Description

I didn't have the best knowledge of these parts it took me around 2 months to research decent parts ,and look up multiple videos on how to build a pc. When I built it I was really nervous because I thought if I did one thing wrong I can mess up a component and my build would be destroyed but everything went goodat the end it was easier then i thought lol. When it went into post when I first connected it to my monitor and I was overjoyed to see I didn't break anything lol.

I use this pc for moderate gaming mainly and school work not anything over the top and my budget wasn't big but I was lucky to get rebates on some parts

Part Reviews

CPU

This is my first cpu and the games I have thrown at it no frame drops at all even with multiple applications open in the background. worth the money and the stock cooler has been really quiet and cool despite having long gaming sessions

Motherboard

64gb of ram support ddr4 cross fire but no ski :( but nothing to complain about . I was not planning on overclocking so this met my needs plenty

Memory

(updated part) yes i know the ram is higher speed them my board can handle but i got them for 50 bucks brand new cant complain and i like how they look overall satisfied

Storage

(updated part) bit pricey but it was worth got this ssd for 90 at best buy on sale i got lucky not much to say have it for o/s and main programs

Storage

Plenty of storage planning to add a ssd and reinstall windows on it but for now this meets my needs

Video Card

Got it cheap with rebates handles the games I play well work on start up no n issues with drivers

Case

I was going to get the fractal define R4 case but changed my mind once I saw the case has plenty of room for a small looking case and i like the red bard with matt black case looks nice has good room for cable management despite it looking like it dosent

Power Supply

According to the psu list this was tier 1 got it at a decent price gives me some head room to upgrade and don't have to worry about the psu cabling was easy . Semi modular so cable management was easy behind the case also I like the flat cables

Operating System

had win 8 on usb so upgraded to 10 didn't have to buy saved me money

Monitor

not the best but it was in my budget and fits on my desk

Keyboard

had this board for over a year good quality would perfer mx blues but thsi is good also

Mouse

heard mix things about this mouse but i havent had any problems and it goes well with my big hands i had a logitech g600 and i would get cramps after long sessions

External Storage

nothing to review a portable hdd i had for a year before i even began to decide to build my pc good space

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

The i3 is more than enough for your gpu. For this being your first build good job. I personally have not built one or own one but I have been researching for 6 months and will have the funds to build one this Black Friday. I do know quite a bit about pc part choices though and I have corrected a few you tubers to change there parts. Personally I would have gone with a worse mobo and case and would have gotten either r9 380 or Gtx 960. But good job!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

True there's always a next time I was going to get the 380 and spend the extra for a solid build but as I saw the price I couldn't pass up on the deal lol thanks though :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

A good mobo is necessary for future proof. And the case is the same ur case u aren't going to upgrade for years. Graphics card u can switch out whenever and he got it for a great price so he can upgrade his gpu whenever and save money because pascal is coming out soon. Getting a GTX 960 or 380 would be a waste when pascal comes out

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning to built a pc in 2 or 3 month, and I was just wondering is this a good pc built http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WYMgYJ my budget is 800 dollars

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I would skip a ssd and grab a 970 or 390. I know people will tell you to choose the 390 but if you record or stream the 970 is much more convenient and easier to do. If you don't then go with a 390.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I know there is a negative stigma around it but if you want to you can go on hardware swap and grab a 970 for $240

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

For a first build this is remarkably well put together, however you may want to double check your motherboards manual. Typically ram sticks will sit in odd or even numbered slots (that's why they're colour coded; 2x grey & 2x black on your board) for dual channel operation. It's not a huge boost in performance but it'll help.

