Greetings PC Building Enthusiasts!
It's time for another budget PC build from yours truly! I cam across these parts in a series of eBay deals and Reddit swaps so I slapped them together with a red LED strip and tested out the performance, really happy with how it turned out!
The GTX 680 performs VERY similarly to a GTX 770 (which I've tested extensively in other builds) so I was glad to see how it would pair with a CPU of a similar time-frame. The i5-2500K is still a very competent CPU and at it's current price online it's hard to really find something better value wise. I was able to push it to 4 GHz in seconds and the temperatures are very good the Raijintek cooler. It's my first time using this CPU cooler so I was pleasantly surprised by the cooling performance, it does as good if not better than the venerable Hyper 212 EVO.
I'm getting over 100FPS in games like Fortnite and Overwatch in 1080p while games like GTAV and PUBG run around 60FPS in 1080p. I'm really happy with the way that this build turned out, the case is realatively easy to work in and all of the front panel cables are black so they blend in well, great budget case!
Sorry for the short write up but if you have any questions/comments feel free to leave them below and I'll try to respond, thanks!