Description

As a college student, I don't have that much spare income, but I have been wanting to upgrade from a 2016 Lenovo y700 for a while. Then I got nailed by some yobo in an Audi, so now I can. When I bought everything, it cost $1,526, but since then everything's skyrocketed. Used mainly for productivity, but I built it with the intention of running 2-year-old AAA titles at 144hz, on a large screen, at low temps.

Framerates are as follows, all on max settings (except for motion blur, which is stupid)

*Overwatch: 190+

*Dark Souls 3: capped at 60, but never dropped

*Dead by Daylight: same as above, even when playing aggro nurse

*CS:GO: 315+

*BF3: 280ish

*Dishonored 2: Locked at 144, but dropped to 135ish during intense moving

Overall, it's pretty solid for what I had in mind. A more practical builder than I would have gone with an i5+1070ti, and a nicer display, but that's lame.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Aesthetics and performance are pretty good, but the committee who designed the rad aren't that bright. The screws for the fans were too long, and they'd punch holes in the fins, causing problems. They fixed this problem by adding little metal tabs right under the screw holes, making damaging the fins impossible. However, that made all of the screws too long by about 4mm, so they added a metric ******** of washers for you to do the spacing yourself. However, I only got 8. Thanks corsair.

Motherboard

Does what it says on the tin. Gigabyte's bios is ugly as **** though.

Video Card

It's a 1080 with a decent cooler. The software however, is absolutely horrible. None of the "save profile" buttons work, every time you boot up it forgets your custom curve, and sometimes the fans don't feel like spinning so you have to catch it before the temps get dangerous.

Case

Actually great. Only criticism is that it doesn't come with some Swedish meatballs.

Power Supply

Got it for $50, pretty great. Performance is A1, and everything is of premium quality. + a rad little bag for cables you don't use.

Monitor

Pretty good, I got it for $219. In hindsight, 27"+ displays should always be 1440p+. 83ppi is mediocre.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 21 points

best title lmao

  • 11 months ago
  • 13 points

+1 for the amusing title

  • 11 months ago
  • 5 points

shout in wheelchair yahooo, game is love, game is life.

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

Hopefully no long term injuries come apparent later on from getting it by a car (it can happen) because it will be harder now to get the Audi jerk to be held accountable for it.

Nice build and even 135 fps lows in dishonored 2 is still really damn good. Ohh and I agree I hate motion blur too!

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

X to doubt the cpu temps under load

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

huh, I listed it as "30-45", but the last bit didn't go through

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Hm. This title is on par with legends such as...

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Then I got nailed by some yobo in an Audi, so now I can.

Top Kek.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

shoulda sued, would've gotten more cash

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Doubt it. The cost for taking this to court and all the other expenses would have just lost you money or at least the extra money you would have gained from the case.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That is what your insurance is for.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for title alone

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job. Watch out for rogue drivers, although more hits and you can build more stuff!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

OOF

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Gets hit by Smart Car on a trip in Oregon . Doesn't bother to get money or sue .Sees this ...

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice title. XD

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Audi? I thought BMW drivers did that.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for title

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

“Got hit by a car and they gave me cash so I wouldn’t sue” bruh I swear what is this

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The Meshify C review is great btw

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