Description

This started out as just an upgrade to my 2009 build. At first I just replaced my motherboard, CPU, and RAM. But the GPU was a GTX 460, so that needed to be replaced too. I bought a GT 740 to upgrade and it took care of the games I'd play, like Skyrim, Rocket League, and GTA V.

Then I really wanted a good case, it was essentially the only part that hadn't been upgraded yet. I chose a NZXT S340 because I like the sleek look, and it is a great value. It made cable management very easy. I put some LOGISYS LED lights on the top of my case and the remote controller works very well. Part of making it look nice was getting a few blue PSU extension cables - one 24-pin and one 6-pin.

At the same time I was upgrading my wife's computer with parts from my old build. Once she was upgraded to Windows 10, the GTX 460 was not recognized anymore. So I bought an EVGA GTX 950 for myself and moved the GT 740 to her case.

The final piece was replacing the stock intel CPU heatsink with the Cooler Master Vortex Plus. I didn't expect having to remove the whole motherboard to install it, but it came to that. Luckily the case makes that very easy to do and the installation in all took less than an hour. Temps have stayed around 40° C.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

That's a great little CPU cooler. I used that on an old FX 6300 build I used to have and it was great!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It really is. I wanted a vertical fan and this nailed it. Much quieter than the stock intel cooler.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Mind telling me some video game benchmarks? Such as csgo or minecraft

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't played either of those games, but rocket league on full settings is 60+ fps.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I got a GTX950 myself, and I'm loving it

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a good replacement for the GT 740, I mainly picked the GTX 950 SC+ because it has 6 pin power plug, and I just bought the blue 6 pin extension for the old one.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

and how much fps u get on gta?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I used nvidia's optimization and got 30 fps on mostly very high settings.

not as fast as i'd like it, and it's the slowest frame rate of and game i play, but it's still very playable.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Update: nvidia settings kept gta at 30 fps, changing them bumped it up to 50-60

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Really over all nice build. Im thnking of using a gtx 950 for my build so i can beat my friend when we build our pc's Overall good build just wonderin is a INTEL I3 better than a AMD FX 6300?

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It was fun to build and I enjoy seeing it light up each time I turn it on :)