I'm Jai from Philippines.
This is my 2nd build as PC Gamer, my first one was back in the Pentium 4 days. LOL. I was fascinated when I saw the builds here pcpartpicker.com so I decided a to build one which is up to date. For me PC Building is an art like modding a car which also I do. I've decided with this build because I'm so tired playing with low fps on my MacBook Pro.
So here are my primary objectives for this build:
a. Rig that can play 1080 to 1440 Maxed out settings and playable 4K Resolution Display b. Looks good from inside and outside c. Components that will last 2-3 years from now.
Games currently installed in my Rig are:
- Dota 2
- CS Go
- Bioshock Infinite
- Fallout 3
- Far Cry 4
I haven't purchased a desk and monitor since I'm living in a condominium with a restricted space, still figuring out where to put my rig. I'm using my TV as my primary display for now (Deviant LED LCD TV 30" 50/60 HZ Refresh Rates)
Any suggestions for a good display for my rig? What is the ideal size for gaming? Thanks.
Apologies for the iPhone pictures. LOL
I didn't realized that I can convert the prices manually. For your preference, I've updated it from PHP to USD Price so the total cost of the build was chopped to $990 USD. I've noticed while converting that some parts here in the Philippines are quite expensive than what is being sold here. :( How I wish its much cheaper here. But still I have no regrets with my build.
Does the job perfectly. Can be stretched up to 4.7 GHZ as some forums mentioned. Current setup is 4.2 GHZ without any hardware issues, running smooth and very stable.
I had a dilemma on which cooling option will a choose for this build. For now I've chose to go with air cooling. I've paired this bad boy with 2 Corsair SF120 with Red Led's for a push-pull config that keeps my rig cool and stable so far.
I stick with my black and red theme and decided to purchase MSI's 970 Gaming board, some guys said this wasn't built for overclocking. I was able to pull-off a stable oc for this board and temperatures seems to be just right.
I love the heat sink design which compliments my overall build, good thing it wasn't blocking my cpu air cooling mod.
I was hesitant to purchase SSD at first since budget is a concern for this build but due some adjustments made in this build a I was able to purchase this baby. Fast boot up times indeed.
Typical storage being used in the builds here in pcpartpicker, no doubt about it.
My first choice was the MSI's R9 390 8GB version but trusted pc part store wasn't able to provided date when they can have stock for this part. They offered me a deal that I couldn't resist, which is the MSI R9 290X 4GB OC edition which saved me some few bucks for this build. I can play my current games at high and ultra settings with this gpu. Upgrade is an option for me in the next years to come.
Case was on the components I less concentrate on, but when I saw the AMD Red build that used NZXT 410 Phantom case, I fell in love with but due to budget I've decided to cut it and get the S340 instead. Black and red is the color I'm going for this build and S340 didn't fail to complete my needs. However some corners and edges were poorly painted with matte finish that resulted to paint chip off.
Current setup: 2 Corsair AF120 with Colored Rings - Intake 2 NZXT 120mm Fans - Exhaust
Decent power supply for my build, 80+ Bronze rating and fully modular just what I need.
Trying this from Windows 8.1, compatibility issues are still present but still playable for my current games.
Just got this a while ago, looking forward to play with FPS Games with this monitor.