Description

This is a good entry level gaming build that is very snappy and somewhat budget minded. I'll start off with some estimated benchmarks. For boot time, it took 15 seconds from off to sign in, pretty impressive for an HDD. Next, it is read speeds. It reads at about 110 MBPS average, again, pretty impressive for an HDD. I do not know gaming performance yet since the only game I've played on it so far is TF2, a very non-graphics intensive game.

Now I'll be doing my review section for each and every part.

$110.99 CPU: Pretty quick CPU that has only 2 physical cores, but 4 if you include logical cores. Yes, it has hyper threading so you will be able to do some video editing with this. It is a very good multitasking CPU. I had 40 "desktops" open on windows 10 while running every default windows app that it came with, and the CPU was only under 7% load. 5 stars

$69.99 Motherboard: This Motherboard was a delight to me for many reasons. First of all, it looks sick and it has a cool little dragon symbol on it. Second, the boot time. The first time I presses the power button on my case, the BIOS was up I want to say, 1-2 seconds afterward. No joke, no exaggeration, it was just that fast. Third, the drivers. Although the case I used did not exactly make installing the drivers easy, the drivers were very good once I got them installed. Bonus and side note, bonus first. The bonus is that it came with Norton Security for "free" (you had to buy the motherboard, that's why it's in quotes), and the side note is that you have to install the LAN drivers before you can connect any type of Ethernet cable and expect it to work. Other than that, pretty good. P.S, it also has overclocking options in the BIOS, pretty surprising for an H110M mobo. But I have a locked CPU so I can't try it out so, yea. Oh yea, and only one PCIe slot for a GPU. 4 stars

$34.99 RAM: Pretty quick, does what it needs to do. Looks cool too. 5 stars

$47.99 HDD: This HDD as you have seen above in the description, does a VERY good job of being fast, while also having large storage. Other than that, does what it needs to do and has a pretty low failure rate. 5 stars

$151.99 GPU: The R9 380 is a pretty good GPU, but as I have said, I have not tested any games with it so I'm not all the way sure. I have overclocked it with the drivers that come with it though, I got a 120 mhz overclock, nothing much but still worth mentioning. N/A

$74.99 NZXT S340: This is an awesome case. Good aesthetics, good cable management, and a pretty cool PSU shroud. This case is overall the very best case I have ever seen on the market and I now know why everyone likes this case. This case is sort of big, but no problems there because I was expecting this from a full tower chassis. Very roomy case and looks like it can bit the biggest of coolers, and has pretty good airflow too. Outstanding build quality. 5 stars

74.99 PSU: Very good PSU that packs a lot of power for the price. Heh, see what I did there? Power? No? ok. Well anyway, it is 80+ gold, fully modular, and pretty quiet. It is a very reliable and efficient PSU and probably the best fully modular PSU you can get for 75 bucks. Also, the cables that it provide are very sensible and there is a no compromises approach from EVGA. This is not really a con since I got it to work pretty easily, but it's still worth mentioning. The 24 pin cable was a little stiff and a little hard to bend. Oh well, it's cheap and it works very well. Another thing to mention is the build quality. It is a SeaSonic OEM. If you dont know what SeaSonic is, it is the leading PSU manufacturer in overall quality. This is why I chose the GS verion instead of G2. 5 stars.

Overall guys, this is a very nice build. I know that I most likely would have rated everything with less stars if I had used any other PC than an old Inspiron 560 until now, but to be honest I think it is a pretty quality build.

>Need dispenser here!

EDIT: About the psu, another problem is that it has all black cables. No ketchup and mustard. Also, (warning I'm going to brag) I made the wallpaper on my pc, HAHA IT'S BETTER THAN YOURS HAHA! Ok, guys, jk. But if any of you were wondering the monitor is the Samsung S24E370DL. It has wireless charging for you phone at the base.

Part Reviews

CPU

Blazing fast CPU for the price. For 110 dollars this CPU is worth every penny.

Motherboard

Pretty good mobo. Boots into BIOS as fast as a samsung SSD can load a word document I want to say. I had a hassle getting the drivers installed, but that's just because I had no optical drive for my pc and I had to use my other pc to get them on a USB. sigh*

Memory

Does what it needs to. Blazing fast.

Storage

Very fast for an HDD. Low failure rates.

