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Hello fellow pc gamers and enthusiasists, It was time for me to move away from the slow *** craptop i had been using for over 2 years. Here is what i built, keep in mind i live in Bulgaria where parts are overpriced like ****. So before you downvote or hate me for not building the best 500$ pc keep that in mind. Now to da partz list

CPU i3 3250: ahhh the poor man's "quad core", why ivy bridge you might ask? A haswell cpu is about 10% stronger for more than 40% cost increase here, also i had a 1155 mobo from a friend. Also that 3.5 ghz clock speed is not that bad i might add. NO ITS NOT BOTTLENECKING THE GTX 760.

Mobo Asus p8h61-mx R2.0: What is up with that price though? A derpy friend of mine "dropped" his cpu onto the socket bending some pins, he was certain that its not functioning anymore so he gave it to me for 10 bucks. 3 pins to straight aint **** for me :D

RAM 4gb Kingston Fury: Not much to say here, I will add anoter stick later. (and i did)

HDD WD blue 750gb: Had one laying around from a dead laptop, enough storage, average speeds of 100mb/s reads and writes again not much to say here

GPU gtx 760: The asus's gtx 760 was the cheapest here so i decided to go with it. I must say im not dissapointed its REALLY quiet beautiful and overclocks like a beast. Also that cute tiny PCB (thanks to having asus mobo and asus gpu i have unlocked voltage to the gpu11!111!11!11)

PSU: Recommended by a friend, doing its job for almost a month now while being super quiet

Case: a 15$ case made by "Spire" i must say that this has to be the best bang for the buck case out there. I mean look at that its matte black painted everywhere it has usb 3.0 and it even has holes for cable managment FOR 15 BUCKS my god what a deal.

The monitor was a gift for my birthday So far i love it, the pc is a little overkill for LoL but i also play demanding games like fc3/4 Crysis 3 and i might buy bf4. Overall im happy, what do you guys think?

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  • 63 months ago
  • 6 points

Great build but maybe an AMD GPU would be more appropriate, like an R9 285? Better price/performance at mid-range.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree but i figured that out a bit too late

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh well, you can always swap it out later on. AMD has their 300 series cards coming soon anyway

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

A GTX 760 oh my god. WHY DO YOU PEOPLE STILL BUY THEM.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Because they can. (I don't like them either :P)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

You see, I recently built a gaming pc yesterday actually, and i chose the EVGA 760 FTW 4Gb card because i got it on sale for a price of $235 I personally went for a EVGA card because of the support and AMD's programs are still shakey and I dont trust them. I personally like AMD better for performance, but for ease, nvidia is the way to go

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking of a r9 280 but prices are really high here because of mining Also there is nothing wrong with the 760, it still manages to play on ultra or alteast med/high every game

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

for $10 more you could have gotten 8gb of ram which would help a lot

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Sadly it costs twice as much. Sucks to live in bulgaria

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i see, sorry about that

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  • 63 months ago
  • 5 points

Because he built this before it came out?

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

Honestly, I hate the 960. It looks pale compared to similarly-priced AMD cards.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Because it is terrible price to performance and performs barely any better then the 760.

  • 63 months ago
  • -1 points

I'd like to call ******** on that. With an overclock, the EVGA SSC GTX 960 can put out an average of 55 fps on BF4 on Ultra. It sits between the R9 280 and the R9 280X in most titles. At first when I saw its 2GB of GDDR5 and 128-Bit Bus Width with a mere 1024 CUDA Cores, I was skeptical too, but the benchmarks blew me away. Besides, you are not the target for the card. The card is targeted at old 660, 660 Ti, 670, and 760 users who are looking for an upgrade. It's specifically meant for the MOBA and MMO players of these users. While my R9 280X still holds it ground, the GTX 960 still kicks some *** for a $200 NVidia card, a price point where they never particularly dominated, while having sweet aftermarket coolers for only $10 or $20 more. The biggest advantage of this card is its low TDP and low load temps. If I had to choose from a GTX 960, a R9 280, and a R9 285, I'd pick the GTX 960 any day. Or I'd take a chance and buy a used R9 280X on eBay for about $140 like I did for mine, but still, I took a chance on a used card.