Description

My first DIY PC. Wanted a gaming PC to play the games I want on Ultra. Didn't want to break the bank but leave room for upgrade-ability. (Just ignore the terrible cable routing in the picture).

Everything is going great so far. All games preset to ultra and run just fine. I've clocked my FPS in Starcraft 2 on Ultra, runs around 100 FPS with no noticeable dips. I've also installed Skyrim, it runs great on Ultra. Haven't looked at temperatures, but I don't notice any heat or hear my fans working extra hard. No after market heat sink for the CPU, I don't plan on pushing this thing too hard.

i3-4150- runs everything just fine. Loading times are bit slow, but that's just being picky. ASRock mobo- is great. BIOS/UEFI are slick and easy to use. Sapphire Radeon R9 270- Ultra presets, so beautiful. Ripjaws X memory, WD Black, Corsair semi module PSU, Asus optical, windows, rosewill wifi adapter- no complaints Rosewill challenger case- its my first case, but i think its really nice. Inside and out is all black, plenty of cable management holes and tie down spots. Plenty of room for upgrades later. Blue LED fan on the front is nice.

Looking ahead, I'll probably upgrade the CPU first, go for an i5 or i7, with a nice heat sink.

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the motherboard hold up? Also, I think that an overclocked G3258 + cheap tower heatsink (CM evo 212) might do better for the same price as the i3 with stock. Other than that, good build. +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The mobo is nice. Its my first one so I can't compare it to anything else, but no complaints so far. ASRock will install google chrome for you so you never have to use IE.

I thought about the G3258, but I wasn't planning on overclocking (yet) and I liked the idea of having the hyperthreading than a really fast dual core.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build sir :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management...

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build dude! :P

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

Noice build.

Maybe should have gone for the Pentium G3258 (with H12 aftermarket coolers) or an FX from AMD. The FX 6300 out competes the 4150 by far in the same price range. +1

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