Description

I wanted a modest rig that could run some games and that was also affordable. This is what I put together after around 4 months of research. I plan to upgrade lots of things in here, so don't pounce on me for these parts lol. This is an upgrade from my Dell Latitude E6410, which could really only run Minecraft and it ran super hot. I thought it was going to explode like that one laptop did in 2006. Also, I am using a ViewSonic 900p, 19 inch monitor that I had lying around. In the future, I will get a 1080p monitor. I did get my CPU to 4.6 Ghz at 1.308 volts stable :D

So yeah, hope you like it. :P

UPGRADE LIST

Monitor (1080p)

Keyboard/Mouse

Power Supply (500 watt for hardware upgrade)

CPU (FX-8350)

GPU (GTX 1060)

Motherboard if I need a 99fx board for upgrades

Part Reviews

CPU

Yeah, I know its old but its a great beginners CPU. I don't have any experience with building PCs (other than this one obv) so to me, it's good. It hasn't set me back from doing much of anything yet.

CPU Cooler

Pain in the butt to install, but totally worth the cuts I got on my hand from trying to take the fan off lol. Keeps the FX-6300 noice and cool.

Motherboard

Nice color, nice BIOS, nice to put stuff in. Though the IO ports wouldn't go all the way into the shield. The reason was that when I was able to hold the motherboard and have the IO ports go into the shield, it wouldn't line up with the standoffs in my Source 210. Dunno what that's about, but don't let that keep you from buying this.

Memory

Your typical cheap 8 gig stick that you can easily get another stick for 16 gigs in the future.

Storage

Ludicrus speed SSD. Boots my PC in less than 10 seconds. This is great coming from a laptop that took a minute and a half to boot from sleep mode.

Storage

It storez stuffz. Its gud. Nuff said.

Video Card

Despite what some people may say, its a great card that can run games at high settings over (sometimes under) 60 fps. I'm perfectly fine with high settings. If I really need to, I will get a 1060.

Case

It's a nice looking case. Though I did have a little trouble getting the mobo into the standoffs, but that may just be my lack of experience. SSD mounting wasn't a problem, I just put it on top of the hard drive and I was set.

Power Supply

It does what's advertised, knocked off a star because no sleeved cables except for the 24 pin.

Case Fan

They push lots of air, more than the stock NZXT case fan does, but they are LOUDDDDDDD. I may get a fan controller just to make them quieter. I can't hear them while gaming though so yeah.

Keyboard

If you are an everyday typer then you can consider this. But I find this unresponsive and hard to type with. And when I'm playing games there will be times where the keyboard will not function, and even as I type this review with it, a keystroke or two will not register. So do yourself a favor and get a mechanical keyboard.

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Top class cable management amirite

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol this case has bad cable management capabilities. I tried to do the best i could, but then gave up :P

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I used all the zipties I had for the back. If i can't sleep at night because of cable management, I'll pick some up. Thanks for the link though.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh lol okay no prob.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You could have gotten a decent quality mechanical keyboard for roughly 50 bucks but you'll probably upgrade to a better one anyway

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i plan to, but this keyboard will work for a bit

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The Source 210! A classic case from 2014 :') I feel old lmao

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Still a nice case, but I'm thinking of upgrading it in the future, along with other parts. :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless NZXT changed their naming scheme it's actually from 2011. As NZXT_Harry explains it, you can tell the year of release on their cases by the 2nd to last number in the name. In this case 2(1)0, so 2011. He doesn't list the Source 210 in his examples though, so maybe it was changed (though it does have the 220 the next year).

https://www.reddit.com/r/NZXT/comments/4tysln/where_can_i_get_a_list_of_nzxt_cases_in_order_of/

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't listen to the jerks. It may not be a top end build, it's a decent enough AMD budget build. Looks nice, too.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I didn't plan it to be a top end build. Part of the fun of PC building is upgrading the parts to make it a top end build :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build my dude :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

first of all. i like the build +1 but 1. for your next build get a 80+ psu of some sort it just shows that the psu is made of some quality of components 2. 0.2 gigahertz is a good overclock if you do not want to tinker with voltage. 3. setup a fan curve that makes the fans stop while the cpu is under like 60 degrees celcius my pc's fans (including on the radiator) (pump keeps spinning at 30% all the time) go to 30% at 60 degreese with my i7 6800k and then slowly ramp up until they are at 80% at 80 degrees and then go straight up to 100% becouse i do not want to burn my **** xD

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build. Even better OC, we noticed.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, and at 1.33 volts which is great.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

YOOOOOK I USED TO HAVE A LATITUDE E6400!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Ayyyyyyyy

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

the laptop was really solid, too bad it couldnt barely run google chrome.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah but it ran minecraft just fine

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

oh lol my e6400 barely ran it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

that's dank

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

it is

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  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Despite what people say, this is a nice build. The only thing I would change is the PSU...

I agree.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If it does start to affect my experience with it, ill swap it out. :)

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

No, my lack of creativity did.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't know I don't have a soul :D