Description

ATX Entry-Level Gaming Rig (For little bro!)

This is my 7th build, Monstah. Designed to easily achieve 1080p Gaming at above 60fps on ultra settings. I also colour-schemed the build to be green/black, as I personally believe PC building is also a form of art.

The building process went quite smoothly, the stock cooler sticker peeled off easily and custom cables were more bendy than the last set I used, which was a relief. The monitor was an old one of mine as I now have an ultrawide, so he got a discount. As was the old psu.

I used my phone camera for the progress pics, sorry they aren't as good quality, but I was able to borrow a Nikon D5500 for the photoshoot, as my uncle was visiting. (Thanks again)

Thanks for taking a look at my build! Any questions, just ask :)

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 6 points

Little Monstah has had more care put into it than half the high-end builds that get submitted, this looks phenomenal.

What's with picture 15? The green looks more yellow there.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Just the lighting, had to use that pic as others were more blurry. Ty

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. Some people buy nice expensive hardware but then ruin the look of the build with bad cable management and color matching. Although this is a lower budget system, it looks so much nicer than a lot of higher end builds on the site.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks great +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Rocking little monster with a monsteresk color scheme to boot! On a side note it is always refreshing to see when siblings start there sibling off on a good build with great clean installation!!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a great looking build, great cable management, and putting Cablemod on deck makes every build better. For a next upgrade, a good logical step would probably be a leap to an i5, would be a little bit more balanced. And probably a mechanical drive for mass storage when the space on the EVO runs out -- I was optimistic on not needing more than the SSD space myself, and ended up buying a 2TB 2 months in.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, i5 6500 in future when he has more money. He's staying with ssds only, no mechanical drives.

The cables I use are actually phanteks ones as they're £20 for the cpu, mobo and 2 pci power connectors with cable combs included :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow! That's a great deal. love the build +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

ty :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks really good. Nice colors

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

ty :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I may absolutely despise that shade of green, but it looks pretty good here, as well as being a pretty decent, clean build, omega good job.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, my bro used to have an xbox so he wanted the colours to be the same.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Love how it looks +1 I have heard bad things about gigabytes rx 480 regarding heat issues, how is it holding up ?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Its fine, the coolers pretty bad but it is only 1080p games so it isnt too stressed out

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Not gonna lie, if you were to throw a Cryorig C7 CPU Cooler and a matching fan (matching the exhaust G1 Gaming fan)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, an extra 30 wasnt available though. Went overbudget already.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops! I stopped typing out this comment because I figured it must've been a budget thing and it somehow sent. :p Gorgeous build though, the clean cable management and matching scheme along with great pictures make it really shine! +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers dude :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Better than average i5/i7+GTX 1070/1080 build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, really clean and carefully put together. And great combination of parts, actually. I rock an i3 6100 too, and it doesn't cease to amaze me how well it's holding its ground (mainly for gaming and watching stuff/browsing.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah its an amazing cpu for the price.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job and took care of your brother.

Thumbs up.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Fresh looking build man! Lucky brother eh!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

He earnt all the money himself so he is really happy with the outcome xD

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm also thinking of getting this rx 480, because its the cheapest one atm, but reviewers have said the thermals are really high, yet reddit has said its a bad fan curve...is it actually 85c under load?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't get quite that high but it is quite a bad cooler on it, I personally have watercooled mine as its now max. 30 degrees but i would go for a 1060 for temps.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the reply :) apparently it's only a bios update needed to fix a bad fan curve (reddit says it would have a 30% fan curve at 80 degrees)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool np

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope, just a coincidence xD

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