Description

Hello everyone,

I built this PC mainly for School and some light gaming, I built the computer with absolutely no help from anyone but Google, "im 15"... The build went very smoothly and non of the parts were DOA thankfully. I learned that building your own computer is extremely easy and anyone can do it, if you know the basics, don't get worried that you'll damage a part, just make sure to have a ESD wrist-band/ or your well grounded at all times, and don't put to much/to little thermal paste, most new CPU coolers come with it preinstalled so that's good, And your good to go .

I will most likely be buying a new A10-5800k Quad-Core CPU, Nvidia GPU, Maybe a green Corsair PSU, another 4GB stick of RAM, and new Wi-Fi adapter.

The Graphics card pictured and bench marked was the Asus Radeon R7 240, costed $70, not that good of a performance as you can see. It is my sisters im currently using it.

Any tips/suggestions would me greatly appreciated...

I will be updating this page here in a little. Thanks for looking!

Shout-Out to el-tony for the awesome Honda Accord wallpaper.

Part Reviews

CPU

For $40 its a almost a steal... Decent performance, 5 Stars.

Thermal Compound

Pretty small but will last you like 15 squeezes, I like it, 5 Stars.

Motherboard

BIOS is awesome compare to the old ones im used to... $50, Okay deal, Only 2 4-pin fan headers total included.

5 Stars for no issues (yet).

Memory

$23, Good deal

Decent looking

Decent Performance

Not DOA, 5 Stars

Storage

For only $19, a New Hard Drive, that's in my opinion a really good price... performance wise, not to good but dude, its only 19 bucks.

Case

Metal is very thin on top of case and side panels, I mean, the case is Very light weight like 8 pounds, 3.7kg, with all the parts in it it weighs about 14 pounds, Overall Good looking, Good price, NO cable management at all, 4 Stars

Optical Drive

Looks very very very nice, Performance is decent. Comes with 2 free programs on the CD they include from Asus, CyberLink Power2Go 8 & Asus E-Green... 5 Stars because i cant find anything bad about it.

Operating System

I bought "Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit off Amazon for $45 from TheAttic4U, Beware. I received at CD with a Home Premium Sticker on it, When i popped it in the Optical drive it said it was a Ultimate CD. I'm currently having issues with it running properly, Pro is better than Ultimate... 3 Stars only because I got ripped off.

Wireless Network Adapter

Decent performance on internet browsing, Youtube and online gaming suxs, but that's only because my PC is pretty far from router... but I give it 5 stars.

Case Fan

Very nice fans, Nice green LED color brightens whole case, Only problem is for some reason there running at full throttle --1850PRM-- , and its louuuud... But I think that's my computers issue not the fans themselves.

At least my PC temps are good.

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I learned that building your own computer is extremely easy and anyone can do it.

>Coughs and clears throat< Maybe easy for you I suppose. I'm no younger person anymore so I'm considered a late bloomer on these sorts of things but age doesn't matter either. (Sounds a bit hypocritical there when I said that last part, hehe.) Lets not also forget that everyone has a budget and therefor the price range can be extremely small to over 2,000 and beyond it. And how one gains these parts can be easy or difficult or something has turned into a nightmare.

But yes you are correct, anyone can do it. As long one desires to learn and do the work. You know, basically building it yourself as you now have officially. Overall, you did a great job with this build and keeping it low budget. Enjoy your computer, it should cover the basic needs and light gaming for certain. +1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for racecars everywhere. Great build overall

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk if you want things like bells and whistles, but it would be cool if you could get a fan monitor, assuming that your fans are running on 4 pin connectors. The monitor would go in the other 5.25" bays that it looks like you did not use.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 3 total fans, But my motherboard only has 2 4-Pin headers, thus I had to buy the PWM Y splitter. One end of the Y is a 3-pin and the other is 2-pin that could be modified, that's just what I heard.

