Description

After going through 3 laptops, new or refurbished only for them to break down on me, I finally decided to build a PC. This is my first ever build, and I couldn't been more happier that it works like a charm.

This is NOT for gaming. Possible emulation but other than that, no PC gaming. Will be used for daily use, some photo and video editing, maybe for college later, browsing, all that good stuff.

Don't have much to say about the CPU and motherboard. Needed RAM about 8. Anything less than 4 drives me nuts. Got SanDisk SSD and am very pleased and surprised by how long my computer boots up. Was going to go with Kingston but I hear many complaints about it so went with SanDisk, for they were cheap and not many people had problems with SanDisk. Haven't bought a HDD yet but that will come later. Liked the case, it was cheap and looked ok. Hear 430W was the ideal number for the power supply so got that as well. Plus I am supposed to be getting my $20 rebate soon. Disk drive works great, and so does the W/less adapter.

The score isn't all that good, but then again I don't care much for graphics.

I did my best with cable management. I am ok with how the inside looks but think I could do better. Maybe one day when I have the time to rearrange but other than that this is the best I could do.

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

Nice budget build, but you could've gotten a more powerful A6 for around $5 more.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Beyond the fact that you are gonna need to upgrade that cpu (I would say an A8 for ~100$) this seems very nice

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I realized that I could've done better with a better cpu.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice budget build. Enjoy.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice budget build.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Good way to get your feet wet with a simple budget machine. +1!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

An A4 for a 500$ build...

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Already one of my buyers remorse. I may look into getting an A6 or A8 later.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

The A4 is ok, a couple more bucks for a quad core would have been a better choice. $400 bucks is a bit steep for a general use build, but it's all quality parts, with room for growth when you need more oomph.

+1

Edit: Unoriginal name :P still keeping my +1 there.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, thanks. :p I'm aware it's unoriginal but regardless I still like it.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

good price, good for what you need. +1

with the motherboard you chose you can easily slap in an A8 or A10 APU when you have the cash and it will make a dramatic improvement. for the time being, if it works well for what you need then keep it as what you've got. you chose well as you have a good upgrade path.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I am already looking into an A8 later. Other than that, thank you!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Go A8 and increase ram speed to atleast 1866 you will see the difference in performance.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I love my a10 still around $100