Description

Now the name of my build may lead you to think "The SR-71 Blackbird Jet? So the computer is super fast?" While it is very fast compared to my laptop, the actual name behind this comes from the very loud CPU fan when under load. Just a heads up.

I got the processor and motherboard off of a guy on Craigslist who sold them to me for 50 dollars together. I was originally looking at the FX-6350 but this CPU can do anything I want with ease. Also, I don't have any devices that would utilize front panel USB 3.0 ports so this motherboard worked out great.

Now I bet most of you saw the GPU and immediately thought "that's terrible, you need an upgrade, that's outdated, you can't do Shadowplay or Game Stream, blah blah blah", and some of those are true. No I can't use Game Stream or Shadowplay. But I only stream so I use OBS and I don't have a Shield tablet. I also got this card brand new from a friend for 20 dollars. Boom.

Everything else in this build is just budget parts that have worked out well according to other reviews. I did my best on cable management, but this was my first build. I might improve upon it in the future. I'm open to any criticism, constructive or just I'm-gonna-criticize-because-I-can.

I can run League of Legends at 1080p at max settings, Sleeping Dogs at 1080p at medium settings, CS:GO at 1080p at max everything except for low shadows. Lastly, Borderlands 2 runs at max except for low Physx at 1080p.

PS I RECOMMEND THIS CASE TO LEGITIMATELY ANYONE, IT'S GORGEOUS AND EASY TO BUILD IN.

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I am so glad you did a budget build and decided to build in a decent case. So many that I see build in some Apevia/Azza/Cheap @$$ brand that is an eyesore!

I'd of course slap in a better GPU some day but it seems like it kills everything you use it for.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like the 550ti? i have it and i might need a upgrade but for only $20! nice

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It's practically silent, runs everything I need it for with ease, and never gets too hot. Also is a small form factor and requires barely any power (one 6-pin PCI-E connector). I love it, and first I'm getting a better CPU cooler then I'm gonna invest in maybe a 280x or a 290.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

down the road, you may want to go to dual channel with the ram (2 matching dimms in color coded sockets) great budget build! +1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

With you buying a lot of parts second hand and from third party sources I'm surprised you didn't get a windows key off reddit for 10$

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I was actually going to get it torrented but then I thought to myself "Eh, let's try and keep it legal".

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

how many FPS do u get on CS:GO max settings??

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Max settings around 50, I put them down a little bit to get 60 though.

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