Description

My wife needed a new computer so I whipped this bad boy together with parts I found at my local Microcenter. My wife doesn't game, just a lot of browser based applications and social media sites. I'm already planning on switching out the WD Hard Drive for an SSD but I'm not sure which one yet. I feel like this might be the slowest component in the build.

Further detail on how I got to that low price.

1) Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Microcenter was running a promo of if you buy a AMD processor you got $40 dollars off a compatible motherboard.

I also received a $5 dollar mail-in rebate for the board which I might drop in the mail

2) Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM is refurbished hence the low price of $9.99.

Part Reviews

CPU

This processor works great for a budget friendly build that doesn't need ultra high end performance.

Motherboard

I was surprised to see this motherboard came with USB 3.0 ports. I wasn't expecting that for the price.

Memory

Not bad at all for the price.

Case

It is definitely value case at 24 bucks i'm sure if it can get much cheaper. If you are looking for a straight forward all black case look no further. If you large it can be kind of tight to get a 3.5in hard drive mounted once you get the mother board installed. Also the front panel USB ports are 2.0. But I can't ask for everything at such a low price.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

The mobo has a gpu if im not mistaken, also you can put a rx 370 or a 1050ti and its a solid gaming rig or maybe for some 1080p 60fps videos on youtube lol cause you might get 2k and 4k video playback also but i doubt she will use it for it

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build for the price. does the motherboard have built in video?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

yes

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

6300 isn't a APU. This build doesn't have a GPU. Love the budget though.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

This motherboard has onboard graphics, so unless he was gaming (which this build is not meant for) a GPU is useless and a waste of money. The onboard video is more than enough for what he is doing.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The MOBO has onboard video

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The more you know. Was always under the impression either the CPU has a built in graphics card or it doesn't.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it has a ATI Radeon HD 3000 built on board.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks at first pic

lmao the psu pass a test that the same psu manufacturer made lol

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the PSU passed quality control. Every company does quality control on their products (I hope).

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That PSU seems very sketchy. It lacks a active PFC which is a bad sign, never heard of that brand before so they definitely must not be known for good products or even have them. it can only do ~330 watts on the 12V rail which is super low for a 500 watt PSU. While the name implies it has gold efficiency it doesn't, it hasn't been ATX tested for it . It only has a one year warranty which is also super low.

If I was you I would return it since its most likely a steaming pile of crap that may cause damage to the PC and pick up something like a Evga W1 for about the same price or something that is known not to be total **** and tested/professional reviewed.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice i'll look into getting a EVGA power supply .

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

May aswel build this for fun :D

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

s there anyway you could build a gaming PC for 200 that can run on 720 P and 1080 P? Just need some help. I don't need the monitor or keyboard or mouse or case

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

you can also have a gpu bro this is mind blowing how cheap you built the pc mind blown

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that's on the list here's what it looks like now https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RPrvvV