2016 PC Build Review

2016 PC Build Review


If you haven’t noticed, for the past two weeks, there have been many reviews based on PC Parts. So as I have finished my build, why not review it? My PC is quite fast ( at the moment), for what i need it to do, which is programming and writing reviews. So not much. In total, my build was around £400, not including a windows key which is around £20. I have an Intel i3 6100, as I didn’t really need much more horsepower than that, and I didn’t purchase a graphics card, however I may do so in the future.

Admittedly, I paid more attention to aesthetics than to raw performance; I could easily got an i5 6400 CPU instead had I not spent more of my budget on the case, and a modular PSU.

Benchmarks and Temperatures

I did a few benchmarks, to give you an idea where my PC ranks in comparison to many other PC’s. Note that I don’t have a graphics card. Firstly I tested my PC on Rank My Computer, and it ranks in the 78 Percentile for CPU speed.2016-12-11

Next benchmark is Novabench. here you can get more of an accurate representation of what hardware I am running, and it gives me respresentative score.


In NovaBench, my 2133 MHz Crucial RAM Sticks have a transfer speed of 8581mb/s, and a score of 178. I could have purchased an SSD, but for the £42 that I paid for my 1TB HDD,  I would have gained transfer speeds for around 120GB capacity, which would obviously fill up extremely quickly with the images that I have to store. Still, a write speed of 133mb/s isn’t shockingly slow either.

The temperatures of the system are extremely cool, thanks to the Hyper 212X by Cooler Master, and also by the fact i don’t have a graphics card generating extra heat. Unfortunately, NZXT Cam software doesn’t allow for me to take screenshots, but I can report what I found to be Idle, and Full Load temps after a 1 hour stress test.

Idle (Average °C): 27
Full Load (Average °C): 46

Parts And Availability

If you would like to purchase any, or all of the parts, if you decide to do a PC build for yourself:

Amazon (UK): 

Case: http://amzn.to/2hcABDx
RAM: http://amzn.to/2hA7O8Y
CPU: http://amzn.to/2gOobi1
CPU Cooler: http://amzn.to/2gOokSB
Motherboard: http://bit.ly/2hrHbXz
PSU: http://amzn.to/2hiG5Np
HDD: http://amzn.to/2himt9y
LED Lights: http://amzn.to/2hilCWj

Amazon (US):

Case: http://amzn.to/2gOpMo0
RAM: http://amzn.to/2hiuGxl
CPU: http://amzn.to/2hlo4M3
CPU Cooler: http://amzn.to/2gOnjtS
Motherboard: http://amzn.to/2hcNOfM
PSU: http://amzn.to/2hlmwSs
HDD: http://amzn.to/2gs8NvO
LED Lights: http://amzn.to/2gjfCeb

Above this is most likely the highest amount of links I ever put on a single review; I can’t provide specifications for every single part, since specifications in a PC translate to performance, which I tested earlier on.

This review was special just to add a twist to the regular reviews that i release every two days, and I just thought that I should review the PC that is now powering IdealReviews. As always, I would really appreciate if you could tell me what you would like to see from my reviews, as feedback always helps.



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