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And here it is guys...my very first pc build. Initially i was looking for a prebuilt system at some local stores, but found either just crappy specs pcs or overpriced brand systems, so i decided to build my own. It took me about 2-3 weeks documenting on the internet, especially seeing reviews on youtube about various hardware and compatibility, performance and price to performance ratios and so on, but even so i made a mistake choosing the xms3 cl9 corsair ram wich is 1600 mhz but at 1.65 volts, and paired it with the core i3-4160 which wants 1.575 volts maximum; therefore my ram modules were undervolted by bios to 1.5 volts and 1333 mhz, and this is how i run them, not at their specified full speed. Its not a deal braker but i wish i had discovered pcpartpicker site a bit sooner, before making the purchase...the site is giving me this notification that the ram will run at 1.5 1333 mhz, and it is right. Other than that im pretty happy with how the completed build runs, i will be making uprgades nevertheless. First of all replacing all the stock case fans that the graphite 230t comes with, with reeven coldwing 12s as front intakes and cooltek 140 top exhausts, i find them better performers and somewhat quieter. I have two parts in my pcpartpicker list that i couldnt find listed on the site: the cpu cooler (ive added the prolimatech basic 48, and i actually have the reeven hans 1205 which is exceptional), and the monitor, i have a similar 24 inch samsung (t24d390, a tv+pc monitor full hd combo which also is great). The next upgrade after case fans replacement will definitely be getting a 120 GB or 240 SSD, most likely an intel 530 series or OCZ. In the long run, probably an i5 too.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yes the r9 270 is excellent for mid range gaming build, i run BF4 on high settings with average 50-60 fps on 1080p. Bioshock infinite same. The i3-4160 is great for gaming too, no way bottleneck. But if i was to build again id deffinitely go for an i5 and r9 290 this time.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

just for example, Metro Last Light Redux, 1920x1080 p, Settings Very High, SSAA off, Vsync off, i get steady 50-55 fps. With SSAA on get decent fps around 30 only for ssaa not more than 4x, any above is unplayable.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Runs really well on my build. A bit hot in the low 70's at load, but good for the price. I paid $120 for it last year and I've really given it some good time. Currently playing the Witcher 2 at medium settings @ 1080p getting over 60fps pretty constantly. Have to recommend it for a good price.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine never reached 70C, in triple heavy games stays at 65-67C (Far Cry 4, Fallout 4). If you get low 70C then try improving airflow in the case.