Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: My cheap rig build, need your feedback.

13 Jun 2015   #1
Vishal Hardeo

Windows 7 64bit, Windows 8 64bits
My cheap rig build, need your feedback.

So my friend gave me a old Rosewell Micro ATX Caes, its in good condition. im planning to build a cheap gaming rig for my little brother.

How do yall these parts sound? Feel free to suggest if i should change anything. It would help alot

*ASUS Micro ATX DDR3 1600 Motherboards
*AMD A6-5400K APU 3.6Ghz Dual-Core Processor
*Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
*EVGA GeForce GT 730 2GB GDDR5 64bit Low Profile Graphics Card
*WD Green 1TB Desktop Hard Drive
*EVGA 500W 80PLUS Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply

What y'all think? Its jus a cheap rig to make use of the caes.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I would suggest getting a SSD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I second Layback Bear for SSD.

If you can't, then consider changing "WD Green" to Black. WD's have a tech called Intellipower which slows/powers down drives to save power and improve drive health/prolong life. However, they make poor OS drives and usually perform slower, very good for backup I believe. Black's are normal 7,200rpm. Or you can get a Seagate.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Jun 2015   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

X2 on losing the Green. Greens are OK for data storage as long as they don't run more than a handful of hours a day but make really lousy OS and Game drives. I personally prefer the WD Blacks for internal drives since they are far more responsive (not to mention my machine runs 24/7). SSDs are much better for the OS and programs. To keep expenses down, you could get a small 120-128GB SSD (my preference would a 128GB Samsung 850 Pro) for the OS and basic programs and put the games on a 1TB WD Black.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hello Vishal Hardeo!

I too would agree with GokAy and Lady Fitzgerald about the WD Green.

More or less, what was said is so, the Greens are designed with IntelliPower especially for back up and archiving hard drives, they don't perform so well as loading drives, as they are with a different purpose.

The Black on the other hand is a much better choice. It is a maximum performance hard drive with 5 year limited warranty, 7200 RPM, but faster than the average 7200 RPM drives. It is also very good in multitasking.

A SSD is also a very common and well made choice – one 120GB SSD for the OS and programs and most games and 1TB average 7200 RPM HDD for other games and personal data is the most frequently seen set up.

You could go with that last option. But since you've stressed on a “cheap gaming rig” I would suggest you using only a 1TB WD Blue. It is 7200 RPM, loads quickly and is the everyday storage and OS loading drive. :)

WD Blue:
Support Answers

If you decide you want some more power, then look into the WD Black. :)

WD Black:
Support Answers

Hope this helps!
Cheers! :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2015   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Although, as a rep for WD, CKWD is a bit limited in how much bragging he can do, I'm not and can tell you personally WD's warranty service is excellent, even for a so called "limited" warranty. Late last year, I had a 2TB WD Green that was near the end of the warranty period start throwing reallocation errors. WD quickly replaced it under warranty with no hassle.

WD is very stringent on how one packs a HDD being returned. However, I cheated and had them cross ship the replacement drive (got it in two days since I'm just in the next State), then returned the old drive, using the packaging WD used to send the replacement drive in (they can hardly disapprove of their own packaging), after I had tested the new drive and put it in service. They shipped the replacement on their dime. I had to pay the return shipping but WD allows you to take advantage of the steep bulk discount they get from UPS so it was very reasonable.

The Blues are excellent drives—the 1TB Blue has been slightly faster than the 1TB Blacks—but, sadly, the Blues cap out at only 1TB. If you need or want more capacity, then the Blacks are the way to go. I favor the Blacks for internal use for their increased capacity and longer warranty but, even then, they are still overkill for backup drives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jun 2015   #7

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

An A6-5400 and a GTX 730 will not hold up in a gaming rig, they're not gaming components. See if you can stretch to an FX-6300 and a GTX 750/750ti.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2015   #8

Windows 10 Pro

Your little brother might wanna play games on it so I suggest you go for a little something better than 730 and get a used GTX 760
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2015   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

It depends on your games. Your GTX730 Will hold Portal, L4D and Minecraft, but if you want to play COD:AW or even BO3 if it comes out, you'll defenitly need an upgrade.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2015   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I would personally look at a little bit higher end GPU, a GTX 730 will not get you very far. I'd try and get up to a 760 if you can afford to put a little more cash into it. When I used a 760 I could get pretty much any modern game to play with a decent framerate.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 My cheap rig build, need your feedback.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
First Build Feedback Please
This is the plans for my 1st new build, I'd like your feedback, does it all sound compatible? Any suggestions? Already purchased the case and PSU. This unit will not be overclocked, so hopefully the 212 EVO should produce adequate cooling. Case...............Corsair Obsidian 550D...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Just got a new build.. Feedback?
I just got a new build. I am just using it for gaming on medium / high settings. So far it has been flawless Here are specs: Intel i7 3770K 3.5GHz Nvidia GTX 550ti (I know its not amazing) 16gb ram Stock mouse Stock keyboard 23 inch ASUS VE247 HDMI 19 inch HP S2031 DVI What do you guys...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Is this cheap custom build good for windows 7 gaming, etc?
AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz ASUS M4N68T-M V2 AM3 ZOTAC GT440 Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 1066MHz Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM ASUS 24X DVD Burner Antec BP550 Plus 550W 80 Plus certified HEC 63R3BB Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 S9J-00001...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
How cheap could i get this if i..
How cheap could i get this if I got each component seperate and put it together? Alienware Aurora Desktop Details | Dell UK
Chillout Room
Your feedback on Windows 7 X64 Build 7000...
I would like to know what people think of the X64 bit build 7000 on this site? I personally have not installed it just yet, but at this current moment, I'm downloading it with 37% complete. Startup and Shutdown times/issues? Playing small and large audio/video files? Audio/video drivers?...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:57.
Twitter Facebook Google+