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Black & Blue - Budget Gaming PC (Canada)

by beazer32



Date Published

Aug. 4, 2016

Date Built

July 23, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.279 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz


My first PC build. Very happy with all the parts and very happy with how everything is running.

I was a little worried about going with such a cheap motherboard, but I haven't had any problems with it, it's all working wonderfully.

Still working on getting the mail-in rebates back, but you know how that goes.

Part Reviews


I was worried about buying such a cheap motherboard, but so far it's working perfectly with my i3-6100 + GTX 960. It is very bare-bones, as you would expect, but it's all I need.

It took a few minutes to fit the RAM in juuuuuuuust right, but other than that I have no complaints.


It's ram and it's cheap. No need for frills here.


I decided not to include an SSD in my build (for now) and I'm pleasantly surprised with how fast this HDD is. So far so good.


I love the look of this case. There is room for cable management, plenty of space inside, and the blue LED fans are a nice touch.

Power Supply

Semi-Modular. 80+ Bronze. Got it at a good price.

Comments Sorted by:

smcgothboy 3 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Agree with Jem3 about the SSD can't imagine a PC without one now. Good choices, only possible mod is a light strip the blue looked good in the dark but only coming from the fan isn't enough :(

Jem3 1 point 33 months ago

Good build, but you should get an ssd soon. It'll make your PC a lot more snappy.

beazer32 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Thanks! I'm actually surprised with how fast the HDD is, but once it starts to fill up and get more sluggish I'll look into an SSD.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 33 months ago
A Noctua fan would fit perfectly this build. <3


shavage 1 point 33 months ago

Loving this build m8. Do the case fans have molex connectors?

beazer32 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

The fans have 3-pin and 4-pin Molex.

rktoast 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

very nice build (america)

TheGreenManiac 1 point 29 months ago

Heeeey... That's pretty good! How's the motherboard? I'm thinking of using it for a build I'm making very soon.

3vidently 1 point 29 months ago

The mobo is priced at $30 if the MIR comes through. AsRock is notorious for being bad at it though. OP did you get your MIR yet?