Description

I use this mostly for gaming, and hopefully video editing. It works well for this price range and in my opinion I got the bang of my buck. It runs most AAA titles at high to ultra settings @ 60FPS. Case looks great, and satisfaction fills me when I turn this beast on. Only problem I have right now is that 8 GB of RAM is slowly becoming obsolete in bigger titles but I can get 16 or 32 GB (MBO can only hold up to two RAM slots :( ) . Other than that, it has been running smoothly and coming from an intel 2 duo core w/ gt 630 it's ....

beautiful

-Yes, I know I could have gotten a better CPU and an RX 480, but this was 4 months ago. feelsbadman

Part Reviews

CPU

This CPU is a beast for budget builds, although I need to buy a 3rd party stock fan as this one is not that good. But other than that, it runs my games perfectly. - EDIT, gets hot, and since this is an old build, probably should have waited for the new ones.

Motherboard

For a Micro ATX board, you'd get what you would expect. RAM, PCI, and CPU. Overclocking is easy but for me I wouldn't want to burn my house down, would I? It works well and I would recommend it for budget builds. The red looks good and overall a study piece of equipment. Kind of expensive for a micro ATX, could have gotten a full ATX :(

Memory

These look nice, clean, and works well! It's a good price for 8 GB of RAM and I have not had that much problems for me. - Red brings out good color.

Storage

For $50, this is great. It downloads most of my games quickly, has good storage, but my only problem is that it gets kind of noisy sometimes. Other than that, it's a good hard drive.

Video Card

My friends told me AMD sucks, well I guess I proved them wrong. Honestly, I would pick this over the 1060 3GB, because soon 3GB will not be enough. This beast of a card runs my games at 1080/60 FPS, it's not that noisy, and plus I can shove facts into my friends faces. Looks nice, 1 huge fan, stays cool, and its great overall!

Case

For budget builds, this case is great! 3 fans (and 2 of them are LED), looks slim and the orange makes it pop out. Cable management isn't that great, but what would you expect from a cheap case? Also there is no optical drives, but I don't need that. Comes with 3 USB 3.0 slots and more if you have a good MOBO. I love the side panel on the case, makes me remind myself I have to clean it out once in a while.

Power Supply

It' s great, I have no problems so far. Looks great, it's quiet, and it's worth your money. Just make sure you plug it in all the way, because I had some booting problems on my build.

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Glad you opted for the i3 6100 rather than the FX 8300. The I3 is really impressive for what it is.

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

I dont think that only 8gb of ram is the limiting factor for this build... This is a great low budget build, but it is a low budget build and has its limitations.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 great build!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a solid build, but if someone is going to copy this build today they may want to look at an RX 480 as the prices have come down since you built this. As for your friends telling you that "AMD Sucks" they probably don't keep up to date on benchmarks. As drivers mature performance goes up (for both AMD and nvidia)! Hopefully your friends learned that doing a little research goes a long way based on your example. Happy Gaming!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics of the finished build?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the temps and noise with that GPU?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the temps and noise with that GPU?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Depending on the game. On very demanding games, it gets very loud and around 50-70C

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks for the info