Description

This was my first PC build and I was on a tight budget, luckily for me I had a good friend who gave advice and some old parts, hence why the SSD and RAM were $0, also why the video card was only $75.

The monitor I had laying around already because it was used for console gaming. The mobo was a refurbished version, which ended up being the main frustration while setting up, because it did not come with any instructions or anything. The case was on an awesome sale from Canada Computers, and was probably the highlight of the build, it was great to work with.

Overall, I'm quite happy with the outcome, it should be a decent gaming PC for me.

Here's the 3DMark results from the Sky Diver benchmark.

http://www.3dmark.com/sd/3708038

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

REPLACE THE PSU ASAP PLZZZZZZZZZ

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, you did ask nicely, so I'll definitely get on that right away.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

XD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That motherboard is probably not the best one around, and the psu is also of dubious quality, but the other parts are nice and balanced (especially the memory and the gpu, both nice!). If you can return the psu I'd do it ASAP to get something better, you can find more information if you google "psu tiers" and look some review of people that tested some units under load and tore them apart to see what they were like inside. The motherboard is ok, if you don't mind having only 2 sticks of ram and if you don't plan to overclock much.

These things aside, I think this pc will serve you well for quite some time, so enjoy!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah honestly the PSU is not what I wanted, but in Canada I couldn't find anything that fit in my budget and was 500W+, but the PSU is on my list as the first upgrade I'll do. Feel free to recommend what to replace it with when the time comes!