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.
Great cpu, easy to install.
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.
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).
Well priced and works great.
SSD works just great.
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.
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.
Love it. Modular is a great idea as alot of the cables it came with, I didn't need.
This monitor is amazing. It produces a great picture and I have no complaints.
Mid-height keystroke and great feel. Comes with wrist-rest which is an added bonus.