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UPDATE Did a bit of research and got the aftermarket cooler working after all.

First, I would like to say I am 16 years old, and this is my first build to get into PC gaming after playing mainly on Xbox for a number of years.

I built this PC with the main goal of: build a PC capable of keeping up with all modern AAA titles, while staying at a price point that fit my (very tight) budget. The CPU is great running at NOW 4.4 GHZ on AFTERMARKET cooler at a comfortable temp of only 38 celsius when under load , and the 4gb of VRAM in the 750ti really helps.

GAMING

GTA 5 - Normal Settings w/ high texture quality. 8x Anisotropic, normal Post AA, 60fps+ when walking around etc, around 51fps when driving.

Wolfenstein The Old Blood - Mix of medium and high settings, 4x Anisotropic, CUDA Rendering enabled, runs Beautifully at around 75fps.

Battlefield 4 - Mostly high settings, a few medium, and again 4x filtering runs the game around the high 60s range for fps.

CSGO - Lets be real, if you get less than 150fps on this you need to reevaluate your life choices...

Please let me know what you think. or what you would have done differently!

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 4 points

+1 on this budget build not only does it look good but im surprised by the performance

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I'm happy with how it turned out for the price

  • 49 months ago
  • 4 points

This should be the featured build! -This is your first build -You are young -Does what it needs -Extreme budget

You did a good job!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I appreciate it!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

dang i had no idea they made 4gb 750 ti's, very cool. looking to get back into pc gaming. do you think you could fit a 240 rad on top with the cpu cooler? debating getting a aftermarket aircooler or AIO cooler

thanks!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I think a large radiator like that would definitely fit, but it would be a very tight fit.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Might do this build xD Looks pretty solid.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build tho -^

But doesn't the graphics card kinda bottleneck the CPU? :o

(Also how big difference would you say the 4gb make compared to an 2gb card in the same price-range)

/ Olliver

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I will only use 1 (ultra wide) 2560 x 1080 monitor, but I may get a second one later ^

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I do see a difference in more CPU intensive games, but the athlon was all i could afford xD. Also, I use the 4gb rather than the 2gb because now I am running three monitors, and the added vRAM allows me not to worry about wasting the vRAM in other displays.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

More vRAM means you can have more textures, if you were playing heavily modded GMod/GTAV, it'd be great. If you use an APU it would have to use up your normal, slower (because it's separate) RAM.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

you could try to remove the bracket on the mobo

it only held down by screws

then you could install the cooler using the provided brackets

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

First, I would need to build up some confidence to mess with it! that sort of thing scares me to death I will screw up, but I may give it a try. Thanks for the feedback

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the cooler working after all, just needed to apply A LOT of pressure

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get internet?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using a usb WiFi adapter.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you need optical drive for it?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I may get one in the future, but as of now all of the games I own are digital so I have no need for one.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think Overwatch will get 70+ fps with this build. Along with Minecraft?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Overwatch only requires a gtx 660 as minimum, so the 750ti should be able to easily accomplish the 60fps, and Minecraft is Minecraft...so yes

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the response! I'm definitely building this PC! The only thing i struggle with is after I build it. I have no clue what to do after. What do i download? How do I get Windows?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to see that I was of help. Also, I got Windows 10 Pro for free by using Microsofts download tool. You can download the full 64 bit iso for free, then when installing the OS you just press that you do not have a product key, then BAM, you have a fully functional version of windows with a watermark in the bottom right corner that does not show up in fullscreen gaming.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Any updates? All smoothly running?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

All is good! Still powering my setup like a champ, at 4.4ghz! Playing games like I never thought I would be able to

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

hi

please answer my question as this build will be my future pc!

do you recommend the 4gb 750ti or 2gb gtx 950?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

950 is a better card, the vram is just better for doing a lot at once which is good for me because I now run 3 monitors

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If you play one heavy game, focus on MHz (or GHz if you have the budget) but if you do something with lots of textures (DOOM GTAV modded G MOD etc.) vRam is your friend.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have one question, CAN IT RUN MINESWEEPER?! But actual great build! Doing something similar and still just shopping but here is my list, like it? http://pcpartpicker.com/list/kvWFTH

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a quick question,can this pc run overwatch at 60 fps?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, I play it at 60fps. Very fun

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

Odd choice of GPU. The 750 Ti is meant for 1080p, so 2GB is way more than adequate for this chip. With $150, maybe you should have gotten a 2GB GTX 950...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. The 950 creams the 750 ti.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the advice and in hindsight, that may have been a better option for my price point, and I see you are running the 2gb 750 ti just fine in your build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I know it may be late to ask but you mentioned that you got windows 10 pro free? In my build, I would love to drop the price and add more items in my budget excluding windows. Any help with that or any video references available? It would be much appreciated!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You can download the ISO from Mcrosoft for free and install without a product key, HOWEVER after 30 days I found that the operating system failed to boot (Thanks to Microsoft actually taking notice of this loophole) which resulted in loss of all data and reinstallation of Windows 10. I picked up a key afterwards on Bonanza for around $30.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Preinstalled standoffs, very convenient, and it has 1 exhaust fan installed. I would suggest picking up an extra (Corsair is nice).

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

it never really exceeds 50c when under load

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

now OC to 4.4 ghz on Deepcool Gammaxx 400, never exceeds 40c