- 72 months ago
This is my 1st rig build ever and so far it has gone pretty smoothly. I am working on a budget of spending as little as possible for a pretty decent gaming rig. Since this is my 1st build constructive criticism is definitely appreciated and welcomed.
The build itself is not completely finished yet, but according to my calculations I should get around 80 FPS playing today's top MMO Games like Elder Scrolls Online & Wildstar on Ultra Graphics Settings. That is awesome for me considering I am use to playing those 2 games with 10-20 fps (avg 15 fps) on lowest graphics settings lol. Yeah my current PC is a real piece of **** & makes my gaming experience less enjoyable and PvP completely out of the damn question. I am not too worried about FPS Gaming on PC, because I do that on console.
If anyone notices some more changes I should make with the build to make it cheaper without sacrificing reliability and/or performance please say so. I want this build to be able to last me a few years at least 2-5 years to be exact, since I am just now starting college and my budget on building a better PC will be pretty much non existent.
Some may ask why I want the fan controller when my case comes with one and my answer to that is because it looks pretty lol. I chose a 5 channel fan controller because 1 the liquid cooler & 2 the built in fan controller only controls 3 fans but the case holds 6 total. I plan on disabling the built in fan controller and using it for something else, maybe speaker volume control by doing a little case customization. I also plan on redoing the one side panel with plexi and venting it so I may add a few more red led fans at a later date, but for now the 2 I have there will go in the front which is one of the only places you will actually see the glow in this case. It says I only need 400w power and I chose a 650 because of price and I will be adding somethings later.
Note: All parts w/o a price I already have!
*Update: Due to developments in school funding I have found myself receiving a few extra dollars enabling me to build what I want. SO i included a new parts list called Future Finished Parts, which is what I will be building up to. However I do not want to spend so much right away I will buy parts as I can over time. So I will have no choice but to buy some parts to get the PC in working order and replace them later with what I actually want. So I have it figured out that I will eventually be removing 2 of the fans, the cpu cooler, the ram & the optical drive totaling about a $150 loss if I don't sell them when I am done with them, which I can live with.