Description

This PC has been the product of slow upgrading for the past 8 months. It is primarily used for games like Warframe, CS:GO and TF2, with assorted RPGs I play for a weekend and forget about. It doesn't face a too intensive workload at the moment and works well playing games and so far I haven't faced too many issues. I will probably swap out the 1050ti for a 1660ti or Super or maybe an RX 5500XT if it ever comes into existence. Currently I am undecided as to the upgrade path I will follow from here.

Part Reviews

CPU

For the price of $220 CAD this thing can not be beat, can easily be OCed to 4.0 ghz and can handle all I throw at it without exceeding 70% utilization.

Case

Tempered Glass, PSU Shroud and a full mesh front for $55 CAD? What a steal.

One thing to note is that the font panel doesn't do the best job of blocking dust and if you live in a dusty environment you might want to dust out your PC a little more often than normal. Didn't see this flaw as worth it for taking of a star.

Power Supply

Common EVGA, when you say this is semi modular I am assuming that every cable other that CPU and 24 pin are modular, but oh no you had to make an 8 + 6 pin be attached directly to the power supply.

Other than my previous complaint this thing does what it needs to, and is quiet. Just make sure you know that the PCIe power is not removable.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

How does your run with games? Fps and all

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

your upgrade path sshould be a 5700 $303 https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YrZFf7/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-6-gb-oc-video-card-gv-n166toc-6gd it is $50 more than the 1660ti and a much better card.

check user benchmark. https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1660-Ti-vs-AMD-RX-5700/4037vs4046

hardwareunboxed has a nice review. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz47WqRDDK4

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I think I agree with this. The 5700 is a very competitive card when it comes to mid-range gaming, and is more affordable. The 5700 only seems to really lose out to the 2070 SUPER (and above). Plus, the RTX cards only hold value if you're trying to play like Metro Exodus, or something (ray tracing).

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I live in Canada, a Reference 5700 is atleast 80$ Canadian more expensive on a good day. Over 100$ Canadian for an AIB model. I would rather spend that money on a good couple of games.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

1660ti and 5700ref is $70 dollar difference in Canadian, but I found an interesting deal on a Canadian site, if your adventurous and feel like flashing the BIOS you might get vega 64 performance from this vega 56, same price as the 1660ti after $30 mail in rebate. https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_558&item_id=137093

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Flashing your bios is always risky, it can brick the video card But it won't shorten the lifespan of the video card him probly will void your warranty. Here is the 5700 for $394 Canadian after $30 reeling rebate.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_558&item_id=139026