Other than that, you've got a good system with a clear upgrade path which shouldn't break the bank on the way, very nice +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
I agree. The build is well done and it will serve OP well for some time. OP did great and has a good upgrade path for their CPU, GPU, additional RAM and storage. Whenever they think it is time to upgrade.
You are also correct about the RAM. OP should reinstall that one RAM which is in the Black DIMM Slot and relocate it to the Gray DIMM Slot. Or relocate the one RAM that is in the Gray DIMM Slot and relocate it to the Black DIMM Slot. Plus one for your comment and plus one for OP's build.
  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

I check the manuel before i installed them and channel a was 4 and 2 channel b is 1 and 3 the dimm slots are maked . But yeah i know what u mean most videos i saw they spaced the ram sticks with a gap between them but this board had 2 and 4 together and 1 and 3 together

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I check the manuel before i installed them and channel a was 4 and 2 channel b is 1 and 3 the dimm slots are maked...

I think you are confusing the recommended dual channel setup with a different setup. On page 12, from the English manual. The one that says it in statements, what you just commented about, that setup is for the "four" DDR4/DDR3 RAMs. -> "The four DDR4 memory sockets are divided into two channels and each channel has two memory sockets as following:..."
Look at the Dual Channel Memory Configurations Table: "2 Modules": DDR4/DDR3_2 & DDR4/DDR3_1 OR DDR4/DDR3_4 & DDR4/DDR3_3. So "two" RAMs must be in 1 & 2 DIMM Slots (Gray). Or 3 & 4 DIMM Slots (Black).
The 4 Module is saying to install all four RAMs in each DIMM Slot.
  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

So I should insert the ram into channels 1-2?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
Yes, 1 & 2 (Gray). Or 3 & 4 (Black) for dual channel. Sure it is working now but if you setup your two sets of RAM in the proper DIMM Slots: They will be in their max performance. It may not be noticeable but it is the recommended install with a pair of 2 RAM to be installed in 1 & 2 or 3 & 4 DIMM Slots.
  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Just switched them must have read the channel set up wrong lol just noticed I have them in the grey slots and is I add more I just insert them in the black slots right ? Thanks for the reminder :D.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude thank you, this really inspired me to build my own custom PC, because I too have been afraid lately to build my own PC. Now I will do it. But just for you're build maybe put in a higher processor, because it looks like you have some high quality parts but they aren't meeting their full potential due to the processor being an i3.

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

The build is perfectly balanced. Most games use mostly two cores so i3 is just fine. The top build using i3 6100 here on PCPP has an R9 380 which is much more powerful than the GTX 950. Good luck with building your own custom PC though!

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah man I was the same but I just did my research till I was sure I knew what I was doing and everything went well. I was most nervous when installing the cpu since thats the most delicate part after that it was a walk In the park there are tons of videos from more experienced people forms and guides to follow and I'm coming from playing on console pc is pretty amazing and yeah I was going for the 380 but I got the 950 on sale for around $125 with rebates haven't had any issues

Yeah I'm planning on upgrading to a i5 and a 970 later on just now my budget wasn't big so I went with the i3 but still all the games I play like league blade and soul battlefield 4 guild wars 2 and osu so far ive had no problems and but and I'm planning to get dark souls 3 and dying light but that's later on down the line

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

You play Guildwars 2,How is Fps like on this setup

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I can point out I'm currently at 100 plus with the setting on auto detect in places with less objects I haven't done any boss fights as of now so I can't really say but in more crowded environments it drops to about 60-80 fps

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Good luck on your future build! I would get a R9 380 since it is really good for the extra $15-25. The i3 is a outstanding chip.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Not even close. The i3 is plenty powerful to run WAY more than what op has.

  • 42 months ago
  • -2 points

Not true processors barely affect preformence, if anything he should've put on an fx6300 and upped the graphics card, this build isn't even close to be enough for a bottleneck

  • 42 months ago
  • -1 points

They affect performance more than anything no matter what. If you didn't have a processor you wouldn't be able to do anything.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job. This is a wonderful balanced budget gamer home build. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D yeah I'm glad it was I didn't have to spend on The other things like speakers head set O/s mouse keyboard because I had them already so essentially all I needed was my tower

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice part choices for the price, really good for having 0 knowledge.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks !:D

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

You're welcome.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, good selection of parts

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

So I'm gonna assume you did all the research between the i3 6100 vs the i3 6320 and I was wondering what eventually led you to go for the 6100 model?

