So it took a while to save up enough money for my PC and I finally did it...now I need to buy games and stop living off f2p games. My grandpa helped me building this since he had experience putting together computers and after about 6 hours we finally put it together after making a few mistakes, namely forgetting to plug in the CPU to the PSU or leaving the monitor unplugged.
I also havn't ran any sort of benchmark on this yet.
The taxes from Newegg was $59.49
- CPU: I didn't want to pay the extra money for an i-5 and the 8320 seemed like a good choice for the money. Plus anytime the threads go above 4 I shouldn't have problems.
- CPU Cooler: Plenty of people said it was good for the money and it seems to be keeping my CPU cool. I was worried that after we finally managed to get it installed that my side panel wouldn't go on, but fortunately there was barely enough room for it to fit.
- Motherboard: Seemed like a good motherboard and after installing the drivers it worked perfectly. Unfortunately one of my frontal fans couldn't reach the last connector so it has to run at full all the time.
- Memory: It works fine and has a lifetime warranty, can't figure out why it's in 1333 though.
- Storage: ayyyyy 1TB
- Video Card: This thing is HUGE. I didn't have any problems with it and runs nice. It feels so good putting all my games on the highest or almost highest settings. As a bonus I get Assassin's Creed Unity for free. I don't really wanna download Uplay though so I gotta find a way to at least play it without using Uplay so I can delete it.
- Case: I originally wanted the H440 but decided better parts>cooler case. Then I went to the S340 but Newegg 7% taxes killed the price and I went with the 210. It's actually pretty good, the only distinguishing feature is the front though. II wouldn't say that this is a cheap little budget case for cheap gaming builds, it's simply affordable. It would've been nice to have 2 USB 3.0 on front alongside the USB 2.0 ports but oh well. It wa also a bit annoying to get the first 2 screws in my fron case fans with the hard drive cage in the way.
- Power Supply: I'm not sre if I can SLI with this later but it was on sale and I would've probably went with single GPU anyways.
- Fans: I bought 2 sickleflow fans without the LEDs and they didn't arrive untill after my PC was put together and installing them was a pain.
- Keyboard: I like teh light at the bottom and WASD being orange, rubber keys. The media buttons are pretty nice to have too.
- Mouse: It's a great mouse, the buttons on the right side got annoying so I had to disable them and the dpi buttons are nice. It's a shame that the LED colors don't change on dpi change like the default setting but oh well.
- Headphones: they're pretty good, especially fort he price. I havn't tried talking through them yet but the soudn quality is pretty good.
So far I've played Planetside 2, Warframe, and Amnesia the Dark Descent and they've all ran great with ultra settings. Amnesia gave me a weird line distortion problem but that was solved somehow by increasing the settings, because logic.
Overall my only problems are that the case only looks unique from the front and that my fan couldn't reach the last fan connector on the motherboard. other than those I absolutely love it.
I got a new mouse pad and there's actually a difference for my mouse. Goodbye kitty kats. R.I.P in pizza.
An okay processor that was fairly cheap compared to intel, couldn't recommend over a Ryzen though.
Good budget cooler
I hadn't had any problems with this motherboard, but haven't tried overclocking yet.
While it may not be the best card on the market, it's held out pretty well.
I only selected this case because my budget didn't allow for a better one at the time. While the case itself is okay, the USB ports at the front will not hold anything securely. My 212 EVO cooler was barely able to fit in there, so don't try fitting any larger cpu coolers inside. I couldn't do much in the way of cable management with it myself.
Overall it's just a super basic and barebones case without much good or bad aside from terrible frontal USB 2.0 ports.
Realiable brand of power supply that hadn't failed me in any way.
If you can get this keyboard for super cheap, then it's alright. Otherwise, it's just a membrane keyboard with an awful shortened backspace key and the wire eventually shorted.
If you can get this for cheap, it isn't bad, but the audio quality isn't a terribly great compared to other headphones.