Description

First PC build, mainly for running games on high graphic settings. It cost a total of $803 (without tax).

FPS Tests @ 1080p:

Rocket League on Highest Settings Min: 120 Avg: 130 Max: 170

CS:GO on Highest Settings Min: 200 Avg: 260 Max: 300

Minecraft with OptiFine: Min: 400 Avg: 800 Max: 1000+

Minecraft with OptiFine + Sildur's Vibrant Shaders Extreme: Min: 93 Avg: 107 Max: 120

Unturned on Highest Settings Min: 198 Avg: 204 Max: 217

Team Fortress 2 on Highest Settings Min: 222 Avg: 267 Max: 289

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU for the price. Cheap alternative for an i7. Performs well with my GTX 960.

Motherboard

Good budget MOBO. Supports Skylake CPUs and DDR4 RAM. Has an on-board USB 3.0 header. Would've like to see more fan headers (only 2).

Memory

Good RAM for a good price. Had no issues.

Storage

Does the job and does it well for a great price.

Video Card

Amazing graphics card for only $170 at the time of purchase. Cheaper than the other 960s yet still overclocked to 1.3Ghz. Performs great with my Intel i5-6500.

Case

Looks great. Comes with 2 pre-installed fans (one with red LEDs) and front panel USB 3.0 ports. Side panels are a little tough to get all the way on and cable management isn't the greatness. Came with only 1 extra motherboard standoff when I needed 2.

Power Supply

It works and its cheap. 80+ Bronze Certified.

Optical Drive

Cheap, silent for the most part, and works.

Operating System

Its Windows.

Wireless Network Adapter

An OK WiFi adapter. Wouldn't recommend it for gaming.

Case Fan

Works Great! LEDs look amazing and it's very quiet.

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Wew lad, you need some cable management done.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This^ your cable management makes me cringe, specially since I have the same case haha. Brsides that it look good imo

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, cable management is kind of limiting in my case though.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I got some cable management done.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work, looks so much better now, especially now that you got rid of those Molex to PCI-E adapters.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello , so I have the exact same build as you except I use the r9 390 and a 250gb evo I keep getting thread stuck in device driver is that board ok to use with high end gpus

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It should be, I haven't had any issues.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gone with 2x4 8gb of RAM instead of 2x8 16gb RAM for your price point. The extra 36$ could have gotten you a 120 gb ssd that would boot windows really fast and store some useful software.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Im gonna hopefully chalk this up to pure inexperience but yes .... Please never ever ever do this!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Adapter. Yes, if you absolutely must "power" something use them, but thats usually a dead give away your PSU isnt natively equipped with the necessary current let alone plug to power whatever it is you want to run.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

For some reason the one the PSU came with didn't allow my GPU fan to work and it was reaching temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm isn't this normal...? The 960 won't fire up its fans until after it reaches over 60degrees. With the games you're playing the 960 will probably operate under 60degree.

Definitely don't use those molex adapters - they are bad news and should have never been made

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

You'd think but with the PCIe cable in the PSU temperatures start nearing up to 70 degrees with no fans kicking in, yet with the adapter the fans kick in around 50 degrees.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I fixed the issue by using the PSU's other PCIe connector.