Description

This is a gaming PC that I built to play any game I want at high quality 1080p. It was the first time I build a computer so I was very excited to put everything all together (thus I forgot to take pictures during the actual build process). I didn't run into any major troubles with the build itself and I am very happy with the results. The only issue I had was cable management. The Corsair Obsidian 250D is a great case, but it can get cramped; especially with a ODD installed. Being a first time builder didn't help that much either, but I plan on redoing it soon enough. All in all, this was very fun and I can't wait until the next one :D

I also did the 3dMark benchmark test and the results are here: ​ http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/12326539

Part Reviews

CPU

This is a reasonably priced i5 processor that handles all I can throw at it. I got it on sale and I am very happy with my purchase.

Motherboard

Very happy with this motherboard, especially the built in wifi.

Memory

Ram is ram. Reasonably priced and functional. The color also matches my build, which is neat.

Storage

I will never go back to having a HDD as a boot drive again. Everything is incredibly fast. My computer starts up in seconds and this has spoiled me. I can't stand using a computer with a HDD after being pampered with the incredible speeds of this. I also like the warranty that comes with this.

Storage

A good price for a good amount of storage.

Video Card

A beast. It plays every game I want at ultra settings at a smooth 60 fps. I very much like that the fans turn off when the card isn't being stressed. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.

Case

This is a great case. Very well though out and it lets you pack a great deal of power into it.

Power Supply

A great PSU that comes with all the cables you could want. I also like that it has different length versions of each cable. Very helpful if you have a larger or smaller case.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd recommend getting it up off of the floor if possible. Having it on the floor will increase the amount of dust build up inside. Also I wouldn't worry too much about cable mgmt. What's important is that you keep the excess cables tied up and out of the way of your case fans to improve the case temp, beyond that, it's aesthetics. Oh and nice job!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the reply! Getting it off the floor is a good point but I'm actually not worried about dust too much. All the intakes for this case are filtered. That was actually one of the main selling points for me lol. And I am finding that to be the case with the wires. Luckily the window on the top really only shows the motherboard so I never have to see the mess of wires.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't worry about the cable management, so long as you are happy it is fine. You can have the cables all over the place and it wont hurt temps, heck you could shove a pillow and not really effect temps. Nice build mate. Your next build will be the one you go OCD on lol.

Good watch for cable managment temp questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDCMMf-_ASE

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the link. I always like watching his videos! And I feel far better about the mess of cables now lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol!!! Ya PC building is full of old wives tails. Some times you just got to get out there and test things for yourself. I learned a lot by doing that. :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd love to do a build in that case.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It was really nice. I really like how the motherboard was placed on a platform over the power supply and hard drives. It helped to keep things well organized.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Do it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

what games are you playing on it and +1 for great build!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Right now I am going through Middle Earth: Shadows of Morder. Afterwards I plan on playing Far Cry 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Crysis 3, and the Witcher Series. I might be done by the end of the year lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Serious question, if you run Minecraft off that card how much fps 8')

also can it handle Rust max settings with smooth 60fps?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well Minecraft is a pretty intensive game. I had to turn all the settings as low as the would go and even then I am just barely breaking 1000fps. On a serious note, I don't have rust so I can't say.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

damn i meant to say with shaders as that will eat you away

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

sounds like a fun ride

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi I want to ask does that motherboard support all gpus?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as I know, it should support all modern graphics cards.