Description

Build as of August 21, 2016.

Description and more photos coming soon! Schoolwork needs to be done. *sigh


Introduction:

What was originally planned as a budget G3258 build, turned out to be a messy beast, and now just another enthusiast mITX gaming PC, I can say that I'm almost at my end game.

This is my first ever computer that I built with my own hard earned cash. While it took a while to get the parts, it was definitely worth the wait. Patience is definitely a virtue, friends.


P.S. If you have any questions about the build and my experience building it, hit the comments section below!


F.A.Q:

Where did you get that Mercy wallpaper? From Artgerm at DeviantArt.


Edit 1: Added some photos. Potato quality, but some people were asking how it looks like inside. I'm a bit of a noob with cable management at the moment, but once I get a few upgrades (like a short cable kit for my PSU), I'll try to fix it and make /r/cablemanagement proud.

Edit 2: Added quick reviews of my parts. Planning to make it a bit more in-depth. At the moment, they're just words that pop out of my head. Also, a quick intro on what ended up to be my build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Does everything I want fast and smooth. Temperatures kept cool. Stream, record, play, browse, and listen to music all at the same time. No sweat.

Motherboard

Sleek and small. Not complicated to build on. Stable so far.

Memory

Great for the value. 'nuff said.

Storage

More than enough for what I need. Great price.

Video Card

Maxes out all the games I play on 1080p. But I'm a bit salty about NVIDIA's marketing on the VRAM though.

Case

Minimal aesthetics, easy to build on. Love the form factor. Refrigerator gaming.

Monitor

Great colors, small bezels.

Keyboard

Great minimal-looking keyboard. RGB is a plus.

Mouse

Love how it feels on my hand. RGB is a plus.

Headphones

Just because DOTA 2. Else, sound quality and microphone quality is a pass for me.

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

Hey, could you upload internal pics of this build? It seems to be really good... :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Photos coming up shortly.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the new pics :D

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks fam, all for you! :D

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

:D

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks overall nice and way above average pc user, won't dare to say more due to the lack of description :p Enjoy!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! What initially was a super budget build (originally going for a G3258), ended up to be completely overkill with the rate on how much I was able to save.

Received my second monitor this week so I was motivated to update my parts list. I just have a few assignments due and then I'll be able to take my time writing a comprehensive description on what came to be my build.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build/setup +1. Dat CPU doe

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! What about dat CPU?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Just feel its a bit overkill for dota

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a bit.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I always wanted a second monitor vertical like that.

Also schoolwork be damned

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Originally, it was supposed to be both horizontal. But since there was not enough space in my room, the monitors were too close to me making my neck hurt after only a few minutes of use.

Making it vertical is making me more productive so far.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

how is that xeon doing :p

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

The Xeon is great! I've done a lot of CPU intensive stuff like verious Adobe stuff and so far, it's been blowing my head away since my previous desktop was only a dual core i3-530.

I would like to say though, I plan to change my heatsink to a more quiet one. Not that the stock cooler is really loud or anything, I just want to see if I can make this PC more silent since the GTX 970's fans do not turn on unless I'm doing a graphically intensive task.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

cool bro , if u want to really spend money go corsair liquid cooling , or if u want air cooling 212 evo goodluck!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Where did you get that Mercy wallpaper?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! The Mercy wallpaper was made by Artgerm, one of the most popular artists over at DeviantArt.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! DeviantArt was the first place I looked but I couldn't find it.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Been a fan of that Artgerm guy for a very long time!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm liking the mercy wallpaper already, your setup looks simple and cool too!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! It took me a very long time to save up and get to where I am now! Originally, it was planned to be a budget build. But here we are!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the 970 worth it

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Not anymore with the new generation of GPUs that are out.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello!! Did you have any problem with the PSU and the GPU mounting?

PS: the 2 monitors looks really nice!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

What about it specifically? No problems for me, one thing is that some of the cables are bent to a point where I'm a bit uncomfortable about it. Else, all good after using it almost everyday for a year now.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow nice build! (Am i late?)

If I get a ryzen 5 3600 and a 5700XT, in the same case, would my temps be ok?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's never too late! I'm also looking to update my system to a Ryzen 3 build. I am 100% sure that your temps will be alright as comparing the Intel 1241v3 vs the Ryzen 5 3600, the Ryzen has a lower TDP, so cooling would be easier for your planned build.

Also, I have since upgraded my GPU to a RTX 2080 with no problems. I would suggest if you're planning for a 5700XT, wait for the AIB boards and the blower style cooler that comes with the AMD one would give you a bit of a higher temp. Still would be fine though.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It comes with the Gigabyte motherboard.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It's okay. My environment isn't the optimal of standards so I can't really benchmark my system. It's okay on the day-to-day use.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I just used the monitor mounts that came with the Dells. But I'm planning to get a dual monitor mount in the future.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean? If you're asking about this PC, yes it's my PC.