Description

I built this PC because our families old emachines prebuilt couldn't suffice our needs as it would always freeze be too slow and could hardly load chrome as its cpu was a single core AMD Athlon.

I was fascinated about building pc's ever since i saw all the good deals you could get if you were on steam and all the other game retailers not to mention emulators and all the applications you could use to create amazing things. i currently watch like all of the PC enthusiast you tubers like Jayztwocents,Kyle from Awesome sauce , Paulshardware, Cultofmush etc.

I will use this PC for schoolwork, web browsing, gaming, Netflix and media streaming to my PS3

I will give thanks to my mom for buying all the parts except the RAM and the GPU which i funded

building the PC was a little tricky as it was my first time and it took me just about an hour and i wanted to make the experience perfect even though i dropped the cpu on the motherboard.

Part Reviews

CPU

Was a little worried about getting this instead of an i5 4460 but im glad i did as it was worth the money even though it's a little outdated

Motherboard

Buying the motherboard was the hardest part as you would have to look at tons of reviews to figure out which one had the most features and good quality

Memory

the only reason i went with ddr3 and haswell was because it was compatible with windows 7 and skylake only worked with 8 and 10

Video Card

it was either this or the rx 470 and im not really dissapointed but i should have waited for a better deal on an rx 470 , not complaining as its a great GPU but still

Case

i didn't really care what case i got but i chose this one because it had usb 3 and my motherboard had usb 3

Did wish it was smaller as it is a huge tower

Power Supply

2nd hardest part to pick as there are just so many PSU'S and i was told not to cheap out on a psu

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't worry about dropping a CPU they'll survive, accidently slapped a CPU into a wall trying to catch it cause my friend thought I was holding it...

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

lol it happens! :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't worry about dropping a CPU they'll survive, accidently threw one out of a moving car into an oncoming semi and it still works.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

damn was it an expensive cpu or was it just one you didn't care about?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

it was an athlon 64 and the purpose of throwing it was to see if it would survive lol I had just retired the machine it was in.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't worry about dropping a CPU, they'll survive, accidently dropped mine while showing it off...

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

lol it happens

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Be a little careful just don't bend the pins or get too much of the oils from your hands on them and you should be fine haha dropping does happen worse thing you could do is try forcing it in the wrong way thigh haha!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

luckily i had enough YouTube knowledge to guide me through :D

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, however you could have spent a little more and gotten an i3 6100. I'm not sure if the processor will have any bottlenecks on your GPU, but overall welcome to the PC Master race.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as i can see is that my cpu doesn't bottle neck as it is a pretty well designed one, and I would have gotten an i3 6100 but i had already bought the ram and didn't know what to do with it if i had gone skylake, also i dont think skylake is compatible with W7 and i got W7 for free so i saved quite a bit of money for not going windows 10

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Pc never used a i3, but i got one recently since they great performers.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks ;D

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally think you could have saved money by going with a skylake Pentium G4560, it preforms very similar to an i3, hyper-threaded its like a little brother, the only thing you will be losing is 2 fps that a 50 dollar increase my friend.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

well when i bought the i3 the Pentium wasn't released and i had the ddr3 ram which is why i didn't go skylake + windows 7 is not compatible with skylake

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I love builds like this, where the builder figures out what their needs are and meets them effectively without building a shrine of a battle station. I love those builds too of course, but there's a simple elegance in only taking what you need

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