Description

Hello!

Welcome to my first ever PC build! Main purpose was to play things like World of Tanks and War thunder @60fps on High-Ultra. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor Purchased For £89.94 Exactly what i needed and perfect for 1080p gaming. My plan was to buy a G3258 then OC it using a Hyper 212 EVO but my plans changed when some AAA games needed a bit of fiddling to comply with dual cores, so that quickly went. this was always in the back of my mind so after discarding the idea of an AM3+ Build (that platform has no upgrade path) so i went with this hyper threaded beast!
So far playing with the iGPU gets 60fps on war thunder @low-med settings. Brilliant!
Motherboard MSI Z97-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For £77.95 I went with this for the upgrade path to an i5/i7 Broadwell later on. it looks stunning imo and the User manual was VERY good - labelled all the headers brilliantly. So far the temps seem to hover around 28 degrees celsius according to the very detailed UEFI. and about that, there is lots of useful info on there and so easy to use you Nan could do it!
Memory Kingston Fury White Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory Purchased For £51.13 A very nice RAM module, the heatsink looks awesome and i am very pleased with it. Sadly it is quite basic so nothing much for me to say other then worth the purchase.
Storage Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For £47.00 This is the first time ive ever had a SSD so i didnt know what to expect. i can say i am Very pleased! I learned about what Kingston did to their SSD V300 so i was a little worried
But Kingston reported 498 Read and 495 write which (after being used to a 5400rpm Laptop HDD) left me shocked how vast an improvement it was. After getting an SSD i dont think any build i ever do wont have one.
It takes about 10 secs to boot to background.
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F1 DT 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For £0.00 Got this for free from a friend, partioned it into a 100GB (For my files) and the rest for games.Decent drive that has saved me £30
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card £109.99 @ Amazon UK Have not bought so no comment
Case BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For £28.47 Good looking case that - if i was to regret any of these parts- would take the biscuit. The space behind the motherboard tray is minimal so i can just fit a few front panel connectors down there. There is an indent near the Drive bays which are tooless for HDD's which i like but four screws are needed for SSD's... Motherboard standoffs are pre installed so you screw them in, if you can find which screws to use.. overall decent case.
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For £33.03 Decent power supply, 500w will leave me with more than enough headroom once the GPU is in so i am well pleased, has all the connectors i will need for future Cards/drives.
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For £7.98 Proper happy with this, easy to use, simple drivers and works. Its speed limit is higher than what we supply and provides very little ping.
Case Fan Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For £3.99 Same description as the fan down below but 70p more expensive as they were bought direct from amazon and not marketplace
Case Fan Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For £3.28 Cheap fans that really do shovel air through the quite restrictive Hard drive cage of the Bitfenix Comrade well worth the cheap price.
Other USB boot drive (8GB) Purchased For £4.58 Does its job, (Transcend 800 JetFlash) and has successfully booted Ubuntu and Windows 8 64-bit.
Other Nemesis Stryder Keyboard plus mouse Purchased For £10.00 I am very happy with this mouse! It is extremely silent and has a DPI controller, The keyboard it came with was DOA but i got a free Logitech one so i dont mind.
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £467.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-22 13:57 GMT+0000

The monitor is a temporary one but has a surprisingly clear picture :D Keyboard is an old logitech membrane that once again is very satisfactory.

So i hope the PCMR is ready to accept a new 13 year old member into its ranks who is keenly spreading the ways of a noble PC player. Why the name?

Well my friend - when i told him of my plans - laughed and said "i bet you a fiver it doesent turn on..."

You are wrong mr console peasant, so wrong.

Thanks for watching and may your FPS be high and Ping be low!

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Great BIOS And ease of use, well rounded performance from MSI

Memory

Great RAM by kingston need-less to say more

Storage

Very snappy performance

Case

Good budget case, restrictive drive cage and poor cable management options

Power Supply

Decent Non modular Power-supply, sleeving could be of better quality.

Case Fan

Good airflow and rivals fans of double the price.

Comments

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome, from a fellow master race, hope you smudge that smirk from console peasants

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I have been trying, one has realised his ways and arose from the mud. Thanks btw

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I've been looking into that CPU how is it?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite nice actually! It performs well in games which are single threaded and multi. i recommend it! but if you can, a locked i5 would be a good choice.

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

You should have gone for a better build but at least you tried

  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

Nice job, I hope he paid up the fiver