Description

This is my first PC build and it is quite the story. (SKIP TO SECOND PARAGRAPH TO SKIP BACKSTORY) It all started when I got an old HP compaq and upgraded it. I put a Core 2 Quad inside and a Sparkle GeForce 210. It was only good for game like LOL and CS:GO. I have always wanted to build a PC as all my friends had but was under the misconception that PC gaming had to be expensive. That's when I went on PC part picker and tried to copy a build that cost 300 on ebay. It ended up being $250 and I was impressed. It had an AMD processor and no graphics card and I was told AMD sucks. At work one day I made this build and was determined. For the next week all I could say was "this is the one" I ended up asking my parents starting with my mom. She said she was down if my dad was. I expected my dad to say no but when I asked him his eyes widened and he said, "build your own?" I said yes and he immediately said yes. I had been working all summer to save up and it was finally time. -----------(BACKSTORY ENDS HERE) (PC BUILDING STARTS HERE)------------Now to building it. The CPU I went with is the Intel Core i3 6100. It is a dual core but it does have hyper threading which gives one logical core for every physical core. It is also clocked at 3.7 GHz which is good for the games I am looking to play. The motherboard is one I wish I didn't cheap out on. I almost RMA'ed the CPU, RAM, and the mobo because the ram in the mobo is unlike anything I have been before. It takes way more force than any other ram on other mobos and you have to make sure it is in correctly. When the ram is not in correctly it makes 4 long beeps followed by one short one and a restart which I thought was a CPU error. The graphics card works well and fits my needs. The case is cheap and the window is tinted so you can't see your build. The hard drive I received is really, really loud which is why I am planning on an RMA and buying another brand. I have overclocked the 750 Ti so there is no bottleneck between the CPU and the GPU so they compliment each other well. This is what I get on games: GTA V: everything high or very high - 75 FPS with V sync on Warframe only takes up 40% of the GPU and 30% of the CPU and runs with everything on the highest with v sync on. Heaven Benchmark- high settings. Score: 2285. The one problem I have (as shown in the pictures) is the hard drive does not line up with the screw holes and because of that I cannot screw it in. I someone could help me on that I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading!

Part Reviews

CPU

Amazing CPU for my needs.

Motherboard

BEWARE IF YOU GET 4 BEEPS, 1 SHORT BEEP AND A RESTART IT IS A RAM PROBLEM NOT A CPU PROBLEM! The ram takes a lot of force to put it.

Storage

Super, Super loud would not recomend

Video Card

Perfect for running most games.

Case

It works well and looks raw but the window is tinted so you can't see anything but still looks cool. Has a door on the front for optical drive access

Power Supply

Perfect for what I need and has all the cables I need

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Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

lol. I think you have the hard drive in backwards. the cables should be behind the drive on the same side of the case as the mobo. +1 though, you did good in the selection, fantastic even.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you that means a lot!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

You definitely have your hard drive in backwards and it's not even fitted correctly, this could be down to it be put in backwards. Also look at sorting your cable management out its not nice to look at otherwise

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I will try as soon as I get the new HDD thank you!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

perfect build, dude. No mistakes here c:

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

THank you my dude

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

this is a good build....i was planning to get something similar for myself:)) +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How upgradeable is this build?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

i chose a 1151 socket because many i5 and i7 processors use that socket. The power supply has a pci-e connector for other graphic cards that need it. So fully upgradable

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

for the hard drive, you could either glue/tape/stick it to the slot, put in only 2-3 screws in, or just get a smaller hard drive, like a 2.5 inch hdd, or ssd

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up putting it in the optical drive place and it works perfectly

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

perfect.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. You are right very similar builds between us! +1