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This was my 1st PC build. I built this with a very strict 750$ budget, and I'm extremely happy with the way it turned out. I already owned a Asus 1080p 144hz monitor, and some new games can run at 100 + fps ultra. Some games require dropping some settings for 100+fps but if I need the fps boost for gameplay it's viable. If your doing a budget build and considering the GTX 1060, DON'T. Go with the RX480. I'm not an AMD fan boy by any means, but AMD have been amazing with their driver updates and the card now outperforms the 1060. Don't pay attention to YouTube videos comparing the cards at launch. The rx480 is also optimized for DX12 and Vulken, which makes it more future proof. With my GPU running stock, I'm able to play The Division on max settings at 60+fps stable outdoors with 70 - 80 indoors. The Witcher 3, with all settings maxed except for hair works turned off, gets a very stable 60fps. Fallout 4 settings maxed gets 60 - 80 fps. Battlefield 1 settings maxed gets 60 - 80 fps. Doom settings maxed gets 110 - 144fps. I needed a smaller case to fit on my small desk in my dorm at school and I'm very happy with the Cooler master N200. It's an older case, but it's got great build quality and you can't beat what you're getting for the price. This was my 1st gaming PC and I can say I'm very satisfied. I did a crazy amount of research before settling on these parts. If your looking for a budget, 1080p build, and have a little more to spare then 750$, go with 16gb ram and an SSD. Those will be the 1st 2 upgrades to this build. Let me know what you guys think! [REMOVED]

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 5 points

+1 for the N200, I have one too.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Although it's showing its age with the 2 USB 2.0 ports on the front, I'm completely satisfied with it for 50$. It feels very solid, and is relatively small. Will fit perfectly on my desk at school when I get home from spring break

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

you have 1 usb3 port in the front panel

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

This is great for the price

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I really feel like I got the absolute most out of the money I spent, and I couldn't be happier!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

my first pc was terrible its still running but gaming perform eehh you definatly got a good build

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I have an RX480 as well and it is definitely enjoyable. Looking at what parts you have this is an awesome budget build for anyone looking to get into computer gaming.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I was dead set on the 6gb 1060. But I decided to do some research, and the benchmarks do not lie. AMD has done a fantastic job with the driver updates making the card much better then it was at launch. It also being optimized for DX12 and Vulken is great for future proofing. Its flat out better then the 1060. I'm elated with the performance of this card. I was not expecting it to run the division at max settings 60 - 80 fps 1080p. I really feel like I got the absolute most bang for my buck and I couldn't be happier.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for letting me know. It will not happen again.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you really have to go with an 8gb gpu or am I fine by going with a 4gb one?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends what game you play, but I agree with SeverusR. If you have the budget, go for it. It depends what games you play on how big the disparity between the cards are. If you're on a super tight budget, go with the 4gb. You'll be happy with it

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the 4gb one that I got for $170 and it's totally fine for every game I play- EXCEPT Rise of the Tomb Raider. In 1080p, it usually isn't a problem anyways.

  • 35 months ago
  • -1 points

your artistic

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

High refresh rates are generally for fast pace FPS games (I.E. CS:GO, COD, BF) which don't require much graphical horse power. He was comparing AAA Titles. However, if your machine can't go over 144 FPS, I wouldn't recommend 144 Hz.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I think having a monitor over 60hz is viable for this build. As long as it's 1080p of course. The division on high can do 80 - 100 fps. Battlefield 1 on high with DX 12 can do 70 - 90 fps. Doom can do 110 -144fps settings maxed. According to TechPowerUp, infinite warefare averages 100.6 fps on Ultra with the RX 480. Obviously CSGO runs at 144 fps.I was worried if enabling 144hz for this build was gonna be pointless, but that isn't the case at all. Getting frames well over 60fps with Vsync on is great.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't VSync for NVidea and Freesync for AMD? And also, I know what a 480 can do, it's a kickass card, but I feel like for games that are more intensive, you should change the refresh rate to avoid screen tear if you can

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

V sync ties your frame rate to your monitors refresh rate to create a smoother image. It's universal and you'll find it in the video settings of almost every game. G sync is a Nvidia specific technology, and free sync is a AMD specific technology. And having a 144 hz refresh rate just means I can play games smoothly at up to 144 fps.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Your right. 16GB of RAM is pointless for todays games. And to answer your next question, I actually am really into Sports games, which is the only reason I have my Xbox one. I wanted a 1080p 1ms response time gaming monitor to pair with it, and this past black Friday, I went to Best buy and saw the Asus monitor In now own. It was 100$ off. Once I saw "1080p 1ms RT" I grabbed it. I only noticed later it was 144hz. So it kinda just worked out lol