Description

I use this PC primarily for Gaming. It can run most 'triple a' games at medium to high settings at around 50-60 FPS. When it comes to less graphically intense games like Minecraft it can run them at max settings with 100-120 FPS. I also use this for productivity and running MS Office is very fast especially as it is saved to the SSD.

I would recommend that anyone who is purchasing an AMD FX-6300 buys an aftermarket cooler. This is because the Stock CPU Cooler is very noisy and it doesn't keep the CPU particularly cool. I would recommend the Cryorig H7 (around £25 on EBuyer). Many people see the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO as the best budget cooler, this is probably true. The reason I haven't included this cooler is because it won't fit in this case.

For my fans I went with the Corsair SP120 fans. These are placed at the front of the case where airflow,is restricted by the drive bays so Static Pressure optimised fans really help.

Here's a Novabench I did on the system: https://novabench.com/view/990381

Thanks for reading, if you have any questions feel free to comment and ask me.

Part Reviews

CPU

Reasonable budget CPU. Gets the job done in most areas. Poor stock fan included with the one which I bought however I do believe that AMD have started shipping their CPUs with their new WRAITH cooler which is apparently decent.

CPU Cooler

Very quiet/cheap cooler with a nice aesthetic! Comes with mounting for both AMD and Intel.

Motherboard

Good motherboard for AM3+ socket CPUs. Don't particularly like how it looks however.

Storage

A great option especially paired with a hard drive for storing things that you don't need to access quickly.

Video Card

ASUS' 950 is a good option if you need a budget GPU. It handles almost every game with ease. Would be better if it included a backplate however I doubt this would happen in such a cheap GPU.

Case

As this was my first build I thought that the case didn't matter so much as it was just for keeping your components in one place. However, I missed the point of building a PC. To make it aesthetically pleasing. This case has so little room for cable management at the back that you have to stuff cables here and everywhere. The hole for the CPU power cable is not big enough to fit a standard Cosair power cable through so I have to route my cable over the top of my RAM and Cooler. It's black feet also leave marks when you move it around on a white desk (these can be removed it's just a pain)

Power Supply

This is a good power supply that can handle my needs currently and even gives enough wattage for an upgrade in the future.

Wireless Network Adapter

Does the job fine. I would recommend using a wired connection of some sort however.

Case Fan

Great looking fans with options for all colours of setups.

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Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Hyper 212 evo is almost like a default answer to after market cooler in terms of performance value, totally agree with you there OP.

Also can we pls has moer pics?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I will add some more soon

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Hope you enjoy

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you find your chipset driver for windows 10

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I went on the Gigabyte Website Drivers section for my drivers.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point
A great build you have! Some internal photos would be much appreciated. Plus one.
  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you think upgrading the processor or the video card would have better impact?? I have a computer VERY similar to yours but I am thinking about upgrading either the CPU or Video Card. Any thoughts??

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on what sort of thing you are wishing to do on your PC. If you want to do Gaming then I would upgrade the GPU but otherwise this GPU is completely adequate for most things. I believe that if you are going to be doing video editing/rendering you should upgrade the CPU but I have no experience with this so I'm unsure to whether this is correct.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought the same. Had a 6300 and 750ti but ended up just building a whole new PC and selling the first. Spent like 250 US more that I got from selling the old one and was able to go up to an i5 and 6gb 1060

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Waiting on those pictures like . . . . . .

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man idk if you'll see this, but why the $110 PSU? The 80+ Bronze ones (even the fully modular) are still only like $70, was it an aesthetic thing? Anyways, great build. +1