Description

I wanted to build something for less than $800 that could play GTAV and other decently demanding games on Medium/High settings. Overall extremely happy with how it turned out.

CPU: Great CPU for a budget build, doesn't hold my GPU back at all and since I'm not overclocking right now the stock cooler is working great.

MB: Amazing board, looks sick and has all the space for everything I needed and more, great manual for finding all the headers and the linked YouTube videos that were in the manual helped a lot.

RAM: Pretty stock RAM, does what it needs to and does it well.

Storage: I'v always used Seagate drives and I have never had a problem with them, this drive is no exception.

GPU: I am so impressed with this GPU, got it for around $210 and plays everything I throw at it on High/Ultra settings.

Case: Another part that I am so impressed with, for right around $50 you get a great side panel, plenty of space, a great front panel with a cool red led fan.

PSU: Got it for $50 and it works great, I know I could have used a lower power PSU but I decided I wanted room to upgrade in the future. Wish it was modular, but then again I had plenty of space to store extra cables.

OS: Windows 8.1 is great in my opinion, works fine.

Wireless: Cheap adapter, plugged it in, installed drivers and it was up and running. Getting 3/4 bars but 20mbp/s download speed.

Case Fan: Got for $6, led is not as bright as I wish it was, but it works fine.

Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

Our builds aren't too different. You allocated money pretty wisely as far as gaming is concerned. Nice job. I've always been a fan of those Double Dissipation cards.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

All I can say is great build! The first thing is to put in an SSD for the OS and a favorite game or 2 and then get a CPU cooler just cause they aren't super expensive. Oh and awesome build, earned my +1!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) Can't wait to start upgrading this build a bit when I can

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice looking build! i have a second MSI 970 gaming mobo i need to get replaced but will be looking at doing a second build like this to sell

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

i am also a owner of a AMD FX 6300 You can play anything you want with that beauty. Great job! Have fun!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm considering a very similar build, and would love to hear your impressions on the performance. Thanks for sharing.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Max settings in dota,smite, and other less intensive games. GTAV is mostly maxed out except for AA (which is off).

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Have fun!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you use the second numberpad for?

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I use the numberpad for the rhythm game called OSU!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I've heard about OSU!, but haven't played it. Is there a quick start guide somewhere? And is it a membrane numpad or mechanical?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

This is probably the best place when you first start, it is a whole series that gives you the basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz522ZAs5aQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PLmWVQsxi34bMYwAawZtzuptfMmszUa_tl

This is the mechanical numberpad: http://www.amazon.com/ADESSO-AKP-220B-Adesso-Mechanical-Numeric/dp/B0038KN3YY

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm 16 and I'm buying parts for my first build right now, and i have the same cpu and motherboard... da ja vu

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, for the price. But you need a CPU cooler. You can easily OC to a stable 4.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build had a 6300 and the same mobo at one point with a freaking huge case. though spent 2-3 years upgrading everything but it was worth it. could play anything and everything on max though never did only tested, but as an advid gamer depending on if you want to go for max settings , change your shadows to low. it may look slightly different then on max but it will run alot smother.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that mouse pad!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good I hop it works for you for years to come. my pc can't play games like simcity 4 or the sims 2 and it was made in year 2010 and cost me $800 and it has an Intel. I don't play 3D war games of any kind I only play building games like simcity and resin I don't because don't find the fun of being in blowing someone up.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

20 mbp/s is a dream for me I moved to Italy and the wi fi here gets me 2mp/s tops. Nice build though looks like mine.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion, I was thinking about the 212, I'l look more into the TX3

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm going to suggest that as an alternative to the TX3 you look at Zalman's CPNS5x (I have the Performa version); very quiet, a little quieter than my TX3 and was a little cheaper when I got it. If you think you'll be OCing the chip at some point then get the 212 EVO.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Or if you want more pleasing looks I personally like the Cryorig H7. It's still really good but I like the looks much better than a 212 or TX3.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Apologies. Ive had a number of people tell me otherwise with their builds when i suggested they rotate their cooler which is why i push the 212 over the tx3

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