Description

After using an HP laptop for the past 7 years I thought it was finally time to upgrade. I started researching how to build a PC about 5 months ago and began collecting parts around the same time. I know this isn't the best or the newest, but it fits my needs well and was within my budget.

Part Reviews

CPU

An older CPU that still gets the job done. Should be able to overclock it easily as well.

CPU Cooler

Great cooler! I sit around 27 C at idle and 45 C under load with an fx-6300.

Motherboard

Solid MOBO that was easy to work with for a first time builder. BIOS was easy enough to navigate and has all the features I wanted.

Memory

It's RAM and it works.... what more can I say.

Storage

Great value for and outstanding product.

Video Card

Great performance to price ratio, low power consumption, and no PCI-E connector so it makes cable management easy.

Power Supply

500w, bronze certified, and semi-modular for $40, what more could you ask for.

Wireless Network Adapter

Works just like it said

Custom

This keyboard really surprised me. The keys feel great, colors are bright and vivid, but will also dim as not to blind you in a dark room, the wrist rest is another great addition to this keyboard, and finally the programmable keys on the left side are a nice touch.

Custom

Great looking case, but the air flow is terrible with the front cover on. It only has one slot across the bottom and a few tiny holes on the front that allow for intake of air. With the cover on my cpu was at 35 C idle and 59 C under load, with the cover taken off I am now at 27 C idle and 45 C under load.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice clean build. Wonder why the FX-6300 ?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

It was honestly the first part I purchased. Had I of waited another few months I probably would have gone with the G4560 for the upgrade path and performance to price ratio. Unfortunately I didn't know much about CPU's at the time, but you live and you learn.... I will more than likely do a full motherboard and cpu update in a year or so, but this will definitely fill my needs until I can upgrade to RYZEN or an i3/i5.

  • 25 months ago
  • -1 points

The FX-6300 is powerful, has a nice price/performance relation and can get easly overclocked also with 20€/$ cpu-cooler. I liked that he matched the blue fan with the motherboard's south- and northbridge cooler! :) Nice one!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

The FX-6300 is powerful

Not really the words I would choose. Wonder what a 6700k is then. LOL

There are FX 8350 going for $70.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately I was never able to find one under $115.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I liked that he matched the blue fan with the motherboard's south- and northbridge cooler! :) Nice one!

Technically the case comes with two 120mm case fans. Indeed they do look nice.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work. I'm glad its serving you well. Thanks for sharing and enjoy it. Plus one.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build, you made good choices for your needs. It also looks really good, thank you for sharing.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning on building a pc soon. I'm wondering what kinda games your able to play on this?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Right now the only game I have is PUBG and I'm averaging around 45fps on high settings, but keep in mind this game is not optimized well and is early access.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Cody I could somewhat help kinda. You can play most games out there on 1080p on mostly high settings maybe Ultra depending on game. From what i see on this guy's set you'll max out all esports games like Overwatch and Dota2. And play a lot of older games at max. This build is basically better than a ps4 basically if that helps!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh thanks. I'm already planning on building my first pc within the next two months that should be similiar to this. Performace wise.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm surprised that 5 months ago you started with AM3+. But hey at least I didn't see "upgrade path" or something similar. AM3 has no future but still works well!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey it gets the job done pretty good!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I'm planning on building an everyday use pc with some light-medium gaming. So far, I've chosen FX-6300 and eyeing Asus - M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+. The site warns me about incompatibilities and suggested to update the bios. Did you update yours?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything went together perfect and booted on the first try. Have you already purchased the FX-6300 or are you planning to?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

That's nice to hear! I'm planning to because I have some spare (new, haven't used them yet) ddr3 that I want to use.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this run GTA V, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, and Saints Row 3 & 4? I want to mod those games. I'm not looking for a monster or a streaming PC. I just want a PC that will play those games on the best settings. If someone wants to give me a link to a build that fits my specifications that would be greatly appreciated. Also my budget is $800. I know there a builds that will run GTA V and DBX2 for $200-$300 less. If you know those as well please give me a link.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It runs GTA V at 50-60 fps on high settings, but I can't say about the other games. So far this PC has done everything I've wanted to do. If i were to start my build today though I would go with RYZEN 3 or 5 for the price vs performance aspect and more "future proofing".

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

I saw the the AM3 chipset and wanted to hate it. But tbh, the build is pretty decent. You'll be able to play most games pretty damn well, and at that price its not bad, even though slightly older.

It wouldve been great is ryzen 3 was about because youd be able to build on AM4 (much longer upgrade path). But ow well, this will do you well for know.

P.s. I ALWAYS recommend an SSD ;P

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really leaning towards upgrading to RYZEN in the future! An ssd is definitely on the list as my next purchase.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD's transform builds. Make sure if you switch motherboard to reinstall windows and drivers. Really bad experience otherwise. The Ryzen 1700 is my next CPU i think :)

8 cores :o