So, I made a thing, with a lot of help from this site and some friends. I wanted a gaming pc that could run all of the games. And this seemed like a really good combination bang for your buck.

I had some trouble getting the GPU to work, but I eventually got it to work after booting up using the Motherboard, and later putting the GPU in.

Installing the OS was a bit of a problem but it was all fixed after I had downloaded it on a stick via a friends' pc.

Games I now play: Far Cry 3, Team Fortress 2, Rome 2, Rocket league, Zombie Army Trilogy. I play everything on highest settings, and I experience no stuttering or framerate drops.

I live in Belgium, and I got almost all my parts from just after christmas, when the prices were extremely low. The screen I got from Coolblue, the rest of my gaming accessories like mouse, keyboard and headset, I already owned.

There's only 1 problem that I haven't been able to fix yet, and that's playing a modded minecraft on the Curse Client. Sad face

Sorry for potato quality pics. Will upload a finished product picture soon

Part Reviews


This Processor is exactly what I needed. Not too expensive and it runs like a beast. The stock cooler holds up pretty good. It was easy to install and I can multitask whatever I need to. This is perfect for a regular/good gaming pc!


This motherboard does what it announces, which isn't all that much, to be honest. I mean, there's enough room for RAM, it fits snugly in a case, but it's just not really special.

This MoBo was perfect for my build though + Cheap +4 RAM Slots +Crossfire support

-not a lot of fan control (fan headers) -no wifi/Bluetooth


Yeah! RAM! Woop woop. Doesn't really matter what RAM you buy. This was pretty cheap for DDR3 1866.

I almost never completely use the 8Gb though.

Also: 8Gb is a perfect amount of RAM for a regular gaming pc and don't let anyone else tell you different. 4Gb would be a little short for some games, 16Gb is overkill unless you are a graphical designer of some sorts


SSD is the **** you guys. Buy a small (250G or 500G) drive for your OS and some programs! The difference on boot time is noticeable. + It looks nice with windowed cases.

  • 1 Star, cause almost 100€ for 250Gb. It feels so expensive. But I guess that's just the price for SSD, cause the other brands aren't cheaper


Nice. 1TB. 7200RPM. So fast, much nice. this is hard drive. It is cheap. It is ugly but it works as it should!

Video Card

This is the only part that I kinda regret buying. I mean, It looks great, it's super quiet. The fans don't always turn on, cause there's a good airflow in my case.


I wish I had spent a little more to get the GTX 960 or the GTX 970.

This card crashes a lot.

And by a lot, I mean I've experienced some crashes while playing far Cry3. A brand new 240€ card should not be crashing like that when taking out a pair of binoculars ingame.


This case... Man, this case... To be honest, the case was the part that I gave the most thought. I'm the kinda guy who doesn't only want to build a good working pc, but I want to place it on my desk and show it to everyone who comes over. And this one just looks very classy, for a very reasonable price (I got it on sale -20%) The top fan is a little useless though, you'd better just put it in the front. I left the 2 stock fans on it, and put an extra fan in the front.

+plenty of room for cable management (which you're gonna need, cause this has to look impeccable) +Cable ties included +Thumb screws +Pretty case +No scratches yet (had it for over 2 months) +Long

-Power supply connectors are really hard to reach -HDD placement was a little wonky -SSD cable doesn't have enough room, which means the cable is kinde squished up against the drive, which I don't like. (but you can't see it from the front) -Not all that quiet, if you pay attention to it

Power Supply

Amazing power Supply! SeaSonic is just a really good company! Semi Modular power supplies are just sooo handy!

They just gave enough cable's. I didn't have to buy any extra's.

Cable ties!! Yay

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  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the parts used, i5 with R9 380 is the sweet spot!

-Maybe paint the stock heat sink black if you want it to look pretty sweet without having to upgrade the heat sink. Just a thought. :P

-RAM is RAM, you are right but some brands tend to be more finicky than others ;), plus Skylake CPUs are being seen to benefit from faster RAM.

I love the build.


  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a R9 380 from ASUS and I've never had a problem with the card crashing and quite frankly your case is the first I've heard of the R9 crashing

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had a few issues with the Powercolor r9 380 crashing and the r9 380 MSI overheating (sometimes to a point where it's so hot my computer shuts down)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm interesting, I can only speak from my standpoint with the 380 strix and the card hardly gets to 65c. What games do you play or programs do you use?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Games I usually play: Shadow of mordor, Fallout 4, GTA 5, NBA 2k16, Arma 2 (some of the more demanding games) Programs: I use Photoshop most of my time and Sony Vegas for video rendering.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I had read a lot of good stuff about this card. And almost no reports of crashes. But games sometimes just freeze and stop, and then a little message pops up, telling me it crashed, and recovered, but everything just stays frozen until I give the PC a hard reboot.

No overheating though.