Description

A small(ish), tidy and very quiet PC with good gaming performance at 1080p.

It was my first time building in the Silencio 352 and it turned out to be a great little case with two fans included which provided some nice airflow to keep things cool. The side panel has a little rise in it to allow for cable management and the hard drive goes in backwards which was a bit odd.

I've done a couple of tests over the weekend and here's the rig playing some games (short 1 min clips) with MSi afterburner for cpu usage, gpu temp and FPS counts.

I've started a gameplay FPS test playlist for the build here = https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtxHocGsjK_MTjvhq1OAzculGKhUEf6XQ

I also added a little wireless kit in the end (not listed in the parts list sorry) and the PSU I used is the ZM500-GV.

Hope you like the build, this was a lot of fun to make!

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Comments

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! How do you like the mobo? I'm working on my first build and that was one I was looking at.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It's my second time using this mobo and it's great. Features match the slots which is always nice and just can't beat the price!

Please note I'm not suing the GSM version linked - mine is http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5606#ov (which looks pretty much identical)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! Thanks! Does it only have 1 plug in for a case fan? I'm still kind of learning but that's what it looked like when I was reading the specs.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, front fan is connected via the molex connector (case includes 2x)

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

OOOOOHHHHHHH. THE DIVISION YES YyeS YyeSSSSS.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol it was a fun little beta wasn't it :) the game reminds me of syphon filter from ps1 days with all the dive rolls

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

never got to play beta. never got code fomr ubisoft XD. im definetly buying the game on steam. it kinda of reminds me of destiny :)(dont judge me, i used to be a console peansant)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, you console gamers have it hard enough already - using a controller for FPS is near impossible!

The Division was a lot of fun, Xcom2 in just 1 more day \o/

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

lol. I used to be a console peasant. I now have myself an awesome gaming rig. Yeah mouse and keyboard for me is awesome. I rolling with that G502 :) Im playing black ops 3(dont judge meeee) until the luanch of the division

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Sady Black Ops 3 is impossible to play online in NZ due to our criminal ping, I did enjoy graphics card testing the single player though :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I expect a barrage of psu talk on this one but other than that gave me some good ideas for my build, thanks

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah the PSU looks pretty sketchy

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, the PSU I've used is actually pretty good but sadly only available in NZ from what I can tell. For internationals I highly recommend a coolermaster v series 450w.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a noob in the computer tech, but what does the wireless adapter do? and is it necessary to play games like CSGO?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It allows me to connect to wireless networks, though I could connect to the internet via a normal LAN cable i decided to add the wireless so I have the option to put the PC in the lounge and connect it to my TV :) CS:Go on the 55" TV is gonna rule!

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply, but do you need this to connect to your wifi or can you just use an Ethernet cable to connect it to wifi?

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

The Ethernet cable is attached to the router box, which the other end connected to your PC. This is the standard method for most desktops to connect to the internet. But by adding the wifi adapter you can bring your PC anywhere in your home that has wifi and have internet access without the cable.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

You can just plug in the cable :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Dem psu cables though.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

lol yep, silverstone kit with short modular cables with be uber but $

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I was lead here from that Minecraft Shaders video you uploaded. I just gotta say, nice build!

R8 10/10 M8

Just curious, how much FPS do you get in minecraft at high setting, no shaders, and without recording?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :) FPS without shaders/recording is around 250-300 (though I haven't tested in a little while, it could be more with 1.9)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

okay thanks!

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) custom settings used are at the end of the video