This PC was made around my budget which is the main reason for my selection of parts , it runs games quite fast and i can push the graphics settings up a lot higher than i could on my old PC , although the video card gets extremely hot in the process , but it can handle most games i play. The CPU runs smoothly and it stays relatively cool , i think the biggest CPU usage i have had only took up 30% of the CPU and i think that the amount of ram and the video card kind of let it down. Overall it was a good first build , that i will be upgrading every chance i get , until of course it is out dated.
-EDIT- with the addition of another F12 fan i have significantly reduced the overall case temperature from 40 degrees to 27 degrees and the CPU went down by -9 degrees , but the biggest improvement was the video card which went down by 20 degrees!
-EDIT- i tried to overclock my CPU and GPU , i experimented with their voltage and clock rate etc. and i will be constantly changing them for the next week or so until i find a speed they can work at without getting me worried.
-EDIT- I dont know why i got an AM2 chip , i can barely upgrade this CPU and i could have easily got an FX chip for the same price, the graphics card was a bad buy aswell, hope fully an R9 390 soon.
Update! I have upgraded to windows 10, and i bought a second hand HD 6570. I have an RX 480 coming and i am hoping that Zen will be amazing!
Hasn't let me down , it runs most games i play smoothly.
I can barely here it when i play and it keeps my CPU very cool
Has everything i needed to run all of my parts, but BIOS is slightly annoying
I dont know if it's just my motherboard or CPU but this ram gets locked at 1333 Hz
Unnecessary amount of space for my computer but it is good to have.
I bought this card second hand for about £15, for that money it is very impressive and beat my GT 610 that i paid £40 for!
Has enough room for everything in my build but the fan that comes with it didn't work at all.
Getting this was extremely short sighted, for £5 more i could have got a PSU that would give me even more room to add on to my computer, this isn't modular in any way
Does its job fine
sound quality is great , nothing bad here
I actually can't hear this fan , and the airflow is decent