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"Is it done yet?"- Build

by Lobsterareawesome

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13 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Sept. 28, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 28, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.175 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

Description

So a couple of weeks ago my moms friend asked for advice because she needed a new PC for her family. I told her that i could build her one so she could save a couple of bucks i had a budget of 850 ish bucks. But all peripherials had to be included. I came up with the part list and started ordering the parts. I think i managed to get a decent PC together which can handle everyday task and is powerful enough so her son can play some games on it if he wants.

The build took longer than expected because university got a bit in the way. i finally got to install the OS and all the drivers today. To be honest i am glad that i can get this PC out of my room now

Part Reviews

CPU

I just love this little thing...

Motherboard

Pretty basic board. Only one system fan header. If you are on a budget its good i guess. The manual that comes with included is very bad and tells you nothing really about the motherboard. the full manual is online.. I like having a good physical manual..

Memory

it does what it should and is cheap. Since its black it definitely looks better than other budget RAM sticks.

Storage

I really like WD and their products. The only downside compared to the WD Blue SSD is that the green one has lower write speed. Since this is used as the drive OS it doesnt matter.

Storage

Great HDD for the budget! Good quality

Video Card

nice little budget card

Case

You get what you pay for. Not a lot of room in it. One of the holes for a mobo standoff was broken and i couldnt screw one standoff in. otherwise its good for a budget build

Power Supply

Not a bad PSU but you dont get much cables..

Optical Drive

A bit noisy but does the job and is Cheap. already used this one in two builds

Operating System

Interface is really good and userfriendly

Comments Sorted by:

LeMMingSlayeR 22 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Great build! I recently put an RX560 (4GB version) in my youngest son's build paired with a first gen i5, he has no problems playing any of his games at medium settings @1080p. This build should handle most games just fine at medium-ish settings if her son wants to do any gaming.

The only critique I have is that a 2x4GB kit of DDR4 may have been a better choice to take advantage of dual-channel performance. You can usually find them for about the same price as the single stick kits with a little searching. Pretty good kit here. That being said, it's not enough of a nitpick to put a dent in my +1.

Lobsterareawesome submitter 8 Builds 3 points 17 months ago

yeah i know that dual channel memory would have been better.. but those were at least 10 bucks more expensive. and since i had a pretty tight budget i just bought the cheapest one

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

dual channel memory has a very small effect on performance gaming-wise, nothing you will notice. If you'd be running memory intensive processes 24/7 it could be worthy otherwise your setup is perfectly fine for now.

LeMMingSlayeR 22 Builds 4 points 17 months ago

After doing some research, I have to amend my statement. While I would still prefer a dual channel kit (if found for the same price), there are minimal if any performance gains to be had so it's not worth spending more money on.

I take back my critique.

gugu96 19 Builds 3 points 17 months ago

I did research too lol I admit that I was a 100% pure advocate of dual channel... till all my research proved me wrong.

KevinMoondust 11 Builds 3 points 17 months ago

Don't forget that the only benefits of Dual-Channel when gaming on Intel systems are only seen when using the iGPU.

gugu96 19 Builds 4 points 17 months ago

true too, dual channel bandwidth will be better for the iGPU.

Crazycatman 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

How is this 800? That's really expensive vs the parts used. Like really expensive.

Lobsterareawesome submitter 8 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

i live in switzerland dude.. everything is much more expensive here. and there is a monitor too

Crazycatman 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

oh that's right... you should but stuff from US they ship internationally on B&H. The you could've gotten your friend a i5, and GTX1060 6GB

shasha78 3 points 17 months ago

Don't forget when shopping from another country u get the taxes and the shipment to pay. I bought pc parts than I havent builded yet for 2000+ euros. If i could buy the parts straight from the US would have saved about 250-300euros, u can imagine what u can add to your build or something else for that price...

Crazycatman 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Oh

Lobsterareawesome submitter 8 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Shipping cost and taxes mate. even if i wouldnt have to pay them it would be 100 bucks more expensive.. budget was 850 ish