Description

This is an entry level gaming PC for my brother. He is currently using a laptop with an older i5 CPU and a Nvidia 840m GPU in it, so this will be a noticeable upgrade for him. It's been frustrating not being able to play a lot of the more modern and demanding titles together since his laptop just simply does not have the hardware capable of handling them. Also, he will finally be able to enjoy the games he loves, like Overwatch, League of Legends, and the Witcher 3, in graphical fidelity higher than the muddy medium and low settings (with low frame rate) he is currently playing at.

I benchmarked this PC using Heaven and Rome Total War 2. A benchmark on Heaven using high settings and 4x Anisotropic filtering yielded an average framerate of 59. The Rome Total War benchmark on high settings yielded an average framerate of over 130.

I love the look of the blue light emanating from the front and top of the otherwise dark and opaque case. It gives it a curious and slightly ominous look in the dark that also manages to be low key and easy on the eyes at night.

I can't wait to see his face.

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

leave the kid alone mate.

  • 24 months ago
  • 5 points

It's my job to enforce the rules on this site. I'm not just going to ignore my job. OP was gracious enough to understand. I hope you do too.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for letting me know. I'll refrain from mentioning them on the site in the future.

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks for your understanding :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Bruh... You ruined the moment.

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

No no, it's ok. This site has a TOS to uphold standards of excellence and to protect the site. If I have violated those terms, then I would like to know so that I can refrain from acting in a manner that compromises the standards of the site in the future. PCpartpicker.com is a fantastic resource and I do not want to jeopardize it in any way.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope your bro really enjoys this rig!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, hope your bro enjoys it!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

This takes a person to the real heart of gaming. Sharing the way games should be enjoyed. This is a solid gamer starter for you bro. Excellent choice. From a laptop to this ,a no brainer. What can be said more then may he keep on gaming !

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much War :)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, man. Hopefully he find a lot of enjoyment from it. Also is the monitor good? I’ve been thinking of getting it while I save enough for 1440p monitor.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot Don! I have not tested the monitor yet, but I have read favorable reviews of it so it looks like a promising pick for ~$90.

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