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This is my gaming computer I finally finished, the prices listed are not accurat, and the ssd/ram listed are only what I could find closest to what I got.

I got the CPU, and RAM as a birthday gift, everything else I bought with money from selling my xbox, laptop, and working a bit. It is all worth it.

I can play bioshock infinite, battlefield 4, farcry 3 all at the highest settings possible at I am guessing around I am guessing 60 fps since I have not tested the fps, only played the games, never felt even a hint of a fps drop while playing.

I took a big risk when I bought the GPU used for 150 dollars from amazon. It is re-certified by MSI and even came with all original packaging, and a NVIDIA game coupon to make it seem new. I am also using MSI afterburner to over clock the GPU to 1250 mhz, and it still never goes over 60C.

I decided to go with this CPU instead of returning it when I received it as a gift, since it is a perfect CPU, it comes with good integrated graphics I use for my second monitor, and has a nice clock speed of 3.0 MHz and 4 cores. Perfect for gaming.

The ram was a gift, a great gift. I actually got the black version of the ram listed, it performs wonderfully helping me do everything with ease.

The SSD lets me boot up in 7 seconds, including typing in my password. I put the programs that are always running on it, and the launchers for the programs I use often.

The fractal design case is not the most eye-appealing case out there, especially for the cost it is today, but I got if for 60 dollars with newegg a couple months ago, could not resist. I bought my stuff from newegg and amazon.

Do not hate that I got windows 7 pro, I decided not to torrent it, as I want updates, and insure that I would not get a deadly virus hidden in the operating system. I got if from eBay for 50 dollars.

The power supply was a mistake. I had not studied enough about computers and I just bought it since it was on sale for 30 dollars on newegg. It works for me, it will work until I am in collage and buy another GPU.

So overall, this is my dream computer, and I reccomend these parts to anyone. Other than the power supply.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

i honestly don't believe you are hitting 60 fps on ultra in BF4 with a 7870

but i do appreciate that you tried to scrape up money for this yourself

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. He must have no AA/Vsync/Filtering because I have trouble maintaining a steady 60 FPS with a 3570K and 280x. It's definitely possible, just not with everything on Ultra. All in all, it's still a great build.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree. And with that cpu and stock cooler he's probably getting high temps also

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I replaced the thermal paste with some nicer thermal paste when I was putting it together, and the airflow is nice so there it is very cool. I put my hand over the fans that are blowing out and it is not even warm air, just cool air.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the Gigabyte 270x, a rebranded 7870 and I get around 55fps.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I tested, getting around 42 fps average with oc on BF4 ultra settings. The computer does keep nice and cool since I have 4 140mm fans running, 3 taking out hot air and 1 blowing air in from front.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

I have that same card and I can vouch for him. An excellent card. Especially when overclocked.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

"The fractal design case is not the most eye-appealing case out there, especially for the cost it is today,"

I think it's one of the best looking cases out there for the price. And all the options and it gives. And the sound dampening foam.

damn it's just an awesome case in my opinion, But i guess it's about opinions.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

those who dont like the Define R4 don't know what they're missing, i don't own it but would love to do a build in that case

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gotten the r9 270x.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought I would, but then I caught this for 150 dollars. Got if for a steal.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

That is actually quite well built but what exactly do you regret about the power supply?

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