Description

I primarily decided to build this PC mainly for going to LAN parties and use as an HTPC to stream anime and movies in my room. The build went smoothly considering that it was my second build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Just as good as my i7 4770k in gaming, decent in video editing

CPU Cooler

Kind of difficult to install but keeps CPU cool

Motherboard

Very nice bios, easy overclocking tools, red leds... Very nice mobo

Storage

Slower than an ssd boot drive, but that is to be expected. Good price and does its job

Video Card

Runs all my games on ultra 60+ fps, visually appealing, nice backplate

Case

Kind of a tight fit for my matx mobo, had to remove the hard drive cage to install the hdd, but plenty of cable management room. Nice blacked out look

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I've done three builds in the N200 now. If you were interested in making the 8 pin look better (I realize there isn't a window, but YOU WILL KNOW), I had to run the cable through the CPU cut out and behind the board before putting the board all the way in. A bit of an annoyance, but just thought I would toss that out there.

Really excellent build. The parts are very nicely balanced and I can tell you knew what you were going. Bravo!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! That 8 pin connector was giving me trouble so I just decided to route it behind the heat sink and tie it down with a zip tie, but thanks for the tip

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice hows that 380 holding up? Been wanting to check the new series out. Some have said theyre no different than the 2 series is this true?

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I personally never used a 200 series gpu, but so far the preformance with the 380 has been wonderful. I'm getting performance similar to my 770 in my main rig. Since they are similarly priced to the older series and have Direct X 12 support, I'd go for it.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

What games did you test that card on? I was debating upgrading to a 4gb version of that card, but if you're getting 60fps at Ultra settings, then I may consider that variant.

Also assuming you're playing at 1080p, correct?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I tested The Witcher 2, Dota 2, CSGO, Far Cry 3 and 4, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, and a heavily modded Skyrim. Yes, I mainly chose the 2gb variant because of what I need personally. I'm not planning on playing at a resolution higher than 1080p because I only have a 1080p monitor and can't afford a 1440p monitor just yet. The extra vram might help in some games with large texture packs and higher resolutions if that's what you need.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't benchmarked csgo, but I usually average around 160+ fps that never dips under 100 fps. I can do a benchmark soon and add it in the description

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gone for a case with handles for LAN e.g. BitFenix Prodigy but a pretty nice build

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose the n200 mainly for its lower price. However, the Prodigy would be a nice case upgrade in the future

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

whare did u get the i5 4690k for 200$

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

At Microcenter. It was well worth the drive out there

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I got a question for the mobo, I am running into a overclocking issue with the board. How did you go about overclocking on it? For me (g3258) I raise the vcore then the multiplier but the board will lock up with any amount of overclocking (as little as +200hz). I replaced the first board (microcenter is great) but the 2nd board is doing the same. Nothing wrong with CPU, was coming from Asus board at 4.4ghz.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing so far. I haven't overclocked just yet. I'll have to test that out... I hop it's not a common issue with this mobo

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

no probs with that r9 380 on a 500 watt psu?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It is verry compact and good

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

You bet it did :) Just who the hell do you think I am?

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Hahaha :D

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