Description

I started playing CS 1.6 (again) on my girl friend's Lenovo and even on the lowest graphic settings it would still drop below 30 fps. After looking at a bunch of pre-built systems I decided to build my own. My goal was to build a system for as cheap as possible that would still enable me to play any modern pc game on reasonable graphic settings that I might stumble upon. There were a few areas that I spend to much but overall I am happy with the system and it runs well.

Part Reviews

CPU

I am very happy with its performance so far. I struggled installing intel's stock heat sink and fan and felt really dumb after I watched a video on it.

Motherboard

Very well built, easy to install and looks cool! I could have save some money here but going with a different Mobo but the bling got to me.

Memory

It is Ram and it looks good! Plus I got a good price on it.

Storage

SSD where have you been all my life! Love how fast it is compared to HDD.

Video Card

I am really happy with how well it has been performing. I originally wanted an RX480 but was unable to find one priced at 200 dollars.

Case

When I ordered this case after a mail-in rebate it was suppose to only be 20 dollars...but then I threw away the box with the cpu still attached. For 20 dollars I think this is a good case but for 35 dollars you can find a better case.

Pros: With mail-in rebate it is cheap! It is a good looking case! I felt cable management was fairly easy. Has a window.

Cons: The metal is really thin. Only comes with one fan that is blocked by the hard drive slots. Only has usb 2.0 in the front. You have to open the front cover to get to the power button. My biggest complaint is there is a lip on the back slot where you graphics card comes out that interferes with my HDMI cable for my monitor plugging all the way in.

Power Supply

Have not had it for long enough to know how durable it will be, but so far so good.

Keyboard

I took a gamble on this because I wanted a cheap gaming keyboard. So far I am very happy with it. The lighting is nice and I like the overall feel of the key board. My brother liked it enough after using it that he ordered one also.

Headphones

I like the sound quality and the mic works well but I paid to much for them and the left ear piece sometimes comes off headband. I am not sure how long it will last because of this.

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Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

This is not a particularly pretty build. It is a pretty good price.

Thumbs up.

Btw One Piece reference name +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeaaaa! This is what we call a budget build.

768p monitor? OMG

Gaming Membrane Keyboard? Best keyboard ever!!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build, I'm Wondering if the GTX 1060 Bottlenecks Some Games? And how did the FPS Turn Out?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I have not experienced any bottle neck issues but the most demanding game I have been playing is Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex. It absolute destroys CS 1.6 but sadly it does not make me a better player. Here is a link to the 3dmark Direct x12 benchmark I did if you are interested: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/15058863

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got a build that I just put together on here, hopefully will buy all parts soon. $0.02 cheaper than yours.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Like everything but the case. With that being said I am buying this case soon lol for a DDR2 build which is how I ended up looking at your build. . My mobo does not have USB 3.0 so this looked like the nicest case. You will game for a long time before needing much of an upgrade. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your dog lol

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The 1060 I bought does not have rgb lighting.

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