Description

So I have been out of the PC gaming scene for many years, and finally worked enough to get a new one! I chose all parts at MicroCenter while visiting my parents, since they have one up here. So far, everything is working flawlessly, and runs all games at 60FPS or higher on either high or ultra settings. Sorry about the cable management, but I am waiting to buy a modular PSU when I decide to SLI the 960. But other than that, the case is lovely, especially for the price I paid ($30).

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree that a modular PSU will help clean it up a lot. Depending on your needs, more RAM may help.

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

8GB should be fine for 1080p gaming (apparently what he is doing).

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah... I want one. And 8GB is not a problem at all right now.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I know your pain! I had a non-modular power supply in my first gaming PC and had to deal with it in two other builds I did for people. Cable management is a pain when it comes to having all those extra cables. You should look into NZXT HALE82 PSU's, they are fully modular as well as 80+ rated and have great reviews. Just an option! Nice build overall though!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that "Perfect" is kinda of presumptuous to describe a build in general, and this one in particular. Imho "perfect" for this build would at the very least involve an ssd, a cooler other than the stock one and better cable management.

Peace

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfect 1080p Gaming Rig

Sure, an SSD would have been nice, but the 4690k, GTX 960 and 8GB of RAM is a great, but common, combination.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfect in general? Perhaps not. But hey, if it suits their needs and budget it's perfect enough.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

SSDs are so cheap nowadays and they make such a difference that there's no reason not to have one. Except maybe if you wanna keep cost to a strict minimum like building a 150/200 $ pc and you want great storage capability. But spending so much in a pc and not having one just feels wrong. A SSD is 60$ and 60$ is 8% of the total price of this build. This puts things into perspective...

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I see where you're coming from. There's always time to upgrade.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

For me it kinda just seemed pointless. At the time being I dont really turn on or off my pc, and compared to consoles, the HDD loads crazy fast. I will get one soon, but seeing how rapidly the prices are dropping kinda pushed me away from picking up some small 120 GB one for like $60 when they are dropping all the time.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i have the exact same psu i would recommend putting all the cables in the back panel (if you can cant really see from the pictures) and if you cant that sucks

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build , how's that GPU working for ya? I'm planning to buy one myself for my build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfect! If you run games at 1080p it is a monster. 60FPS on all current games with high or ultra settings!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build by the CPU is too much for 1080p gaming.

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

Why not ripjaws x or the cheaper sniper kit? Also, WOULD IT KILL YA TO DO SOME CABLE MANAGING!!!!!!!!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry! That PSU does not help me at all to manage, and this was the cheapest at Microcenter at the time of purchase, plus I believe I had a discount on it as well.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

As long as the cables are long enough the PSU doesn't affect cable management only the case

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

These ones were reaaaaaaly short. I cheaped out definitely.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have enough to tuck them away to some degree

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Im going to look at it more when I am done here at my parents house, but I am sure I can find some hiding spots.

  • 60 months ago
  • -1 points

The parts are alright, but manage the cables please.

I've had that same case with a far worse PSU , if you put a modicum of effort into it the build would be received much better.

[comment deleted]
  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I do! Right now I do not have an exact number, but it is right around 60FPS at full settings, and it is amazing!

[comment deleted]
  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

So far this thing is not even sweating. Since I am not overclocking yet, it really runs cool, since it can handle much more. I do not have exacts though :(

[comment deleted]
  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yupp! I get 60 on most new games, and all old games.

[comment deleted]
  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I would by far add an ssd, or go for a r9 290, or 280x for a bit more power!