The aim of this project was to create a 'refreshed' version of my old PC, with the capability of playing games if I ever wanted to. I have used the same CPU from my Dell Inspiron I bought a few years back. I made small upgrades to that build, including adding an SSD and upgrading the RAM, therefore I carried these parts over to my new build.
The only parts left to purchase were; case, motherboard, graphics card and a power supply. I decided that as I am not a gamer, building a more powerful PC than this would simply be a waste of money.
Building itself was much simpler than I thought! I was slightly intimidated by PC building and put it off for so long, but after watching plenty of videos and reading builds from fellow enthusiasts, I quickly began building. For those building for the first time, watch some videos to get a general idea and research to find parts within your budget. The most time-consuming part was the cable management, however this wasn't even difficult as the 'NZXT H440' offers ample amounts of space at the back of the case to manage cables.
So how does it run? Perfectly for what I need it to do! This PC runs almost silently and extremely cool. I downloaded GTA V just to test its capabilities. It's able to run this game at an average of 60 FPS in 2560x1440, with all settings maxed out to either 'Very High' or 'Ultra'.
Thanks for checking out my build! Don't hesitate to ask any questions!
Great low profile cooler with cool temperatures! Impressed
This motherboard was perfect for my build. Inexpensive, plenty of ports and looks great
Works as it should! Corsair never fail to impress
Great speeds with this SSD. Would recommend to all
Perfect for storing games and data on, while storing OS on an SSD
Incredibly impressed with this GPU! Runs GTA at 2560x1440, Ultra Settings at 60 FPS. Goes to show that you don't always need to go with expensive NVIDIA cards! Silent and Cool
Extremely Impressed! Great looking case, more than enough bays at the back for HDD/SSD's. Cable Management is perfect. Worth spending a little extra to get this
Powering my PC perfectly, great PSU!