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I have recently looked into building a PC when i was tired of the price of console titles and wanted in on PC exclusives. this was somewhat successful when i played games on my laptop which wasn't half bad. soon enough, i was tired of the low frame-rates so i looked into buying a gaming computer. sadly the ones available for purchase were much too expensive for my budget. i checked YouTube for cheaper pre-built pc's unintentionally learning that you can build your own, and at that, cheap if you're patience is high enough. i looked around for quite some time and decided that the integrated graphics of the amd kaveri apu was too good to pass up then i just needed to find the other components. whilst you-tubing other PC components i found this site, which made life so much easier i had soon had an on-paper, functioning PC. days later, i had the parts to build this semi-bad boy. finally, it was software time, which proved to be no easier than the shopping and the physical, hardware side. i had also noticed that people under the completed builds had claimed they had gotten ridiculous parts for cheap with no proof, so for any of you guy's sake, like me at the time, i will make it entirely link enabled. i assure you, so far so good i get around 50-60 fps on medium to high on minecraft, skyrim, and fallout: new Vegas. which two of these titles are not so easy to run adequately. i also get around 45-50 fps while recording video game footage. -update- I bought a WiFi card and moved it to a different room, for you observant ones who notice that.

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

That looks like a pretty big toaster... How many slices of bread can it do at one time?

Nice build! +1 As for the prices, people put their own custom ones because the links will change over time, just so you know.

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

So much room to upgrade it's ridiculous; good job on the parts.

  • add another 4Gb RAM for dual-channel improvements (very important to Kaveri)

  • OC RAM and CPU for improved performance

  • add R7 250 for dual-graphics (greatly improved performance)

This PC can grow with you as you journey into the glorious rainbow-sunset of PC gaming, OP.

EDIT: dat mousepad of pure patriotism.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

all this

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, thank you. but what should i upgrade first? I think i should upgrade the ram first but i'm not sure and does an ssd help with gaming and at the least, loading screens?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

First see if you can OC the stick you got before you upgrade it. Then buy another of the same if you can, or if you can't, buy 2 sticks of 2133 or 2400 for a total of 8gb long-term.

SSD is marginal for gaming. If this machine is gaming-focused, worry about an SSD later.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

But won't that void any warranties present or make it likely to break and shouldn't an over locked CPU be fan cooled by am aftermarket CPU cooler.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

mostly if you overclock RAM too much, it's just going to plain not work and you'll have to reset CMOS, but that's it. Nothing broken. Just don't increase voltages to insane levels. Read up a little on it before doing it so you know what the stupid mistakes are.

OCing a CPU mildly is definitely possible on the stock coolers, provided the case's ventilation and ambient temps aren't horrible. Obviously you will have better luck and temps with better coolers, but it's still possible.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, i have no more questions.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure when I go into the bios, the ram says it's clocked at 1600mhz Does the 1866 mean that's what you can OC it to? And what kind of boosts would i see in frame rates if I did that also if I got 4 more of the same ram?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

I am a fan of nice budget builds; Kudos to you sir! Very nice choice of parts for a low budget system

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

with that name I was expecting a mITX build, like an Elite 130 case or something :D upload some internal pics ;) but the budget is great so +1 for that

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Just out of curiosity why such a big case? Nice build though +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

For upgrade-ability and because i'm not exactly a veteran at this stuff. i didn't even know they came smaller and i don't think you could fit a video card and an aftermarket CPU cooler into a small case.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

no storage?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

it's all in the cloud!!

maybe he had extra disks around and he forgot to add them manually.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering about that...

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Nice. This is a very good budget build.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh,i had a hard drive that i could use. that is why it is not included, if you are looking to create this, just add about $60 to the price.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

wow so how do I know that this actually the price???

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

ohhh and there's no motherboard price

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

What resolution do you play games at with this pc? Because I'm thinking about getting a system very similar to this.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

At 1080p, it was able to handle games like fallout new vegas on ultra at 20ish fps, and medium at a reasonable fps. Filthy casual games like LoL, or Dota will run perfectly fine on this if that's what you're wondering.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend updating that ram to 8gigs and the speed be 2133-2400 because the APU benefits greatly off of faster ram

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. This computer has been retired for almost a year now. I forgot about this post. Now I have an intel core i7 4790, gtx 960, and 8 gigabytes of ram.

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