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I couldn't call this a budget gaming PC because its not, however the price shown isn't accurate for just the PC build, if you don't include the monitor, keyboard and mouse it drops about $1000. Everything I chose was after extensive research and in my opinion are the best value parts meaning the most bang you could possibly get for your buck. The case is the only thing that I think I over payed on; however this case is awesome to work in and looks amazing. I want my games to look amazing and load ultra fast and this delivers. I'm not a fan of SLI so I wanted to avoid that, RAID 0 on the SSD's so everything loads ultra fast, stays relativity quiet and never gets hot, I play every game I come across at all max settings and max AA at 1440p and the G-sync monitor keeps everything buttery smooth. Frame rates never drops below 50 in any game I play and average 85-90 FPS. This was not my first choice for a mobo would have liked something fancier with all the bells and whistles, but I had to cut costs somewhere, and for the price this one far exceeds anything else available for up to $100 more. It does the job great since I'm not a big overclocker... I just game.... If your looking to cut costs on this build go with a cheaper case and stick with just 1 SSD or 2 smaller ones for RAID 0. I recommend these Savage SSD's though, great performance for the money. If your on a tight budget this will be pricey for you, but if you want to be able to max out any game on the market so it looks amazing but not lose any performance for the lowest cost... this is it.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

one helluva nice build!!! this is the build I've been looking for!! I have less headache now thanks for sharing! going for a white version I wonder how the asus z170 and a cryorig h7 will do on this build and probably a 1080.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the better case by though. The case you will see every day and the Evolv line is a favorite of mine. The PSU, Cooler, and possibly fans can go to a future build too so the investment now can easily carry forward. I actually have the Evolv ITX and same PSU (rock solid IMO) and as son as I get my cooler and ad some flair (and maybe a 1070, holding out for any reasons) I'll post it here.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree the Evolv case line is nice and high quality and can be recycled in future builds. Worth the extra money in my opinion also.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That monitor costs just as much as my computer lol. +1 tho nice build

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm jealous..the case looks so good. Sadly it's not available where I live.

I maybe would have placed the radiators differently but else this looks and is awesome! Happy gaming :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

I originally did intend to mount the radiators differently. I planned to mount the cpu radiator on the roof with the 3 exhaust fans as intakes on the front, however it ended up looking cluttered with the way the hoses were and I would have had to rotate the water block making the logo upside down. I ended up with this layout, not pictured I bought and added a third fan to the front acting as an intake in addition to replacing the corsair fans with some higher end static pressure fans at a later date. It stays cool and quiet.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Were the Corsair fans much louder? What did you replace them with?

I might change mine in the future as well. Currently there's no point in doing so for me since my GPU is super noisy.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this case support the MSI X99A Godlike motherboard?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

what are you internet speeds? and is your router have 3 antennas or just 2?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

My router has 3 antennas, its a TP Link AC1900

According to speedtest.net; DL: 90.15 Mb/s, UL: 5.46 Mb/s, Lat: 23 ms When actually downloading large files for games or video drivers I average 10-14 mb/s for a real world setting. If this question is pointing towards asking if the wireless card or router I got are any good, they are amazing; my wife can stream shows in 4k on Netflix while I'm gaming and I get no lag and no buffering.