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Hello Everyone, my brother and I built this PC over the holidays. It is used mainly as a gaming rig. It runs great with no issues. I am intending on upgrading it as needed, but I am satisfied with it at the current build for now. I went from an integrated graphics laptop that ran Fallout 4 at a frame rate of 5-10 FPS in Boston at lowest settings to a computer that runs at medium/high at a solid 30 FPS.

I am planning on upgrading the Graphics card and maybe getting a SSD drive, but happy none the less. GPU is a little overclocked, but nothing blistering. I am currently using my 32 inch TV as a monitor and have had no issues. I didn't pay for Windows 10. I had windows 7 installed, and did the free upgrade.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a solid budget build. A graphics upgrade would do you really well. Something as mundane as a 760 or 960 would bring some pretty impressive performance numbers.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah or a R7 370 or R9 380. Don't forget the 380 trumps the 960. But orange looks really nice.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, I love the case ^ ^

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you sure you couldn't add 20$ or so for the graphics card? A 260X would have been still cheap, just a bit more expensive than what you got, but for a decent improvement in performance. I always feel like too low tier cards can be a waste of money for what you get, but like others said you can upgrade to a 960 or 380 (if the psu is enough) and get some real juyce out of your system.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Tried to keep it at $500 but, with room for improvement. Probably going to go with the R9 380 after tax returns. I'd rather have the extra dough for something way better than spending off the bat for a marginal upgrade

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the case. Some matching Orange Ares ram would have went well with this

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I liked the case because it has a star wars/sci-fi feel for me. Going to try to keep the ram the same if I can help it due to hardware throttling and compatibility. I've got it lit with orange leds as well. Still have two extra slots, so maybe down the road I can add some orange ares ram. I appreciate the suggestion

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem glad to help :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Next upgrade: PSU

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build for little money. That case ma k especially me think of an orange ice cream pushup. +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you pay full price for windows if so you could have gotten it much cheaper or even free if you were ok with that

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Started with Windows 7, and did the free upgrade. I did have to reinstall some games because of weird graphical and compatibility issues. I love 7 but its getting old and it's time to get 10 when it's still free

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The first upgrade you should really get is a new CPU cooler. AMD stock coolers a crap. I would cost $20 to get a good cooler like the cooler master TX3 or hyper 212 evo.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I believe it has a hyper 212 evo already installed from an scrap build that I was using for parts. I didn't use the stock cooler because I have some experience with AMD, and I agree that they can be crap. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll make sure to add it to the parts list, so it doesn't cause confusion.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

surprisingly decent build! great for entry level to moba and some mid tier gaming

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Aside from the psu, this is a great build for your purposes. You did a great job picking price to perfomance parts. Have fun with it.