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Big Upgrade (Oculus)

by Zquigly

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16 Comments

Details

Date Published

Dec. 12, 2016

Date Built

Dec. 9, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.706 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

66.0° C

Description

This computer is mainly for Gaming, Although some productivity will happen on it. Leave a comment asking for in-game fps and If i have the game i will respond back and tell you. (This is my upgrade from an i3 3120m laptop...)

Part Reviews

CPU

Its an Intel Quad Core CPU, its fantastic.

Motherboard

Gets the job done, the BIOS is pretty easy to use. Only 1 case fan header on the motherboard though.

Memory

Great RAM, I don't need more than 16gb for anything I do, but its still very fast and reliable in my experience with it.

Storage

Amazing SSD. From Full shutdown to Windows Lock Screen in 10 seconds.

Video Card

Great GPU. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants amazing 1080p Gaming performance without completely smashing your piggy bank open.

Case

When it arrived from NewEgg, All of the mounting hardware was scattered throughout the case. Standoffs everywhere. Cables coming from the front IO don't really have a good path to get to the motherboard, so i just went over it. Looks pretty good for a case i got for $20 though.

EDIT: The power button has started to stick inside of the case. Had to use a screwdriver to un jam it on a few occasions.

Power Supply

If you don't mind some Ketchup and Mustard in your setup then this is a good Powersupply.

EDIT: Don't bump the power cord socket. The cord included does not sit flush with the PSU and you will power down your system if you bump it.

Operating System

I mean, its windows.

Monitor

It's an okay IPS Display. Works well.

Keyboard

I expected this Keyboard to be overpriced for what it is, but it is quite possibly the single best piece of technology i have ever used. The included wrist pad feels amazing when your gaming or typing, and the keys have the most satisfying click you will ever hear. The chroma is also a great addition to this keyboard, and it even comes with a keyring with a razer green switch in case you ever get the urge to hear it in public when your keyboard isn't available.

Mouse

Best mouse i've ever owned, hands down.

Headphones

Great headphones, coming from the G430's they are worth every penny more. The wireless function works great walking through the house, and they have not dropped connection once. The lighting is nice, but i would say that you should keep it off so that it doesn't drain the battery faster than it needs to.

Comments Sorted by:

Charmander0126 3 points 21 months ago

HELP! I BROKE MY MOTHERBOARD BY PUTTING GUMMY BEARS IN THE RAM SLOTS! I THOUGHT THEY WERE FOOD HOLDERS! In all seriousness, man, gummy bears are an integral part of a human's diet, proud of you for reminding us.

Zquigly submitter 1 Build 3 points 21 months ago

They are truly dangerous animals. BTW, you might want to shove some gummy bears into your CPU socket for better connection. Maybe even get some in your PCI-E slots aswell, for better FPS in games.

Charmander0126 3 points 21 months ago

Good idea, might have to try it. what am I doing with my life

Zquigly submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

good question.

Quickfireyt 1 point 27 months ago

was this easy to build? im always afriad i might mess up when building and a part may be ruined.

Zquigly submitter 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

This was rather easy to build. In fact, the hardest part was plugging in the tiny front panel case connectors. Not because they're fragile, but because its just annoying. You should have no trouble building something like this :)

AmerK 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Fantastic build. I'll be building my PC in about 2 months time. Will have an i5-6500 and 6gb 1060 as well. Are the prices in US or AUS? Btw awesome build.

Zquigly submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

You certainly wont be disappointed by the performance of it. The Prices are in USD, and thanks!

voyagersnotch 1 point 26 months ago

How many case fans did you use? If more than 1, did you use a fan splitter or 3pin to Molex adapter? Nice Build!

Zquigly submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

I only am using the rear fan that came with the case. So far its working out good, but when i upgrade i might throw in a fan splitter. I don't really want to power the fans through molex and have them going full speed all the time.

Jager_Sanders 1 point 26 months ago

Do you play Battlefield 1 with this GPU? If so, what are multiplayer fps?

Zquigly submitter 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

I do not own Battlefield 1 yet, but i'm thinking about picking it up soon. I'll be sure to get back to you on that as soon as i do.

Jager_Sanders 1 point 26 months ago

Thanks. About to build a PC very similiar to this, specifically to play this title and other very demanding titles coming out soon. Also, I'm more concerned with 1920x1280 at Ultra or High settings (AA on etc).

Regards,

Zquigly submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

I think that the 1060 could handle it. You might have to turn AA Down to 8x or 4x to get a solid 60fps in shooters sometimes but in my opinion, AA is only useful to an extent. I Know in GTA 5, I could max out all the settings with AA to 16x and only get around 50 fps, but the second i turn AA down to 4x or 8x i'm in the 60-70 range. If you really want no compromises then go with the GTX 1070, i know that's gonna be my next upgrade for sure. Best of luck building to you!

Jager_Sanders 1 point 26 months ago

Thanks for the reply mate! Appreciate the info. I do agree with AA, would be willing to sacrifice AA at 1920x1080 to get 60fps. Im using a GT640m in a Dell XPS so anything is better, these days!! Take care. Will post up my build when it is done.

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Zquigly submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I found it was a bit tough at first, but I got everything lined up eventually. Hopefully your problem is resolved.