This was a great experience for me building my first time. I had a ton of fun and i love my new PC!
Obviously this is a budget build, i had a budget of about $600 dollars and i had to save a while to get that. I didn't spend all of my money in my budget because i had to factor in Canadian taxes :( i actually ended up going about $30 over budget because of taxes, even though i cut my budget a bit. Canadian taxes suck. Anyway. this build has been great for me, unfortunately, i haven't been able to do much gaming because i spent a lot of my money building the PC and have no money to buy games, so ill be relying on Free games and demos for a while :( Now, my parts:
CPU- I love this thing. the price/performance ratio is exceptional, and i haven't even got to OC yet.
RAM- Cheap, 8 GB, High speed, all i need.
MOBO- Biggest mistake in this build, i was kind of stupid when i ordered it, it lacks good features that are in other boards that are barley more expensive. Probably my first upgrade
HDD- This is pretty straight forward, i could care less about fast boot times right now and 1TB should suffice for me.
GPU- I am really enjoying this thing. Like the CPU, the performance for the price is solid. I might upgrade later, but not for a while.
CASE- Another mistake i would say, it does the job, cheap, sleek, but fairly loud and hard to work in.
PSU- Solid PSU, cant really go wrong with Corsair, quality, modular, good price, it will last me a while.
I am grateful for all the help i received from this community. Just a couple of things:
Please, if its not constructive, no need to criticize to much. Don't get me wrong i like input, just not insults.
Don't tell me that i could have spent X amount more and got a better product. This was absolute max for my budget so i couldn't of afforded it.
Thanks for the help guys. I am loving gaming, programming, and everything else on this machine. :)
|CPU||AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||£55.40||Scan.co.uk|
|Motherboard||ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866||£59.79||Ebuyer|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||£37.14||Aria PC|
|Video Card||Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB||£157.73||Amazon UK|
|Case||BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower|
|Power Supply||Corsair 500W ATX12V||£47.60||Amazon UK|
|Wireless Network Adapter||TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0||£8.00||Amazon UK|
|Case Fan||Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm||£5.24||CCL Computers|
|AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|