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So, what happens when a lifelong console peasant decides to build a gaming PC? His world-view is turned on its head!

A good couple of hours of my day yesterday were spent putting this thing together, and it was actually leagues easier than I thought it would be.If you had told me in 2013 that you could build a PC for the same price as a console and have it absolutely stomp it, PLUS not have to pay $60 a year to play with my friends, I would have saved myself a whole lot of trouble (and money).

I would have never imagined how satisfying and rewarding it was to hit that power button and have it boot the first time with no issues. I must have danced for a good three hours straight after setting up the OS.

What do you guys think for a first build? Let me know! I'm leaving my console days behind, and I need some friends on Steam.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 4 points

Model example of a budget build, well done!

  • 29 months ago
  • 4 points

Pentium G4560 and GTX 1050 Ti is the best budget combo. The other parts are all solid choices. Perfect budget build!

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Welcome to the PC Gamers Guild.

+1

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

You need to organize and manage those cables, the rest congratulations good purchase

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Congrats! I did the same build with the G4560 and 1050 Ti. It only lasted about a month because I wanted mo powwa!

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Great job. With that big window, tidy up your cables and show it off.

Thumbs up.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

For sure, man! I'm sure in a few days I'll want to fiddle with it to make it look purdy.

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Enjoy it. But watch out. The "builder's bug" will make you want to do more complete PCs.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

are you able to hook up an hdmi to it so I could use this build on my t.v.?

  • 29 months ago
  • 5 points

yes you could, the graphic card has what you are looking for

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

^^

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking at making this my first build! +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for it, man! Extremely satisfied with it so far!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

While the Pentium is good I would have paid just a bit more for an i3 6100.

Nevertheless you did a good build.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Noted.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice budget PC that packs a punch. I would have thought you would need more than 250gb to be playing games and building a steam library, but whatever works for you. Also, I did my build with a Pentium G4400 and a GTX 750 2gb to leave my console days behind, and it's still chugging along perfectly. It plays all the games I want, which are simple to play like CS:GO, Warframe, and Overwatch.

Welcome to the PC Master Race!

Cheers!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I think I'm gonna get a HDD closer to Christmas, but for now there are only a few games that I want to play (Overwatch, New Vegas, Dirty Bomb, etc.)

Side note, what's your steam name? I need friends, haha.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the rosewill case?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd definitely recommend it. It's got loads of space for cable management and potential upgrades. Hosts any size of motherboard and assembly was a breeze.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Benchmarks w/ FPS in games you play?

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

there are dozens of benchmark videos of this build on youtube

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, I only have a 60hz monitor at the moment, but so far all of the games I've played haven't dipped under 60 fps. I can run New Vegas on maxed settings and stay at a constant 60, but it is New Vegas, after all.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Can this play GTA V at 60 fps?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I would assume so, but I don't own GTA V on PC.

Check out this vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyD1Eh9mQAg&t=13s

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your steam name?

Also, awesome build. I'm planning to build a pc just above the price of this one in the next couple of weeks.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! Steam name is CaptCreek

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice choice on that PSU, wish I had made as many smart choices on my build! Awesome Job! Did you use a bunch of resources leading up to the build?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

I watched a crap-ton of Youtube videos, if that's what you mean, haha. I wanted to learn all I could before jumping in.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yay! No spaghetti monster!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

What games can you run and what fps are you running.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it so far. Not disappointed with it, but I'll give that other case a look.

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