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Built this rig for my brother as a gaming PC that runs super quiet at low temps. He wanted quality parts and the ability to overclock the CPU and GPU in the future if needed. Aesthetics were important also so I went with a blue color scheme. Pretty happy with the GPU even though it was not the best vaule for $209. Could've went with a r9 280x or a r9 290 for not much more. It was important to him to have something cool and quiet even if it sacrificed some fps. The power efficiency of the GTX 960 was really nice also. NOt having the fans even spin up on the GPU at low temps is a nice feature. Overall, he was very happy!

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know why there's such hate on the 960 in the community. I think it's a great card! Nonetheless this is a pretty good build for the money. You went just a little overkill with the H100i strapped onto a G3258 (I score 19 degrees minimum overclocked with an h80i) but still good. +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks really nice man, i'm sure your brother loves it, looks like you put a lot of thought into the build, +1 :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, i am planning something similar. Can you post any average fps numbers? LOL, CS:GO, DOTA, anything?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

The only game I played with this sytem was dota 2 and it maxed it out at 60 fps with no problems. Under load it was super quiet and cool and never exceeded 60C

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a build almost identical and it runs the games you have listed here perfectly. But some games do have a tough time like in Heroes and generals where the CPU bottlenecks decently.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build! The only thing I would say is a downside is the PSU. When I see the parts G3258 and 960 normally those don't run that much power so I would go for a gold PSU and lower wattage, unless budget was tight and you were looking for some large upgrades in the future. This is my personal preference though.