I had a tight budget and already had a few parts and this is what I made of it.

[ Build Details ]

  • General This build was my first build. I'm primarily using it for school, programming, music, and graphic design.

  • Video Card I am currently saving up to purchase a video card so I used one I had from an old computer lying around. It works fine, as I do not play games that often. The Video Card: XFX HD-435X-ZAHR Radeon HD 4350 Link:[12]

  • Monitor My monitor stopped functioning half way through the building process due to a power supply malfunction (the monitor was old), so I bought a new one. Monitor: Acer 20" LED Model S200HL

  • Motherboard I had a lot of trouble when I was initially attempting to install the operating system. The computer would restart randomly and frequently while trying to install Ubuntu, or even on the OS. I suspect it was most likely the motherboard causing this. It's also sometimes troublesome to boot where it displays GRUB on the screen for a half of a second or so and then goes to black. I'm not putting full blame on the motherboard, I'm just thinking that it's the motherboard is causing this.

  • Overall Overall it's a great build for what I need to do.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 4 points

clean build with room to grow , have fun filling up your case!

  • 87 months ago
  • 3 points


  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good, great budget build. I think you could have gotten a single 8gb kit for less than $56, but that doesn't really matter.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build with lots of potential. Your HDD seems to be slow though, only 32mb cache and more expensive than regular 64mb cache ones. People seem to be having that HDD die on them, via reviews from Newegg. Watch out for that hdd.

  • 87 months ago
  • -1 points

Got a DOA barracuda last month, and the roommates barracuda started failing after only a week.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

i believe your using dual channel rams might want to change the placing of the rams xD