Ever since i got my school computer that used crap integrated graphics I've always wanted a PC fit for gaming above 15 fps...
Note: This pc used a tight subtotal budget of $450 so cut this build some slack if any parts are potato-ish when compared to builds using a better 10 series or even 20 series card.
Since this build was my first there were details that were missing while being built, 3 hours split over ~4 days later it was "finished" there was no video signal, not even to BIOS at first and we thought it was the system, until we got a new DVI cable that was one of the only problems from letting us use it.
After it being able to show video, we looked at the heat signatures in the BIOS, showing ~65 C degrees idling! after some cable management and an extra 80mm fan it was ~43 C and didn't rise above 45.
After installing windows 10, an OS disliked by many, but since i built this PC for VR i needed it for compatibility and i was already familiar with win10 from my school computer.
After installing some games i first benchmarked it with Unturned, a low-poly zombie survival game that is known for being horribly optimized, running 15-25 fps medium/low settings on my school computer. Now running 40-60 fps high/ultra settings.
After Unturned i tried it with Destiny 2, a game that bluescreened (non fatal) my previous PC. running at medium/high settings at 50-60 fps and only dropping just below 40 in crowded social areas and intense firefights.
After many games in my steam library reaching above 40 fps on high settings, i wonder how this PC will perform running VR in the near future....
Keep in mind i'm only 13 years old.
Great CPU for the price point however is only 4 thread which can be very limiting in CPU heavy games and applications, but gives an easy upgrade path to ryzen.
Very cheap HDD for a large amount of storage, the only downside however is that it sounds like static or scraping when writing data and can be mildly annoying.
Great case for the price however the only real problem was that putting in the power supply was extra difficult with the space given, but it works.
Comfortable mouse with great customization plus RGB lighting! However the software does not let you have a double click button whereas the non-gaming software for normal mice does.