Description

This is my $625 budget gaming PC. I have been saving up with pocket money for a few months and decided on this machine. After almost 2 years since my original interest in building a PC, I got this. I used to play on XBone or an old desktop Gateway with a Pentium and integrated graphics. It was horrible. When I experienced gaming on my new PC once I built it, I was in awe of just how well the games run (I play mainly GTA 5, Rainbow 6, Rocket League, TF2, CS:GO, Titanfall 2, DOOM, StarWars Battlefront, Overwatch, Rust, and DiRT Rally.) I get a solid 60 FPS on 1080p With decently high settings in almost every game, although some I might have to turn down the settings a bit (like GTA,) but never need to put the settings on the lowest.

Edit: I did get a better monitor, as this one was really just one I had lying around. Edit 2: It seems there are no sites currently selling my GPU, not even ones saying it's out of stock, just gone. I paid 189.99 for it though (214.97 after tax.)

Part Reviews

CPU

It is a great CPU and does great for its price. It may only have 2 physical cores, but it has 4 logical cores due to the hyper threading. Overall I am very happy with this CPU, I use it with the stock Intel cooler, and I get a nice 50C under load.

Motherboard

A decent motherboard. Very happy with it. One gripe is that my graphics card is almost touching my wireless card because of the form factor and layout if PCIE slots.

Memory

Great RAM. Nice looks and for the price, decent speeds.

Video Card

Good graphics card, runs games well. Should be noted that the XFX logo on the side doesn't light up, like the picture may suggest (hard to tell from just picture). Has "hard swap" fans which means that the fans are removable and you can replace them with LED fans.

Case

A really great and clean looking case. Great cable management options, and overall a solid case.

Power Supply

A nice PSU. Love the sleeved cables which look 50x better than ketchup and mustard cables. Also, being semi-modular is a really nice touch.

Wireless Network Adapter

A solid wireless card. Works perfectly and gets WiFi up to my room.

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Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it, great choice of parts, my kind of build =)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build , but ocd , micro atx in atx case ugh!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know, motherboard was gonna be one of my first upgrades.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not the i5 6500 instead of the i3?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Cost

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

That Pc can give you at least 3 or 4 good years. Congrats

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!!

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

After almost 2 years worth of research into PC building...

OP said nothing about experience.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

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