Description

This computer is mainly for gaming and "schoolwork". So far it runs everything at ultra 60+ fps. I'm a student so I didn't have much of a budget and I'm paying this off slowly and thats why I couldn't get the upgrades I wanted. Some of the parts I did end up reusing from my last computer(dell inspiron) so that helped cut down the price.

Plans on upgrading - CPU Cooler - Because the stock CPU cooler is way way to loud while playing games. - SSD - I want windows to boot quicker, and games to load faster. - Better RAM and more - The RAM I have isn't the best RAM, but it works, it came out of my last computer so getting better RAM would be ideal.

CPU - Love it, for the price you cant get much better. I plan on over clocking it when I get a CPU cooler. CPU stock cooler very very loud under stress. I wish I had gotten a 30-40$ aftermarket CPU cooler. I would like the corsair H80i or H100i. Don't know which one.

Motherboard - Works great. The only thing I wish I did was future proof the motherboard in terms of getting one that allowed SLI or Crossfire. But I'm happy with it so far and have no problems.

GPU - At first I ordered the ASUS 280X from B&H Photo but after 4 MONTHS, I finally wised up and canceled. The only reason I did not cancel earlier the price was 320$ and couldn't pass that up. Pros: Runs like a champ, BF4 - ultra 80fps to 130. Star Citizen hanger - High locked at 60fps. Cons: I have noticed that it does run hot, but thats AMD's way to go. I have not overclocked this but I want to mess around with overclocking this and the CPU.

RAM and HDD: used a 1TBblue from last computer, same with the RAM - 8GB

Case: Looks great, plenty of airflow. Even know I did not do a great job with cable management, it still has great cable management. Plus the stock fans are not very loud at all.

Optical Drive: Cheap, works.

PSU: So far no problems, I know this isn't the best PSU but so far I like what I have gotten out of it.

Mouse: Roccat Kova+ - around 60$ when I got it. At first I had trouble with the mouse and the scroll wheel, and I accidently broke it, just the rubber around the wheel, after I broke it I figured out the problem.

Keyboard: Roccat Isku - around 80$ when I got it. I really like this keyboard, and I would have gone with the Ryos Mk Pro but I got tired of waiting and this one just went on sale, so I picked it up.

Any Suggestions and feed back are appreciated.

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Paid to much for a R9 280x. In that range a Gtx 770 for $80 less would have given almost identical performance.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

What he said. AMD cards are still too inflated right now. I mean, if you don't regret what you did, good on you. Still, could have saved a few extra dollars!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

They are dropping pretty radically right now due to MT.GOX crash

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't that motherboard only have pcie 2.0 so how does it run that fast?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Even though PCIe 3.0 has double the bandwidth than a PCIe 2.0, there are no real world differences (yet). there is only at most a 1% difference which is not even noticeable. Cards still don't fully utilize the 3.0 slot, except maybe a Titan.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Or a GTX 780ti, the GTX 780 is only 21% behind the 780ti so that could fully utilize the slot too, since the 780ti is rated above the Titan in single monitor gaming performance. AMD processors are dookie in high resolution gaming, they take dips in high FPS and heat up way too fast in those scenarios. Don't know anything about the R9 290x though, so I wouldn't know how fast it is. I'm pretty sure it's like 5%-10% below the GTX 780, which isn't that noticeable.