Video Card

Very good video card. Got a stable 15 percent overclock out of it. Runs club penguin at 360p medium without crashing. I would call that a success.

Case

I cannot rave enough about this case, so I'll keep it short. Pros, aesthetics, build quality, cable managment, PSU shroud, cable down points, and airflow.

Cons, no optical drive bay

Power Supply

Efficient, fully modular, reliable, and cheap. What more can I ask?

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 5 points

Nice build man! Longest title I've ever seen aha!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Lol yea. Very long title

  • 38 months ago
  • 5 points

+1 for pupper

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

dude that r9 380 was a rip off! I got a $210 GPU and I can run Club Penguin 4K@60 on ultra settings!

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Lol

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Good build for the price +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! And don't give me a hard time about the mousepad in the last picture, I'm just borrowing it lol.

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm confused , he paid you $7.50 an hours to build a PC for $600?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Naw, I wish though. I had to do a lot of work and I got paid $7.50 for every hour of work. But it didn't take too long because I had my birthday in between and I started off with $150 I saved up already.

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points
Wow! An h110 Gaming mobo!

+1

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow!

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

¡moM

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Wally! ¡yllaW Haha can't get me this time.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

An h110 Gaming mobo!

I felt the same.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Why did you plug in the HDMI cable into the motherboard I/O? If you have a discrete card (which you do), plug it into it, otherwise the computer won't recognize it and you will run the computer on the Integrated Video Card in the CPU. Otherwise, good build for the price.

+1

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

At the time I didn't have an HDMI cable so I was actually using a VGA cable which my GPU didn't have a port for. I had to use the iGpu for the boot test. It's all good now though.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, nice build anyways

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol, my parents helped me pay for my PC in exchange for me doing more school work.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Lucky...

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Remarkable build! glad you were able to build an epic PC for a inexpensive price! I to, know the tussle of obtaining money, me being only 15. Fortunately it's not impossible.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea. Luckily I had my birthday not long after I started working for money from my dad. That expanded my budget by quite a bit. About 200 dollars to be exact. But yes, thank you for the positive feedback! (I swear to you I'm not automated)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

When I was 13 I was rocking a "sick" MacBook pro with a core 2 duo and 1 GB of RAM... how the hell did I play Minecraft?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol. I think it's safe to say.

That that laptop sucked.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you talking about! That sounds super powerful!

/s

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

i love this build! it kinda inspired me to make something similar to start with my YT channel!

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

Aw thanks! That actually means more than you think it would! It feel good to inspire people. :-D

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet dude! :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! Still really enjoying it, recently got it an SSD, pretty standard stuff but good upgrade. Also nice name haha.

Ps. Do you watch bulletbarry by any chance? Your name is a thing he likes to say.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

haha yeah! I'm a pretty big fan of his videos! He has a lot of good content and really knows what he is talking about. I'm a Xbox player but I'm doing months of research and learning how all this works before I buy my parts for my build!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice man! Uses to be a giant Nintendo fanboy but now I'm for pc. I still love going back and playing on my old consoles, mostly GameCube and Wii and speedrunning stuff. And yea, that feeling when you finally finish your build is just incredible, and playing on your masterful creation is even better. Also forgot to mention I changed desks and now have a liquid cooler in my pc. Yes liquid cooler is way over the top for an i3 but when I get a better cpu and overclock I won't need a new one later.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah dude!

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  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

you mind if i steal this?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks man :D Here's some more recent pictures to try and make you jealous haha

https://imgur.com/a/aBGT1

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

damn that is one sexy PC

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build for the price man, I have the exact same case it's badass. The real question is... can it run crysis?

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! And I hope it can run crysis... lol

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

And I hope it can run crysis... lol

Literally died.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn 7,50 per hour seems like heaven, i have to do with 3,30...

