Description

I built this PC for my friend who has gone all his life using year old laptops that played games at 10-20 fps, we both saved up our money for this, the graphics card was donated by his uncle and the hard drive we got off of eBay for 20$

Also i know cable management is horrible and i am a disgrace of the pc master race but daddy its only my first time making a PC so please excuse the bad cable management, also the case doesn't allow it :(

I had originally bought an asus board, but fans would turn on and everything but no display, and no it wasn't my graphics card or anything else the mobo was bad... so i had to wait a lot longer, also the issue was it was DDR3 and Pentium G4560 doesn't support it, it says DDR3L but to be honest DDR3L isn't worth just get DDR4.

If there is anything i made a mistake on please tell me

EDIT: We just got another stick of ram, i updated it in the part list, thanks for all the feedback

2nd EDIT: we might upgrade to an i5 7400 later on, the 2 cores has been very annoying lately, the games he plays will benefit from more cores (PUBG mainly) also we will try to get more ram

Part Reviews

CPU

Gets the job done, 2 cores is limiting though but good for a budget cpu

Motherboard

I never thought ASRock as a very good brand but this motherboard surprised me with an M.2 slot making this good for future proofing, of course overclocking is out because of how cheap it was but it lost a star for no sticker very disappointing :/

Memory

4gb is good for now, but 4gb is extremely limiting i will be buying another stick when i have the money, but for the price this is good

Video Card

I got it for free from my friends uncle, doesn't surpass a 1050 ti but it also doesn't feel budget, stays cool and very quiet

Case

The case is of course old design, its cheaply made i didn't even bother with the psu thinking it would explode after a month, no hole in the back to access the bottom of the cpu socket for after market cooler, and ZERO cable management potential, good for a budget though

Power Supply

500 watt came with an 8 pin than can be turned into a 6 pin and another 6 pin for graphics card, and the feel of the materials feels VERY high quality i'm sure this power supply will hold up very well i love it.

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

At this pricepoint, it's basically pointless to buy new and just buy a whole bunch of used stuff. Something like Q6600 + 7970 + 8gbs ram + 240gb ssd + some random case, PSU and MB as those parts do not add to performance. Oh and you paid WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too much for that GPU. If you had to buy new, a rx570 or 580, if you could fit it, would have been a much better buy.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Just saw that you didn't pay for the GPU, you probably should have set the cost to 0 dollars in your part listing.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah takes too much effort to figure that out ;)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Uh, I hate to give you a heart attack, but that PSU is made by a company that has a tendency to make PSUs that can explode.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

the pc probs uses less than 120w so its fine

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

im sorry didnt know i removed it from the build

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You paid how much for the video card??? Also, please try to clean up the cables a bit, other then that, ncie budget gaming build =)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

we didn't pay anything for the graphics card we got it for free from my friends uncle

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job on using the G 4560. Glad your friend got an upgrade.

The GTX 950 is good budget card especially that you got it for Free.

With medium setting you should be able to get at least 45-55 FPS in most games. What games do you intend to run?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

world of tanks, rust , heroes and generals

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You will get 60fps easy in world of tanks.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

he gets up to 100fps although he doesnt play at 1080p because the tv we had to use it has a glitch where the task bar and is going past the pixels

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It sounds like it is a 720p screen that is not down scaling.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

its a OLD 1080P tv cant expect much

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

GTX 950 is Definitely a good option here as these games are not extremely demanding and even with games like the witcher or battlefield if he blends the setting between medium and high he should be great.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

he is saving for battlefield

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Just make sure those cables stay away from the stock cooler or it will actually affect performance

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

it doesnt matter it runs at 50 which suprised me but after all the pentium has 2 cores and low power draw

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

We just upgraded to two sticks of crucial ram

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

but it lost a star for no sticker very disappointing :/

I don't think that warrants the loss of a star...

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you see that?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I never thought ASRock as a very good brand but this motherboard surprised me with an M.2 slot making this good for future proofing, of course overclocking is out because of how cheap it was but it lost a star for no sticker very disappointing :/

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

oooh yeah, it does the old asus one we got that failed came with a sticker, why couldn't this one?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, you can be disappointed that it didn't come with a sticker... but it was never advertised as so. Why detract one whole star from the mobo just because it didn't come with some arbitrary aesthetic feature? It does the job just fine.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

it was joke

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the frugal spending!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

cable mgmt looks like a messy mcdonalds order, no offense lol

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

doesnt matter, his case doesnt support it, and his cpu doesnt go over 62C which only happens after hours of gaming, so it doesnt effect performance also it has no windows or ways to look inside

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Ik I was just pointing out the obvious and just poking a bit of fun

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

its not fun to see spaghetti each time we open the case up :( sad times

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

:l not very nice hurts mah feels whats bad about it other than the psu

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The gpu is a bit under powered but since it was free it should be great for medium 1080p. Also the ram will be limiting in 1080p gaming. The cable management is bad, but it does not matter since there is no window.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

we already bought more ram its on its way so we will have 8gb, with 4 gb is was nearly maxed with just a game open

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

More ram is always good... If you can use it effectively. If you are only using 12gb of ram at most than there is no reason to put 32gb in your system. But for gaming in 2017 8gb is the least you should have. 16gb is the sweet spot. Anything above that and you will need to be doing more than gaming to justify it.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

he currently has 4gb he's getting 8gb, im saving up for in a year i will have a ryzen system, or whats relevent at the time

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

so far feedback was positive and helpful

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

My comment was in response to a user whose comment I deleted.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok, thanks i guess

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

i have taken what you said into consideration ive seen what you say on the other build with this psu ive done some research and i think ur right we will buy the EVGA 500b as soon as possible. thanks for the advice much appreciated

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a good psu from what i have seen. I was going to get one for my build but i found a great deal on my cx650m.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

well kind of too late the rest of the money we save is for a new monitor and another stick of ram

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

im sure the psu will be fine its working fine for now also he doesn't play constantly it has to stay at my house his dad doesn't let him play at his

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to spend $30 at least on one of the evga power supplies. It is better than not having a pc at all.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N849Y4577&cm_re=evga_psu-_-17-438-082-_-Product

Never buy a psu that is not 80+ certified. EVER.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

well whats done is done we have no money left to buy a new psu this one will be good for a few months then he will have a new gpu that will need a better one

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