Description

Hello Folks! Is your computer build a little on the boring side? Does it contain unimpressive parts? Is it constantly being overlooked and ignored like some of the other builds? If you answered yes to any of the above, you are in luck because I have a fix for all of your problems.

JUST ADD COLOR! Which color, you ask? Why, all of them, of course!

Not all of my clients need powerful gaming machines. This is great for me because I love working with a budget in order to create a PC that is catered to their specific needs. I enjoy building whatever you need, whether it be an office PC, a gaming PC, an HTPC, a editing workstation or a home server. You need it, I build it. No matter what you need it for, best bang for your buck will always come first. This is exactly why building your own PC is always better than buying one at the store. Of course, if you are reading this on PCPP, I'm preaching to the choire.

This client simply needed a light office machine for his upcoming business but I still managed to add a bit of flare here and there. The machine will be used for general office programs and accounting software such as quickbooks. He also mentioned that he has kids that may play games from time to time so a video card purchase might be in the near future.

Build Notes:

  • The case is awesome for the price. The only thing that made me frown was the backplate design. It didn't have any grommets so the cable management was a bit of an eye sore this time around.

  • I removed the intel sticker from the stock cooler and replaced it with an awesome PCPP sticker. I also wrapped the rainbow color cords in black electrical tape in order to clean it up a bit.

  • Virtually no room in the back of the case to route cables. Corsair designed their back panel to accommodate for this.

  • G3258 was on sale and provides the user with the ability to do some light gaming when/if he pairs it with a $120 card.

Thanks PCPP!

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the description :p

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I must admit that I was running dry when trying to type a description that people might be interested in reading since this is one of the more bland builds. I can't stand leaving it blank.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Inb4 this is featured, cause I know it will be. +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm humbled by that comment but I dont see it being featured. There are excellent builds out there with the latest parts. This build has been done before and I would be upset to see some of the other builds miss out on the featured spot. Thank you though!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, just the first picture is enough for a featured build.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

love this build +1 tell me where i get the led strip i need that :]

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I purchased it at Frys for $24. I believe it's just a noname (logisys) brand with an RGB remote.

HERE is the link

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that Thermaltake fan called? Looks amazing

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

It's part of their Riing LED series. They are pretty nice and come with a low noise profile cable.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for letting me know! +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point
"Budget" Build doesn't mean it can't look awesome :D

+1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the +1. I tried to spice it up a bit.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Just like coffee will solve any problem, colors will make your pc awesome! I wish I had clients so I could build more brand new PC instead of always recycling lol

Edit: I want your input on OCZ ssd reliability. I think there was a time where you'd better not buy them and now they seem to be back on the market.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Most of my clients are family or family friends and I'm trying to branch out a bit more. I just try and focus on picture quality as my selling point.

As for OCZ, I heard their Trion 100 had some problems but Trion 150 was their answer to the difficulties. I dont have much expereience running synthetic/real benchmarks but I have yet to find a reason why I shouldn't purchase OCZ. I'm a fan of budget SSD's because even the crappiest ones are miles ahead of HDD's. Perhaps OCZ had made it's return after Toshiba purchased them?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the PCPartPicker sticker on cooler lol.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I will forever mod this whenever I have to use the stock cooler. Pretty cool huh!? I got them at stickermule.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Great PC. I love it when budget PCs look good

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you bloob002! I'm happy with how it turned out. It's looks better in person and the client was very happy with it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

What $120 card would you recommend? And how loud would you say it is?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This PC is barely audible as it has great airflow with just a single intake and a single exhaust.

As for a GPU, it depends on your gaming needs. There are some amazing cards on the horizon which means the old cards will be dropping in price. You could probably get a GTX 960 for $125 pretty soon and that would pair well with this chip. You may even be able to get a 970 for $140 but the chip may bottleneck that card without a heavy overclock. If all else fails, you can pick up a GTX 750ti for $80 right now. Just find out what games you want to play and search YouTube for paired results with each combination. If the FPS is ok for you, go for it.

It would also be a good idea to wait and see what the newest architecture has to offer with the RX470 RX460. Can't confirm until real benchmarks are released.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice, amazing job on cable management as well!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! My post is old so you must have been looking for examples with a part in mind. Are you planning on buying this case?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the Spec M2, its, the same chassis, was looking for layout and cable management ideas

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the description - everything else is utter AMAZINGNREESSSS