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12/29/2016

So I've been wanting to build a computer for quite some time now, probably 4 years to be exact. About a month before Christmas i was given the task to build a computer for a presentation in class. I decided i was finally going to build a computer. So i got to doing my research and finally got all the parts together on this list. Currently I have the case (Rosewill RANGER-M MicroTX Mini Tower) Motherboard (Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+) WiFi adapter (Rosewill RNX-N150PCe PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n) And the monitor (Sceptre E225W-1920 22.0" 1920x1080 60Hz) Waiting on other parts to arrive then i will update. Spent like $400 on parts btw.

12/29/2016

The power supply and ram came in the mail today. I installed them and then read some comments about the power supply i have not going over too well. All i can say is that i will be replacing it with a nicer one when i get the money. The ram looks really cool and now the computer turns on but i still do not have the processor. I should be getting the processor before January 6th.

12/30/2016

I have decided i really need to get a new psu. i cannot afford this computer blowing up. if someone could link me to a psu for $30 and under (shipping included) it would be greatly appreciated.

1/4/2017

Okay so all the parts are here and i have them in the pc. it runs really smoothly and i can play almost all the games i have like they are nothing. GTA V runs perfect. for a budget build i think i did good for the performance. will be updating pictures later.

1/10/2017

I ended up not using the cpu fan so i am going to save it for a future build. The wraith cooler that comes with the pc keeps the cpu well more than cool. If i turn the fan all the way up and let the pc idle for about 5 minutes the temperature can go down to -5C (Not completely sure if that is correct) I have all the fans on normal and they are all pretty quiet. can hear it very faintly (barely) if i dont have my headset on. I really like this pc. I feel that it is a great starter build. Might buy GPU in the future but for now it runs everything i want it to. Thanks for all the constructive criticism btw ( not sarcasm )

Part Reviews

CPU

This processor is truly amazing for the price. the graphics runs smoothly on GTA V. use high frequency ram because the integrated graphics use ram installed in the board.

Motherboard

can't access bios?

Memory

I'm guessing this was a good price at the time i got this ($53) not too sure but does what its supposed to do.

Storage

I mean what more can you ask of a hard drive?

Case

Great for the price is all i can say. Bought this when it was $24. It has reasonable cable management but is a little flimsy. As long as you aren't bringing it places a lot this is the case for you if you want a budget build.

Wireless Network Adapter

could be better but what more can you ask of $12?

Monitor

Very Very Very good for the price. he monitor looks amazing for only $60 and it's 1080p! all i can say is that there is one tiny tiny dead pixel that is barely even noticeable. If you are on a budget this is an amazing monitor for the price!

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I would take that PSU back to wherever you bought it from ASAP.

I'd recommend the Antec VP-450 on a budget. https://www.amazon.com/Antec-VP-450-Power-Supply/dp/B004IZN3K2/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1483028834&sr=1-1&keywords=antec+psu

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

your right about that psu it is a time bomb waiting to kill that new pc

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

My opinions:

  1. You don't need another cooler, the a10 comes with a really good one
  2. You could have gotton a 1x 8gb stick of ram for much cheaper
  3. You could have gotton 1 TB hard drive for a little more
  4. Why did you use that PSU for the love of god why
  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. I ended up not using the cooler i bought

  2. I wanted dual channel ram

  3. I had the hard drive laying around from an old build so i didn't want to spend more money when i already had a hard drive.

  4. i realize my mistake here but no issues yet. (gigabyte motherboards have surge protection so worst case scenario i get a new psu)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll give you that, a budget of $0 IS a budget killer I'll tell you that.

But yeah, just adding back to the rest of the comments -- the PSU will probably burn your house down, or at least fry your components. Get one with at least an 80+ efficiency, and never anything from Logisys, which has burned houses down. Just on part choice, you probably spent a disproportionate amount on that overclocked RAM, and if you don't have a graphics card you probably could have stuck with the stock cooler. Mounting your motherboard in the case before putting the CPU, cooler, or RAM in it will be pretty fun to deal with later though.

Definitely update your pictures when it's finished so you can post a Completed Build to Completed Builds!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice for its budget.

The PSU is about what I'd expect from a prebuilt. Normally they're the first thing to go bad. Use whichever CPU cooler uses less power and don't overclock.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

i shall put this here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EBfxjSFAxQ

seriously

we are not kidding here

that PSU needs to be out of that PC ASAP!

even the EVGA 20 dollar 400 Watts 80 plus PSU is way better than this junk

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

It's your first build , that's great, But when you buy something cheap you gave to buy it twice . That's expending more money and time .

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Is that Corsair memory working for you 2400MHz? My 7890K and my Vengeance Pro sticks aren't playing nice with a Gigabyte F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX board.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Try going into bios and setting the frequency speed of the ram to a little higher since the ram is overclocked. But yeah they run really good :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Logisys 480W ATX Power Supply DO. NOT. BUY. THIS. PSU.

Same lol

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

personally ill prefer the 7860k for 2/3 of the price, overall it looks pretty good, EXCEPT FOR THE PSU and probably the cpu cooler also, cause it looks kinda cheap.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points
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  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

I got downvoted and insulted for recommending to get a good psu and mentioning that this a section for completed builds.

go figure...

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE..

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Some people just cant handle it. Oh well, c'est la vie

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Exactly! :)

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