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Simple & Clean \\Happy Holidays

by Firewalp

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60 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 30, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.303 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

Description

Built with the recent deals as a 1080p medium-high gaming machine. I wanted a low-key but presentable and cheap PC thats very capable as well as upgradable. Enjoy!

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MongooseCrusader 2 points 24 months ago

Very nice, and very easy to upgrade in the future. Better CPU, another stick of RAM, More SSD storage and a better GPU.

This will serve you well for many years.

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks! This was the idea :)

DoltonTheComputerNoob 1 point 23 months ago

I don't think the i3 is terrible for this pc he should get more storage first in my opinion

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Great budget gaming rig!!!

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thank ya

fortking 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Ima be honest.. ur better off imo with a evga 430w psu

the cxm line has this coil whine when its under load.. gets very annoying at times

(i own the cx750m and the evga 430w)

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Oh jeez. I have the PC on my desk next to my monitor and so far the PC is super quiet under load :) Time will tell. Thanks for the heads up.

fortking 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

No fair! I half to keep games at 60fps, I cant have unlimited fps enabled otherwise it does that

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I guess it depends on the hardware you use with the PSU. With my i3-6100 and 1050 Ti, im only using about 50-60% of the power supply's output under full load so it's not working too hard.

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 3 points 24 months ago

Too late.. PSU took a **** on me and failed today -_- looks like im going back to EVGA lol.

fortking 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

my first cx750m did that too, it fried my asus z97-AR that costed $200.. i had never built a pc b4, so i was like wtf...

I love evga honestly, so reliable

arrin 1 point 24 months ago

Lol, this is what I was gonna get exactly except for the case fans and I was gonna get a gtx 960, but I got a bit more money so I went with something a bit better than this.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nvRVm8

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Looks like a great pc!

Kardude77 1 point 24 months ago

How is the 1050 Ti?

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Loving it!! I mostly play WoW, overwatch, heroes of the storm and various steam games and it runs them all at 1080p on high/ultra 60fps with only WoW dipping below 60 in capital cities with lots of players.

Sammibulin 1 point 24 months ago

Do you play DayZ Standalone by any chance? I'm considering a very similar build and just want to know the performance you're getting or what you think it might be.

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Sorry i dont play that :/ if you could find similar pc's that can and compare the firestrike scores, that would give you a rough estimate. I have timespy and firestrike scores in the last pictures.

MannyPCs 1 point 24 months ago

Great budget build, +1

Cool Christmas tree you have there, we have yet to set up ours.

+1 for the tree too

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thank you!

We haven't put up our decorations yet, only the lights. Saving that for the weekend!

MannyPCs 1 point 24 months ago

Good idea. Keep the fun later!

hope you enjoy your post Christmas PC :)

DJJHUGHES 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Props on the cable management 11/10

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Thanks man, it was a little challenging but very fun.

Exgle 1 point 24 months ago

What kinda of performance are you getting out of tat GPU? I'm considering getting one.

Nice build, and Happy Holidays!

+1

;)

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

I'm going to run some benchmarks and post the scores in description sometime this weekend, i'll let you know when :) so far im loving it.

Exgle 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks and I hope you get the best out of it.

Also, I saw that your PSU messed up, hope the best for you.

:)

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Posted some benchmarks for ya! Thanks, I ended up using a spare Dell PSU until I can get another and it's working fine :)

Exgle 1 point 24 months ago

Awesome, thank you. Have fun with your new build.

Ashbacher7 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

This looks great! I miss top-mounted PSUs. My first build was in an Xclio Windtunnel (ew.) which had top mounted PSU AND an exhaust grill on the TOP of the case. Was awesome.

/story

Awesome budget build, love this concept. +1

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Same! I looked up that case and I do like the psu mount and grill as well. I also prefer top mounted for cable management and having plenty of room for the gpu. This way, the intake from the front fan isn't running into a big power supply, instead there is a nice easy path for air to flow right to gpu. It might not make any difference but it's one of those nit-picky things I have :)

Thanks for your comment and +1!

valrykie 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I ordered the MSI version of the 1050ti and i cant wait till it gets here, is it a good card for the money?

