Description

Just another home/office PC that I had to make for a customer at work

Please keep in mind I did not choose any of the parts!!!

Build overall went fairly well still not the biggest fan of the Fractal Design Core 1100. I mean it does it's job but it really could use some room for managing cables.

Was pretty surprised by the speed of these new I3's had a really good time with it. Would highly recommend for lower end usage/low to medium gaming. Of course, I was unable to test it for gaming but overall when looking at other reviews it's been received pretty positively and from my time using it I'd say the same thing.

Installing Windows went fast, browsing was fast installing programs was fast pretty much everything about this build besides the cable management went pretty fast.

If It was up to me I'd recommend getting a dedicated cooler rather then the stock one, I'd say use dual DIMM memory instead of a single stick and I'd personally go for a better PSU

Part Reviews

CPU

From my little time using it I was quite surprised by the speed/performance this little dude is able to push out for its price point.

Sadly I wasn't able to game on it but for regular/office uses it's great!

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly I wasn't able to game on it but for regular/office uses it's great!

You just need to add a video card to the build. The CPU cores are enough to game well on them but the igpu is terrible for gaming. A gtx 1050 ti will deliver some good gaming performance @ 1080p and should fit in that case. Also the 450w PSU can power that GPU fine too.

Using WoW as an example for gaming I got my Black Ice HTPC and when I first built it I have the g4600 dual core 4 thread CPU that clocks to 3.6GHz. With WoW on integrated graphics on 1080p set to the 1 preset game settings I hit 10-12 FPS in a 25 man raid. Once I dropped by RX 470 video card in the build in that same game with 7 preset settings I got ~50 fps average in 25 man raid fights with the odd rare drop to 45ish fps. A far better gaming experience just by adding a video card. I am at work now so unfortunately I can't go to youtube to link you my videos of it. Though you can search Tetsuclaw on youtube and find my channel.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The first line of the description already explained why there isn't a GPU in there. This was a PC build for one of our customers which for the most part are elderly people.

There was no need for a GPU in this build I said what I did because it would be nice to be able to test out gaming performance but in context to what the PC was build for in the first place, there was no need to have one.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I did see that you mentioned it was for home/office use but then you mentioned about gaming. I was just commenting if the use of the PC changed to gaming it would be easy to upgrade that PC to a gaming PC.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough