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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.

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Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 8 points

Sry to call you out on this, but your title is misleading. It won't ever come close to 8k 144 hz. Not even quad rtx 2080 TIs would reach that kind of performance (if that ever worked)

  • 7 months ago
  • 10 points

bet you're a riot at parties

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

dont burst his bubble man

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  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

r/woooosh

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm pretty sure you're just jealous.

  • 7 months ago
  • 10 points

Nope, he is right that kind of performance is extremely hard to push. if you wanted performance like that to get a really good gaming chair.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep it polite.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

The name doesn't specify WHICH games run at 8k 144FPS, I guarantee you this build will crush both Minesweeper AND Solitaire at that resolution and refresh. Also some older DOS games. And maybe Bejewelled.

  • 7 months ago
  • 5 points

Clickbait

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

bruh, you're title is wrong, this pc can most certainly push 69k at 420fps with absolute ease

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah sorry

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

lol

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

brough, Bthis Bneeds a Bfeature

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I dig the no panel on the case. I did the same thing to my system about a year ago because the case started to take a crap. It was never a great case for airflow even when it was brand new 10 years ago.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah not having a panel does have its perks. Im pretty sure my temps would be around 20c higher if I had that side panel on because really the only ventilation is from the side.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet. It only looks like you have one front intake fan and maybe one out take fan in the rear? If so, that is definitely poor airflow to begin with. Unfortunately prebuilt computers can be a hit or miss.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Only one rear out take fan. I'm justwondering how hot my R7 360 got with the side panel on.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Yeah that's toasty.

My GPU will throttle if I'm working with heavy applications for like 8-10 hours. Eventually it will crash if the room gets warmv along with the GPU running.

If your GPU hasn't crashed yet, I'd say it isn't close or never hit the thermal threshold.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

you know, the funny thing is that this was the same case out family PC had a few years ago, too. if I can remember correctly, it had an i5-3470, 12GB DDR3-1600 in a 1x8 and 1x4 config. it had a 2TB 7200RPM and shipped with windows 8. oh, and it came with a GT 620 Graphics card.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at the 700 series PCs on HP and they made a lot of them. They must've been pretty common 5-6 years ago.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, they had a TON at Costco, which is where my dad bought it from at the time.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I have always wanted to take a (relatively) old pre-build desktop like this and work on it.

Looks great!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, it's a real pain unless you have a modular psu/ low profile gpu.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Judging by the first picture, I believe you without a doubt.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Your headline certainly got my attention LOL.

PC wise, while I am hesitant to knock the commercial stuff, I did check a friends Dell PC and the cable management and parts were pretty average.

When you upgrade your PC, do it from scratch it will look better. You can keep the 1070, the hard drives, and heck, even the case. Upgrade mobo/cpu/psu and Ram and you will have a fast 1080p rig.

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah ik, I've got a Cooler Master H500 sitting in it's box rn and I'm planning to spend $400 to get a R5 3600, B450 mobo, and 16gb of ddr4 3200 on 7-7.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you really pay 360$ for a 1070?

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

Uh, yeah?

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm sorry to inform you that you overpaid by about 140$ my friend. Unless of course, this was a build from 2 years ago. At which point, fair deal.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Really now? Brand new GTX 1070's selling for the same price/ even lower as a GTX 1060? Why did I never chance upon any of these prices and why did anyone by a 1060 then?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Market value of 1060's are currently $100 to $130. 1070's are currently $200 to $230.

If 1070's were being sold for $360 there would be absolutely no point as to not buy the 2060, considering it's superior in every way, and would cost a hypothetical $10 less.

Just out of curiosity, do you live in the US? That answer might be the reasoning behind this misunderstanding.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I live in the US, back in the end of September when I ordered the GTX 1070, many months before the RTX 2060 came out, the cost for a brand new GTX 1070 was around 330 to 600 USD. Therefore, I purchased one for 360 USD which was a fair price. The reason I bought a GTX 1070 is because the brand new RTX series GPU's were too expensive and I was under the assumption that, given the speculation how poorly ray tracing was on the RTX 2070, the RTX 2060 would be in fact a GTX 2060. Furthermore, the speculated low performance increases over the previous generation told me that the next XX60 GPU would be roughly equivalent to a GTX 1070. So, with all this information, I decided to get a new GPU several months earlier than a potentially more expensive equivalent to the GTX 1070.

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

"ULTRA FAST GAMING PC ($3000) RUNS AMAZING AT 8K 144FPS"

*presses X to doubt.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I should put 32K at 240fps.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I get that this is a joke, but i gotta point out that u said u paid $700 for a best buy pc that could barely push 30fps at 1080p. Thats some serious bs. Please dont buy pcs with those specs for $700.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

That was over 4-5 years ago. It came with a mouse, keyboard, and a monitor (iirc).

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

ok that makes more sense. Thought u got scammed by best buy lol

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I did this exact thing with an hp pavilion p7 1235 and a Radeon rx 580, except I added an ssd as well. I can assume that the airflow for your cpu and GPU is quite ***, like mine. Your machine can still run AAA titles at high settings at 60-100 FPS like mine, and since your original pc was newer than mine, it’ll probably run with less of a bottleneck, so congrats and +1 for your hard work, especially in that small of a case

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I just posted it too, if you would like to see it https://pcpartpicker.com/b/4Nhypg

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable management smh

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at your later build, you've come a looooong way

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I am glad for that.

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