Description

So far this build has worked pretty well for me, I am able to pretty much play the games that I wanted. I pretty much made it to play games and do a little streaming with it. So far for the gaming side it has been working pretty well, have not test the streaming side yet. I'm going to change the PSU and CPU cooler when I decide to overclock which won't be anytime soon. I chose the GTX 960 because it wasn't that expensive and new GPU are coming out pretty soon, so I didn't want to go all out. I'm going wait to see what those look like before I upgrade. These wires are really short so it is really hard to manage them. Any advice?

Part Reviews

CPU

Pretty fast and definitely worth the price.

CPU Cooler

Have not had any problems with it, it is not causing any problems. It keeps my CPU pretty cool.

Motherboard

Its a nice and motherboard. I got it for a good price, it does its job.

Storage

A decent amount of storage, not as quick as an ssd but its good enough for me.

Video Card

It is pretty good for what games I am playing at the time but I know I'm going to have to upgrade within the next year to year and a half. Game are getting more demanding.

Case

It a nice and simple case, only problem is that it couldn't fit an 212 Evo.

Power Supply

Functions properly, problems so far.

Keyboard

It is a pretty good deal for this keyboard and mouse. They are both pretty nice for the price. the quality is not bad.

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Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

RaspberryPiFan said it straight, that PSU is a fire hazard. Seasonic units are great.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Second this, seriously look into this immediately.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm gonna pretend I know what I'm doing and back you guys up!

+1

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

The GTX 960 2 GB version isn't worth it; you should have bought the 4 GB one!

Apart from that, nice build! +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah that's true, its fine for most the games I play but its kind of suffering with Black Desert Online.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I must tell you that I can't run GTA V 60 fps in ultra on 768p with my 960 :c

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you tried Overclocking it with MSI afterburner?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know how to overclock and tutorials are ********

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Go into the bios and look for an option called 'Automatic Overclocking' or something along those lines. Should work out.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

great build, but you should take a look at cable management

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

How these cable are so short and will barely move lol, I'm guessing cable sleeves?

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

cable extensions, http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_12?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=psu+cable+extension&sprefix=psu+cable+extension%2Caps%2C345 you can find all kinds of colors and stuff to coordinate your looks too. I wouldn't suggest streaming on the same PC your playing the game thought, because all streaming needs is CPU power. a cheap mini ATX with an I7 and 8GB ram should do the trick, or if you don't want another PC go for the streaming pcie slot card, since your using one GPU. don't know much about streaming thought, this is as far as I know. please correct me if I'm wrong. You do need an SSD though, get a 128GB they are pritty cheap. Just put the OS and the game you play the most on it. the rest goes for your 1TB.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

definitely look into some extensions maybe?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i will look into that cause the wire better made it to the cpu plug.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

And seems to be severely lacking in input filtering unless they put it all at the AC receptacle. Considering the price the former is more likely.

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

I will probably change it out later.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

lol its been running really well.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Till it doesn't and burns out your other parts. You can get a modular PSU Gold+ rated from a good PSU company for less than $100. You should invest now and avoid damaging your system.

This has the plus side of helping you with cable management, but really RaspberryPiFan isn't kidding around a cheap/poor quality PSU is a fire hazard.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

i'm going to change it out in a little while.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would definitely go with a rx 480, rx 470, or 1060 at this point.

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