Description

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!

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Great low profile cooler with cool temperatures! Impressed

Motherboard

This motherboard was perfect for my build. Inexpensive, plenty of ports and looks great

Memory

Works as it should! Corsair never fail to impress

Storage

Great speeds with this SSD. Would recommend to all

Storage

Perfect for storing games and data on, while storing OS on an SSD

Video Card

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

Case

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

Power Supply

Powering my PC perfectly, great PSU!

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Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

looks great!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

A sleek and killer build. Cable management is golden and that keyboard tho.

+1 no complaints

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Man! Appreciate it

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

+1!

I apologize if I missed it. May I ask what monitor you are using?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

my bad I forgot to list it! It's the Acer G277HU, it's a 2k monitor. Beautyy

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Thank you!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats with the rokits? You make music, what kind? rokits are pretty overrated imho but thats just me.

Sorry for the million questions im just wondering lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi mate, yeah I'm a producer. I produce for artists here in the UK and out in the states. Yeah a lot of techies opt for them for aesthetics unfortunately, but I love that they're flat. Suit my needs for mixing and mastering perfectly.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

When I used the rokits, tried out a some diff models actually. I found them to be a bit bass heavy

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Please, don't kick your computer or just get a tiny table for off to the left.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Very very clean with both your pc and setup. I can only wish for my setup to be as clean as yours!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks bud!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

What speaker are those? Are they any good?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry for the late reply, they're the KRK Rokit 5's. Yeah they're suitable for me and my needs of production, great pair!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The overall design of your setup is fantastic! The Intel Core i5-4460 is a very nice little budget friendly CPU, I currently have a Intel Core i5-6500, AMD R9 380x Series GPU, and 8Gb of RAM that can run most games at a stable 60 Fps on all settings. The case that you use is kinda what i'm wanting as it makes chroma lights POP!

+1 from Me :D

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope your custom PC isn't on the floor of your setup ): Its a nice looking build, make some table space for it!

I would've ditched the SSD for a more powerful processor, but it's your build!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

it is unfortunately just due to lack of room! Yeah true, I've had the SSD for a while now, it was in my old PC so I literally just swapped it over. May look to upgrade processor later but havent as of yet found a need to!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

solid build.

I like the aesthetic

advice on the CPU cooler: you can snag the Cryorig M9i for ~$20 US

It will fit in that case, run cooler than the C7, and is much much quiter. The C7 whizzes

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion! Never heard much whirring from it tbh, always stays silent.. but I'll look into this for sure

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

He lives in a pineapple under the sea.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

indeed I do

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Indubitably

Best word ever

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot!