Description

This is my 1st ever PC Build. I wanted good quality graphics on games like Tom Clancy games, Fallout, and all that other shazz. I was on about a $1000 budget and this build got the job done. I am very satisfied with the results as this computer runs almost every game on ultra without a problem. Let me know what you guys think of the build! (P.S Don't make fun of my cable management)

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

What I like: GPU and CPU combination. It's a solid combo, an I5 with a GTX 970. Good HDD choice. Nice that you got an SSD for faster boot speeds. I also like the color scheme of your build. You managed to make it all red, good on of that!

What I don't like: Power supply, cable management, and not going with a Skylake CPU.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for a good balance of parts. Also, I believe this is your case. :)

  • 48 months ago
  • -2 points

Honestly, I don't understand what the appeal of the i5 is, no hyperthreading would kill me. +1 because your case is sweet and the accent lighting looks nice, but I would've swapped the 970 for an R9 380 and gotten an i7 with the savings

  • 48 months ago
  • 4 points

The 970 is a lot better than the 380 though, which is what the build is used for.

  • 48 months ago
  • 4 points

The i5 is the sweet spot for gaming right now, as it offers superb performance at a reasonable price. The emphasis on gaming is to have a higher priced (or same priced) GPU than your CPU. EDIT: This is why many pre-builts are bashed on here in threads such as this one. The best CPU for gaming is the one with the best single-core performance. Comparing the i5 4460 to a 4790K, we do see a 33% increase in single-core performance, HOWEVER, this comes at NEARLY DOUBLE the price of the i5. Before you go saying you can overclock it for more single core performance for better value, I will say that a 700MHz overclock will only yield you a 1-5 FPS gain. Getting a 380 would have been pointless as it costs less than the 970, and in this benchmark, we see the 970 is 40% better than the 380, and is only 40% more costly. Going back to the topic on CPUs, Hyperthreading doesn't make much of a difference anyway in terms of gaming. In case you didn't read the description:

I wanted good quality graphics on games like Tom Clancy games, Fallout, and all that other shazz. [...] I am very satisfied with the results as this computer runs almost every game on ultra without a problem.

I think the builder is satisfied and the i5 does the job beautifully for him. Going back to your comment:

no hyperthreading would kill me.

Emphasizing on you because everyone's needs are different.