Description

I use this PC for gaming although it has been more than sufficient for every other type of task that thrown at it so far . It was able to play every game on ultra setting at 60 FPS on my old 1920x1080 monitor. Now on the new 3440x1440 g-sync monitor it can play almost every game on high or ultra setting at a frame rate that is monitor limited to 100 FPS. I got the Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz on sale refurbished for 999.99 on Amazon and it arrived in a condition that was as good as new. Do not get a ultra wide Gaming monitor like PG348Q the the one mentioned above unless you are super picky about its unique features and low response time. For most people a much cheaper monitor will be just as good. You also need a powerful graphics card to run the monitor in most games since it will have to drive almost 5 million pixels. The GTX 1070 that I use can run the monitor but when playing games like BF1 on high setting it is using all its power with none to spare. I want to eventually install a second GTX 1070 in SLI configuration so that I can play every game on Ultra graphic setting all the time. The biggest change I would make would be to get a none low profile CPU cooler as it is unnecessary in the case I have and I could have just used a full sized one. The secondary 1080p monitor is super useful when playing games like CIV 6 as I can watch Netflix on one screen and play CIV 6 in glorious ultra wide on the other.

Part Reviews

Video Card

A little louder than I would like, not really that loud, but because of the Blower configuration should be useful when I pop a second GPU into my case. I have no complaints about its actual graphical performance.

Monitor

Have owned this monitor since 2011 and it has been moved so many times. The monitor still works like new. It is a TN panel so it does not look as beautiful as a IPS will but has great response time and was my primary gaming monitor for 5 years until replaced by my asus ultrawide.

Monitor

Expensive but you will not find a equivalent monitor for cheaper. Yes it has some backlight bleed but to notice it you have to sit their looking at the monitor in a dark room while it has a dark screen . The backlight bleed has literally never bothered even a little bit while gaming on it or using it for any task at all. All IPS monitor will have some level of backlight bleed and this one has very little in comparison to others.

Keyboard

Its loud when you type due the cherry red mechanical switches but that is just how that type of switch works. I find the click satisfying anyways. Feels great to type on.

Mouse

Standard wireless mouse. It works.

Custom

Wish the controller could talk directly to the PC but this part does its job just fine.

Custom

Works great but is too expensive.

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Here, I think you dropped some of these: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

A 2k computer with an 11$ mouse, get a new one lol!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

lol i totally agree but maybe he just uses the controller whenever he games

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Well not all games are properly playable with a controller

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

About the keyboard, cherry reds are actually silent. The sound you hear is the keys bottoming out. You can get rubber rings that you put around the switch so the key hits that instead of bottoming out. They cost like $4 and it will take you an hour to do.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

nice pc but could be a little more broad for example get rid off the asus rog monitor and get a LG 29UM68-P 29-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor with FreeSync which is better in my opion and significantly cheaper

you can also get rid off your ssd and get Plextor PX-256M7VC (256 SSD) with Toshiba DT01ACA200 (HDD 2TB) which you can use your games on the ssd and other stuff on your hard drive

you can also get rid of your kingston ram and get Crucial Ballistix Tactical which is 2x8GB and cheaper.

and everything else is just perfect like i said nice build but can have a little tweaks

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Free sync with an Nvidia card doesn't make any sense.

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