Description

I got into gaming with a laptop that had i5 and a gtx960M. I played mostly racing games like project cars. I finally decided to just build a pc for performance and fun. this was the final product of 4 months of research, and 24 hours of building. I had someone over who knew somewhat how to do it (kind of) and that helped a lot. I suggest having someone who knows what they are doing with you if it is your first time building, it REALLY helps.

Anyway, as for the computer, it performs amazingly. if you know the game project cars, it runs it on all ultra settings around 75 FPS average in-game, and like 400 FPS in the menu... lol. It is so smooth, runs everything i throw at it. so happy with it so far

CPU: I chose this cpu because it is a '4 core' cpu. it only has 2 physical cores but has hyper threading so it actually runs like a 4 core. its clocked at 3.7ghz. and haven't had any problems.

MOBO: this was an interesting choice. I didn't realize a few things about this. so the case came with 3 fans but after receiving the MOBO i realized it only has 2 plugs for fans. so crap... It also runs the ram at 2133, even though I had 1x8gb DDR4-2400, but has ddr4 boost, so it runs a little faster than 2133. It only has 2 RAM slots. I got 1x8gb cause i will get another 8gb stick later for 16gb of RAM.

GPU: this was funny, here we were, 2 teens at 10:30 PM trying to plug in a GPU. It took us at least half an hour to figure out to take out 2 slot things on the case so it would fit. then when we got to the wiring we plugged in the wrong pci-e cable at first, (there were 2). we thought the GPU was broken cause we dropped it at least 3 times before we manage to get it into the pc. we eventually got it. But jokes aside, it runs amazing! i got it on sale and it was SO worth it. runs through anything. pretty much any game in 2017 doesn't need more than a gtx 1060 with 3gb of vram. it can run gta 5 at 60 fps on high, and like i said earlier, runs project cars at 75 on ultra.

the case is great for a first time builder. It has plenty of room and has amazing cable management. even I could make it look decent with cable management. and thats saying something... the window is nice, i am adding LED soon, i'll add pics once they are in.

PSU: well, it powers stuff.....

RAM: its RAM, runs stuff....

STORAGE: its like a convenient store, it stores stuff....

windows 10 is so worth it, people say there are bugs but i have never had any problems with it, runs all my games great.

It runs great, I forgot to put the MOBO standoff though, if anyone knows wherre it goes on this MOBO and case please tell me... I hope to build MORE!!!! any suggestions are appreciated.

EDIT: I am tired of trying to explain why I got the i3 6100 instead of the Pentium g4560. I chose it based on reviews, performance, and my personal preference. If you think I chose wrong, I don't care. It performs amazing and I have no problems with it. the 6100 is rated 5 stars on amazon so argue with the 327 people who rated it.

Part Reviews

CPU

runs great so far, runs any game. highly recommend for first time builders and budget builds.

Motherboard

I didn't realize it only had 2 fan plugs, so i have an extra fan, also it only supports 2 ram slots, but still runs amazing!! easy to install, except i still don't know where the standoff thing goes...

Memory

its ram, it rams stuff good...

Storage

easy to install and use, really only 938gb for me tho....

Video Card

butters through any game. gta 5 at high settings avg. of 60fps. project cars on ultra runs at avg. 75fps

Case

great for first time builds, keeps everything really cool, even with only 2 fans running

Power Supply

had no problems, it... well... it... umm... powers thing good.

Operating System

runs amazing with steam. people say it has bugs but i haven't found any and been using windows 10 for almost a year

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Name it.... Not Ronaldo but... Messi lol

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

i like it! lol, maybe messi nessi?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

decent build i'd just work on the cables a bit to clean it up maybe even use black insulation tape over the front of the ketchup and mustard cables at thecable going to the connections not sleeving its what i've done with one of my builds but just over the front i wouldn't recommend going fully around the cables

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

note the build had a r9 290 and 8320 so i doubt it would be a problem with a build with those parts

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, thanks!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like your integrating your computer. :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

why didn't you choose a ryzen 5 1400 better than i3

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

It's more expensive, and some people have a budget

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought about it but wanted intel for a better upgrade path. and I didn't want to blow my budget

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The Air 240 is sort of cube-like... Qube*bert, perhaps?

Excellent work your first time out, by the way. Very well-balanced overall.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, hopefully by next year I am gonna put another 8gb stick in and have windows on a small ssd, for the boot speeds (though right now it boots in 10 seconds on my hdd) and put an i7 in when the new i9 are released so the i7 are cheaper.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

When your OS costs more than your mobo

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Dammit not the i3 6100........ Either Pentium g4560 or Ryzen 5 man

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to stay with intel for the upgrade paths, and even though the g4560 performs almost the same, I wanted i3, im pretty sure my MOBO needed a bios update for the g4560 and i didn't want to deal with that my first build. In a year or 2 im upgrading to i7.

  • 31 months ago
  • 0 points

First off, AM4 has confirmed to be the platform of zen 2, but intel didn't confirm its platform. So Ryzen is definitely the way to go if u want to upgrade the cpu in the future. Bios update is not associated with the CPU. It is associated with the motherboard and chipset. Since i3 and g4560 is using the same socket, there is no difference between their future proofing ability whatsoever

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually, yes, Skylake boards DO need a BIOS update to run Kaby Lake processors. It is literally required.

If you're going to be cocky and rude toward a new builder, at least have your facts straight. Or better yet, just don't.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

6100 is a really solid Cpu and you can over clock it on certain mobos with the right bios. Plus he has an upgrade path and could always swap it out with an I5 or 7.

  • 31 months ago
  • -1 points

Dude, be original. I like how you just copied the submitter's idea. LMAO

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

any suggestions on a name?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I voted up for the name alone *tips hat @Mrjrnotch

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! lol