Description

My old gaming PC of 6 years recently passed away (RIP AMD Phenom II X4 965). I decided to get a bit of an upgrade. I was quite budget focused with this build but I also wanted to future proof it for at least another 4 years. I mostly use this PC for developemnt work and gaming and so far has been performing brilliantly. I reused an old GTX 570 from my last PC while I waited for either the GTX 1060 or RX 480 non reference cards. No problems with the build at all and everything works!

Part Reviews

CPU

Its great! Works as advertised!

CPU Cooler

Budget all in one cooler. It does the job and free up some space in your PC which is nice. Performance is about the same as a mid range cpu fan cooler.

Motherboard

Great Z170 board if your on a budget and dont plan on using SLI.

Memory

Its RAM, it works. The heat spreader is black and sleek, which looks great.

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build bud. Good idea waiting for the new cards. If i may, my recommendation is gonna be the GTX 1060. I tested one of the AIB cards from EVGA against a reference RX 480 and the 1060 won. Even in Rise Of The Tomb Raider which is DX12. Very nice setup you have going tho. Best of luck. +1. Feel free to check out mine. I'd love the feedback.

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

I say wait a little longer for a 1080 Ti if he wants a card to last like the 570. But do agree a 1060 is a good option. I do think the 480 does better in Vulkan but im not sure about it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the choose between 1060 and 480 comes to budget, cause yes the 1060 is better but more expensive (around the same %) BTW I think isnt far compare AIB cards agains reference cards

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk about the budget thing tho. My local store has the 8gb RX 480 for 250 and the 6gb GTX 1060 is 260. As for the reference thing. Yeah. I agree with you on that one. But I haven't caught wind of any RX 480 AIBs yet.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The choice between the RX 480 and the GTX 1060 will just come down to price for me really. I am not too fussed about a graphics card lasting years because I can always offload it second hand to upgrade later on. I would definitely wait for an 8pin 480 though.

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah. I hear ya on the cards. Mine usually don't last too long anyways. Lol. I just swapped mine out again. I had 2 EVGA GTX 1080 SC but I decided I wanted something with a little more juice. Just went to 2 ASUS Strix GTX 1080 OCs. Looks wayyyyy better and got a few more fps too.

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for the GTX 570

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the 6700k perform with the 570? My entire PC died and I am building a new one with a 6700k, but I'm going to use my old 570 GTX until the non reference 1070 GTX prices stop being so inflated.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This is exactly what I did. The CPU just cruises along with no issues while the GTX 570 is the obvious bottleneck. I am only playing Overwatch at the moment and the 570 still kicks butt.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

how much fps would i get if I played CS:GO on this?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Averaging above 110 fps on 1080p. I can't test any higher res because of my old monitors.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Some websites are starting pre orders for AIB rx 480's in the UK not sure on the release dates I'm waiting for MSI or Asus Strix to release. Good build it has my plus 1