mngmnt is very important... and of course how you insert SSDs too ;D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha i understand. I don't blame all of you, I will buy HDD/SDD Brackets, but i don't have any money on me. I am gonna be upgrading this computer in the future. This is just temporary. Thanks for the +1. It helps alot :D Oh please bear in mind, This is a used case. I regret buying it used because it has no brackets + less standoffs in there. It runs games at high settings!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Case, I got the red version of that case.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I will be gaming on steam ;)

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