Description

This has been a long awaited upgrade for my computer. It was a Phenom 2 Triple Core with Two 560 Ti's in SLI configuration. That system worked, but had a severe bottleneck issue with the CPU. This computer has done a lot that I have asked it to do and well as the title suggests it uses a 4350 which was bought a month before Ryzen. So I have decided to keep this build and build another computer. This was fun to build only down side is that the Motherboard doesn't have any USB 3.0 headers. Case is nice and big which is nice and I went with a black and blue build. Although the GPU is Black and orange it still fits. I haven't had any problems with it so far and will probably continue to use NZXT cases into the future. Although they will be S340 Elite cases. Of course I should mention my monitors, and peripherals. I have a 27" Samsung FreeSync 1920x1080 Monitor and a Dell 1600x900 Monitor. Both are good screens and serve their purpose well. My Peripherals include a FL Esports Armor RGB Keyboard (non configurable), a Razer Chroma Deathadder Mouse, Razer 7.1 Kraken Headphones that serve as a microphone, and a Bose Stereo System. All in all when I got this stuff I was genuinely pleased with what I have and will continue to use these products until their lifespan is out or I decide to get better equipment. Special notes: I keep the GPU fans at 100% fan speed since noise is not an issue.

Part Reviews

CPU

I am surprised that this CPU still can handle most modern games. It was easy to pick it out due to its price and performance. I rarely have problems with it being under full load even then it is only brief. The Stock CPU Cooler is a little too snug. Having tried to take the computer apart when I has moving things around. I tried to uninstall the CPU and it was pulled free from the socket by the Thermal paste being like glue. I was very worried but surprised again when I looked for anything wrong only to see all pins in place and not bent. I have not overclocked this CPU and I probably won't it is fast enough on it's own currently so no worries there. Just glad it can run Windows 10 and a GTX 1060 without any trouble.

Video Card

I write this review to tell people how well this card can perform. Currently I am getting a Stable 1.92 Ghz on the boost out of this card. While that seems impressive it also manages to stay cool under load thanks 100% fan speed. Not crazy noisy and gets the job done. Couldn't have asked for much more with the monitor I have.

Case

This case is awesome. It is the first case I have owned but its simplistic design with blue accents add a very nice tough. All I need to add to it is some RGB LEDs. It is not too big or too small. It also seems unassuming to the eye unless you know what is inside. It is also pretty easy to do build themes with. The filter system is very nice and cable management is a dream. The PSU Shroud also work beautifully in helping hide all the cables coming out of the PSU. It is also easy to take certain parts off to make for easy computer building. Definitely a great case to have if you want space and something that looks great.

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Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You have Free Sync monitor with a NVidia card? interesting combo. +1

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a gift for Christmas from my parents. They are not tech savvy, but I think I might be getting a Vega GPU when it comes out. I probably will do a Breifcase build using the parts from this PC.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

know the feeling well. At least it is a good monitor.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

New, but old

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes that's it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Will the processor bottleneck the GPU?I plan to build this pc with same processor but only different gpu which is gtx 1050ti

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No it will not. I get all of my performance I can get out of my GPU.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That's Awesome. I wish I could figure out how to Overclock the CPU but I cannot seem to find where to do it. Plus I am using a stock cooler so the speed I have is fine.

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