But in the BIOS I cant change the RPM no matter what I do.. always around 1850RPM.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have a UEFI bios, or a normal one

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

UEFI

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, then I guess it might be because of splitter. I am not too sure, but I think you are not able to change the RPM of the fans that are in the Splitter.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Shout out to El-tony

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, Sorry guys for the crappy pictures, They were taken on a iPhone 4S...

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't upgrade to an a10-5800k, go for an athlon x4 860k.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

How come?, The A10 has integrated graphics, and I have a dual graphics motherboard which i read online that it pairs the integrated graphics from the APU with the dedicated graphics which = better frame rate... right??

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are going the dual graphics route I would go for a kaveri APU since you have an fm2+ motherboard. Not every game however makes much use out of dual graphics, minimum frame rates can often stay the same so gameplay feels stuttery. In the long run a single dedicated GPU will probably be better and with the price difference between an a10 and the athlon, you will be halfway to a gtx 750, sell the CPU/GPU you have an you might be there. Anything more power hungry than a gtx 750 and you may need to upgrade your PSU.

PS if you are going dual graphics you also need to upgrade your ram, dual channel 2133mhz+ ram is needed to utilize an APU.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice, I'll most likely just get the Athlon 860 and get a dedicated GPU.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Maaad JDM status everywhere! Love the build. and lol at the 4 other computers just chilling about.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, OH Yeah JDM for Lyfe...

The other 4 i'll most likely sell to make some extra cash.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, amazing build just 1 question, could you tell us how many fps you get on games like battlefield or Minecraft or whatever game you have. Also do you think this is an ideal build for gaming or more of office work because I'm thinking of making a build with the same CPU. Thanks.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro, I haven't really been doing any gaming on the computer, I've only played Need For Speed Undercover and I'm getting around 50-60 fps on lowish settings, If I were you I would save up a little more and go with the AMD Quad-Core for $75, but then you would need a graphics card or because it doesn't have integrated graphics.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

So sorry for the late reply, but thank you so much for the advice. I would an AMD A-10 but the thing is my budget is around $200 just for the parts, I already have a PSU, SSD, heatsink and cd burner. I'm considering going with the AMD A-6 6400k CPU just for the APU so I can do light gaming.What do you think?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Its all kool man, I'm not like a computer expert I just know a little amount about computers, personally I would go with the A8-7600 over the A6-6400k just cause its a Quad-Core and has a lot better integrated graphics. CPU Boss gave the A8 a score of 8.2 and the A6 a 7.4 pretty close but the A8 is a better deal (in my opinion), its only like $20 more... If you go with a cheap CPU, your gonna want to upgrade to the Quad sooner or later.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that would work perfectly, but I think right now I should go with the a-6 so later on I can switch to a-10 but, I'll check the price on nicx. But if the price is low for the a-10 7850k I think I'll just go with that so I don't buy a bunch of CPU.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, good luck man

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

HA I prefer a Honda s600 and the 1989 Honda City.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

How has the board been so far? im working on a budget gaming build and im thinking it will be my board... Any issues?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry I dint respond yet I didn't see your comment but I sold the PC on craigslist about a year ago and last I heard from the kid that bought it he was happy with it and had no issues, and while I had it it was good to me so I say go for it

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

You have to add the Italian accent to it Anyone Can Build

That's how it becomes persuasive

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, that's true too. There's everyone who can do it and then there are those who stand out from the crowd. :)

Having knowledge helps cover the basics. Having the experience shows understanding about the situation, how to handle any turmoil, and faces it with great determination. Having creativity shows the passion about their work because the desire and love burns so deeply within their heart.

That's like your build and many others that I have kept within mind. Those who stand out have become inspirations of building computers. To realize there is more to all of this then just building a computer. There are possibilities and passion to create, upgrade, and fix computers. As long we seen these qualities from each other, and aware of it ourselves, there is nothing to stop the flame.

(Unless it's because of the lack of money... Oh right, I been there before.)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

A lovely and great song by Willy Nelson.