Description

This was my first ever build. I recently received an old computer from my uncle (GT 9800 and QuadCore), that happened to have a 1 TB hard drive and a 120 GB SSD. I have always loved playing games but have never had the hardware to experience any graphics better than the intel iGPU. So I set out to build a PC with great bang for buck.

I build the computer back in August, Just pulling the bones for the computer as I saved up for the power supply and graphics card.

I was extremely lucky to get the 670 FTW for only $50 from my school friend who had moved on to a Rx 480.

Then yesterday I installed the graphics card and power supply. I was completely blown away with the results with the computer getting amazing frame rates on rocket league at max settings. The game was absolutely beautiful at 1080p.

My final purchase is to save up and buy overwatch. (The actually main reason that hyped me to build the computer in the first place.)

All I can say is that my money was well spent. (after doing countless odd-jobs for people.)

...Looking forward to the steam sales, when your computer can actually run the games.

EDIT: I refunded the (new) old power supply(thermaltake) for an Antec VP500P v2. Because coil whine. (Probably low quality, the antec is great!)

Part Reviews

CPU

Two real cores Two virtual cores

What can I say it's the closest thing I'll get to an i5!

Motherboard

It does the job, it was easy to set up. Though it only supports one case fan which is a tad annoying.

Memory

1x8gb of ddr4 ram. FOR $39. Solid.

will probably buy more in future for Google Chrome

Storage

Decent, got it for free. fast boot times. does the job.

Storage

1TB of storage. a little bit loud.

Video Card

$50 for THIS card. literally a steal. Plays games at max settings 1080p. 11/10

Case Fan

I don't like the color blue (bad for eyes at night). Will change when i have extra money. noisy when at max speed.

Monitor

Good range of colours. it works. changing displays is a little annoying.

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Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I would still saved up for something like a 1050 ti or and rx 470. It is good for the price but not the best for gaming in these days.

8/10

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

4/10 :

I would get rid of that Power Supply...

6-7/10 :

Good, you fixed it.

On another note, Rocket League seems very well optimized. Just putting that in here because even (some) laptop GPUs can do well. But, if that's the most intensive game you play, that's ok. ;-)

Nice build!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Which power supply? The Thermaltake one? I couldn't find it on PC part picker as it is pretty new (released in august) and is the Thermaltake TR2 S 450w.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

They need to rank it in the PSU tier list. Thermaltake TR2 S 450w As it is the S model.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

They have a forum post for part additions. Try getting the staff to add it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. I will look into it. Thanks for the comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa... Thank god you changed that old terrible psu! D:

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't worry I got the new power supply before the graphics card.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

if the deepcool xfans aren't on max speed, is the noise tolerable?

  • 40 months ago
  • -3 points

You'll probably want to upgrade to a 750ti, rx 460, or 1050ti.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Why? I believe the GTX 670 out performs them all..

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

It does...

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't get the 1050 TI...

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks. People underestimate the power of old cards.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree i just used a GTX 480 in a build it works great although a little hot

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

A 750ti would be a downgrade as well as an RX460. Maybe just maybe a 1050ti would give equal performance. For the price of this card it honestly can't be beat by any of these.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah from what I can tell it's pretty damn good.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This is all in Australian dollars. but I agree

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment!