Description

Update to my old PC named bleh. Finally have it somewhat where I want it. I now have a awesome upgrade path with room for improvement! Funny enough the only two things I used from my old build were my GPU and power supply. I recommend this PC with the exception of a 1070 instead of a 390. Pics coming soon.

Other thoughts. I do not recommend building a very tight budget PC with the thought of upgrading. Save yourself money in the future

Part Reviews

CPU

I feel it'd the best cpu for gaming period. It performs within 1 to 2 frames of the 6700k and you can't go wrong with that. Got mine stable at 4.5

CPU Cooler

Staple in the air cooling market. Kept my 6600k from going over 70c. Can't beat it for the price

Motherboard

I wish that the color scheme was plain black to go with anything but that is just a small gripe. Can't complain much. Updated the drivers and is pretty good. Crossfire is a cool feature but slightly would have been better tbh. Solid though for the price

Memory

Great looking and performing. You don't need more than 2133... really you don't need more than 1866. Good stuff and not too expensive

Video Card

Solid card from last gen. 8 gigs of vram is awesome to have. I'm still upgrading though. It's pretty power hungry and I wish I could get a better oc out of it. Still a good card just not compared to the new stuff

Case

Decent case to build on, plenty of room for cables but I wish there were better tie down points. Love the mobo orientation and the awesome rad support. My 240 does push the side panel outo a but though. Good casense for price. 4 stars because a lack of tie down points and the fact that my window is already decently scrathed

Keyboard

Great for the money. This keyboard is very good looking and it performs awesome as well. I love the brown switches and even though they are not cherry, they feel just fine to me. Only gripe is the spacebar and shift keys will speak on occasion but nothing some olive oil won't fix. I'd I could give 4.5 I would

Mouse

Very light but does not feel cheap. Rgb is nice and 10000 dpi is more than enough. Solid feel that took aboutique an hour to get used to from my old mouse. Perfect if you want a light mouse with high dpi. I can imagine it would go well with claw or palm grip styles. (I'm sorta in the middle)

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I always get a nice board with alittle life left! You can cheap out on everything else crept the psu ofc. I always picture the max build I can do with the motherboard then add some wattage to that and I usually come up with a 850-1000 watt, but these days a 750 will get you pretty far lol I'd have a 750-850 plat instead of a 1000 but I got the Evga p2 for 115$ so I had to buy it lol I'll never use close to 500 though hahha

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Would love to see more shots of the actual box - especially since it looks super clean and slick!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I love powerful mini-ITX builds. Very Nice! I second more pictures of the box.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build +1.

How'd you manage to get the g27 wheel? I can't seem to find a new one anywhere now that they stopped making them.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I have had it for about a year now. I would say go for the g29 or find one on craigs list. My buddy found one for 300 with a stand and some awesome fantec pedals. (The pedals are the biggest short comming of the g27 specifically the brake)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Just updated the pics.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to put 2 of the same corsair fans on my hyper 212. How did you mount them on the heat sink? Great build btw!