Description

I put this together after ordering all parts for crazy black Friday specials. The case was $20 delivery included from Amazon.ca. It's the perfect size, has everything I would need and more and was dirt-cheap. The finish is black in and out, and the build quality is not what I expected at such a low price. The processor, it does the job, and is super fast. Since it has dual cores with hyper threading, it's got all the power games need. The RAM was also cheap, $89.99 plus $5 delivery. Power supply I got for $29.99 after rebate, and the motherboard, $29 after rebates also, and it's 1151! The graphics card was the most expensive part, and at $169.99 shipped, it's worth it. I have tried every game on high settings and it doesn't flinch. I had the monitor already, bought a few years ago.

Part Reviews

CPU

Since it has dual cores with hyper threading, it's got all the power games need, and at $135 you can't go wrong!

Motherboard

$29 after rebates, and it's 1151! Plus the added bonus of having heat sinks on the chip sets makes it more durable than other boards in its class. I especially like that the design doesn't allow the graphics board to cover the PCIx1 slot, which most other boards do. It's really a great board.

Memory

Fast. I actually got the Forza, which doesn't show up on pcpartpicker.com for some reason. $89 plus $5 shipping from newegg.ca for 16GB of DDR4-3200. Crazy. The processor only allows it to go to 2133MHz but since it was the same price I bought the faster modules.

Storage

Got this back in August on an Amazon.ca flash sale, was $150 CDN. Should have bought 3. Live and learn. Super fast read and write, crazy GB/$ ratio. Noticed that it's been discontinued, not sure why. If anyone knows please give a shout out.

Storage

Got this as a used OEM pull from an ASUS laptop on kijiji locally. Good deal.

Video Card

$170 CDN after rebate. 1050 Ti for the sale price of the non-Ti. Price has skyrocketed since I bought it, currently at $230 on ncix.com. This pascal-based board does everything it needs to to push 1080p gaming at ultra settings and great frame rates, at 75W. Something no AMD cards can seem to do. Keeps this box right quiet.

Case

Got this for $20 from amazon.ca, shipped. Great build quality at any price, nice and compact, sturdy, great for a micro-atx build.

Power Supply

Great quality non-modular power supply. I don't get why everyone is so hot for modular power supplies, this does everything I need, is quiet, great look, good quality, great price at $29 after rebate.

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Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome parts list. You should update the prices on your partslist to how much you payed for them instead of using the description. It'd make it a bit easier to see.

Nice work!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

please i just want to know if i buy case AeroCool PGS QS 183 Blue (4713105956436) + VX-550 550W this mean i dont need power supply please answer me in message

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, that case comes with a power supply although I would not recommend using it. I'd recommend getting a different psu with at least an 80+ Bronze rating.

  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks! I just fixed the pricing, had to figure it out.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice budget rig, lodger! :-)))

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

What type of FPS do you get I'm building my first computer and I don't know what to get for a cheap cpu

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

So far I've played Doom 2016, Wolfenstein the old blood, and the frame rates are more than playable at 1080p with high settings. I think the i5 in this class doesn't offer a lot more performance than the i3, especially considering it's almost $100 more. I'm very happy with the i3-6100 I got for $135 CD.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Instead of the i3 you could have used the fx-6300. Almost the same performance but 60 dollars cheaper

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Good point, but I didn't consider AMD at the time because they were to announce new stuff, which made me feel like the current processors at the time were getting long in the tooth. Also, the fx platform (motherboard-wise) is being deprecated. This way I can still upgrade to an i5 or i7 in the future.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya know you can oc the pentium to function as good as an i3 for less rght

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I built this before the pentium came out, and over clocking would require a higher cost logic board.