I am using this system for Mostly gaming, but I chose to buy a good, overclock-able CPU and Z170 board. The building went fairly smoothly. I built it with a friend and due to time restrictions and the fact that it was my first build, plus we goofed off a little, it took three days to finish. However, I actually had lots of trouble installing Windows 7 onto the computer. It took me about a week to actually have a working system.

A little benchmarking for you (to be updated)

CS:GO, maxed settings: ~140 FPS

Part Reviews


Who needs an i7 when you got this processor!?

CPU Cooler

Keeps things very cool.

Highly recommended


Bios was very tricky and gave me a lot of problems but other than that, it wasn't that bad,


Quick to boot and easy to work with. It's a good price for the capacity.

Video Card

Great gaming experience. I recommend it.


Not bad. Case is aesthetically pleasing and not too hard to work in.

Power Supply

Premium Power supply. Fully modular, nice and easy.

Case Fan

Good little fan. I had to remove a case fan because it obstructed the placement of the motherboard. I just zip tied one of these to the grate and it works perfectly.


  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you benchmarked CS:GO with bots? Because you're supposed to be getting more framerates!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I benchmarked it in a multiplayer deathmatch, but would bots have made much of a difference?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

A huge difference. Try turning on multi-core rendering.