Description

After watching PUBG on twitch for a few months, I decided to take the plunge and build a PC that could play it at high/ultra settings and keep 60fps+. I've been a console gamer my entire life, but wanted to finally check out PC gaming. Additionally, I've had an Apple laptop for a few years and wanted to get back to having a PC in the house. Prior to this, I had never built a PC before, but thanks to this site, youtube, and logicalincrements.com, it was actually much easier than I expected when I first made the decision.

All prices listed were the prices I paid when I ordered on 8/26/17 (all items purchased from newegg or amazon). I'm really happy with how it came together. It does everything I need it to and there's room for expansion, although I don't feel it's necessary any time soon.

This PC doesn't have a glaring weak link. PUBG runs great (consistently 60-80fps with settings at a mix of medium/high/ultra) and I haven't seen CPU temps greater than 62C. I really wanted a middle tier PC without breaking the bank and I think this build (and similar ones) really hit the mark.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great cpu, easy to install.

CPU Cooler

Cooler seems to work great, but it's a bit of a pain to install. The metal bracket is threaded so lining it up, after you have your thermal grease on the cpu, is a bit tough. Perhaps other coolers are awkward to install as well, but wasn't a huge fan of this process.

Motherboard

This mobo works great for me and will allow me to overclock in the future should I choose to do so. Even though it accepts 2400 RAM, I had to edit the BIOS for it to recognize this speed (wasn't tough, but something I wasn't expecting).

Video Card

I knew I wanted the 1060 6GB card, but I didn't really know how to choose. I ended up looking up some benchmarks of the different 1060 cards and this one was close to the top in score (just under the MSI card, but the MSI card was $40 more at the time of my purchase). I couldn't be happier with this video card: comes overclocked, easy to install and looks great.

Case

For the price point, this is a great case. It doesn't have a lot of room in the back for cable management and parts of it feel cheap, but it works just fine.

Power Supply

Love it. Modular is a great idea as alot of the cables it came with, I didn't need.

Monitor

This monitor is amazing. It produces a great picture and I have no complaints.

Keyboard

Mid-height keystroke and great feel. Comes with wrist-rest which is an added bonus.

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Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, appreciate it!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats !

Funny that you call out Logical Increments...... I see so many folks mention Linus, Paul, Carey but I came across Logical Increments as they built a PC and they did a really nice job.

Thanks for your submission as it helps to quench my thirst to build unnecessarily.

How did you feel when you first pressed the button to turn on your PC?

Thanks again

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, yea logical was a super useful site as far as catering my build mainly for PUBG (at least at this point). This site though was main driver of building my own PC rather than having someone like Portatech build it for me.

I was nervous to hit the power button having never built a PC, but just double checked all the connections and she fired right up :D

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

What a cool feeling that is !!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a solid build! I built mine yesterday with this case and found cable management to be a bit of a pain, I also almost had a mental breakdown while trying to put on the CPU cooler haha..

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea the case is a bit too shallow on the backside for cable management. I really had to squish the bundle of wires out of the power supply to get the panel back on.

I hear ya on the CPU cooler, it was really the only time I was ready to quit LOL

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! I'm building the exact same one and testing it on my YouTube channel soon! These specs are very good for the price, I've seen that the graphics cards and CPU'S are slightly cheaper in the US than the UK.

Good luck with your build! -XSkilled, Clan Vortex Leader

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks much, appreciate it. Hope your build goes smoothly!