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Hello friends!

I've been wanting my personal table pc now for a long time. Until now i've been using only laptops and my gaming experience has never been superior due to limitations. Eventually at the start of this year I stumbled upon r/buildapc/ and started to do some homework on the parts.

In august a friend of mine said that he is switching from gtx 970 to gtx 1080 and it was like a start for me. We agreed upon 150€ for the Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB. At first I wasn't sure about a Zotac gpu but then again I compared the prices and figured that it will be probably my best shot upon grabbing a decent gpu for the price. So I started to work around the gpu.

Probably the hardest moment of choice for me was the motherboard as I was planning on upgrading some parts in the coming year or two and the 4 ram slots was really tempting. I have never used double gpu's so after some consideration i decided to go for a more modest MSI H110M Gaming.

Since I did not aim for best graphic settings and I am not doing any hard rendering I figured that it is better to save the extra 100€ right now and maybe swap it to an i5 during next year. I purchased my parts in Estonia so basically You may say that the prices here showed in $ are the same numbers in Estonia but only in €.

Over all I am very pleased with what I came up, After purchasing GTA 5 I set the settings as is showed here, while doing benchmark test i did recieve ~45-60fps, after some consideration I tuned the settings just slightly down with GeForce Experience and now i receive a solid 60fps. So if anyone is doubting about i3-6100 performance i can guarantee that it is probably the best cpu for it's price.

For everyone else that is nervous about first time building it - don't be, it was much easier that I thought it would be.

Part Reviews

CPU

Easy to handle, best price/performance cpu out there in my opinion.

Motherboard

Over all a decent MoBo. Although I had a problem with it and that's why 4 stars. The problem: After assembling the pc and installing the windows 10 I plug in the network cable and receive no signal. Okay no problem - I install a bunch of drivers that are uploaded to official MSI page and still no signal. I start to worry whether or not I have dmaged something because google doesn't really help. Only that there are abcent drivers for lan connectivity but no solution. Eventually(i do not know how i came up with that) i switch the network cable. Plug the router side into pc and pc side into router and whooila after a minute i receive a blinking yellow signal and a 10Mbps connection(my connection is actually 100Mbps) so I proceed the investigation. Eventually I manually switched the Ethernet Connection I219-V link Speed info 100 Mbps full duplex speed and it is working well. Don't know if it was a correct solution but it works.

Memory

Yes, my MoBo supports only 2133Mhz in my defence I can say that particularly this ram was cheaper at the time i bought it than the 2133Mh. Over all I like it.

Storage

Windows 10 boot time ~17s, have nothing to complain about. Switching from an HDD I feel massive increase although others may find it is slow :/

Video Card

As I got it for a 150€ I am very pleased.

Case

At first I was after the black/blue version but as I was putting my order together it was sold out(bummer) so i decided with the white version. Over all a decent case for it's price.

Power Supply

Believe it or not but the biggest increase in price here in Estonia is on the PSU's. I am not sure whether it is good or not but I tried not to bust the budget and still tried to find something more reliable and it was the most reasonable choice I could find. And it is white (:

Monitor

Maybe I could have gotten something more cheaper but then again this Item will most likely serve me the longest so I decided to go with it. As for now very pleased.

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Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

970 bottlenecks any i3

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, recently did one just the same as a 2nd PC. Play anything out there with decent fps.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job. If you want a little cleaner cable look you could reroute that 4/8 pin connector harness behind your motherboard. It should fit nicely as it's the flat style cable.

Thumbs up.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank for the suggestion . I'll add a front panel fan this month and then look into the cable management aswell.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you had anymore problems with the mobo? it's $40 right now AR.. and am thinking about getting it for a kaby lake upgrade later

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, no problems besides the one at the start. I am definetely happy with it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

just love your build man building one like it soon myself +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You for the feedback, front fan should arrive soon and then I'll get my hands on the cables again so it would be even better)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Minus the video card and monitor, I almost built that exact rig. You got a really good deal on that video card too.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, the price for the card is indeed good and it works perfectly :)

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