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Coming from an i5 4690 gtx 770 build this is a bit of a downgrade but it suits my needs just fine! I mainly just play LoL and Borderlands anyway.

CPU/Motherboard: I had originally planned on going with a pentium g3258 however I found this combo brand new over on r/hardwareswap for 120 shipped so I jumped on it

Cooler: Cheap, efficient for my needs

Memory: Cheap, matched the red and black theme

Storage: Wanted to match the red and black theme and it was made by OCZ who I've had good experiences with, the HDD was left over from my last build

GPU: This is where things got interesting, I had intended on a 760 or maybe a 960 now that they're out but I found an older system on Craigslist with this gpu for 230 and bought it. The rest of the system was fairly outdated but made a great office computer for my dad, which I had been promising to get him so I'm pleased with it.

Case: Originally got an Obsidian 350d when I thought the mobo I got was mATX, you can imagine my disappointment when it wasn't so for now I'm using a case I had left over from an old newegg combo. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

PSU: Corsair, modular, 500 watt

Monitor/Keyboard: Leftover from prior build

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Now we need to crank up to 4.5GHz and watch it tear LoL and Borderlands

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha we will see, I'm waiting on the cpu cooler to come in (should be today) before I overclock, but this case has awful airflow so I doubt I'll get much headroom until I get a new case

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Good thing you picked the 860k over the Pentium. Games like Ubishit Far Cry 4 hates dual cores pc.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I had thought of going with the Pentium or even an i3 but when I saw the 860k with the gaming mobo for 120 I had to jump on it, I like it so far it suits my needs. Now just time to find a better case

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

the Corsair Spec 03 casing might fit your budget build

it was featured in LinusTechTips video

also you could look at the CoolerMaster N600 casing

more expensive but will allow you to fit a full system including watercooling parts.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The spec 03 is what I was leaning towards, however I'm going to try to catch it on sale even though I want it asap, regardless it is out of stock on new egg currently :/

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you downgrade in the first place?

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