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Entry-level budget gamer- Son's first PC. My second build.

by asmiller0

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18 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 31, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.29 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz

Description

This is my second build in two months. First I built one for my daughter. Now it's my son's turn.

I was aiming for another budget gamer.

Everyone went together nicely. Started right up with no problems and all software is installed.

Part Reviews

CPU

Can't beat this for less than $100. Installation and functionality is all great. It ran at low capacity during all initial software installation.

Motherboard

Great specs. Great price. The software is valuable and really easy to use. Everything installed during the build with absolutely no problems.

Memory

Look great. No problems with function. One of the lowest cost per GB with high speeds.

Video Card

I got this for a good price and it came with a free EVTA 500W PSU. Great deal for a decent card.

Case

Good quality. Super cheap. Has one optical drive slot. Built-in SSD bracket.

It could use a few more holes for running cables.

Power Supply

Mostly good. I got this for free when I bought a 1050ti GPU.

Some of the cables were quite short and I really had to run them tight so everything would plug in. Especially the 4+4 on the top left of the motherboard.

Comments Sorted by:

cpbuilds 1 point 5 months ago

very nice to do for your son :D

Cahey 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Nice job! Congratz!

asmiller0 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!

CanikoManiko 1 point 5 months ago

Entry level gaming PC looks nice. The specs Are good thor the price tag. I’m looking to build a similar PC myself

asmiller0 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I got some good deals over about a month of searching. i.e. the graphics card was priced well and it came with $40 power supply unit.

CanikoManiko 1 point 5 months ago

I see, but I don't really have enough money yet, once I have acquired the money I am going to do as much bargain hunting as possible. And hope like hell i can save at least 2 cents. XD

CanikoManiko 1 point 5 months ago

I see, but I don't really have enough money yet, once I have acquired the money I am going to do as much bargain hunting as possible. And hope like hell i can save at least 2 cents. XD Also I am going to try and get some Black Friday deals but prices don't go crazy low in Canada, and that's a problem for me. :(

CanikoManiko 1 point 5 months ago

The build I'm going for looks a little like this: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/CanikoManiko/saved/jQjbXL Also this just over 1000 Cad, the PC you built is aprox 880 cad.

LegendarySapphire 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

thor

CanikoManiko 1 point 2 months ago

i didn't feel like editing the comment, ok (XD)

HotShot_01 9 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

My dad told me i had to earn my own money for my PC. So i did. But i love to see these family builds every once in a while even if i never got the same experience having something built for me :D

lathonv 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

IMO it's more fun to pay for and build your own system anyway. Such a great sense of pride knowing it's all thanks to you! :D

ugapeyton 1 point 3 months ago

I have a question, you went with and AMD APU and a separate graphics card. Did you mean to do that, or did you get the card later?

asmiller0 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I didn't need the integrated graphics, I just got it because of the price and performance. I always intended on putting in the dedicated graphics card.

MrClyburn 1 point 2 months ago

Did this case come with a decent Power Supply? because I see it comes with one, and I see you have a EVGA in your son's build.

asmiller0 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

The case doesn't come with a psu, it was a combo deal- I believe at newegg. And, yes, it was the one listed in the build.

MrClyburn 1 point 2 months ago

oh ok. It looks amazing bro, I know your son is loving it!

UsserNayme 1 point 1 month ago

Good build, should've gone with the 570 though.