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Made completely for gaming, I have a separate computer for work. Very strict budget of 600 dollars. Got the processor for free so I built the computer around that. Got the MOBO and the RAM used and got the Operating System for free through my school. Had the Keyboard and Mouse from another computer I used to have. Planning on upgrading CPU and maybe SSD in the future, but runs games like Fallout 4 surprisingly well. When I have free time, I'll try overcloaking, but not too much.

Part Reviews

CPU

Got this CPU for free, but worth its retail. Will upgrade in the future, but right now, I believe it's worth what it costs. Pleased with the performance.

CPU Cooler

Keeps my CPU a little too cool when I was stress testing it so I thought something was off, but apparently it handles lower watt CPU's like a champ. Used it because my case has a bit of a clearance issue, but I'm very pleased with the performance.

Motherboard

I love this motherboard, but one of the SATA 6 ports makes it to where I can't use the fan port in the front. That was bad planning on my side, but still. Overall 4/5. Lots of ports for everything.

Storage

Alot of my friends steered clear of Sandisk, but I gave them a shot. Used as a boot drive, I'm surprised by it's boot speed and I've had zero problems so far.

Video Card

I love the dual HDMI's and the RGB. Used it for a month and it's taken everything I've thrown at it like a champ.

Case

Other than a CPU cooler clearance issue, I love this case. Love the PSU shroud and personally I love the simple, clean lines look. Just keep in mind the CPU clearance. It can get tight.

Power Supply

The cables that came with it were all black so that really cleaned up the look of my case. It's more wattage than I needed and it hasn't died yet so what else can you ask for.

Case Fan

Extremely quiet. Moves Air well. Lights up my case. 5 stars.

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 7 points

Take that FX-6200 and overclock it till it begs for mercy

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

Nah, tell it begs to die! :P

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Haha, ya, then apply more voltage and overclock more!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

you repeated "more" twice lol

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

More! More! Show no mercy!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

When there's nowhere to showcase your ssd.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, any benchmarks on the games you play?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice for a first build! +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious as to how much performance you get, seeing how that CPU is likely weaker than an i3-610

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

it bottlenecks the GPU for sure, but I'm still getting 60 fps on Bioshock Infinite, Fallout 4, and HOTS on upper medium settings.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You planning on getting a new CPU soon or something? Or are you waiting until Zen get's released?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

One question. How did you manage to get everything for free? +1 For what seems to be a free build XD

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

When I put parts into my inventory, it says purchased and makes the price zero.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! For a first timer, especially a strict budget like yours, its pretty good. I'd have recommended a lower PSU (the 550 in that series is fantastic.). Cable management is pretty good, the third pic seems like it could use a little work, and... wait. What's that? Is that... an SSD... just sitting on the floor? Wut? Also, I'd have gone with a slightly stronger CPU. But still, its pretty solid, especially for your budget.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time of that picture, I just got the SSD and I was formatting it and installing the operating system to it, but I had to dig out the mounting hardware

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If your planing on upgrading that CPU a new motherboard will be something to look at first, especially with AMD Zen around the corner and Intel Kaby Lake CPUs inbound as well..

Also please clarify how this PC cost $137.24, it would be nice to know the background as many of us would like to do the same.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

When I put parts into my inventory, it says purchased and makes the price zero.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

other than the bottleneck you also might want to look into colour co-oridnation

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good gaming rig. You're so lucky to get such CPU for free...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build but i would have gone for a full tower case instead of a mid tower (more room for upgrades).

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I get that. Its roomy where I don't need it to be. Thank you for the input.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, wouldn't have chosen the same processor. But all round it looks good!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

When I bought the MOBO used, the guy threw the CPU in because he didnt need it. That's the only reason I'm using it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it was free so I probably would have done that too

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The FX-6200 is a decent CPU and it's unlocked so you should be able to get a decent overclock with that cooler (what's with the stacked fans though?) so I wouldn't worry about holding back that 480 card too much for now. Is it just me or is that SSD just lying in the case unsecured? I like the green color, not a lot of that around here in these builds. Good build though; you can upgrade to a 83x0 chip or wait for Zen (or save your pennies and go for a i5 Skylake build to really push that 480) so you do have options. Not bad at all.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't noticed, but it does look stacked haha. Nah the CPU cooler finish is just really shiny and thats it's reflection. And at the time of that picture, I just got that SSD and I had to dig out the mounting hardware. Thank you for the input. This was my "Do what you can with 600 dollars" project and I wanna future proof it a bit and give it to my wife

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fans does the case come with?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

One 120 exhaust fan

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

K thanks

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing cable management! And if your thinking that your CPU is bottlenecking the GPU just turn up the graphical detail so.... Yeah

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

Oh no, you bottlenecked your rig using that CPU.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

It's definitely bottlenecked, but seeing as I got the CPU for free on Letgo with my MOBO, it's working out for now

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, for now. It definitely mitigates overall expense. Going for Zen or Skylake?

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

He's probably getting a noticeable bottleneck, but that doesn't mean the system won't perform well.

From what I've seen, it's the amount of bottleneck that's the most important. Not the fact that it's bottlenecking at all or not at all.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It is, but getting it for free and being able to upgrade later, I'm happy

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

When I put parts into my inventory, it says purchased and makes the price zero.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I really wanted to show I tried to stick to my budget