Description

So my last birthday was in August and I set out to get enough funds to build a great gaming PC. I saved all the money I got from my birthday and from my summer job at an amusement park and was hoping to get enough money from Christmas to be able to build afterwards. I originally had a part list that was much cheaper than this one but as I got generally more excited for this computer It had changed so much and grew in price by about 400 dollars. Not everything in the part list was recently bought. All of my peripherals I had before excluding the monitor. I went with an i5 4690k over the i5 6600k just because it was cheaper and this is still a very good processor. My motherboard was mainly because my buddy had an MSI motherboard and had no issues with it at all and it looked dope. I got 16gbs of RAM because its a bit more future proof than 8gbs. I was originally going to get a GTX 960 graphics card, and then I was getting a 970 but eventually I switched to the 390 just because it was a bit more future proof. The first card came DOA but I returned it and in about 2 weeks I got another one. The Phanteks Enthoo Pro is a very good case. I got a 750W power supply mainly because I heard that PSU's break a lot and I didn't want to cut any costs in that area. I know a lot of people hate Windows 8.1, but its my operating system of choice. I got a WiFi card just in case. My monitor is temporarily my only one, eventually I want to get a 144hz monitor and have a dual monitor setup. My UPS, mouse, keyboard, and headset I had before but they are still great products. No issues yet but I plan on upgrading to a Corsair K70 RGB and a Razer Deathadder. The Sennheiser G4ME Zero headset is the best one I have ever worn and I don't plan on replacing it any time soon. My buddy made me some custom LED lights for inside my case that plug into where my fans plug in. Overall, I am very happy with how this build turned out. I get about 300 fps in CS:GO and about 45 fps on ARK: Survival Evolved on High.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Cables does need some clean up work.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable management.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed, needs some work but this is his first build. My first one was an unholy rats nest of cabling.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Same, but when I was looking through the window it was stressing me out, spent another two hours redoing mine

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Kudos on your first build!

This case offers excellent cable management, so tisk tisk for not taking advantage of that :P

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Good price to performance choices on the CPU and video card. It's a pretty good build for the budget range.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Linda looks lovely! Well done!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

if i were you i would turn the power supply around so the fan is facing down for the grill. then put on the power supply cover shroud otherwise great build +1

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It just fit better that way. If i faced it to the right it would cover up some of my RAM slots.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Sometimes it dips to 35 and sometimes it gets up to 70. In Ark it really depends where you are in game like if you're in the rain forest you get really low fps but on the beach and on a boat in the ocean you get pretty high. I can probably run it at Epic settings with a consistent 25-35 fps.

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