While designing this build, I was looking for something powerful enough to run the latest games on high settings; but who isn't? As an enthusiast, though, how the part looked was almost as important as the part itself. I didn't want flashy, I wanted powerful and sexy. Simple on the outside, beefy on the inside. My design became a reality, a machine for a minimalist gamer.
The machine runs great, averaging about 40-50FPS on BF4 (1080p, Ultra). However, I prefer to drop down the settings to high to get the best performance possible. But every gamer knows, if it can run BF4, it can pretty much run anything.
My favorite piece of this build is undoubtedly the graphics card, but that's because I'm coming from a laptop with integrated graphics. A stand alone graphics card to me is like gaming jesus. Sliding right into second though is, surprisingly, the hard drive. "What? That's the simplest part in the whole system!" You say. Yes, it is a simple part, but it's more powerful than I expected. Since I didn't have the budget to buy a 1TB SSD, and I didn't want to give up that large capacity, I chose a hybrid. It. is. Amazing. Again, compared to an SSD, it doesn't quite match the performance. Compared to a standard HDD, though, its speed is doubled - tripled in some cases. I'd highly recommend the part for anyone on a budget.
Well, that concludes my short review, hope you enjoyed it.