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.
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:
CPU Cooler: http://amzn.to/2gOokSB
LED Lights: http://amzn.to/2hilCWj
CPU Cooler: http://amzn.to/2gOnjtS
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.