Description

I mostly play competitive FPS games like CSGO and PUBG, and decided to put together a build that would improve the experience. Coming from a budget system, with a G3258 and GTX 750Ti, the build I completed has been a massive improvement, so far. I picked all components up on or around Black Friday, and was lucky enough to get a pretty sizable discount on nearly every part. I also included the Ebates cash back in the total cost as a discount on CPU(~$50 back). The CPU/MOBO was a combo from Newegg that was $229 before the Ebates cash back.

All components have cooperated well, and I'm getting a stable 110-130fps in PUBG -- even better than I was hoping!

My one gripe was with the case fans and fan controller in the Rosewill STEALTH case. The case itself is awesome -- easy to build in, comes with four case fans pre-installed, lots of space and good air flow. However, the only time I've tried to use the case fan controllers using the switch on the top of the case the wire overheated almost immediately, and melted the case fan controller wire. Several other case fan wires melted as well, as collateral damage. I did contact customer support, and they did their best to help work it out. They sent me a few replacement case fans (the blue ones), and even sent along another top portion of the case to substitute in for the melted wires and other components.

All in all, I'm very happy with how the build went. The only recommendation I have for anyone using these components is to not use the case fan controller, unless you really know what you're doing!

Part Reviews

CPU

Awesome processor. It's quad-core, and thus a bit dated now, but single core performance is stellar, and it cooperates with my MOBO extremely well.

CPU Cooler

Looks great, fairly easy to install, and keeps my hot CPU cool. Does an excellent job at a budget price.

Motherboard

Fantastic MOBO! I love the point-and-click BIOS interface, and overclocking features already included. It looks great, and its got a lot of useful features.

Memory

Speedy and stable. Easy to clock it properly with the MOBO XMP profiles.

Storage

Fantastic, easy to use.

Video Card

Really great performance from this card! Dual fans keep it cool under load, and I've had no trouble whatsoever.

Case

Awesome case, just be careful using the case fan controller. It seems to be prone it overheating and melting, which can cause a lot of trouble.

Case Fan

Soft dark blue, seems to keep things cool. The blades are pretty wide-set, so I'm not sure how much air they're really pushing.

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Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn you got an awesome deal on the 1060!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, where did you buy all those parts? They are so cheap!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Black Friday sales! It looks like I bought at a good time -- lucky :)

Edit: Almost all parts were bought from Newegg.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

wow ur so lucky. i have g3258 and am planning to add a gtx 1050 to it

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually did that as well, before I gave up and sold off my old system. It definitely boosted performance for me, from a 750 Ti. At the time, I was still sitting at virtually unplayable FPS in PUBG so I went for a full upgrade! Hopefully it works out better for you :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

i hope. thx, man.:)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have put about $100 more into the cooler for some nice water cooling. Nice job though.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I think that's the next thing I'll upgrade, depending on how performance is doing. I figured that with only a 1060 6gb I'd be bottlenecked by the GPU anyway, so it wouldn't be worth it to overclock. The next upgrades will probably be a nice water cooling system, and a GPU.

I will admit that a water cooling system does intimidate me a bit. I'd hate to have a leak fry any components!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

A regular kit is very simple to install and run, just like a regular cooler. The custom water loops are where the risks of leaks are. You are right, the GPU probably would bottleneck performance.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man. You think my PC will run CSGO at 300+ frames while streaming and while not streaming? I'm new to this and have no knowledge about this stuff. Thanks: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/fraps/saved/4qwjcf

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

By the way, that is a sick looking PC!