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I will go ahead and apologize for poor quality photos. Hey guys! So excited to finally build my pc and join the master race. I've been planning this build for a little over two years now and the parts list has gone through numerous changes. Finally last Christmas (2016) I finally saved up enough money to buy the parts and got the rest as gifts. I decided to go with a Micro-ATX build to cut down on the cost and size of the pc but I still wanted to build it in a regular/normal case if that makes any sense so that's why I went with the Define Mini C. The build went pretty smoothly except for some frustration in getting in the motherboard standoffs and it runs great. In the future I plan to add a 240gb ssd to house my OS and a few other programs and a Rx 480. Ill probely end up getting an i5-6500 but that might change with the release of Intel's new Kabylake processors. Coming from a laptop it is amazing the performance is so much better and it crushes games my old laptops used to struggle running at low setting. All the parts perform well and the monitor has amazing colors only disappointed that it didn't come with an hdmi cable. The GTX 1050 Ti is a beast and can run any modern game, here are some benchmarks: CS-GO: 200+fps, Tomb Raider: 50-60fps, Elder Scrolls Online: 60+fps, Total War Rome 2: 60-70fps. Note that all these games are being run at high to ultra setting.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you know Keith Emerson? :_)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

No

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Emerson biguns

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, bro! I think that Intel Core i3-6100 is really underestimated. I think that in the future, you should consider a new CPU cooler, 8 more GB of RAM, an SSD, and it's an incomparable build when it comes to bang for the buck, I'd say. So why'd you get the Windows 10 Pro full version? Might've been able to save $60 getting a regular copy. Overall, beautiful build and hands down, amazing cable management. Those FPS marks look sexy!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

8GB of RAM is more than enough for gaming in 2018

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really from my experience. An extra 8GB would be very beneficial, multitasking and having multiple windows open would be much more possible. It would also make the computer ready for almost anything, as 16GB will get everybody by with next to no friction. I don't know if this guy was planning on video editing or heavy gaming later on.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course 16GB of RAM is better than 8GB, but its not necessarry for everyday computing, gaming, or video editing, and if your on a budget, $$$ is better spent elsewhere.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget build.

How responsive is the I3-6100?

It's a solid budget build, I probably would have chosen an I5 CPU though (I7 6700 ideally if you could have afforded it), because in the future, when socket 1151 is discontinued, to upgrade the CPU then will mean CPU, RAM and Mobo, rather than just a GPU upgrade to extend it's life.

Yours would only need a CPU, GPU upgrade and additional RAM to be on par with mine. The monitor looks good for it's price. CPU is the hardest to upgrade, which is where I would have put most of my money, nevertheless, given your other parts, I would not have acquiesced on any of those other parts for a future proof CPU.

Id just save and keep my ear to the ground for an I5 6600 or I7 6700 on special for a great price.

Well done.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

The i3-6100 is very responsive although it lacks in certain CPU demanding games. And the reason I didn't get an i5 was I simply didn't have enough money.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay, as long as the I3 6100 is very responsive, that's good. Well done :)

The only other thing I would mention, is a cheap 7v adapter for the two case fans to reduce the noise of the PC (Not Cablemod's though from PCCG, their 5v/7v/12v adapter doesn't work on the 7v rail).

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

When windows starts up you can get into the internet and check your emails while the few slow items are still coming up in the task bar, like MSI Afterburner, Avira Antivirus etc, and then if Antivirus wants to prompt you that an update is available, it's not going to freeze for a bit on what your doing.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build emmerson :D i'm also an i3-6100 user and just like you I was aiming for an i5 but because of the cost, ended up with i3 but i don't regret it. Also mAtx user here and i have an old case from cooler master which is the n200 planning to get a define mini c. Great cable management you got there :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx appreciate your comment.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

What cpu cooler did you use?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock cooler that came with the i3. But will get a better one when I upgrade.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

randomfrankpness......lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Stop spamming.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

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