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh crap, that seems like hell! Lol. Once you get the money it feels very rewarding though.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha lucky. 7.50 isn't too bad tho, some people get 0 haha

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea that's what I do too. I live on a farm so I have a pretty good stream of work day to day.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Well of course

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Put dispenser here!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope.avi

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

pootis spenser here!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a fellow TF2 fan I see?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. I'm still f2p because I am broke after just building a pc, but I enjoy it a lot. I only have one hat though

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I've been playing for two years and I'm still an f2p with a Hurt Locher and a Strange Beggars Bazooka coming on the 15th

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Noice. I'd say that my best items are the professor speks and the dressed to kill sniper rifle. Pretty bad for now, but soon I should get better.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the rifle factory-new?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

No unfortunately, it is well worn. I got it gifted from me from a more experienced player.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

this was bsicly my first build when i was 12 but a fx 6300 and a r9 280 now im 14 with a pc thats over 2k that i worked about um.... 150hours for :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol haha I only had to work 30 hours with the birthday money I received

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

look at my build in this link ;) http://pcpartpicker.com/list/n4vQVY still does not work yes running a 280 in it until my 1070s come in 3 days :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Noice. The 1070s seem like a solid choice. Also, I have played on my friends eblue mouse and I have to agree, it is a very comfortable and responsive mouse.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

mine is the wireless one but same thing :) best mouse for under 20$ ever

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya he has the wireless one too. The thumbrest is really almost a necessity if I'm going to get an enjoyable/comfortable gaming mouse.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

also the eblue mouse i have i HIGHLY recomend it for the price its less than 20$ and GREAT better than a lot of 50+$ mice i have used

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh crap, I NEED that mobo on your partlist... RGB is really my type of thing.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

it looks nice in my case that sadly is not listed on this site as its a cyberpower case i picked up used in new condition very cheap and that motherboard is under rated it overclocks like a beast my friend put his 5930k in it and we tryed it

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

as for my gpu (r9 280) just using it in my pc it was my first true gaming gpu as a r7 250 ddr3 does not really count after that my gpu is used in my sisters build as her gtx 770 is near its end and then both the 770 and 280 when it dies are going to be on my dest and look great

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. The first PC I mentioned in my description, an inspiron 560, was an old work PC using the iGPU in the pentium E5500. It can run tf2 at 20fps, fallout new vegas at 5-10 fps, and portal at 20 fps. I am so excited to get some new games on my pc, you don't even know!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fan headers does the mobo has?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

it has 2 system fan and one cpu fan

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

That motherboard looks nice! :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! on of the reasons i chose it!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Np!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Great little build that should hold strong until you're old enough to start working a real job and make it a true beast.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! I was very pleased I think this build once I had it. but I guess after using the iGPU in the pentium e5500 anything would feel like an upgrade

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have steam?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, this is my profile, steamcommunity.com/id/cowbotblob/

Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the colour scheme and parts

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

(:

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this setup run 2 monitors? Also is it true u can't have more than one monitor using that motherboard.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I do not have 2 monitors but I believe that it does support it. If you are using a dedicated GPU then yes, I'm almost certain that it can because it depends on the gpu for that matter. If you are going to be using the motherboards I/O for the graphics, then I have no idea. Sorry! Hope this helped!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the motherboard come with built-in Wi-Fi?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

No

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the motherboard? And CPU?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the very late reply but the motherboard is nice. Bios/uefi are very easy to navigate and I haven't had a problem with anything yet. The cpu Was a good bang for the buck in June but now I'd recommend the g4560. It's basically the same thing for half the price. However, the performance is really good for the Money. Can run most pre-2016 games at highest settings. While it might struggle to keep up with games like doom at the highest settings, at low-medium it runs 80 fps no problem.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

the thing i like is that i have the exact same keyboard and mouse

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea it does but it's pretty slow. I prefer the fast charger that comes with my s6.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

At first I could not put the MOBO in and align it with standoffs when the io sheild was in for some reason. Now it works though and I have the io shield in thankfully

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If ur talking about the r9 380 the you are very wrong. I hate this misconception that all amd products are trying pans because it's just plain wrong. It's almost as stupid as console players saying that Xbox has better hardware then pc because they're just plain wrong and the misconception is just as common. If ur not talking about the tho then I have no idea what ur saying.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea. I get kinda fired up about "amd is frying pan" stuff because it's mindless fanboyism. Oh well. :-/

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea the cpu aren't quite as good as Intel in some regards but their r7 1800x compared to intels 6900k there is a big price difference with a small performance difference so their cpu are getting better for sure.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I found on newegg in June, so it was before their rx gfx cards. It was easier to find then but I'd recommend looking on newegg