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So my friend, Ken wanted to play games rather than watch slideshows. I persuaded him to allow me to build his computer rather than buy a prebuilt PC. He was on a tight budget so I had to focus on decreasing costs rather than aesthetics this time. D:

CPU- Cheap & overclock-able what's not to like?

Motherboard- Cheap, but quality components and finish +AC Wifi

Memory- It works.

SSD- Cheap & Reliable

HDD- Mucho space

GPU- Not the greatest bang for buck, but very power efficient

Case- I actually regret getting this case. It's a bit too big for this build. There's a huge space of emptiness. Cooler Master Elite 130 Ultra Chill Edition anyone?

PSU- Cheap & reliable.

Overall quite pleased with this build. I do regret not having more funds to spend on improving aesthetics though.

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 27 points

This it just me or does that coke look photoshopped in?

Great build +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 5 points

;D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

lol i think it is!!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow just about to say that !!!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it is lol.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I was gonna say... lol

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It is, but +1 for "bang for buck", even though the £90 motherboard was a bit ott :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 4 points

any idea what the fps would be on max settings while playing games

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Ive used this gpu, on med settings they stay around 30 fps, although getting a 760 is probably a better idea

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Save a little bit more and get the 1050ti

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

2 year old comment...

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

just saw that....

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the PNY version of this card and it has played everything I have on ultra at 60 FPS at 1600x900 resolution. Game like WoW, minecraft, warthunder, titanfall, TheHunter, LoL and quite a few others. For the price it's at, it's a fantastic card.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

i like the build. With that board, i don't think you can overclock much. which is a shame cause that cpu oc's like a champ. good job though. i prefer pepsi.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you:)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case and since I only have 1 hdd atm theres alot of empty space. Dont worry about it thought, its a good case case and its nice to have some space for future upgrades.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, it looks like I could fit some massive GPUs in there.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

343mm / 13.5 inch according to its official page

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a very good build.

I find the small form factor to be intriguing, and have been wondering if I would have the patience to build one without compromise (i7-4970, 7800 gtx, etc.)

Either way... fun to "watch" one being put together!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

They're usually a bit more painful to build in, but the results are totally worth . :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You got much for $659. +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

just taking a guess that you like Coca Cola :P :P

nice build by the way :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it, it's disgusting in it's natural form yet tastes wonderful once chilled :D thank you!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Coca Cola is natural‽‽‽

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant the syrup form XD imagine a coke tree

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

yay, a budget mitx build ftw.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice little build wish my friends would understand how nice it is to game on PC LOL and that it can be done affordable.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I bought a PS4 once, played it for 2 days and sold it to build another PC, never look back. :p

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Only reason I am planning on a PS4 is because of exclusive titles and the move controller I like to keep my PC to myself and during gatherings with friends I arcade the house with House of the Dead, Time Crisis, Sport Champions, etc. Otherwise the PC is all mine and holds all my major multi-platform titles! Plus the games just look better. I wish I could get myself a G sync monitor already though haha!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

That is one of the most beautiful PC's I've seen.

Fantastic Build.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build.

I actually expected far more pictures from the title :P

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I'll take more next time :p

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

worst photoshop edit ever but great build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean best photoshop edit ever XD thank you.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work, clean pics! I really want to build in that case at some point.

+1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It's one of the less painful ITX cases I've worked with :p it'll be fun

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the unlocked CPU and H series mobo? The pentium is useless from a price to performance standpoint if you can't overclock it.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually there are a few h boards you can use to oc the pentium. This one is included.:D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you overclocked it? There is no reason to buy an unlocked chip if you don't OC.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Could've easily saved money buy getting a 1tb drive and leaving out the SSD. Unless he really needs that, but still you could've used the $110 from the SSD on a better GPU/CPU.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

this build has been brought to you today by Coca Cola, the number-one soft drink of computer builders!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

XDDD

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

you should have not bought a ssd and spend more money on the GPU or CPU

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How come I saw sleeved cables and a resevoir? Really got my hopes up D: But still a +1. Great job man

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Those are abandoned parts from my older build D:, I haven't felt like cleaning up yet XD I have another updated build coming with some awesome silver cables, although not water cooled.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

So,you got watercooling parts...Lets use the stock cooler!(yust joking).Good bulid! +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

You, sir, are an excellent photographer.

