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First I'm going to start off with the name.

I mainly wanted to build this PC because Rise of the Tomb Raider was coming out soon, and wanted a PC capable of handling it easily. My laptop isn't quite that great.

Processor - FANTASTIC. I have a large disliking for Intel, but I have to give props to them for this one. It absolutely destroys everything I've thrown at it.

Cooler - Nothing exciting, just a good fan :)

Motherboard - Was a no brainer, was on a bit of a "budget" aka about 175$ per month. So this was a great looking motherboard for the price... Too bad I was a complete goofball and messed up the USB 3.0 pins,

RAM - Great looking RAM, needed 16 gb's with how much multi-tasking I do. The responsiveness is much better than my laptop.

Storage - The SSD was 40$ cheaper than other competitors on Amazon at the time so I figured why not. The HDD was mainly a storage drive.

GPU - Another fantastic part. I give props to AMD for this gpu. I absolutely love it. I play everything at high/ultra with no problem of 30-75 fps. Even if it's just a "rebrand" it still beats the 960.

Case - It's very nice. Has a side panel window and has blue led's on the fans and the power button. It's a gorgeous case and cable management was rather easy.

PSU - SeaSonic, reputable company, it gets the job done, and was fully modular. Is a great PSU and I recomment it.

OS - Win 10, not a bad OS. It has a few bugs, but those are just small kinks that a quick reboot can fix. I love the new look, reminds me of Win 7 and Win 8.1's baby.

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Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice potato

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

you need to flip the CPU cooler to the other direction

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay! I'll do that whenever I get the chance. It's keeping the CPU cool for now, but I will definitely do that.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Good parts list, I like that you went for the r9 380x imo best bang for buck GPU, I can tell you're enjoying the build very much haha

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, yes I am. Tearing through every game I own, it's so glorious. Everyone thinks the 960 is the best bang for buck, but really the 380x takes that place. It's the same price as a 380, maybe 10$ more, but has better performance. AMD really outdid themselves with this one. nVidia should've release a 960 ti or something to break the 200 - 300$ gap, that would've sold it for me probably, but luckily AMD had exactly what I was looking for.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe their actually in the process to lol! But i still prefer AMD even though i have a Nvidia GPU lol

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you hate intel so much? What did they do to you?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

It's just the fact that they can get away with selling their CPU's for twice/3x AMD and everybody still buys it (guilty) which, it's not their fault AMD goofed. I've been with Intel on every single computer I've had and they've always been relatively slow until now. PLUS I always support the underdog, which AMD has been that for a while now. And the only thing that got me to buy Intel is how strong their cores are because most things I do only use ~2 cores.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but you need a better potato! ;)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, is it the Camera you're talking about?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

yup XD

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I have a question, have you tried Overclocking your gpu? If so, does whatever program you used to overclock does it allow you to control the voltage of the card? Thanks!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey! Sorry for replying so late, I haven't checked PCP in a while. No I haven't tried OC'ing yet, because I want to break in the components first if that makes sense. But potentially I will OC them soon. I know MSI Afterburner can let you change voltages and frequencies. I will get back to you with the answer when I do happen to OC.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright cool, and good luck when you do OC!!

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  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

It is definitely not something to look down upon. The I5 is such a beast. I've never had a true quad core. I've only had single, and dual core cpu's. This I5 makes anything below it seem so slow.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 6600K and i'm getting a 390 soon

with the exact same ram and motherboard except DDR4 and A different socket

and i'm finding a lot of weird glitches with windows 10 so i was wondering if its just the new socket or is it not well optimized

Things like higher ram or cpu usage when starting things like google chrome or mozilla

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not completely sure, I've only used Win10 for 2 days now, and I find it nice. It could just be that Skylake and Windows are in a state of immaturity so they don't collaborate together too well. That's one of the more strange things I've heard. I think it's a mix of both to blame.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I know. My Phone camera is all I have at the time, and it's not particularly great. Thank you though :D

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

is your monitor 1600x900 or 1080p

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not even a monitor, it's a TV for temporary use because I don't own a monitor and it's murdering my eye sockets, but it's #wurf. But anyways, my TV is 1080p