Outdated, new version here
After having to deal with an Acer laptop and an HP desktop with their dated dual cores and integrated GPUs for as long as I did, I decided in 2014 to build my own computer with some assistance from my uncle.
Although I've slowly but surely bought most of the parts (mostly through Amazon whether it's Warehouse Deals or sales like the PSU), it'll be quite some time before I get the parts I had in mind. That's when my uncle brought up the idea of just getting it up and running with cheaper parts, thus I bought a cheap pair of green DDR4 RAM, an H110 motherboard and a compatible Pentium processor as well a second-hand 750ti.
"Fighting Computer" is a reference to Warsman from the 80's wrestling anime Kinnikuman which is the predecessor to what's known as Ultimate Muscle here in the west.
Dota 2 - Runs 60+ FPS maxed out.
Fallout 4 - Gets about 50-60 FPS most of the time on Medium settings except with Ultra textures as well as Godrays & Motion Blur off.
Far Cry 3 - Gets about 60 FPS on DX11 medium-low settings
Heroes of the Storm - Runs 60+ FPS on High preset with AA, Ultra Textures and Medium Physics.
Metro 2033 - Runs around 60 FPS High on DX11 without Advanced DOF or Tesselation
3DMark11 Firestrike - Scored 3613 overall
3DMark11 Sky Diver - Scored 9780 overall
Unigine Heaven (Extreme Preset 1600x900) - Scored 690 with an average of 27.4 FPS (Min - 15.4, Max - 59.9)
I'm probably going to make a new build page once I get my new motherboard and RAM. I already have an RX 480 and i5-6500 installed in this, but for this list I'll keep in the cheapo parts.
A good entry-level CPU that's perfect for basic builds, don't expect it to do so well with more demanding games though.
Good cheap motherboard, it lacks fan ports and other features like RAID but that's to be expected.
It's decent enough RAM, not so fond of green sticks but I can't really see them anyway. I'll probably buy some Ripjaws X or HyperX sticks to replace them later.
My first SSD, Windows 10 boots up in seconds now!
Stores my games, videos, and everything else just fine and is from the brand I'm most familiar with.
Perfect card for most games, especially if you play a lot of F2P or not-so recent AAA games.
A really good case for the price, although the front panels a bit of a pain. I bought this to replace the Core X9 I won in a giveaway since that case was too big for my liking.
I bought this on Amazon back when they were on sale in December, a great PSU for the price.
Wireless Network Adapter
It does the job, but the it's not the adpter's fault my wi-fi connection can be finnicky so I bought a power-line adapter.
It's a good fan, but it seems to be a bit loud even on 3-pin so I stuck it in the back of my case.
A good fan given you have it running on 3pin, a bit too slow on 5v (it used to stop at times) and too loud on 12v obviously.
I might have went with a cheaper 24" monitor, but after seeing this I'm glad I didn't!
Great membrane gaming keyboard for the price, not to mention I'm a fan of Thermaltake. I might consider getting a cheap mechanical keyboard once one of the particular models I'm looking at goes on sale.
It's a great mouse, but it has some little annoyances regarding the lack of lighting modes and having to lock your color every time you plug it in/turn the PC on.
Really good speaker set for the price, I personally don't need enough bass to justify a woofer and I wanted more than typical PC speakers so this is just right for me.