So here is my beautiful PC.
Back when I knew absolutely nothing about computers and played on console, this computer was purchased stock from Best Buy for ~$700 from what I remember. Fast forward a year and a half, I had ditched console and realized I needed an upgrade to play games as I had been barely managing 30fps on low 1080p on WoWS and War Thunder which I mainly played 3-4 years ago. So, with the new found knowledge about GPU's, I purchased an Gigabyte R7 360 for $80 around 2-3 years ago for $80 and a complementary 500W 80+ Bronze PSU from EVGA to power it as a friend told me it wasnt a good idea to power it with a 300W PSU which probably came from China.
This was satisfactory until 2018 hit and I had a lot more knowledge about PC's. I was playing more demanding titles such as Rust, R6 Siege, Just Cause 3, and Destiny 2, and wanted something much more capable to play games at a playable fps. I began eyeing the downfall of cryptocurrency and the release of the new 20 series GPU's for the chance to upgrade my GPU to a 2060. However, after the reveal of the 20 series and how much of a massive disappointment it was for mid range PC's, I decided to go with a GTX 1060 6gb until I saw a pretty good deal for the GTX 1070 I have right now.
The GTX 1070 arrived in the beginning of October and I had measured to ensure it would fit. It was tight, however, it fit. Trying to put the side panel on, I learned that that would not fit. So, instead of suffocating my new $360 GPU and/ or damaging it trying to put the side panel I decided to leave it off. As for the cable management, its impossible. Im never getting a non-modular PSU again because this was just hell trying to get the cables out of the GPU fans and there is flat out nowhere to put them effectively.
Come the end of 2018, I bought a 240gb SSD at microcenter and some SATA cables for it. Plugged it in, didnt even work, yay. Its still just lying somewhere in my PC, probably in a HDD slot.
In January, I tried to install a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO which SHOULD have fit as it supports the lga1150 socket, however, my kaili2 motherboard wasnt feeling it (what a surprise).
Around a month ago, a friend was nice enough to give me a 1TB HDD as I had around 17mb left on my primary 1TB drive which came stock which luckily came with a dongle so I didnt have to go through hell and back to see if it would work.
So yeah, im fed up with this thing. 7-7-2019 cannot come soon enough.
Specs (as of June 2019): CPU: i5-4570 (4 cores, 4 threads) @3.2ghz (stock cooler) Motherboard: MSI Kaili2 RAM: 12gb of DDR3 @1600mhz (8gb and 4gb) Storage: 1TB WD Blue HDD 1TB Toshiba HDD 240gb Inland SSD GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 FTW2 PSU: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Case: HP ENVY 700 Series
Stock HP ENVY 700-527c: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04558160
Gameplay (All 1080p and 60fps cap on all but R6): Destiny 2 maxed: 50fps in intense areas and 60fps in general R6 Siege maxed: over 150fps War Thunder maxed: 60fps ez Just Cause 3 maxed: 50-60fps Insurgency maxed: 60fps ez For Honor maxed: 60fps ez
Rust simple settings: 20-30fps
Please dont hate me and please PCPP feature this beautiful PC.