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This was a build I made for a friend. The budget was $600 and is used for typical daily uses and light gaming on the side.

It's one of my first builds using an AMD CPU. Since we were at a strict budget, it made more sense to go with AMD rather than intel. 8GB on ram is pretty standard, and tried to match the case as best as possible. There is not need for overclocking so we went with a lower wattage PSU with a stock heatsink.

The case was pretty light with not much features to it. I'm also a sucker for BitFenix. Two front fans were needed since it only came with 1 exhaust fan. I especially liked how you install the front fans onto the filter itself. Cable management was a bit tricky since there wasn't much room at the other side of the case but it turned out ok.

Overall I think this is a great example of a build under $600 for light to moderate gaming in terms of performance.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I see you done a pretty good job on the Cables. Was it hard to clean up the cables?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It was tricky since the area for the cables was not even an inch wide. I had to stuff parts of the cables into the HDD bays as you could see. Not the best case for cable management, but I couldn't really complain given the price.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I am thinking of getting the same case, Do you think its a good case for the price?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm very surprised at the quality of the case for the price. It looks quite alright too. Few things to note about the case though. The cable management space is a joke, you only get 1 exhaust fan and you have to purchase your own 120mm fans for the front. Also this case is convenient as the stand-offs are built-in. I would say buy it if money is an issue. But if you have $20 more, I would go for another case.

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

Great build but I wouldn't necessarily call this mid-tier

  • 61 months ago
  • -2 points

How is this "mid-tier", if anything its low-tier or low budget. Mid tier would be like a like a FX-83XX or i5 and a GTX 960 or R9 280.

$585.72+ OS = ~$682.72 is mid tier?

Does that mean a high end pc is ~$1000?

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I've used that PSU for many other builds before and it hasn't run into any problems after 3 years so far. I agree with the OC options but with +$40 as you said, you can arguably get a better GPU =P It's just a bunch of trade-offs. BUT for its intended purpose, I like the configuration.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you hear bad things about the CX power supplies? I'm not calling your statement wrong, but I have 5+ friends that have them in gaming builds and have zero problems. They're all using higher wattage ones though, like the 500 and 600.

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