Description

This is my first build transitioning from the Xbox. It took about two days to put it together and install every last update. When I finally got this thing running I couldn't be any happier. It plays heavily modded Skyrim with nothing less than 60fps on ultra settings, and various other games at 60+fps and high-ultra settings. With the rate at which pc parts are dropping, these relatively cheaper gaming builds are becoming more and more powerful.

Down the line I would recommend picking up a few more fans and or a liquid/fan cpu cooler. The temperatures are fine and don't get above 75* under extreme load, but there's definitely room for improvement on the temperature and noise sides.

I love this machine and absolutely will not be going back to console gaming. Good luck for any new builders! Check out /pcmasterrace and /buildapc!! Fantastic communities who both helped me A LOT.

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Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

some errors in this partlist

the gpu in the build is a msi and it shows a xfx

says corsair 600 but its actually a EVGA

and at least to me it looks like a ASUS optical not a samsung and i don't see the wireless network card

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Apparently a 250gb HDD is free

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Sign me up!

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

MSI graphics card in pictures, XFX in parts list

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  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Really good build. Welcome to the master race.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you buy some of the parts for this beauty budget build during black friday? Great build! +1!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Very neat build, having in mind it's a non-modular PSU. Speaking of the PSU, on the list you have a Corsair 600W and in the pictures I think it's a Evga 500W/600W. Liquid cooling on a locked CPU seems a bit odd to me. I do see, where you're coming from, but I think you should first try with a couple powerful case fans. Just have them at lower RPM for general use, and only allow them to propel your case into levitation during GPU overclock/heavy gaming.

I am guessing that because of the 250W 280x, your CPU is sucking in air that's 60C. So either a cheap as can be water cooler on front intake or if your GPU's temps are high as well, intake fans.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

650 dollar build but what about windows(assuming that is what ur using) how does everyone get it for free!?!/

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It might be the windows 10 technical preview as that's free

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Im going all in for 6 core i7 man good build

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this play WoW with 30 FPS in 25-man raids and 60 FPS in the world? I lke how this looks and I want to know if it will play ultra. Good Job!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes but you could go even cheaper than this for WoW. The GPU is very overkill for that game and so is the CPU. If you're just playing WoW I'd go with a R9 270 and an Pentium G3258 anniversary edition and an aftermarket cooler for it because its a dual core and can overclock to around 4.5-4.7 GHz. Hope this helped. EDIT: Just to be safe I'd actually go with an unlocked i3 or something similar.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

SteamOS? Or are you swapping for some Microsoftware?

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

he clearly could have gona ahead with a Z97M Option .

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

Probably The Best You Could Do With Your Money,Although At That Price I Wouldve gotten A 8320 With A 212 EVO.Still,Great Build!