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This is my very first PC build and im excited to share! This PC is meant for gaming and has really, really surprised me so far! I had a Aperture Science sticker that is now on this build, and it looks awesome! (In the pics don't mind the walls, doing reno's)
---CPU--- Now when people hear "Intel i3" they mostly think, "well that's sh!t". This is not the case. The Intel Core i3-4130 should win an award for the sheer amount of bada$$ery this little CPU has, id say one of the most underrated processors ever. HyperThreading gives this little monster a HUGE benefit!
---MOBO--- Ok well you must be thinking "Who the hell puts an i3 in a $250 MOBO?!", here are my reasons for this! 1) I got it for free 2) I got it for free 3) I got it for free As you can see it should all make sense now! I do plan to throw in an i5/i7 at a later date when I have more $$$
---Memory--- I have to say this is probably the sexiest memory I have ever seen... It doesn't exactly match my MOBO but it sure as hell matches my case! I really like how Kingston made such nice DIMM's for a reasonable price.
---Storage--- Nothing much to see here folks, the usual SSD & HDD combo.
---GPU--- I can't say enough how lucky I was to get this card for the price. I was originally going to get the SC version of the card for around $290-ish (I think...) but then Amazon.ca had these FTW 4GB cards for around $320. So I went to my local Memory Express and they price-matched it for about $300 before taxes! And that is the sole reason I have a 4GB 760.
---Case--- Well I fell in love with this case the moment I saw it, I will always recommend BitFenix cases to anyone! Pain in the a$$ for cable management though, I tried my best!
---PSU--- I know I overpayed for a 550W Full-Modular PSU. But it was totally worth it! Mostly got it because it matched my case :P
---Keyboard--- This thing i]s great for gaming but ]sh!t for typing... it alway]s make]s "]" (<<those) whenever I pre]s]s "S". ]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s]s }So editing thi]s thing wa]s a pain for me!! (I didn't take them out for thi]s part a]s an ex]sample ;P) 10/10 DON'T BUY
-----PERFORMANCE----- Well I am very surprised by this PC so far! It's ran everything I've thrown at it perfectly! I was surprised the most by how it ran Watch_Dog(e)s! (Free with GPU! :D) High/Ultra settings and it keeps up to around 40-60FPS, I thought I wouldn't be able to run it! My current screen is only 1680x1050 so when I get a 1080p monitor I hope the settings should still be good!
-----WHATS NEXT?----- -Well changing this garbage keyboard will be numero uno! -As I said earlier i plan to throw an i5/i7 into my rig to make the MOBO fell happy. -Next will be a 780ti or 290x, gotta throw the biggest GPU I can into this small build as I only have on PCI slot -Up next will be another stick of memory -And if I have the $$$ I plan to go full Portal themed on this build! Custom watercooling loop with blue and orange tubing! The sticker on the side is like whole reason this whole Portal idea stated!
Well if you read all of that good job! Gold star!
Thanks for reading and post your comments below! :)