I bought this computer for $300 CDN on craigslist about a year ago
So I used to have a x-fire 7970 i5 4460 build a few years ago (https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/f3xYcf) , and after I graduated high school, driving was more important to me; I sold the pc and bought a car. Fast forward 2 years, and I want to get back into PC gaming. I am more on a budget now than I was with my previous rig.
I picked this up from a college kid who had been bought a new PC by his parents, and he was trying to get rid of this one asap. It is a Digitalstorm prebuilt system from a few years back, I tore the system down and tried to match the parts as well as I could to what is available on this site.
All in all, the system performs great for what it is. I game at 1080p , and have yet to find a game the system can't handle. I play mostly Payday 2, CSGO here and there, Skyrim and Forza horizon 4; not real demanding games, so I am not asking much of it.
CPU; It is great! The i3 6320 has help up well, even while using two monitors and multitasking with schoolwork and such. The Zalman cooler is very ugly, but does the job well!
Motherboard; the h110 Asus board does what I need it to. My only issue being it's a mATX board, I love SLI and was hoping to do that in the future with the 960. Oh well
RAM; DIGITALSTORM branded ram, I was unable to find what manufacturer they were sourcing from at the time the system was built. It is 8gb of ddr4 and 2666 mhz, so I am not complaining
GPU; ASUS Strix 960 4GB. I am super happy with this card in a $300 system. It runs everything I have thrown at it without ever dipping below 30fps. I only game in 1080p so this is perfect.
PSU; EVGA 500w 80 plus rated. It is no 80+ gold unit like my old system, but I am glad to have an evga unit. I have had 2 corsair psus crap out on me in the past.
Case; It resembles a Corsair 200r in my opinion with the window and all, but I cannot find any branding other than digitalstorm!
Storage; The only think I added to this system after i bought it being this SSD for 60$ new at the time. Works great.
Most importantly, it has RGB! That will give me a bump in fps for sure
All in all, man it is a good system for $300CAD!
If anybody has any suggestions for upgrading/future proofing on a budget with the existing motherboard please let me know :)