No, seriously, the pics are really good. Save for that one Photoshop. :P

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of OCs have you gotten on the pentium?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a pretty good build. Regarding the regret over the case size: since you're not doing an optical drive, you should have done an Elite 110 instead. That would have chopped off the empty space right there. Haven't checked measurements but I bet your EVGA care would have fit.

But you would have wanted to do a different power supply then. The long cables would have been a pain. I got an Elite 110 and the Corsair 403M (modular version of your power supply). Not having to install cables I don't need is a lifesaver, but it's not fully modular. I still have the main 24-pin board cable the the 4+4 CPU power cable to deal with, and they're about twice as long as I need with the board right underneath.

Getting a FULLY modular power supply and short cable set would be the way to go, but that would be significantly more expensive.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this build run Skyeim or Arma 3? And if so at what settings?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of games can your friend play, and what kind of framerates is he getting? I was going to buy a similar build for my brother.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

nice2> :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

My case doesn't come with a PS Coke :(

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Hell to the yes this build is awesome

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

What frame rates is your friend getting for his games with this pc? Thinking of getting a similar build too

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't you get a Seagate Barracuda 2tb for cheaper and get 7200rpm with the same storage?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

YES Go on Amazon and you can get a 3TB hard Drive For $100 MUCH MUCH cheaper

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Random Guy: "Dude, wheres you fridge? My coke is going to go warm."

You: "Just put it my computer, its colder than a fridge."

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Wonderful last 2 pictures lol.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel that you could have saved even more money in the memory department. You can find 8gb of nice ram for 50 on newegg and is a 2TB HDD really needed?

Overall nice build man, btw I like the case choice on this build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly when this PC was built Ram and SSD prices were still rather high, so it looks expensive now when 16gb goes for $70ish nowadays, but back then it was the going price. And yes he needed a lot of storage for his"collection" iykwim ;) thank you

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I used this same case, and I felt like you did about it being a bit too large until this week when I got a used gtx 670. Now suddenly it's only just enough.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I can't find the answer to this question. Is the case small enough to he allowed to be kept in a handbag on a flight?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get aa 3TB hard drive on amazon for $100 Much cheaper for just one more TB

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This was from a few years back when storage prices were still inflated from the flood :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

About to build a mini-itx

Is that front fan blowing air out or in? What is the size of that front fan? I'm worried about heat and wanted an extra and that looks pretty

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

my suggestion would be, if ken has the money for it, to replace that stock cooler with a 120mm radiator- that way you avoid bad thermals between the cpu and psu

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The box loos very beaten up!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey what kind of games do u play on this pc

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've photoshopped in a beer instead! Nice build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

Curious why you chose to put a 256GB SSD in a gaming build vs. 120 or just a 7200 or 10000 RPM HDD with more spent on GPU.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a general dislike of HDDs and originally planned for just using the SSD as storage, but he want more room. I probably should've just gone with a 120 and upgraded to a 280 or 280x. D:

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

how does the this run minecraft and feed the beast?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the CPU and the RAM.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Cause Mineraft is like the least loaded game ever It CAN ALWAYS run minecraft MY old dell (2005) Can even Run minecraft

  • 57 months ago
  • -1 points

Hey guys im canadian and im browsing through all the completed build withing my price range and i can't seem to find any good ones can someone help. If you do email me at netronicelement@gmail.com

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

yup

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a TV :p Panasonic TC-L50ET60

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

This H board does allow for overclocking the pentium. There are quite a few H boards that do.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, my mistake. I see the over zealous admin already deleted my comment anyhow.