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Hi all,

I've built this PC for my friends brother on a £500 budget.

This is a great working PC and is a good start for anyone who is interested in getting into gaming.

I had great fun putting this build together, I'm quite happy with the cable management.

Please note that the case shown in pictures is different because they didnt have it as a choice, for those interested it is called: CiT Goblin Mesh Gaming Case. I found it on amazon for £22!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I like budget builds and this one makes me happy to see. Things I would have done differently:

Go for the GTX 950 over the 750Ti. I can usually find the 950 for around $130ish dollars online and for the difference in what you paid, you would get a nice boost in performance and your power supply can more than handle it so no need to fret about that.

A 1TB hard drive could be had for about the same price as that 500GB drive as well giving you twice the storage capacity. If you don't need the storage capacity, a 120GB SSD can also be had for about the same price with a big boost to performance. Even if its not in the budget right now, you could always add one later for OS booting and keep your games library on the hard drive.

Otherwise, well done!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I made a mistake, it is a 1TB HDD =) also I have seen a few other comments and it seems that taking the GTX 950 would have been a god option, however I was on a tight budget.

Thanks for liking myn build, I'm testing the PC now and it is running very smoothly.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build but you should have gone for the GTX 950

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool and nice green colours. Question: Why the 500GB HDD? You can get a 1TB drive for like £5 more!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

probably his first time? Idk

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry just checked it is a 1TB HDD, I must have miss clicked the model. I'll check the HDD in a sec and update it.

Thanks for letting me know!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh lol no problem :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Weird that they don;t have that Aerocool PSU on here. Oh well.

Nice budget build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool-looking case!

What're some pros and cons about it?

Any flimsy buttons? Thin metal siding? Cable management, etc?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

For its price its a pretty decent case, a bit to gamey for my liking (I prefer simple looking cases) but overall its good.

However I did find that the Mobo side door contantly cought on something when tryng to remove it, almost thought i was going to rip it off initially.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you buy your components off of the companies as labeled in the part list or not? If yes, how was it to buy something from superbiiz and outletpc? Are they reliable companies to buy expensive parts from?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I just chose the correct components and the ones clocest to what I actually paid.

I bought all of my items from amazon.co.uk as I have Prime Membership.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That case looks like Raidmax's

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

paint over the intel sticker on the stock cooler green to match ;-)

  • 42 months ago
  • -1 points

bad choice of a video card

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I was on a tight budget and the 750 Ti seemed like a good card for its price. Although I cant deny that the GTX 950 would have been a nice upgrade.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, sorry for not replying. I've been away on vacation.

The case is good for all the parts I've listed, however if you're purchasing a full ATX motherboard you may want to find a larger case. Personally I might find this one a little too small.

Overall a good case!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Because I prefer the colour green?

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