Budget build back in 2014 for gaming. CPU, motherboard, RAM, and case were a bundle. Entire build cost me around $700 after rebates.
How does it perform with games today?
I would say it definitely holds up and runs well enough even today if I spend enough time tweaking settings but it struggles with most CPU intensive games. It is beginning to fall behind and I am now seeing some of these parts listed as minimum required specs on modern AAA games.
Beautiful cable management. Nice budget build that probably still runs games decent.
Hopefully you can find the budget to upgrade soon! Considering the case's limited cable management support great job on the cables and nice to see after 4 years you kept the dust cleaned out.
A new AMD Ryzen or Intel Coffeelake CPU would be a huge improvement these days so the investment would be well worth it. The mid range 6 cores from both companies are in a great spot now for AAA game titles. Even the budget 4 cores from AMD (R3-2200g) and Intel (i3-8100) are still great on a tight budget.
I play games that are more CPU dependant so early last year I had to drop my FX 8320 for something better and it was night and day difference. I do not regret the upgrade one bit and as of today it is still trucking along like a beast.
I will give this a +1 though
Thank you! I am actually looking to make a new build very soon now that prices aren't so bad in some areas and even greater in others but first I plan on getting myself a ThinkPad for work. In the mean time I'm planning the future build and deciding what my wants/needs are.
Nice build! Hope you can squeeze every last drop out of it.
Question, why the FX and not an A10 CPU? Are FX series normally used for gaming oriented builds? Sorry, I'm contemplating to build my own budget one, but debating btw Rayzen 3 with VEGA graphics until I save enough for a decent card.
Frankly it just came down to the fact that the FX 6330 was included in a bundle that I considered at the time to be a great value for me back in 2014. If I were you I would visit some popular site forums such as the ones here or Build Me a PC reddit and ask around for advice/opinions on a modern budget build.