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My First Budget Desktop Capable of Gaming

by QuanTomiK


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Date Published

Sept. 28, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 27, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.354 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz


I'm a casual gamer so I wanted to make sure I could run a couple games with decent fps but I also do programming and dabble in animations. Everything came together pretty easily. It took me 4 hours to build, following a handy tutorial that built in the same case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhX0fOUYd8Q

So far everything is working properly and I just finished installing Windows 10 and all the drivers and such.

Part Reviews


Seems like it lives up to the other reviews I read. Great performance so far.


I definitely like how the motherboard looks and how things connect to it. It only has 3 fan headers (apart from the CPU Fan header), but that's enough for me. The red led is a nice touch.


The case is great but the blue is different from what is advertised. It's a much lighter shade.

Power Supply

Great price and so far no problems.

Wireless Network Adapter

The wifi n my apartment isn't great so I didn't bother spending a lot on a great wifi card. This works just fine for me. It also worked as soon as I booted up for the first time, while I expected to have to download drivers before being able to connect wirelessly.

Comments Sorted by:

NWhite4720 1 point 18 months ago

Not quite a budget build if you're going over $800.00 (budget builds are usually around $500.00). I personally would have spent a little less on the case and put a bit more money into the PSU, but otherwise, it looks pretty nice!

ProtocolCrusader 1 point 11 months ago

PC looks amazing but one thing that caught me off was that your not really going with a colour scheme but if its blue, red and black then I will understand.

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