Description

This is a new version of Ascension, a budget (originally mATX) build that I would continuously build on and improve. I decided to switch to ATX for more upgradability, nicer motherboards, and a wider variety of cases.

I call it The Normie PC since everyone is hopping on the S340 and RGB bandwagon. Thought I would too.

Since this is a low power i3 and 950 build, it works with 1080p at medium-high settings in AAA titles and competitive titles (Rocket League, CS:GO, Overwatch) at max settings at 75+ fps.

If you're looking for a solid value motherboard with good construction, I'd recommend the Gaming 3. It looks really nice (with subtle RGB lighting), has nice quality, M.2 and decent fan support.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the nicest i3 6100 builds, I have seen here. Super clean.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, really appreciate it.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

you know, the GTX 950 2gb aren't counted yet because it price hasn't revealed yet in here

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I know.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta say I love NZXT's cases. H440 fan right here. My build is in a black/red one. Here's a link. This build is pretty sweet except for the ketchup and mustard cables. Ewww... Lol.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah if there was one thing I could change for pure aesthetics it would be having some black sleeved extensions. Oh well.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job +1 !

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build! Fellow i3-6100 here

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn good job on cable management. I am waiting for my s340 and psu and shiznit to come, I got a non modular psu same as you. How hard was cable management. also you got any tips ?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Cable management is nearly effortless in this case. Like, once you plug everything in and do some minimal routing, you're all set. You can just stuff the unused cables under the power supply shroud and you're good since that portion doesn't need airflow anyways.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright cool beanz.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall, its a really nice build. :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

STEALING ALL MY MEMEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build you done all the goods

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

hi i have same parts ram 8gb corsr lpx 24mhz mobo not boot just blink cpu light what i have to doo

  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

i3's aren't worth it. Overpriced dual cores. If you want a fast dual core processor, you're better off getting a Pentium-G3258. Otherwise just go for AMD's slower but with more cores and affordable CPU's such as the 8320E or the 8350

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't agree with you because they act like quad core because it has HYPER-THREADING and that's worth it. your welcome

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a quad core i7 with hyperthreading and turbo boost, doesn't mean it'll perform like a 6950x.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

i3s have hyperthreading though, which beats out the Pentium.

(i also bought this CPU when i was a little less experienced with pc hardware)

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  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

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  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I like how you wrote that really condescending comment, realized it made you sound bad, and added that halfway compliment at the end. Assuming he/she is american, the G4560 is sold out almost everywhere. It's incredibly hard to find right now. Also, that +200mhz improvement over the i3-6100 is incredibly small, that's not substantial enough to use as a point of why someone should get one. Also, when talking about the board, you missed, entirely. Having a 170 or 270 board paired with a basic processor allows for super easy upgrades later on. You just add the new chip and boom. New processor installed. The cooler allows for overclocking, You buy it now, you don't have to buy it later. These part choices were clearly chosen to allow for easy upgrading and performance boosts when they become available. Do some research on parts before you talk crap on other people's builds, because you literally got everything wrong.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an old build (everything besides the case and motherboard were bought in August 2016), so it was a good option at the time. Later I'm probably going to upgrade to an i5-6/7400.

And thanks, I'm super happy with the looks.

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