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I'll try to keep this short. - I'm not currently planing to OC until I get a better PSU. -FX-6300 because budget

Had a HP PC I bought 6 years ago that started to crap out. Thanks to you guys, after lurking here everyday the last 3 months I decided to go for it.

The goal of this PC for me was to be able to play new games at mid settings mainly 1080p, while no braking the bank.

Things that went well: It turned on and it works!

Things that were not so well: 1-CPU cooler is laying horizontal, I wanted it vertical :-/ 2- SSD is anchor in a funny way due to clearance on the cable side panel 3- Had to buy extra sata cable for DVD-R

Overall I'm happy with this purchase. I budgeted 600$ with taxes and shipping it cost me 799.02$, take of 75$ in mail rebates it ended at 725$.

Bonus, I built a desk from home depot to go with the new PC and gave my old one to my little brother so now we can pay together finally!

I'd like to know if there anything I need to keep my eye on.

THANK YOU guys again for inspiring me and giving me the balls to go through with this built.

PS: next I'd like to make a build for 4k with a 1080 or 1070.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

I think the desk is my favorite part of the build. A couple brothers playing on their pooters side by side at the same desk creates a cute image.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, wish I had done it sooner! The desk for me was almost as important as the PC. I wanted to be able to hide all the cables from sight, have led's light up when I play at night and also be able to sit comfortably and rest and extend my legs on the frame of the table. It was worth the 250$ it cost me.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job and nice RIG I am also an owner of a AMD FX 6300. I could OC to 4.7ghz easily with water cooling. And yes, it's possible to play anything on the market now with a nice entering meadle range GPU. I have an old Asus radeon R9 270X OC 4Gb and everything works fine you can see all here https://pcpartpicker.com/b/ZctJ7P

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed, as long as I can play games smoothly that was my main goal. Your build looked very nice btw, i like the air venting approach you took, I was thinking of doing the same given how my CPU and GPU fans are positioned. Thoughts?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

noice. I like it, I like it. :P

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

how is that ssd holding i also have one (i am also building a computer but need the rest of the parts)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The SSD is good, in retrospect I should have gotten a 240 but then again budget was a big thing. The speed is great, windows boots in ~10seconds.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats good my build is almost complete just need to get the rest of the parts was asking because i wanted a idea on how fast it boots

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You wont have any issues from this SSD. Dont forget to configure your settings that your games and programs (the ones that are storage hungry to be put on your HDD).

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad. Nice cable management rack thing.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a CD holder, so I cut the base and flipped it horizontally. :P

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Not like you needed that CD holder anymore anyways.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, my first build was pretty similar to that. How do you like that case? I just picked up one of those for another build I'm doing soon.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the case, it has great room for cable and airflow. Easy to put a radiator at the top too, if you need to.

One con is, when I put the PC in sleep, the power LED keeps flashing which can be annoying if you sleep in the same room as the PC.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool little build. My advice on the SSD, purchase an adapter and place it in one of your empty 3.5" drive bays. You can get one for $9 (Rosewill RX-C200P). There are many options though if you don't like Rosewill. Think Silverstone and Thermal also make them.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds great, it bothers me a bit currently in its position, aesthetically speaking.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it would drive me nuts as well. I just checked on Newegg and you can get that adapter for $8.99. Should work perfectly because you have two empty 3.5 bays.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
The one dcope mentioned is about $6 on amazon.
The one I normally buy allows two 2.5" SSDs or HDD or having one of each for $7 and it's the color black too. Sabrent 2.5 Inch to 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Disk Drive Mounting Kit (BK-HDDH). Of course, I have no idea what currency you may be using either.
  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Currency is dollhairs. Thanks for the info, I saw one the other guy linked for 4.50$ at office depot.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
Good to hear. I hope you find the one that you are looking for.
  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I miss this AMD builds soo much :-'(

You made a fancy name by adding some stuff between "()"

dunno their name lol

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, love the desk.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty sweet build the build i plan on doing is exactly the same price however i am gonna use an all amd build going for an r9 380 in mine but anyway good build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfectly fine. The 380 does perform slightly better while the 960 is slightly more energy efficent. I got the 960 on a 155$ sale and I had issues with drivers on my last amd card so this time I went for evga 960 ssc. Both would be great for my 1080p gaming, but the 960 won't stress my 500 psu (which I regret not getting the 600w)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4sRV3F this is the build i'm gonna do might change to a 1070 just for better performance

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything is great, I'd wait for the 1070 also from my experience get the 600w so it leaves you a bit of room if you wanna over lock in future, it's worth the 20$ extra.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

ya i plan on doing that if i get the 1070 which i might do cause i'll be working at an airport hopefully and will most likely afford it like in 2 months xD.... anyway enjoy your pc

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

niccceeeeee lyf hak

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey. Is there a big difference between 960 and 970? Cause I was thinking of getting the 970 rather than the 960. I'm new to all of this btw!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes there is a big difference, with 970 u get 4gb ram vs 960 2gb ram. Price ia 173$ for 960 and 279$ for 970. If you can afford to wait a little, get a Amd R9 480X for 200$ which I think will be way better that even a 980.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. Well I'm planning on getting all of these parts around September so how long will it have to wait or should I just get 970?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

And should I go with Intel core i5 or stick with the AMD 6300? How is your pc functioning? Should I just get all of these parts you suggested?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends which i5 chip your thinking. Honestly at 98$ you can't beat the value of fx6300. If you got i5 it's 100$+ you have to add to your budget. If your are tight on budget the only way I would get an i5 6500/6600k is if I get a better deal on a video card (aka get that sweet 200$ R9 480x) to balance the price a bit. It all depends what is your budget and your expectancy. In my experience with my pc, I play every game at 1080p without a problem, with stock cpu/gpu.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright sounds good. I might just buy all of these parts then

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't forget to get a bigger power supply. Get 650 at the very least.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay