Description

Everything works nothing DOA. I hated that everything was from different stores and shipping took a away. The coolest thing was the case. It shipped on a monday and arrived at my house on tuesday even though it said 4 to 7 business days. This build is mainly for Gaming and video editing. On thing that went bad was, my failure to download the wrong type of Win8. I downloaded 32bit instead of the 64 bit.

CPU: Wanted a Amd, because of my budget and it's mainly for editing. I went from always dual core to a hexa core.... It ******* epic!

Motherboard: Cheap, decent reviews. Supports 1600Mhz Memory. Has USB 3.0. Wasn't gonna overclock anyway.

Ram: Got the cheapest 8GB 1600MHz at the time. All i need. Can easily upgrade to 16 Gb if needed.

Storage: I always wanted to try out an SSD. But a bad idea buying the cheapest and smallest capacity. Also had an old 500HD 7200rpm WD HDD from old Build.

GPU: Wanted to go with the R9 270x but when i read reviews, the Non X was basically a underclocked X version. Haven't played any games yet. But switching from a laptop gpu to this? Hands down...

Case: Wanted small and portable and cheap. Got the N200 for 30 bucks. No complains. Bought extra fans for extra cooling.

PSU: cheap, reliable.

OS: Win 8,g ot a key off reddit for 15 bucks and a link for the iso. Alot better than paying full price

Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Having just built a similar rig myself I'm a big fan of your parts selection simply for the bang for buck you get. I would expect you get similar fps to myself, somewhere in the high 40's to 50's on max settings when gaming? The only drawback I see, you, yourself acknowledge is the small SSD, typically I would consider 64gb to be the lowest you would want to go in size but +1 all the same.

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

yeah the small SSD, was a bad decision. But next time, i'll know better

  • 67 months ago
  • 0 points

You know that the SSD is meant for caching, right? Not typical data storage?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The 32GB SSD is used for caching, unlike a normal SSD. It's like turning your HDD into a hybrid drive.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not familiar with utilizing an SSD as a cache. While the read times would no doubt be quick, would such use not be harm full to the drive in the long run? perhaps using ramdisk instead? I'm still learning about this type of stuff.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Basically what it does is it takes data you use a lot and copies it into the SSD to be read more quickly. If you force system shutdown or there is some sort of error (only happened once to me) then it just resets the cache. No data lost because its on your HDD. As for ramdisk, that just takes a portion of your ram and turns it into storage. If I had 8gb or ram and I ran a 2gb ramdisk then I would have 2gb of ram to store files on and the extra 6gb would just function as normal ram.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Well executed, tricky with the cables in there, I'm sure. I like what you did with the mounting of your cache SSD. +1

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  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

YES PLEASE. This is a great budget machine, looking to build something like this for a few friends. I don't know why, but these types of rigs really appeal to me. Very nice job, +1!

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

You should've added an Asus Ares GPU to make it a real "GOD OF WAR" but, you know, it's probably not in your budget anyways...

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

i was planning on buying that graphics card. how well does it handle newer games?

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

if you on a budget and you dont want to pay more than 200$ish it's awesome

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the noise on the XFX R9 270?

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

it's quiet, pre installed fans are louder.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

What pre installed fans?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I presume you're going to add more storage later?

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, and soon another 1TB.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD + 270 + N200 + EVGA 500W

Wow you really like parts that I like/used. Great build and balanced part choices

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

arent you limited to 4gb with a 32bit OS?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I think it's actually 3.2 or something like that.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/override-the-4gb-memory-barrier-on-32-bit-windows-81-systems/#.

did some research, turns out you can increase from 32bit to 36bit memory adressing. But you may have to sacrifice SOME compatibility with SOME applications. bookmarked :P

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

That's an interesting concept.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, but i formated the SSD and put the 64 bit on.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the case good for cable management? I might get as well

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

is that a picture of the USB 3.0 IOs on the back BENT into the case???

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

normally it was 65, with 10$ rebate