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overall build From around August of 2018 i've been wanting a PC, so i saved up a bit of money and bought myself this build, i am pretty happy with it. Yes i know i could've got better parts for the money, but at least there is now a leniency to upgrade even more now. For a 13 year old, i'm pretty satisfied anyway. I use this build for gaming, light video editing and photoshop. Works very well so far.

CPU CPU works very well for this build, sits at around 3.5ghz when playing games, doesn't really go higher unless putting high load on it. Sits at around 1.6ghz when just browsing the internet or watching Youtube. Very good CPU for budget builds.

GPU GTX 1660, very good card. Runs pretty much every game at max settings, getting around 100+ fps in games. (Depends on the game.) Games like Rocket League run fine, max settings 200+ fps and looks smooth. Say for a game like the Witcher 3, you can play max settings and get a decent frame rate but even then you'd want to just crank down the settings a bit. Got this for around £210 (including shipping) off Amazon and came 3 weeks early

Storage Not much to it, storage is fine. Yes I know ''the A400 is bad1!!!'' I wish I had known that before I had bought it, but oh well. Does the job fine.

RAM RAM is pretty good, I would've liked to get 3000mhz but oh well. The RAM sits at around 2667mhz so that's a bit of a bonus if you can call it one. There was actually a problem with the RAM, when I built the PC only one stick of RAM was working, I wasn't sure if it was working but task manager wasn't working. When I went into the BIOS, also not working. I'm not sure if it was because I had put them in slots 2 and 4 or I just did something retarded when building. Other than that, decent RAM.

Case I think the case has a nice look, had one installed fan and only an acrylic glass panel. For £40 what else can you expect? Was a bit awkward to build in, so cable management was a bit tough (hence why it's so bad, also the fact this is my first build) It also has pretty good airflow, so that's nice. There's not much really to say about the case other than that it's nice looking and does the job well.

PSU Can't really say anything here, does the job I guess?

Peripherals I got the keyboard and mouse for half price, so thought why not. Nice keyboard, nice mouse. G Romer switches and RGB. Monitor was actually only 60hz, was a bit surprised. It says 75hz in the title and when it also arrived, the box also says 75hz but behold, once you start using it you figure out that it's only 60hz. I'm not too bothered though, it happens I guess.

Final words Overall build took around 3 hours to make. Cable management was terrible, but eh it doesn't really bother me. I'm really happy with this build though. Feel free to ask any questions.

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Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 4 points

You have to connect a display port to the monitor and change the refresh rate via windows.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

ohhhh, thank you! i thought i'd just been bamboozled

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

1660 overpriced, but good build nonetheless. +1 :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah, i was thinking about going for a 580 but damage has been done

thanks :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeet! Welcome to the PCMR!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

yeeeet

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, Looks nice. Thinking of Getting a I9-9900K with a 1660 and then Later upgrading, So thanks for the Info on it. Welcome to the PCMR mate!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah, should probably get a better GPU it's a bit of a waste for an I9 9900k, as the other guy said you want a 2060 or better

thanks though!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

bro with that you run the risk of bottlenecking the cpu

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

If I upgrade to a 2080 even?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

A 1660 can probably bottleneck that but a 2060 or better wouldn't. (Or a 1070 ti and above if you want GTX cards)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but a 2080

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

"2060 or better"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

a 2080 is a great value imo. it is powerful enough not to bottleneck but can also run on some less powerful processors like an i5. It has amazing 1080p, awesome 1440p, and great 4k.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be willing to bet that you could overclock your ram to 3000mhz

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe, but i'm not really wanting to take any chances

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Did u fix the ram problem at the end and how?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah i did, i just had to move them from slots 2 and 4 to 1 and 3

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build my man. Could you share your thoughts on the monitor? I am looking into getting that one as well, but I am not sure if the size is not too small. Are you happy with the size?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

the size is fine, the angle is a bit awkward because i'm on the shorter side but all in all, it's good