Description

We wanted a non cpu OC, pretty budget 1080p gaming system with a just a bit of multi tasking.

  • Salvaged old dvd writer and hard drive from old machine for this build
  • Used a budget 8GB ram stick from kingston for this build, but were gonna replace them with a 16GB G.skill Ares kit.
  • MSI mobo UEFI bios bricked within the first month so we replaced the mobo with an Asrock h97m pro 4. The MSI mobo was RMA'd and is on its way back and we might use it for another build.
  • We managed to OC the GPU to 1700 MHz clock speed and 4000 MHz memory clock.
  • The system is pretty loud though because the fans are 3 molex fans we added run at full speed, we didn't bother to reconfigure them from 12V. the 2 other system fans are controlled by the system.

*So far playing Fallout 4 getting a steady 60 fps everything maxed out at 1080p. Other benchmarks not too impressive however.

*All in all, gaming on this system at 1080p is a breeze, you will rarely notice the frame drops, however the frames pretty much stay between 45 - 60 fps throughout. Couldn't be happier with this build :)

Part Reviews

CPU

This such a great cpu, doesn't even get above 75% utilization when gaming and multi tasking.. its locked though

Thermal Compound

getting 40C+ idle and 60C + at load with this compound, the one with the stock cooler got me below those temps before. But those are still good temps I guess.

Motherboard

Its BIOS update Utility bricked itself, so had to RMA it. Other than that the board is superb. Really like the BIOS layout.

Storage

SSD for this price cant ask for much more, fast boot and what not, gets the job done :)

Video Card

This is a great card, you wont believe how much you can OC aswell. Wish it push a constant 60fps in ultra setting benchmarks though.

Case

This is probably the best budget case out there at the moment. Great design and what not and even comes with two Blue LED fans.

Monitor

Abit too expensive for a TN panel but its 1080p and it does its job. Also the brightness is just too high even when you put it to zero, the backlight is just not right.

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

RAINMETER!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've gone with an AMD-8250, it might not be the best overall but it has really good performance for the price

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

but then I would need an aftermarket cooler so price would prolly be the same then.. also its really hot where Im from, best stick with intel

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad, but cable management could use some work.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yeh im just abit lazy atm

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Just redo it when you get the time.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

yeh :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Bf3 :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, good build, just wanted to know how many USB ports are on your case altogether. Surely there is more then 2 right???

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Would of been a bit cheaper to go with a Ryzen 3 CPU, but otherwise good build. Is 120gb for an ssd enough you think? I am considering either 120gb or 240gb for a future build