I was trying to remember those golden years when we played Vice City and CS 1.6 on the PC, so I decided to re-enter the Master Race even with an ultra low budget. Got a few used parts, but also got great offers for new parts, for example, the V10 cooler @ 20$ and the keyboard @ 40$, among others. I'm thinking in a possible upgrade on the next months, but let's see, haha.
I'm actually using this big ol' baby for PUBG, Overwatch, FIFA 18, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Rocket League and more.
We use USD here in Panama as official currency, so this was the exact price.
Relatively old quad-core, still moving games pretty decently.
This thing is enormous! I wasn't sure about buying it, because I thought it wouldn't fit my case, but here we are. (According to In-Win, 301 supports heatsinks up to 161mm, and this monster is around 163mm and stuff). I love the RAM-cooling fan, and CPU temperatures are very good, considering I live in a tropical country with average temps above 30°C. (It also helps to hide my ugly RAMS, yay!)
Had some bad experiences with Asrock mobos before, so I was skeptical about buying this one. Seems to be pretty good though. My only complain is its layout, hell, who wants SATA ports almost at the half of the board? Luckily, I was able to manage that issue with a few zip ties. I used to complain also about the PCI x1 port above the PCIe x16 one, but once I installed the sound card, I just fell in love.
Not the most beautiful ones nor the fastest, but they do the job.
Recycled it from an old desktop. Was my primary storage until I got the SSD.
This HDD actually is from a laptop I just fried. Now it stores almost all my games.
Got this card used, I think I chose this one just for aesthetics. But its performance surprised me, it moves just like a 1050ti with less VRAM. Works for almost all my games in 1080p high (excepting NFS Payback), I use to get some drops on PUBG due to VRAM.
Cable management is kinda complicated if you do not owe a modular PSU, but you can do some magic with a few zip ties. It is b e a u t i f u l, one of the best price/quality cases you can find. Premium materials (metal and tempered glass), not as big as an ATX, not as small as an ITX.
Wanted to invest more in a better PSU, but I was on a tight budget. It does the job, too.
I thought sound difference between mobo and this sound card wouldn't be noticeable, but I was wrong. Sound is really crisp, deep bass, higher volume. And it looks gorgeous. At this price, I couldn't let this offer pass through.
They are beautiful, and static pressure works as a charm. But after a few months, I've noticed some of them has lost their brightness.