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

The 6100 was cheaper then the 6320 by like 40 dollars and I saw the bench marks and there wasn't much of a difference between them from what I saw I can be wrong . so I went with the 6100 it saved me some extra money in the end This cpu meets my needs for now planning on upgrading to a i5 and a better video card by the end of the year just didn't have a lot of money to spend at the moment :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, awesome reply!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

personally that dual core puzzles me go for a am3 socket motherboard and a 6 core 6300k Amd processor and you have increased the potential power

dont get me wrong the i3 is a good cpu buuuuut wtaf is it doing with a 950 dude that feels like sacralidge

but good job m8

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the S340 Case? I've seen some reviews saying it scratches easily

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

well ive had it for about a month and my PC is under my desk. but as for scratching easily i cant speak for others but i haven't noticed any scratches on the case during the building proccess but the sckrews to take off the pannels were a bit flimsy taking off and led to little scratches but that was my fault i was nervous at the time lol . the case i got is "mat black" all around the outside with some red inside the case but overall haven't noticed any major scratches on the case its a nice case not big also but weighed a bit when taking out the box lol

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I really like the minimalistic look of the matte black S340, and will probably use it in my new to build.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to hear :D I was first going with the fractal design R4 since it was my first build but found this case and it looked nice and simple to build in cable management was really easy since it comes with alot of tie down holes on the back and the box of screws it comes with are labeled which what I was nervous about because I didn't want to use the wrong screws and the case case manual has info on screws that helped me through the build and the standoffs are easy to move around with the tool provided in the box this is my first case but I like it alot meets my needs and fits almost any type of motherboard size just no drive bays for cd/DVD or blue ray but I installed my os via USB so that wasn't a problem anyways from my experience so far I really like my little s340 lol hope I helped :D

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

In my next build* - I was typing on my phone, and couldn't check grammar

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning on building something like this, please tell me, still running good ah?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply don't check this site often but yes it's running perfectly right now no problems so far in terms of hardware the little i3 holds up well with the 950 I haven't seen any draw back in any game I played so far. I currently have the stock cooler for the cpu and after hours of game play on league csgo the evil with in and multitasking my pc is still quiet . this is my first build and I'm satisfied with my set up so far I'm planning to add another hard drive and ssd and change my gpu and cpu later in the year but so far I like this build since I primarly do is game , not any video editing /rendering or any other cpu intensive activity so my i3 6100 handles my needs so far if u have any other questions I'll be happy to help with what I can :D

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm just planning on building a PC like this but maybe with a R9 380 or something like that. I will only use it for gaming in high-mid settings at 1080p so this should be enough. Thanks!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

no problem i was going for the 380 also but got the 950 on sale haha best of luck with your build :D

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!!!!!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

For any wondering what the wallpaper is

http://dl1.getuploader.com/g/sotyo/17/soni.jpg

Here's a link

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

What in the world did the deleted comment butt head say?

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn I'm not familiar with that, but sounds terrible.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I was thinking about getting the fractal define r4 but once I saw this case I really liked it and the card I was going to get at first was the 380 or the 960 but they were more and I got the 950 on sale cheaper then those most games I play aren't cou or gpu intense I'm planning to upgrade later both cpu and gpu anyways - thanks for the comment :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning to built a pc in 2 or 3 month, and I was just wondering is this a good pc built http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WYMgYJ my budget is 800 dollars

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No do not buy a wireless card you use Ethernet it gets you way better connection. if you are far away from the router I would move closer because the Internet will be horrible. Especially if the router is on a different floor level.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ! :D yeah I've had no problem running battlefield on medium high with steady frames and other games also while multitasking with other applications like chrome Spotify open in the back ground