Description

This is my first PC build. I use it mostly for gaming and music production, as well as programming. Putting it together wasn't too much of a hassle. It runs very fast and can play any game at 1080p with the highest settings. I used the USB 3.1 variant of the motherboard in this build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU for less than $200. Fast and overclockable.

CPU Cooler

Pros: Good cooling for overclocking, cheap

Cons: A pain in the *** to install

Motherboard

Pros: BIOS looks nice, motherboard looks nice, many USB ports including USB 3.1 (in the USB 3.1 variant)

Cons: Only comes with 2 SATA cables (buy more separarely if you need them)

Memory

Looks great and performs well. I've had no problems with it so far.

Storage

Pros: Fast storage, great for a boot/programs drive, cheap

Cons: Not as fast as some other SSDs

Storage

Very fast and reliable HDD for mass storage. I've had no problems so far.

Video Card

Pros: Handles 1080p gaming very well (maximum settings, 60+ fps), doesn't get too hot

Cons: Sometimes makes a high pitched noise when under load

Case

Pros: Looks awesome, easy cable management, comes with fans and LEDs installed

Cons: Drive bays are a bit flimsy, rubber feeders for cable management sometimes come out of their slots

Power Supply

Pros: Reliable, not low-quality, high wattage for a low price

Cons: Sometimes makes humming noises, some cables are missing

Optical Drive

It's a good optical drive and it's cheap.

Wireless Network Adapter

Definitely not for gaming. Constant lag spikes even with good ping. Only buy if you want a cheap and temporary WiFi solution for browsing the web.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

i promise youll get more +1's with more pictures....i promise.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

wow i really like this build could you send me a link of the usb 3.1 of the motherboard?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks so much

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You said that the cooler was difficult to install, what about it made it so?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't it's as hard as posting pictures.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The hardest part was keeping the x-shaped mounting bracket aligned with the screw holes when screwing it in, since it was very loose. It was a bit crooked after installing it and I had to adjust it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah. I see. I have the same cooler on my rig and it took me and another to get it to stay put. Didn't help that mine got shipped with either the wrong nuts or screws, so I had to rummage around in my box of RC parts to find some that would be adequate.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Will windows 10 automatically install the pci express wireless drivers or did you have to go to the manufacturer's website and get it from there.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

They were installed automatically.

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