Description

I used a potato computer for a really, really long time. From 2008 to 2017... Intel Celeron E5400... Radeon HD 4550. 2 GB DDR2 ram.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU, gets the job done. Manages to feed a GTX 1080 at 1080p in most of the games. But I get it when it was on a better price, so for todays prices, Ryzen 2600 is go-to processor in mid range class.

CPU Cooler

Adequate cooler for my CPU. But overclockers and higher end CPU users might want to search for a better and polished cooler.

Motherboard

It is ATX factor so components are not strictly close, this is a nice side of this motherboard. It also has 4 ram slots and from what I researched, its VRM temps tend to be better than the h310 series motherboards.

Memory

Very cheap and saves the day. But probably not good for video editing and such. It also does not have heat spreaders.

Storage

Samsung leads the SSD market and I experienced why they do from first hand. SSDs in general are really great technologies and every PC user should use one of these for their main operating system.

Storage

Low speed, high storage capacity.

Storage

Considering its 5 years old, I would say this HDD is really a quality product. Its new revisions are still in market, which shows how succesful this Caviar Blue series was.

Video Card

This is not just a graphics cards, its an another form of art. Made by the artists at MSI. Really nice looking GPU but its not also just looks. This card really manages to stay cool with its two quality fans. Manages to clock itself stable at 1924 mhz in heavy demanding games. Considering the 1674 mhz is the base, thats quite the overclock.

Case

I could've get a better airflow or better looking case but I didn't mind that much. I found case+psu on a bargain.

Case Fan

Its okay for a medium weight system like mines. Since my CPU has a tower cooler and my GPU has quality cooling, the temps are usually okay. But still, this cute little Corsair fan managed to decrease temps by about an average of 3-4 degrees.

Monitor

It does not have any flashy features such as Gsync or Freesync. But its better than some of its generic 1080p peers. It has some cool features provided by ASUS such as eye flicker free, trace free, vivid pixel and blue light filtering. I actively use blue light filtering and it really do wonders for my eyes in nights.

Mouse

I dont play competitive games alot so I didn't go for a high quality mouse. This little badboy has alot of neat features. Alot of buttons and I use almost all of them actively.

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Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Not the best cable management but at least it is not as bad as this.

http://www.l-com.com/blog/image.axd?picture=2014%2f3%2fit-guy-0013.png

LOL. But yeah, if you can, do some better cable management.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, when i get a new psu (i will get a modular one), I will be more careful with the cables

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I find it interesting how you rate a lot of your items well but then give a low star count, I don't know just found it interesting.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

i think i misinterpreted the ratings, i actually compare them against the better counterparts and give the score according to them. :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

gotcha.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think that case is the spec-02, seems more like the spec-01 to me.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah its not spec 01, i couldnt find spec 01 on the lists tho for some reason :D so i put 02 for temporary