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Built this on 29th May 2016. Before that, i was a virgin in building pc's. For 3 years i was gaming on a samsung laptop with integrated graphics and a dual core cpu. I was playing games on the lowest settings getting 20 - 30 fps and i found it great. You know what, i blame consoles. I admit i used to agree with the argument "30 fps is the same as 60 fps", or the famous "our eyes can't see more than 30 fps", etc etc. After doing abit of research, one youtube video changed my life. It showed games in 30 fps and 60 fps, i suddenly became enraged! After all this time i was decieved into thinking i was at the epitome of gaming. I then decided to save up for a pc. I was like a starving wolf working hard for meat and food. My fingers itching to play Witcher 3. As soon as i got enough money i didn't waste a moment. Bought all the parts off amazon then checked out but wait... Gotta make sure it's free delivery 3 - 5 working days.

I chose the parts with 1 purpose in mind - to run any AAA game at max settings 60 fps. Boy was i not dissappointed. I overclocked the gpu to 1520MHz @ 1.212V and can run minecraft max settings. Thinking of upgrading the gpu to a Asus ROG Strix gtx 1080, just to add more smoothness. Looking to also get a better monitor. Buying gf too, lol jk. Game = life.

Part Reviews

Mouse

So I bought this after hearing it's one of the most comfortable ones out there. Checked the product on Razer's website and saw 'ergonomic' and I was sold. Bought it for about £60 and tried it on league of legends. My performance drastically decreased. Now what's going on here, shouldn't gaming mouses improve your performance? To my surprise, I actually have a finger tip grip style. This was because I used a logitech m185 which is tiny! I was using it so often, I adapted the finger tip grip style.

I'm not going to be bias and base my rating on how it suited me, but base it on the quality of the product. If I grip the mouse with my palm, it is super comfortable so +1 for that. The mouse buttons don't feel like they were half-heartedly stuck on, they feel like they will actually last. The software is easy to use and it was simple to set the colours and set my dpi. Overall, 4/5.

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Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 4 points

An SSD would also be a great upgrade!! it will give you the same sensation (or even better) as when you went from that laptop to the PC ;)

Great build tho!! +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I will keep that in mind, any recommendations?

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Yep! Samsung Evo (Any size) is great performance for money!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

HyperX Fury, Samsung Evo, Sandisk Ultra II,... all pretty good in my opinion.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

ok cool thanks!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Admittedly even a cheap SSD works wonders as an OS drive. The Kingston v300 series gets a lot of flame for being a bait and switch drive that showed pretty good benchmarks from reviewers but nothing like it in production, but even that drive improves OS snappiness.

I would get a Samsung 850 EVO if possible either m.2 or 2.5" if you can budget for it.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

yh everyone says samsung 850 evo is really good

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome to the real world of PC gaming. Enjoy it!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks fellow pc gamer

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you save up all that money? And how long did it take you? Im looking to buy a $1200 build very similiar. Thanks. (Im only 13)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Good question. I'm only 18 and I do something called an apprenticeship. It took about 2 months to save up enough money.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, although I'm a bit surprised at you buying a 980 FROZR rather than waiting for the 1070 or 1080 (the former of which is ~$65 cheaper with better supposedly performance)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i'm so impatient. Founder's edition are sold out at the moment. Next month i might get the 1080.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

a 1080 wont add "smoothness" unless your monitor is more than 60hz

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yh i might get a 144hz monitor too but not anytime soon.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend a 144Hz, GSync monitor before upgrading to a 1080. That would be the best gaming experience upgrade you could do at this point. You should 100% get an SSD before doing that though.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I was having a hard time between choosing, but i'm slowly leaning towards buying the monitor first