Description

I have been using a laptop for some years, and after collecting enough cash, it was finally time to get a brand new PC. This is my first complete build ever, and I'm quite happy that it turned out well.

My main goal was so that I can play my current games at more reasonable framerates, on at least average graphics settings and also to do "work" and other stuff on faster speed. My laptop was just not enough anymore, getting slow for just browsing files and at games on the lowest graphics settings.

I have been doing my research on parts for quite a while, sometimes even getting headaches. I also tried not to go over 250000 HUF/€800, so I wanted this build to be budget friendly.

I live in Hungary, I bought all the parts in a local store online, so that I don't have to bother with getting all part separately for slightly better price and delaying the building further away.

I also had this stupid idea that I later may want to try out Crossfire just for fun, partly the reason why I choosed a mobo with 2 x16 slots and another GPU which has a slim slot variant from the same brand.

i5-7400: I wanted an Intel CPU with 4 cores.

Arctic Freezer i32: I wanted a cooler with 120mm fan size and being push-to-pull compatible.

MSI B250M Mortar: I wanted a microATX size mobo with only one m.2 slot and 4 ram slot.

Team Group Elite 2x4GB DDR4 2400MHz: Not really much to say here, only that I bought these separately, because it was cheaper than a actual 2x4GB kit.

Crucial MX300 275GB M.2 SATA SSD: I wanted an m.2 for less cable managing, and the storage size looked odd and neat.

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200rpm 64MB WD10EZEX: I wanted at least 1TB for storage, and I had a 500GB HDD from them before.

XFX RX 460 4GB Single Fan: I wanted a GPU with at least 4GB.

Thermaltake Core V21: I wanted a cube case, and it's quite customize-able.

Enermax Triathlor ECO 550W: I wanted a semi-modular PSU with at least 500W and Bronze efficiency.

Arctic F12 3-pin Case Fan and MX-2 4g Thermal Paste: A case to push air out and paste for the CPU/Cooler. I sticked with Arctic to keep it simple.

In total it was 245285 HUF/€791.26 including delivery.

Also, I realized later, but I bought a VGA-HDMI adapter for my old monitor separately, for 3380 HUF/€10.9 including delivery.

Lesson learned: Always check your shopping list twice before making a purchase.

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build. How's that rx 460 performing?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

So far I only tried modded World of Tanks on max settings, it stays below 70°C and the fan rarely spins up to only 90% on full usage.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I see a bunch of people arguing over which parts are better but you know what I like what you did. My first buiild had an i3 paired with a gtx 1070 until i got an i5. And you know what it worked for me since i knew i would be upgraded even more. Hell even my wifes new pc pairs an i5 with a 460 and you know what it runs just as smooth as if i had the i3 and a 1070 in there. +1 for using what you wanted and +another 1 for an awesome build

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice budget gamer and got an i5. Sweet!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Hows the motherboard, any problems or comments on it, hows the mobo audio?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

No complains on it at all, the audio sounds great either. Not much I can say about it, other than that it works just as it's expected from any mobo. :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this 460 good for gaming? Like CSGO and Overwatch?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

If you aim for 1080p and light/medium games then yes.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really an upgrade, if anything he should get the 470.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recomend returning the RX460 and getting a GTX 1050 if that is possible.

Wat. Why would anyone to go to all of that trouble for a equal card?

Also the I5-7400 seems overpowered for a RX460 unless you are looking for upgrade space.

That isn't how it works....

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess, but I had a tight budget at that time and I didn't wanted to go over 250.000 HUF, or 800€.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 5 points

Can people stop doing this? The partt choices are solid. Only do it if the parts don't make sense

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

^^ (great comment) The 7400 is leaps and bounds above a G4560

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

yup and the g4560 is out of stock eberywhere, would recommend ryzen at this price point tho.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

But ryzen 3 not out yet and everything else in ryzen lineup more expensive

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

for gaming the g4560 is the best if in stock or go for the i5 6600k no point buying a locked i5 IMO,

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I could agree on the GPU I guess, but as for the CPU, I had a Pentium E5300 and a i5-2450M before, so having 4 actual cores was just a must.