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Compacted Energy

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Date Published

Oct. 10, 2016

Date Built

Sept. 6, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.09 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C


I name my first built PC "Compacted Energy" As this build had so little room for cable management yet the performance difference between this and my 6 year old PC was so magnificent.

I use this PC for gaming and general web-surfing. It performs a lot better than I had imagined in games powering 60+ FPS with my 900p monitor on all the games I have installed.

The main I uncounted while constructing this machine was of course the cable managing. All went well until I hit the power button after I connected everything up. The blue LEDs and fans turned on but there was nothing on the monitor. It took me two days of constantly re plugging wires and reinstalling components to figure out it was just a faulty wall socket. The lesson I learnt from that was to think out side the box.

Part Reviews


Very reliable and fast for a low price. Great for gaming and general use.


Works perfectly fine for a low price. It does what it needs to do and there aren't any dislikes.


Works fine and reliable. It is cheap and it is ram. Doesn't look the prettiest but it works fine.


Reliable and fast storage for a low price.

Video Card

I thought I bought it cheap but it is even cheaper now. This card can overclock very well and actually looks nice.


It is small and looks fine. I like the front fan panel as well. Only dislike is the little room for cable management.

Power Supply

Works perfect for a low price. Great reliability

Operating System

Runs fast and smoothly. I would rate it 5 stars if it weren't for all those updates and a better computer/cortana file search.

Wireless Network Adapter

Works fairly well most of the time. Easy to go aswell


This keyboard has a lot of luxurious features for a low price. Only problem is that sometimes the space bar squeaks when I press it.


Senses well, nice shape and very good button placement. It is just that the program is a little slow.

Comments Sorted by:

FACUNDO 13 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

Nice little budget build; how's that RX 460?

Monitor submitter 1 Build 2 points 30 months ago

Actually doing really well, overclocked to 1330 MHz

bobdude_01 3 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

+1 for the Doggo and awesome PC!

KBurgess 1 point 30 months ago

Nice build! What I really like about this build is it has good current performance with tons of upgrade head-room a few years down the road. Nice job.

Chibihoss 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I agree with the poster above me. It's a really good budget build with room for plenty of upgrades, not to mention this computer probably does really well at sipping electricity. I'm sure it's just fine for 900p gaming, and is ready for upgrades should you ever get another monitor/gpu/cpu. Good job

Davidmurphey 1 point 28 months ago

I like the build, although I would have rather had 2 sticks of 4 ram instead of 1 8g. How's the motherboard holding up? I'm going to use that same one myself in my build once I get all the parts! Although mine will have a little bit more expensive components than yours. If you'd like to look: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4M8ytJ

What do you think?

Monitor submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

2x4gb of ram leaves no room for upgrade. Motherboard is doing fine. Hasn't let me down and does what it needs to.

phucdv3011 1 point 26 months ago

I want to ask does that motherboard have wifi including ? I still wonder that. Can you answer me please.

Monitor submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

No. I used a wireless network adapter.

The only h110m motherboards that includes wireless network adapting (WiFi support) are these