Description

This was my first build. I have been using an old Athlon 64 emachines that I got from my mom since 2013, and it was horrible. I had been wanting to build a new pc ever since I found out how easy it was. so, I started saving up in january of 2017. I had a budget of around $700. I was planning on buying an intel cpu until ryzen was announced. I then decided to wait until ryzen 5 was released. Then, the power supply of my emachines died. It was a small form factor pc that used a proprietary power supply, and I couldn’t find a replacement for a reasonable price. Since I am homeschooled, I do all my school work online, and that was the only working computer in the house. So I needed a computer as soon as possible. but at that same time, 1060 and 1050ti prices went crazy because of cryptocurrency. I made a very stupid mistake and decided I could just buy the parts without the gpu. But I completely forgot that ryzen didn’t have integrated graphics. So at this point it had been a week since my emachines died, and I still had no way to do my schoolwork. So I ended up buying a used gtx 460 (not the rx 460) for $50. I forgot to plug the pcie power cables in, and the fan went at full speed and it exploded. So I tied a case fan to it, and it worked. I couldn’t play games without it throttling, but it worked fine for school. Now that i have the 1050,i can finally play the games i bought at a reasonable speed.

Yes, i know the cable management sucks, the case i bought sucks. Dont buy it. The only reason i got it was because it had 4 usb ports on the front, space for an optical drive, and a built in sd card reader (i always lose those external ones) and it was cheaper to just buy this instead of a different case, a 3.5" card reader and an external dvd drive instead of using the sata one i had. There was next to no room at all to hide all of the extra cables, i cut myself at least 3 times while trying to install a hard drive into the mount, it arrived with a dent on the top, and i ripped one of the usb 2.0 cables out of the connector while removing the front panel to access the included front fan because for some reason it was installed backwards and was pushing air out instead of pulling it in. This would all be acceptable if this was some cheap $20 or $30 case, but this thing was $50

The monitor, 320gb hard drive, dvd drive, keyboard, and mouse were all from my old pc, and the 500gb hard drive was from an old broken laptop. I got windows 10 for free with school.

Part Reviews

Case

There was next to no room at all to hide all of the extra cables, i cut myself at least 3 times while trying to install a hard drive into the mount, it arrived with a dent on the top, and i ripped one of the usb 2.0 cables out of the connector while removing the front panel to access the included front fan because for some reason it was installed backwards and was pushing air out instead of pulling it in. This would all be acceptable if this was some cheap $20 or $30 case, but this case was $50. For $50 there are much better options like the Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L that my friend got.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

HOLY CABLES MANAGEMENT ! LOL!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Don’t be hating. From what I can tell this is his first PC Build

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job! Pulling parts from other machines is what makes builds like this fun! Now that you have a base machine you'll be able able to save up for better components. Keep rocking!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the Sceptre monitor come with an HDMI cable?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool thank you!

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have, except it would have meant I would have to put in new thermal paste, and i didnt have time to wait for another amazon package.

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