Description

Worked for this for the past month and was VERY happy with the results. Will probably upgrade the gpu to a Asus Geforce GTX 960 and get a H55 radiator soon. Surprisingly only took me an hour to build.

Part Reviews

CPU

It runs FAST for how cheap it his it's crazy. Why not go for a 3.9GHz processor for only $120 (I got mine for $100 on sale).

Motherboard

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this motherboard. Has a great color scheme for my build, has tons of room for ram and enough space for some after market fans not to get in the way. Great choice!

Storage

Does what i need it to do with no problem and that's just holding my downloaded games. They boot up pretty fast for a HDD.

Video Card

Not the performance that I paid for, if I we're you i'd spend the extra money and go for the Asus Geforce GTX 960 OC. Maybe it's because i ended up paying $150. Can only get and average of around 45-70 FPS in Battlefield 4 on medium settings. Dayz can only get 10-30 FPS on low to medium.

Case

Pretty decent case. Cable management is a bit tricky in it \, you really have to push the cords against the wall in this one. But you DEFINITELY get what you pay for with this. One of the only cases under $50 with a side panel window and 5 1/4" bays.

Case Fan

Really nice, I got two when they were on sale even cheaper and there relatively quiet. The lights go well with the NZXT HUE LED's i have in my case and even though i only have 3 fans (2 of which are the blue cooler masters and one a crappy one that came with the case) these things keep the case and the components inside it cool to the touch.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

An hour seems about right, considering people usually spend most of their time doing cable management.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah for this case it was a big challenge.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gotten some 2 x 4 RAM, but other than that, nice build!! +1

And for the GPU, should've gone with a 960 or a 380.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

2x4 would only limit his expandability, but I doubt he will get 32 gbs of ram :P

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I didn't have the money for the 960 at the moment, but I did overclock my 750 ti to 1289 MHz. But i'll get it later this year.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Also im eventually gonna get another 8gb stick.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i didn't have the money at the moment for a 960 and i'm getting another 8gb stick soon. Thanks for the suggestions/feedback and advice.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Just bought one of those nzxt light controllers for my pc how do you like yours?

Nice build man keep up the good work

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it's really nice. It has a HUGE variety of colors and is bright enough to leave a light on my wall.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I would wait on the GPU. The 750 Ti is pretty good and most likely not worth the $80 upgrade. Wait and see if NVIDIA comes out with a 960 Ti (I think it should have 3GB if VRAM, perfect place filler between 960/970). Or you could go for an even better card if you so choose. Not a bad build but you could've had it better balanced, therefore leaving you with more money for parts that could've used it, like the GPU. And would even given you better performance in the long run, without having to upgrade.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm going to later this year get a 960 maybe 4gb card (if the ti doesn't come out) and a fx-8350. But thanks for the suggestions and feedback.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I used to have that motherboard, with a H55 you should be able to easily hit 4.5 but I wouldn't take it past 4.8 if I were you. At that point the power delivery section gets quite toasty.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks i'll try it, it's also just the luck of the draw some people can hit the 4.8 mark and higher and some can't. i'm not gonna try though lol.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

would this build work? http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/YPgGFT

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's a gaming build i'd lower the money you spend on your motherboard and CPU and get a decent GPU for around $150-$250. Also you don't need that CPU unless your pretty much certain on overclocking you can get away with a bit cheaper i5 that's stock clocked higher for around $50-$100 less. you should get yourself a 4gb Geforce GTX 960. Also, maybe a couple extra 120mm case fans, (depends on which case you get and if they come with multiple fans).

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

$144 wd blue 1 tb ?!?!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I got mine for about $50.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Why AMD processor? Any particular reason?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

cost obviosly

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Is performance good tho? I've heard that AMDs have poor CPU performance than their Intel counterparts.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

yes intel processors are better but price to performance is way better on the amd side

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheaper and works probably the same as select i5's. It's clocked a 3.9 and i only got it for $100. So I REALLY got the bang for my buck on this. Considering i don't really loose much fps on streams and my programs open pretty instant and everything loads in games very consistent. It's all around great for budget builds.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Good job.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, really appreciate it.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great sir. I love these youngster builds! +1

I have a few suggestions:

  1. The cable management could be better, see how much you can tuck behind the motherboard tray.
  2. I suggest the H60 over the H55 when you upgrade. Far newer and has a newer fan.
  3. Get another stick of RAM, this will boost your computers speed up a little bit.
  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, i'm planning on getting another stick of ram sometime before the new year. Also i might just get a Corsair Obsidian Case and get a h100 for the radiator or better. Also this case is very difficult with cable management it's ridiculous how hard it was to put the back panel on with probably half an inch or less space. But thanks for the Advice /suggestions and feedback.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad there is some other teens on this site... The Enermax case: put the HDD in the Lower cage, and remove the top HDD bay and the Floppy bay, that helps airflow, at least for my situation!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I Would've but then i would had to run the cables all the way to the front. Cable management is such a challenging task with this case. It's hard to hide a whole ton of cables.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Woohoo power to us 14 year olds ! Really like the build bud.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yup!

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man thanks for the build I'm thinking about switching to pc and I'm gonna show my mom this and ask for it for Christmas +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

PC is such a fun experience. This build I would get a better GPU and Case like the NZXT Source 210 Window Edition. Also get a Geforce GTX 960 4gb, it's a $100 more expensive card but that makes a HUGE difference when it comes to games like DAYZ, H1Z1, Battlefield, etc. That's if you have the money though otherwise you can overclock the card and run most games at high and get around 60fps.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the review and I'll see if I can get the better graphics card

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I just bought the 960 ssc 4gb vram version. I love it to death, gets me probably around 15-20 more fps in games on higher settings.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

That spaghetti tho

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You made the very wrong choices for this build.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

What could I do for the budget back than?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Was this recent or no? Edit: So it wasn't recent. Sorry! Wasn't reading a bit more there! :(

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It's fine, yea in the past it was hard for that budget.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

bruh I be 10.

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

Treboy how does this pc handle Minecraft?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

You can run Minecraft on anything so it runs it EASY

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

i got a gtx 960 ssc which I might add is AMAZING

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i fixed that thanks!

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