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This is my first PC, and I use it for gaming, and general use.It's doing pretty well for me, as I mostly just play Black Ops II and world of tanks. Among a few others. I live in Pakistan, there isn't to big of a PC market here so i just went to a place someone recommended and bought the parts and built it there, with their help. I regret this very much as they did most of it for me and I obliged since i'm...err...meek? dunno, but sad to say i didn't enjoy doing this build as I would have wanted...plus the guy at the shop kept insisting on the 750 ti being "the best". Right. I originally wanted an r9 380 but that was a bit too expensive here going over $250 (i'm roughly converting rupees to dollars here) so i settled for a 750 ti.I got the headphones as a gift from a friend and the keyboard and mouse i had bought beforehand without any research :P. I don't think I can mention the OS here?

I've overclocked the graphics card by around 180Mhz and the monitor to 74Hz.

The Witcher 2, High settings, 1080p @ 74Hz 45fps.

World of Tanks, maximum settings, 1080p @ 74Hz 65fps

CoD:Black Ops II, High settings, 1080p, @ 74Hz, 74fps.

Dark Souls III,Medium settings,1080p @ 74Hz, 60fps.

EDIT: okay okay stupid name i get it. why did i even come up with it. I have a ****** imagination i guess

Part Reviews

CPU

Decent processor. Stays at good temps even at full load with stock cooler.

Motherboard

This was a pretty good motherboard, BIOS was easy to work with, only problem is it's lack of newer features...but i guess i can't take too many stars off for something labeled on the box.

Memory

I guess all RAM is the same? Looks awesome , i love it.

Storage

Pretty nice. boot times upto 15 seconds.

Video Card

A surprisingly good card, runs Dark Souls III at 60fps at medium settings(only AAA game i had to test it with)I've overclocked it by 180MHz, can't seem to go any further.

Case

This is a really nice case. has a lot of SSD mounting options and comes with a 200mm fan installed, which is neat. Also liked the watercooling support, which I might get to later. Cable management was easy with plenty of room to stash cables around.

Monitor

Awesome monitor. Everything seemed so tiny because I had upgraded from a 19" 768p monitor. Better than anything i've ever used. Only a few minor greviences, the back of the monitor has a sticky,glossy surface so alot of dust settles there.Also the buttons are a bit oversensitive, mildly annoying.

I've overclocked it to 74Hz, couldn't go much farther than that.

Headphones

I've always gotten those cheap $5 headphones that last barely a month. I got this as a gift.

It's not the best headphone,i can still hear some static when the volume is high, but it's not bad at all.It's also really comfortable on the head.

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 8 points

I think that is a fairly decent entry level gaming PC. May your FPS be high and your temperatures be low.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome comment. Made me smile first thing in the morning.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

This is not a crapbox. Its bettet than the store bought prebuild swill a lot of manufacturers call a pc.

Thumbs up.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I really felt like I overpaid for everything, you know? Everything was a bit too expensive. So I decided to go low end while also trying to keep future upgrades possible. :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Seems fairly good to me, good mobo, decent cpu, good screen and case, acceptable gpu and very good potential for improvements later on, welcome to the pc gaming world :D +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

But ur pc is still great as a first build :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

dammit. Just came up with a better title. "decent crapbox",how's that

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, you have a semi-modular PSU and a badass and big case... Try to cable manage a bit better next time, plz.

Apart from that, looks like a very balanced PC with a good choice of parts! :D Congrats

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I've done the cable management 3 times over... it is significantly better than what it was before, but i guess it won't hurt to do it one more time :P

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Heheheh

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Ouch....Whats done is done:

The good things are:

You can Overclock that i3 6100 to 4.6ghz EASY!! you have a Z170...that's what theyre for...add a $20 Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler then overclock that bad boy...And I know that Mobo Crossfires..If it SLI then grab another 750ti and run SLI...better yet with that motherboard sell the 750ti and order online a rx 480 -or gtx 1060 - or r9 39X ...I would get the Gtx 1060,they are going for $250 online on jet.com.....and down the road you can sell that i3 6100 and upgrade to i5 6600k or i7 6700k and oiver clock to 5.5ghz w/ the hyper 212 evo cooler you'll have...You will be rocking games at 400fps on Max setting w/ any of those GPU's...

If you need help just message me...

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

5.5ghz?????????????????????????

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

Crap-box would be AMD APU... here I see a decent base with huge upgrade options. Sad to read seller scummed a lil bit, go elsewhere next time or try importing yourself!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

only came up with that because I felt I overpaid for some of the stuff, like the mobo and the case. XD

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

1k and an i3 dual core....

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I splurged a bit on the monitor, but yeah :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Not trying to be rude but u could've spent a $1000 on ur pc itself and got like a 6600k and a 1060 and bought a $200-$250 an extra $200 wouldn't break the bank :p And of course, way better performance

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but i'd have to get a better monitor somewhere along the way or i would be stuck with an awesome build but not so awesome 768p monitor. Many people here and on reddit said that a monitor is a long-term investment so i decided i wouldn't cheap out on it. Also neither the 1060 nor the 480/470 is available here, and even if they were i doubt any of them would be lower than $320. For reference the (gigabyte)1080 is $860 here and the 1070 is $540. :P ...third world problems i guess?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, gpu prices aren't that bad I guess, 860$ for a Gigabyte 1080 isn't bad, about the same as in the UK, for example, as for today's rates, Founders Edition 1080 from nVidia store would cost 619£ or 805$, but Gigabyte G1 is 679£ / 882$, so 860$ is actually 20$ cheaper there. And same for 1070- MSI Gaming X is 419£ or 544$.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Mostly it's the RAM that's really expensive. like $48 for a 4GB DDR4-2133 stick. A relative was coming over from america for a while so I asked her to get it...

EDIT: there's also no major stores,at least not that I know of.There's only individual shops which import the stuff. You can expect prices on most stuff to be at least $20 higher on average compared to average prices in the US. For some things like monitors it's the exact same or even lower, not sure why.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh sorry for that, But actually u can get the acer gn276HL 27 which is 144hz overclocked to 180 and a response time of 1ms and it also had a tn panel for only $263

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Clearly the prices where he lives are different. Hence most of the parts being more expensive than normal.

  • 42 months ago
  • -2 points

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/yLHt8K Think this would've worked better for you.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

What's the point of K processor on B150 motherboard? Also keep in mind he's in Pakistan and most of the retailers wont ship there..