Description

After my old PC packed up a few years ago (Packard Bell iPower X9810 - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz Quad Core Processor, 4GB Ram, Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 512mb) I finally decided to try and get the thing running again as I really fancied playing a bit of CS:GO and maybe a bit of battlefield. So, long story short I bought the setup in the parts list. The Seagate hard drive, disc drive and iPower case+fans are all that remain from the old system as everything else was too slow or didn't work. Everything runs super smooth and fast. I've only played CSGO and battlefield 4 so far and it handles the Ultra setting in BF really well. Even after a few hours the gpu averaged around 50C and the CPU has never got above 40C which is probably due to the H60 liquid cooling which is super quiet! Only downside to the H60 liquid cooling unit is the radiator is rather large. This meant I had to make a new bracket to hold the rad as the only place i could put it is was in the 4 spare Disc drive bays at the front of the PC.- Downside is that i now have to run the PC with the front door open however i will get a hole machined out to allow it to be closed during use. Apart from that its an amazing machine. Will probably end up using it for 3d modeling as its far superior to my current laptop which i run SolidWorks on! I definitely recommend all the components!

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Really cool build, too bad whatever you did to your camera messes the pics up. Good clickbait tho, looks like you have a giant spherical pc case.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks like the NZXT manta (jk)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently researching good ways for eGPU setups. I need to do my homework.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Same

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

What I don't understand is how you've managed to fit an ATX motherboard in a space helmet...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

how much does your new build play cs go at?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I can tell you right now maxed 300 fps.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Except that this build is WAY too expensive for a 960. Could've fit a 4590 and 980ti for $200 less.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Meh, I wanted to be slightly future proof so when the graphics is too out of date I'll just over clock the cpu and upgrade the graphics and maybe add another 16gb ram and it will be back to a half decent spec.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You do know you could've gone a 4460 and 980ti for cheaper than this, also why on earth did you spend $200 for Windows 10 Pro? Absolute ripoff.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually got windows 10 pro from cjs-cdkeys.com for £14.50 so thought it was a bargain. and I wanted the K version as its designed for overclock from what I've read..

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Then why don't you list the price as £14.50?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice choice of lens! Everything certainly looks different(in a good way) !!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice. That wide angled lens tho.....

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd call that a super wide...a fisheye. You can get wide angle lenses that keep parallel lines parallel...10-20mm full format. Good for emphasizing near ground. I personally love fisheyes under water...but I think in this application it took away.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's a bit awkward looking, but the build itself is nice.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm so dizzy now. Freaky fish eye pics.

+1 on your build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

FISSHHHEEEEEEEEEEYYE.

Great upgrade! I have one question. How is that wifi card doing? Does it have a long range?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers. Wifi card is spot on for what I need. My router is in the opposite side of the house to the computer and is on a lower floor too and it still has full signal and gets me 70mbps all day.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow that's really fast. Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought you had a manta then I realized your camera is just messed up. Looks pretty good.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Manta

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks as if your CPU cooler rad fan is exhaust rather than intake.

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