Description

This computer has been with me for about 1 year and 3 months. The original iteration of this computer consisted of... - Intel Pentium G3240 -Same Motherboard -1x4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 -Same HDD (which was salvaged from some dell from recent times) -R7 240 by Asus with 2gb DDR3 -Rosewill FBM-01 -Antec VP 450 That computer sucked. Majorly. The following Christmas, I upgraded to... -the i3-4360 -An additional stick of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 and a GTX 950 from MSI. I kept that for a while, until I went to CPU LAN. I entered the "Weakest Dedicated GPU" challenge that was sponsored by Sapphire, and I won! My PSU was too weak, so here is all I won that night: -The GPU, a Sapphire RX 470 NITRO+ 4GB and the SG-850. They were really nice and wanted me to be up and running on my stuff before I walked out, and so they gave me a spare PSU.

This thing does 60FPS at 1080p on Very High settings at GTA V most of the time, dipping down to 30 occasionally. I do plan on upgrading to Skylake this Christmas, with an i5-6500, a Cryorig H7, a Z170XP-SLI, a 240GB SSD, and 2x4GB of DDR4.

Part Reviews

CPU

Solid i3. Keeps up pretty well, but does bottleneck an RX 470.

Motherboard

Gets the job done, with no frills. Wish it had a front panel USB3, but it's not a problem. Suggested for anyone who wants the bare essentials for a Haswell build.

Memory

Solid RAM. No problems so far.

Storage

HDDs are really starting to show their age now. With 1 minute start up time on average, and slow game loading times, I would strongly suggest going SSD.

Video Card

Damn fine 1080p card. Gets solid framerates in most demanding titles.

Case

Tons of airflow. If you have thick circular cables, there is no hope at cable managing this. It should be fine if you have individually sleeved cables.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

k.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I lean towards motherboards that support overclocking, but I still think for 443.33$ USD, you got a pretty damn good build! I could have suggested a slightly faster CPU if you could get it at a cheaper price, but well done!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude. Read the description.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

omfg. I literally was just putting my thoughts. Why did 2 people down vote me for this...

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Wth why is it negative? Here I'll upvote you at least one. Not sure. I've misread or just not bothered reading the description before and not been downvoted.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot. I didn't read the desc. but to be fair, HE COULD HAVE BOUGHT THE i3-4370 INSTEAD OF THE i3-4360 WHILE IT WAS STILL HIS CHOICE, SO NO NEED TO DOWN VOTE ME GUYS!!!

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The E34 has a USB3 header for just 5 bucks more. But you can pick up an adapter. I also had to rma an e34 for not turning on lol

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been looking at cards that would add the front 3.0 ports but since... "I do plan on upgrading to Skylake this Christmas, with an i5-6500, a Cryorig H7, a Z170XP-SLI, a 240GB SSD, and 2x4GB of DDR4." I would not like to spend the money on a card I'll use for less than a month.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

all good m8

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe consider upgrading to coffee lake instead, you get a big performance increase, even if it means swapping your mbo

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Great story. +1 for sharing that alone.

Any more pictures of your pc?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll take some when I get home. Cable management does not exist ATM, so it won't be pretty.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I Scrolled Through Amazon And Threw Together A Computer

Wow, that's dangerous D: