Description

I use this PC primarily for gaming with the occasional bit of YouTube. It runs beautifully apart from the wifi adapter

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU does its job amazingly well, very happy with it

Motherboard

Nice bios, cool features only wish it told you how many USBs it came with

Storage

Fast and gets the job done no hassle

Video Card

Amazing graphics card - planning on adding a two-way sli by adding a 1080ti in future

Power Supply

nice and quiet but will have to upgrade when i get the 2nd graphics card

Wireless Network Adapter

DON'T get this it is slow and because it is plug and play you can't install a driver to make it faster :-(

Speakers

Look nice high quality sound

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Can anyone direct me to a better wireless adapter?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

By the way, on your Wireless adapter review, just letting you know, a driver wouldn't have made it any faster. That's 100% hardware.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

ah well

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Few problems with that wifi adapter, most USB ones I find are unreliable and don't even have proper antennas. I have much better luck on an internal PCIe version or one build onto a motherboard. Speed also depends on wireless type and distance.

My old HTPC used a PCIe wireless N card and I could transfer to and from my network at about 12.5 MB/s. I had that PC since 2010 and only replaced it this year and out of all that time that wireless card worked rock solid for me. My new HTPC I built this year uses AC wireless and my router also supports that type as well and speeds increased to over 60 MB/s speeds to my network. My internet speed caps out at 14-15 MB/s so internet wise there was too little improvement to tell but when accessing my other PC over the network difference was night and day.

A solid choice right now for a desktop PC wireless card is as follows:Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Also to add I would recommend to look at this video as it may help your current PC with little to no cost difference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrfBAGYbtgI

I am an advocate of cable management and your third pic kinda scares me. If you lived close to me (chances are you don't) I would offer to manage the cables for you and do it free. The only real expense to do cable management is a cheap bag of cable ties from the dollar store and a bit of work. Bad cable management does not really affect PC performance unless a cable goes into a fan and stops a fan from working but it will make a huge difference when it comes time to clean out the PC of dust as cables will act as dust magnets. Also it feels good when your PC looks awesome too.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

nice i'd go with your internet thing but i need my other pci (only have 2)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a fan of USB wifi adapters and a wireless PCIe card only takes a 1x port and doesn't need a full 16x slot.

Here is a pic showing you what I mean with your motherboard: https://imgur.com/a/w86CS

I put red boxes around both PCIe 1x slots and even with a video card in the top 16x slot you can fit the wifi card in the 1x slot above it and have both in at the same time. It is always better to have a PCIe wifi card over a USB one.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thnx didn't know those pcis existed!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, powerline adapters are fantastic options as well. Just bought one a few days ago, and its really consistent.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

usb adapter though because of planned sli

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry about late replies - didn't know it had uploaded till now

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

is this over kill for the sli and i should just get another graphics like the one i've or will i need the extra power https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/byp323/gigabyte-video-card-gvn970g1gaming4gd

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build!