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I had been gaming on laptops for the last few years, needing to get an entirely new machine every time I wanted to play the latest game. I decided finally build a pc so it would last longer and be upgradable so I could replace individual parts instead of getting a new computer every couple of years.

This was my first build and I found it quite easy to build. The only hard parts were getting the dvd and hard drives into the case. The case isn't very first time builder friendly and I ended up having to hit the 5.25 inch bay with a screwdriver until it popped out. I used a helpful video which was very comprehensive and covered everything I needed to know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bUghCx9iso It took maybe 4-5 hours in total.

This pc runs very well, no problems at all. The hard drive is faster than I thought it'd be and occasionally takes less time to boot up than my monitor. It can play modded skyrim (screenshots above) , 1080p 60fps, bioshock infinite on high setttings 1080p 60fps and basically any other game you can think of. All regular computing tasks happen pretty much instantly.

I would recommend this build to anyone who wants to upgrade later as I purposefully chose a motherboard and psu that would allow 2 way sli, got a monitor with a thin rim that would look good in a multi monitor setup and got an overclockable cpu. If you don't think you'd ever want any of these upgrades I'd recommend using different parts so you can save some money.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome Skyrim shots! +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

10/10 IGN +1,000,000

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it. One of the most reasonable builds I have ever seen on PCPartPicker. I would recommend getting yourself an SSD as well though :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I didn't get an ssd at first as I was building under a set budget and wanted to get the most power in other areas. I might get one soon but I have enough money for either an ssd or a chair so my mind is not totally made up at the moment...

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

The chair :D I finally got a good one, and it is probably the best investment you can make!!!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

The great and powerful tri....i mean computer!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build! Really cinematic 1+

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Shoulda bought an SSD.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I will soon maybe but as I said, the pc boots up very fast and loads files very fast. The only thing that takes a bit longer are larger games but it is still pretty fast at loading them.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe getting 1x8 gb of ram would be better if you ever wanted to upgrade to 32gb in the future, rather than a 2 4gb kit

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Well 32gb is the size of most whole games right now so I don't see myself needing more than 16gb of ram in the next few years so I stuck with the 2 channel ram for better performance.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the mobo ?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Fine, why?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

do you know if this gets 60+ frames on gta 5 1080p? thanks

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I don't know as I don't play gta

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

cable management?

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Very bad!

  • 56 months ago
  • -2 points

Can i ask why you got a FX-8520 and you talk about being able to upgrade certain parts? There is no viable upgrade on the AM3+ chipset

  • 56 months ago
  • 5 points

cpu's aren't all that important in games, its probably the least upgraded component in your computer other than maybe the hard drive.

  • 56 months ago
  • -3 points

Yeah but games won't use 8 cores

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

Games now adays (most AAA titles anyway) require at least 4 cores to run properly, but they don't require it to be that fast, minimum most of the time the base requirement is 3.0-3.4ghz. So this CPU is more than enough and will last awhile.

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

games are starting to move to multi cores, and going forward this will be a better investment in the long run for daily use among multiple applications.

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

yea but you can have chrome open with like 7 tabs and spotify and stream on twitch with obs with your game open with no lag and directx 12 is suppose to be able to use up to 6 cores for games

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Some games do. They are a massive minority but it is out there.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Well yeah, but theres no worthwhile upgrade when it is needed.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

good looking out man, if you wouldn't have said that, we would've never been able to tell the difference or figure it out for ourselves.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

this comment sucks

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, are you gay?

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

GG

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! What I've seen of fallout 4 looks great. I haven't played any of the fallout games but I heard they're like elder scrolls with guns. I love elder scrolls and I love guns so I should love fallout. I got fallout new vegas in the steam summer sale and will play it once I've finished hotline miami, mark of the ninja and the viking conquest dlc for mount and blade warband.

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