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Hello guys, this is my first build, so sorry if I am missing any information. Let's get right into this build.

First of all, it has an Athlon 880K, which comes at a very decent price of $80ish. This was the best budget Quad Core processor I could find. Next is the motherboard- I basically chose whatever fit with all of my other parts. Nothing too special. Next, you got 8gb of G.Skill Ripjaws, which is really good ram, as far as I am aware. Haven't had any issues at all with it. Of course, you have the Caviar Blue 1TB- what else is there to say? We have the most expensive part of the build- coming in at $90, the Gigabyte R7 360, which is awesome for running at least the games that I play. It has 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 DVI-I, and 1 DVI-D for an easy multi-monitor setup. The case I used was the Rosewill SRM-01, which is sort of hard to work with, due to the hard drives not being in a bay, but screwing to a panel that rotates. Next is the power supply, and as the only upgrades I will do are minor, that is more than enough.

Performance: I have only tested 2 games with this computer, but if you play either of these games then this is good to know. CS:GO can be played at full settings with no lag spikes at all- at least 45 fps-60+ fps all the time. For Minecraft, I have played multiple maps, and I can play (with Optifine) Full settings, 32 render distance, all particles, at 70+ FPS. This PC is also very quiet, as long as you turn the case fans down to the slow setting.

Overall, I absolutely LOVE this PC. It tops any other pre-built computer I have had in the past, and for less than $400, it is a steal.

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 4 points

Overall, I absolutely LOVE this PC. It tops any other pre-built computer I have had in the past, and for less than $400, it is a steal.

I appreciate that people like a build, no matter what if it's a $4000 beast or a $250 cheapo build! :')

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice first build! Welcome to PCPP community! FYI, you may want to try and use some zip ties or wire on your cables. The cpu fan wire for sure, it looks like it could easily get in your power supply fan. If nothing else, unplug it, make a loop and put it back on, that will make it shorter.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, and just a question- do any zip-ties work or do you need to have specific types.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Any ole tie should work, although I prefer black. Or you can use Velcro straps. I picked up a roll of 50 for a couple bucks at home depot.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok. I will update my pics once I do the management later tonight! Expect them by tomorrow morning.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, our builds are really similar. We have the same case, we both have an Athlon (although different models), we both have an evga power supply, and we both have a radeon graphics card around the 100 dollar range. I think we're twins.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Nice! I sure wish I went for the RX460/470, but I was so close to breaking my budget- I had about a $400 MAX budget, and it was my first pc. It suits my need perfectly.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I was actually planning on getting the 360 before the 460 came out lol. The RX 460 is basically just a card in between the GTX 750ti/950 and the R7 360 is tied with the 750ti while consuming less power and costing less. So, I think you made a good call on going with the 360. By the way, what operating system do you have on your pc? If you had a max budget of $400, then i'm assuming you didn't pay for windows. I'm currently running windows 10 without a product key because I don't want to give my money to Microsoft XD and I wouldn't have been able to get the rx 460 because of money limitations

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Bought a key on reddit for like $20. Used a USB to install windows

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Good Job Man! Pictures of the cable management will be great as well! But good job !

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. This is my first computer, so I am still working on the management. It is hard in such a small case- for my next build whenever this one doesn't do what I need, I hope it will be easier in a bigger and better case :D

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

well uh not brag or anything but uh..... I got the same psu for $10 so I guess you could say I'm better at budget builds..

jk, you did a fantastic job!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

U could have done better with $400 if you didnt buy everything new . If you searched on craiglists for example you could get a i5 2500k or a 6950 , 7950 for the price that u paid for your gpu or cpu. Although great build tho

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

To assume that craigs can be better is wrong. Local ads can work perfectly if you live in a place with a lot of people selling computer stuff. For instance where I live it's imposible to rely on local ads and all the US steals from ebay are killed by the shipping and duty fees.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. And since this is my first build, and I live in a rural area of Ohio, I decided to opt for New parts, because if I bought all the parts from different people, the closest they would be is >1h away.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Im sure this is a dumb question. I have never built a gaming pc but I am saving for one I JUST put together that costs $825.55........ This is gonna run BF4 at 100 fps...... But If I got a PC like yours, It would probably run at like 15 or 20 right????

Thanks

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

This is incorrect. Because of the age of BF4 it is fairly easy to run on modern budget builds, you'll be able to get 60 fps on medium to high settings, with a graphics card upgrade like a 950 you could do max settings on this build. EDIT- you would get anywhere between 50 and 60 for this build

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Great parts for the price. Those Athlon chips still pack a punch! You don't need an all intel build to have a good pc!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this computer. And yes, these chips are soooo good, and being core clocked at 4gHz with 4 cores for >$100, you can't really turn that down.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Very similar to my own build, except I opted for the AMD FX-6300. Same GPU, RAM, HDD. What kind of performance can you get with Doom 2016?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I do not have the game, but I will let you know when/if I try it.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Doom needs a supercomputer to run, man. This build probably couldn't even run it, but this is just from what I've heard.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Consoles with not even half the hardware performance of this machine can run it. I don't see why this system couldn't.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget build! Athlons are strong performers for the price!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes they are, I am going to try and benchmark my computer later this week, and hope that it is decent.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

cant fault with the build

although you do need to post some better pictures

this build will def destroy pre-builds which either have crappy CPU, GPU and PSUs

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the thing is that an SRM-01 is a very small case, and with the swiveling hard drive thing, its very hard to get hard drives, and I don't want to take the entire drive thing out.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

ok but try to take pictures with better lighting

some of the pic are too blur to see the insides

prebuilds also use the weird mounting for the HDDs

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah... I don't have a proper camera so I had to use my iPod. Sorry about that.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Great first build - I'm planning on using the same video card so i clicked on your build (I'm sure as hell glad I did)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. You will not be disappointed if you use it. Also, for games like Minecraft if I turn my render distance to 16 chunks instead of 32, and I record it I get about the same.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! How is the GPU working out for you?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't had any problems- I don't have anything to compare it to as I have never owned another gpu that is comparable to this (only one in a 200$ computer from 10 years ago), and I only do light gaming.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

would this run overwatch?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

would u consider updating the gpu to a gtx 1050 it seems like a better choice

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I was also wondering the same thing

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I would definitely choose the 1050, but I made this build a few months before it was released.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

get an rx 460 it out performs the 750 ti for about 10-20$ more (mabey less depending on where you buy) and it has dx12 support so it will last for awhile

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

np!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

This WOULD have better quality than console, but I am currently on a bad resolution monitor, so it should be able to show even better graphics.