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by Air_Wizardo



Date Published

July 9, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

54.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.354 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


I needed a computer that wouldn't choke on 1080p 60fps YouTube videos and Adobe Lightroom, so I decided to try building PCPartPicker's Budget Home/Office Build (this build probably has different parts by now, but the ~$400 price tag is still there). The only thing I had to add to the original build was a wireless network adapter. I also bought a 128GB SSD instead of the 480GB. After finishing the build, and trying it out for a couple of days, I noticed two issues:

  • The stock Intel CPU cooler is loud.
  • You can't view 1080p 60fps (x2 speed) YouTube videos smoothly with the integrated GPU (Intel HD Graphics 610).

To remedy these issues, I bought EVGA GTX 1050 Ti, and Cooler Master T2. I also added a Noctua 92mm fan to the back of the case in order to improve the airflow. Overall, I like this build. It's relatively quiet (the graphics card being the loudest), powerful enough for daily use, and can be easily upgraded in the future.

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Vergere 7 Builds 4 points 20 months ago

I really like the build you have here! I think I would have gone with a GTX 1030 if you wanted to just do Youtube videos, but a GTX 1050 will last you for a bit longer :)

Air_Wizardo submitter 3 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Yeah, in hindsight I should've gone with the GT 1030. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to return the card. Oh well...

MadTheSwine 1 point 20 months ago

It's fine, if you ever want to play some games on nice settings you will be good to go!

Air_Wizardo submitter 3 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

I actually tried playing Battlefield 1, H1Z1: KOTK, and Doom (2016). The first two ran relatively smoothly on the lowest settings, and Doom ran smoothly on ultra settings.

Franko74SR 3 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Really nice build, looks really good for a budget build. +1

PoyGit 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

nice clean build sir!

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 0 points 16 months ago

Nice build and photos, I'm sure it will do what you need to well. The 1050ti is a bit overkill but should last for a while.

For lightroom I feel that a ryzen 1200 would've been a better bet in the long run, but hey ho

P.s big fan of the monitor and ssd

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