Description

My 5 y/o gaming laptop broke down and the repair quote was $300+, so I decided to build my first gaming PC. Because I also need a PC to study so I can't wait for price drops and discounts. With my friend's help, I finalized this part list on one single night and placed the orders. As a complete newbie at PC building, I was extremely careful during the build and managed the cable in the best way I thought possible. Luckily, I was also able to transplant my WD 2.5'' 750GB HDD from my broken laptop. It perfectly satisfies my needs for gaming and studying and I love it very much. I haven't done any overclocking yet, but will do if the need arises.

Part Reviews

CPU

Solid. Wish my cooler has lighting tho but no matter

Motherboard

Solid mobo. Flexible. The mail in rebate is a real pain in the ***.

Memory

Great Memory. Haven't tried to hit 3200 yet.

Storage

I don't know much about this one but this is one solid SSD. Everything is so fast now

Storage

Taken off from a 2014 Sager gaming laptop. Still works like a charm.

Video Card

Compact. Cute. Auto OC when gaming. Performance is really good. Lack heatpipes. Temperature increases gradually underload and hit 85 C when gaming more than 1hr.

Case

Cute case. Cheapest I can find by the end of Oct 2019. But one exhaustion fan is just not enough. Hot air can't get out quickly. Cable manegement space is really narrow. I shoved my 24pin inside the 5.25'' slots

Power Supply

No complaints. Works really well. Great price under discount. Cable is stiff tho, gotta bend it hard.

Monitor

Color is wonderful. Adjustable tilt angle. Can't seem to elevate. Great entertainment experience :) I brought this one home on a bus, really dangerous, the bus driver is kinda crazy on that day too. Glad I brought it home in one piece.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks pretty good for your first build. Like Eull said, you should have gone with a different case, but I do understand you were in a time crunch. Overall a pretty good system!

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Great basic first build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Should've went with a different case , probably something with a better airflow and more space to cable manage

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea but it was the cheapest I can find at the end of Oct. Now it’s only $20 and Deepcool D shield is $35 but I can’t wait for this by then :(