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I wanted a better computer to play games on because my laptop at the time would only get 30fps on most games with performance-boosting graphics configs installed. And that was after I upgraded the RAM from 4gb to 12gb. So I started to research good computers and I found out that you can build them for a much better price. I then spent a while not doing anything because I didn't have many games at the time to take advantage of the new build (pretty much only: gmod, cs:go & tf2). Also, I didn't have any money. So a year later (I kinda forgot about upgrading) I ordered the parts and started building. To my surprise, it was pretty easy. I had to follow a youtube tutorial and have a quick look at the manual but if I build one from scratch again, I think I could do it without any help. Everything worked first try which felt amazing.

INTEL PENTIUM G4560: Even though it's only a dual-core CPU, don't be fooled. It packs a serious punch. It's really cheap and doesn't bottleneck my GPU.

MSI B250M PRO-VDH: I bought it because it has an M.2 slot and USB-C. It only came with 2 fan headers which I did not realize so I had to buy a fan header splitter and since I bought it quickly I didn't care about price (which was $18 in total with shipping). Also, I bought a USB wi-fi adapter since this motherboard didn't come with one. It also didn't come with color-coded RAM slots so I couldn't figure out how many sticks to put in so I just put in 1 because it was the easiest (also because singular RAM sticks are way cheaper right now).

CRUCIAL 8GB (DDR4-2133) RAM (1x8GB): My only complaint about this part is that it is ugly. It's is fine in any other regard.

WESTERN DIGITAL GREEN 120GB M.2 SSD: Easy to install. Looks good. Really fast. It's a little more expensive now but I'm sure it will still be worth it for you.

WESTERN DIGITAL BLUE 1TB HDD: Probably the most used hard drive out there and there is a good reason for that. It's simple, 1tb and cheap! Would definitely recommend to absolutely anyone.

INNO3D GEFORCE GTX 1050TI: Works great. Pretty quiet. Twin fans. Enough VRAM. Most reasonable priced card on the market right now. Would recommend. Don't know what else to say.

DEEPCOOL FRAME: Alright looking case. Not much room for cable management. Comes with an SD card reader. Good amount of air flow. Small but not too small. Feels kinda cheap. Easy enough to work in. Finger-print magnet. Good choice for top USB panel + side SD card reader. If you are going to do a build in this, make sure to get at least a semi-modular power supply.

CORSAIR RMX 750W PSU: This works great. Easy to plug everything in. 10-year warranty. 80+ Gold. I'm probably going to use this for my whole life.

TP-LINK ARCHER T2U USB WI-FI ADAPTER: I had to get this quickly because my motherboard didn't have one built in. It has only cut out once so far and all I had to do was unplug it then plug it back in. It does get quite hot, not burning but very warm. I would recommend putting it at the top of your case so you can get a slightly better signal and if it cuts out, you don't have to get on your hands and knees and go behind your computer to fix it. I chose this one because it was cheaper online and they had the same thing at a local store so I got a price match.

2x COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP FANS: Quiet and good at cooling.

NOCTURA NF-R8 REDUX-1800 FAN: Quiet and good at cooling.

STARTECH 12IN 4 PIN PWM FAN HEADER SPLITTER: Hasn't failed me yet.

Hitman: 60fps (Ultra)

GTA V: 60fps (High - Very High)

CS:GO: 200fps (Very High)

TF2: 300fps (Ultra + Boosting Graphics Config)

Layers Of Fear: 60fps (Ultra)

Most games run at 60fps very high to ultra at 1080p 60hz. Temperatures stay good. I haven't overclocked yet. You have to concentrate to hear the noise coming from the computer. No bottleneck.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the PSU is a little overkill for this build, but you know. You do you.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

eh, upgrading I guess

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it for a really good deal from Kogan on Black Friday. It is definitely overkill but I thought it was worth getting so I can use it for future builds.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

It may not be rgb but it plays well from the looks of it. The only thing I would have absolutely changed is the case

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to get a better case with a glass panel and put LEDs everywhere but I did have a budget. I did like the brushed aluminum look that the front panel has but the rest of the case is bland. I do like how it has a built-in SD card reader though. The case is tough to work in and to screw the motherboard in I had to go on a weird angle to try to get past the hard drive cages. The 24pin main motherboard cable actually cant fit behind the case in that cable management back panel thing. It bends the material or whatever the case is made out of. In fact, you could rip off the side panel and bend it into a circle if you really tried. Also, it took a few tries + a torch to see if I was putting the right cable into the right slot on the power supply. So yea I wouldn't recommend the case unless you were on a tight budget.

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