Description

I decided to enter the the world of PC gaming by starting my first build (having always been a console gamer) after lots of research and plenty of advice from the forums i ended up with this configuration that would allow me to game in 1440p.

Was very nervous about building my first rig as i had read online about all the things that could go wrong, mainly ESD, hence i took it very slow and triple checked everything along the way, ended up taking me like 6-7 hours. However it booted up first time without any problems and i managed to get windows 10 education for free which saved me £100, just waiting on the mouse pad and speaker system to arrive in the post but so far I'm very pleased with the outcome.

I would highly recommend the S340 Elite case as it has great (and extremely easy)cable management and also the tempered glass windows looks amazing though id recommend installing 2 extra fans at the front as i have done for better cooling. I've had no problems with any of the hardware so far and stress tested both the cpu and gpu using prime 95 and unigine with no problems where both went up to around 70c which may be a little high for the cpu so i will probably have to adjust the fan settings slightly to bring that down.

Overall i'd say its a pretty solid gaming pc for a fairly tight budget with plenty of room for upgrades over the next few years.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

This looks great for the budget, you get my +1! I am curious how much you paid for that RX 580 though, PCPP is listing it at $299 which is far more than one should pay for a 4Gb card, especially with 6Gb GTX 1060s back down below $300.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. AMD used to been known for their cards be so cheap. But now, the price to performance ratio is not that good.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, yeah I managed to get the gpu on a fairly good deal over here for £190, I did intend to get the 6gb GTX 1060, which would have improved the build however it's currently £70 more expensive so I decided to stick with the budget option.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

oh okay that makes a lot more sense. No worries, not everyone can fit top parts into their build or budget, it's the nature of the build. You get what you need and what you can afford, there's no way around that! I always suggest to people that they manually set the prices they paid for their parts in the parts list attached to their builds; it lets the viewers get a better understanding of the buying process and why you chose each part. If you got a good deal, we wanna see it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh right, thanks, will edit those prices now

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm the total price of the build is showing as $0. I know there's two ways to set the prices....maybe manually set the prices but don't list them as purchased? I'd fiddle with it until it shows the actual price. If you even care that is :)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice one!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

For gaming at 1440p on a low budget, this is very good

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build. Although what desk is that?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, got the desk from ikea, it's actually their standard size 186cm Lilltrask kitchen worktop I added 5 Adils legs to it. It's much stronger than their usual Linnmon desk (which had mixed reviews) and only cost me £42.50 in all, very pleased with it!!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the monitor look? did you have do any configuration to the color or brightness? And can you notice the slightly longer response time?

The build looks great btw!