Description

I use the PC for mainly gaming, and video editing. I am pleased about the temperature of the CPU and GPU in this build and how well it performs in games. For example, playing Battlefield 3 I could have the video settings on Ultra with max AA and I could maintain a stable 90 FPS. Best computer in £700 region in my opinion.


CPU: Very happy with OC and temps. Very stable. Renders videos extremely quickly.

CPU Cooler: Kept CPU very cool but fan supplied was extremely noisy so it had to be replaced.

Motherboard: Happy with the features of the board and UEFI was very neat and easy to use.

RAM: Very fast RAM with good speeds in benchmarks. Beat a Kingston DDR4 stick of RAM in every test but one.

HDD: Good, reliable Hard Drive with above average speeds. A lot of space.

SSD: Cheap, fast and reliable SSD. Good speeds. Space gets used up very quickly though. Would recommend at least 350GB.

GPU: The Graphics Card runs very cool and is extremely quick. Could be overclocked a lot more than it is.

Case: Pleased with the case, lots of fan slots; keeps the computer cool. Has great airflow.

Power Supply: Very efficient, powers everything very well. No problems so far.

Optical Drive: OK speeds, good for the money. Can be noisy.

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Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Although I am confused on price of 760. Is that an old price? I would have picked up an r9 290 at around that price or saved up for a 970 personally but I am sure you have reasons. Thanks for posting.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

My reasons:

I had a very strict budget of £750 and I needed cuda cores to help in rendering. Also I wanted PhysX. (I know its picky but oh well). Also, I bought the GTX 760 before the price of the R9 290 went down so that wasn't an option. Also, at the time, that was the cheapest 760 I could find.

Thanks for the comment.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build but instead of that 760 I would get an r9 280 which is cheaper and performs better.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

My reasons:

I had a very strict budget of £750 and I needed cuda cores to help in rendering. Also I wanted PhysX. (I know its picky but oh well). Also, I bought the GTX 760 before the price of the R9 290 went down so that wasn't an option. Also, at the time, that was the cheapest 760 I could find.

Thanks for the comment.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

82C isn't too safe for that chip so be careful...

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

That was under an extreme OCCT stress test. Normally, playing games for an hour or so I get about 74C, so it should be fine.

Thanks for the comment.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I see. No problem

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats so sick man!

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, glad you like it!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

cool build