+1 for watching TimTheTatMan
One question I have is why exactly the M.2? I know their fast but I don't really know much about them.
RGB is such a tempting thing nowadays, you just gotta get creative so you don't spend buttloads of money!
The 1070 sounds like a good plan (I'm personally probably getting it) buuuuuuut it might help to see what AMD might have in store this time around (I hear they're making really great stuff), or at least keep an eye on benchmarks first and ask yourself, "do I really need it"?
Presenting a gorgeous build, with gorgeous pictures to compliment the real deal~ It just screams featured.. oh, wait, it's already there
+1 for the price to performance ratio. If I could I'd give another +1 just for the name.
Gosh today's newer technology has made some serious improvements. Triple A titles on integrated, high settings an all. It's fantastic for a budget start to a rig that could end up being some serious power.
Good work on the part choices, +1.
Oof, the price of this thing where I live would be outrageous. xnx
Everything about this is yes. Couldn't think of a better way to make a silent browsing machine!~ <3
I can negate the extreme amount of red to certainly say its very good for a first rig, and it does what it's supposed to do, +1 :P
Sweet guide mate! I can't believe I saw something like this for the price range, because down here is a lot of "Console Killer" PCs that honestly don't cut it in my region.
It gets the job done that's for sure, but the APU doesn't really come that close to the current/next gen things, seeing as those are based off Octacore CPUs and AMD Radeon HD 7870's. It screams entry level and I love that about it, because for the price you can't go wrong. How much was this in USD?
I would probably replace the i5 with an FX8350 or 8370E due to the fact that they overclock, and are faster out of the box, and still do around just as good, if not better for less money. Price to performance wise, this thing is definitely going to play every game that's out at the moment just fine. Also, if you ever wanted to you could cut a little money for the R9 290, which would let you use mantle, and destroy every game. At least, its cheaper in my region for those changes, I'm not sure about the U.S.A :s
"Budget" Is rather arguable. But this thing none the less is a beastly PC. Personally I would go for a slightly cheaper CPU whether it be an AMD Octacore or an i5, then go for 16gb of RAM. I can tell your friend will love it for quite a while though.
To be quite frank, some older Dx11 GPUs could substitute the 260X for cheaper, and some would do better. The Athlon was a perfect choice for this rig though, so great job!
Hope you remembered to keep those CD-ROMs available.
I expected some ginormous sized build with those specs but I wasn't even close lol