Description

This is my first gaming PC. I had a mac before building this beast, but I decided it wasn't cutting it, so I sold the mac and decided to build myself a PC. I did quite a bit of research and tried not make it too expensive. I owned the peripherals beforehand like the mouse, keyboard, and monitor, so those didn't effect my budget. I mainly play games like CS:GO as well as a few AAA titles including BF4, and I also do some video and photo editing but I didn't need something that was over the top powerful so I ended up with this. So far it has been performing great and I'm super happy with it! :) I plan on adding some RGB lighting, front fans, and maybe an SSD in the future. Once I get the lighting I'll take some better high quality pictures (sorry about the current bad quality pictures). Feel free to leave questions or comments, thanks!

Here are a few games I tested at 1080p: Battlefield 4, Ultra, 4x AA: ~60-70 fps Rust, High: 60+ fps Far Cry 3, Ultra: ~ 60-70 fps Rocket League, Maxed: 60+ CS GO: ~270

I will try to update this list as I play some more games!

Part Reviews

CPU

I could've gone with a skylake CPU but since this is mainly a gaming rig I decided to save the extra money and put it elsewhere. This CPU has been performing great and it's stock cooler is quite silent!

Motherboard

It's a fairly simple motherboard but it does the job and looks aesthetically pleasing meanwhile.

Memory

Looks and performs great. The heat sinks are awesome and so far the RAM has been reliable.

Storage

It has a great amount of storage and has been performing well so far.

Video Card

Epic card! It blasts through games and the included backplate is great. The card is pretty silent most of the time and stays cool! I can max most games at 1080p and get great fps. Definitely recommend this card!

Case

I know I could've gone with the black and blue model to fit my color scheme, but at the time of purchase this one was much cheaper on amazon and I have prime so that means free 2 day shipping on otherwise very expensive shipping. The case itself is amazing! It looks freaking awesome and there is tons of space to work with!

Power Supply

Does its job. No complaints here.

Operating System

So far I haven't experienced too many bugs, and the boot up times are pretty good as well!

Wireless Network Adapter

It is pretty good but I occasionally get lag spikes while in games. The lag usually goes away after a couple seconds but in games like CS:GO it can be slightly annoying. Otherwise great WiFi card!

Monitor

I got it for 70 bucks on black friday which is an absolute deal breaker! The viewing angles are great and the monitor looks awesome!

Keyboard

Clicky clicky beautiful clicks.

Mouse

Love this mouse! Its the nicest mouse I've ever used, it just fits so nicely in your hand, and also the chroma is awesome!

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a pretty good setup for the price range. I like the colors too. You will have fun gaming on here.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of performance do you get with this build??? Looks really cool, planning the same build but with black/blue s340... awesome build man!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I've been getting pretty awesome performance so far. I was able to play Battlefield 4 on ultra with 2x AA and get 65-75 fps, and Rust on high at 60 fps. I haven't tried any other super demanding titles but it runs cs go at 270 fps!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow!!! Awesome! You've helped a lot,thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Fps in games?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Check the description again ^ I put a few games I tested.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the render times when video editing? Nice build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't done any video editing yet, but when I do I'll try to let you know if I remember.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I was gonna wait for pascal but now im considering buying the 380x to hold up for pascal... hmm

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Difficult decision but I don't think you can go wrong either way.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Nvm went for a 290x :P

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you can peel the sticker off of the Intel stock cooler, that way it looks a lot nicer. I am going to do it to mine when I (Hopefully) get an R9 380x.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

good suggestion, I recently added some upgrades as well so I will post new photos soon.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Cant wait to see :D

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

its kinda late, but how did you screw in the motherboard? I cant find the holes to match up

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It took some fiddling and force but it fit in for me. You just have to get it into the right position I think.