Description

I use this rig for gaming. I wanted to keep it pretty cheap but I did not want to give up on quality.

Building it was fun and intertaining. No major issues have been encountered during the build.

The case is very functional and allows a great cable management, I could hide almost all the cables in the back.

A couple of details: I turned the CPU cooler logo in order to make it face upwards (I didn't like how it looked when facing either side) and I taped in black the audio cables in order to give the whole build a black look.

Hope you like it... I really do!

2019-09-13 UPDATE: I was very unsatisfied with the MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor OC 8GB so I decided to swap it with a Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1660 Ti.

Moreover, since I had to work on the build I decided to add a WD Black SN750 NVMe M.2 SSD (500GB) and a kit with 3 exhaust fans (Enermax T.B. RGB) and their controller.

When I began assembling this rig back in April I never imagined I could modify my build as I did!

However things happen for a reason and I am very happy with the look and performance ATM.

I hope you like it as well... J

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Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a pretty good setup ;)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Great choice in parts everything looks nice too.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! I appreciate it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

temps?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

On idle CPU temp is between 40 and 45°C, while GPU is about the same. Under load CPU goes as high as 75°C for short times. The GPU's highest temp I saw was 85°C. There are both Smart Fan 5 (to set the system fans) and Afterburner (to set the GPU fans), I played around with both in order to decrease those temps of 5/10°C depending of the room temp! Consider that we had a very hot summer here and this surely affected the datas.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome! I am currently evaluating the possibility to replace the RX 580 with a GTX 1660 Ti... Updates will follow :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

actually thats the one im buying as well, and im trying to see if the focus g can keep the 1660 ti cool.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

In theory the GTX 1660 Ti should operate at significantly lower temps compared to the RX 580 and, moreover, it drains less Watts from the PSU. I am thinking in swapping the GPUs because I put a 500W PSU in my build and I do not want it to be overloaded. GTX 1660 Ti has a TDP of 120W, with power consumption under load a bit lower compared to the RX 580. RX 580 has a TDP of 185W; the temperatures measured on the RX 580 (under load) got up to +10°C compared to te GTX 1660 Ti.

In my case I can tell you that, even with the RX 580, the temperature on the upper part of the case never got higher than 50°C using the 2 stock 120 mm fans on the front part as intake and one additional 120 mm fan on the back as exhaust..

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Can it handle games like CSGO and other FPS games? What games do you play on it? What frames per second do you get? Also, is it easy to setup?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

CSGO can run good on a potato. This build will probably get 200+ fps on CSGO. If you want to check how it performs in other games take a look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWIwfG_Au0U Have a nice day.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, I played CS:GO without problems, I cannot remember the exact number I got but it was higher than 60 fps... At the moment I am playing Cities: Skylines, ETS2, Kerbal Space Program, Car Mechanics Simulator all with Ultra or Very High settings. Setup was very easy, I thought it could be a nightmare but luckily I was wrong :)