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Absolutely loving it, man! Great pick!

gorkti200 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

This is actually really cool! Upvoted for plasti dip on the IO shield. Also Fractal Design ftw ;)

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks man! Love fractal!

BenaGD 1 point 24 months ago

I like this community

NinjaZ39 1 point 24 months ago

Looks nice. I'm getting the same case but probably won't be getting another fan. Should I put my fan on the front mount or the side mount?

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I noticed temps drop more on the GPU with the side fan on as opposed to the front intake. Hope this helps :) The case is awesome!

NinjaZ39 1 point 24 months ago

Ok and do you blow air in or out of the case? Sorry I'm really bad with air flow and such.

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

If that is the only fan you'll have then let the side fan be an intake and have the power supply exhaust for you.

TeraBuilds 1 point 24 months ago

does the back panel of the case has cable management case?PLUS 1 FOR THE FREAKING CHRISTMASTREE BEHIND :)

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

not really lol. You might be able to route a fan cable or sata, something thin but none of the PSU cables are thin enough. its tricky to manage cables in this case but it can be done! Still highly recommend it for the price :)

TeraBuilds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks!By the way can you review my build?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $57.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $45.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $41.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card $109.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $28.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $364.72
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $354.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-12-10 08:34 EST-0500

BTW how did you get an hyper x ram for only $40?

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

thats actually a pretty solid build!! i like the pentium + 1050 combo, that will a sweet light-gamer. i got the memory for $40 thru a combo deal with the motherboard i think.

TeraBuilds 1 point 24 months ago

thanks :).parts will be coming on Christmas so I'm so exited right now

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Awesome, man! let me know when it's finished as i'd love to check it out!!!

Minghua 1 point 24 months ago

Nice mod, matches perfectly

GrandSnaf 1 point 24 months ago

Very nice build! Too bad the PSU went bad :(

+1 for build/christmas tree :D

(How long did the PSU even last?)

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks, man!

Haha the PSU lasted literally 3 days. I had a replacement that did the EXACT same thing. Shutting off under load. Upon holding a light to see into the PSU, I could see that something had 'popped' and white foamy stuff was all leaked onto a bunch of the PSU internals. The replacement had the white mess on it too! Crazy! I used an older back-up Dell psu I had laying around and that has been holding up just fine, even under prime95+unigine heaven stress test!

rogue4815 1 point 24 months ago

This thing is SO clean, I love it :D

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks, bro!!

MrMasterMacaroni 1 point 24 months ago

I have a few questions: Does it get too hot/loud? Is it easy to move around? (My parents are divorced) And would you recommend this to fairly new builder? Thank you in advance :)

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

It doesn't get hot or loud at all. I really like this little computer!! Very easy to move around being a micro-atx. I built it to sell it but i haven't even tried selling it yet because I enjoy it so much. I would highly recommend this PC to a new builder as it was all pretty easy to put together!

MrMasterMacaroni 1 point 23 months ago

The thing is, that in Finland this thing costs about 610 euros :(

MrMasterMacaroni 1 point 23 months ago

But still building this :)

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DoltonTheComputerNoob 1 point 23 months ago

SICK DUDE!!! I'm liking that all black vibe but you should buy some led strips and set them to white to make the rest of the white pop. ( Loving that Plastidip lol)

lodger 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

nice build and pics, thanks! Nice touch on the Plasti Dip for the IO panel. I think I will copy your idea!

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MannyPCs 1 point 24 months ago

Agreed! I THINK that is the first tree I found on the completed builds this year

Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thank you!

Have a good one.

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Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks for the comment. I have no complaints with any of the parts and would highly recommend them all. The 128gb ssd works for my setup as I use a 4tb external drive for my games and data storage.

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Firewalp submitter 20 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Long live the master race!