Description

Hello anyone visiting this build page!

Here is the story behind the build, I just really wanted a computer I could game on and stream movies on, so I went with whatever I could fit in my budget.

Edit 2-22-18 It has now been over a year since I purchased everything and built it. The Processor runs amazing, as does the GPU which now goes for an abysmal $208-$300 USD. I am so grateful I built my computer before the DRAM and GPU crisis, i've expanded my RAM to 16GB through 2x8GB at 2400MHz, I want to swap to a new case, processor, and storage as I feel my drives are too full and old, everything feels sluggish, maybe it's time for an SSD?

Part Reviews

CPU

A very solid i3, chews through everything I do with ease and can handle alot of my games well, even at max settings.

Motherboard

This would be a 5 star budget Motherboard had it not been for the fact I had to purchase a fan splitter because it only had one Fan header. All in all a great motherboard!

Video Card

I got this bad boy for $130, and I have to say, it's amazing for its price. It has 4GB of VRAM which is all I need, can be OC'd to 1.5Ghz and stays below 50 degrees Celsius so long as you have 5 fans like me (:

Case

An amazing case for $40. I can't recommend it enough for someone with an ATX build and on a budget. Just dont get it for an mATX like I did, because it leaves ALOT of room!

Edit 3-30-17 Both of my front audio ports are smashed. They broke too easy. The side panel scratches too easy but thats pretty much to be expected of a sub $50 case, if you really need a solid and heavy built case for cheap, grab this puppy.

Power Supply

A fantastic PSU, but minus one star because my first one was DOA. Honestly corsair...

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

what is that monitor ?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a 2012 Samsung 24" 1080p TV, They dont sell them anymore but im sure you could get a better one for less.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Is your video card still doing good?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! It's held up phenomenally well considering the temperature stays at 70c

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

what about the storage?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

numerous HDD's, I'll post some pictures later

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

if you arent sure on an ssd I would try a hybrid first. if you are alredy using a hybrid then i would try an ssd. remember its better to keep your old drives as well.