This build was created for gaming in mind. The core of my system is an I5 8400 which kills anything that I would ever want it to. It rests on a B360 Aorus Gaming 3 WIFI motherboard. The chipset is limited as far as features go but it meets my needs. RBG flare never hurt anyone either and like the ability to control it if I want to turn it on or off. To run games, I use a RX 580 from MSI. The backplate looks very nice and because my monitor has freesync, I can use it fully. If I am going to be honest, I could have bought a GTX 1060 6gb but it would not have freesync. This is my first time ever a gaming PC but I have heard that it makes a big difference. My monitor is 1080p but the colors but the colors do look right. I have messed around and made it as good as it can get but, in the end, it still looks great. The computer is fast and boots in seconds because of the SSD. I also have more than enough ram for my needs. The build it all held in the p400s which was a breeze to work with. I may add a couple more fans later but they are not necessary. Cable management in the back is not super clean but it gets the job done. I absolutely love my g810 keyboard and g pro mouse. The Logitech lighting software is very easy to use and I would definitely recommend the Romer G switch.
As far as performance goes, I have only tried out rocket league and fortnite. It crushes rocket league and after tweaking the fortnite settings I am able to hold high resolution and receive 144 frames. I use MSI Afterburner to track performance.
The build went smooth. I have been obsessed with computer builds for almost a year so I did not need to look much up except the motherboard manual to plug in the front panel connectors and to find which channels to put the ram in. I built the whole system a couple days early before my ram came and then I plugged them in. I pressed the power button but nothing happened... I felt sick but all it took was unplugging and replugging power cables and the system booted up. For the OS I just copied my laptops SSD and put it on this one. I have a little "Activate Windows" logo in the bottom right but I don't really notice it. In the future, I plan on buying a key of one of those shady key sites.
One question I had for anyone was if they had similar experiences with their monitor not producing the best image. I also was wondering if people think I should get a new air cooler. I know it won't do much but I think that it will look much better than the stock intel cooler. Also, I just switched from PS4 to PC so I do not have any people to play RL with. I have heard of sites you can use to find teammates but I was wondering if they work. I have no problem solo queueing but sometimes it is nice to meet people.
Actual price paid CPU- 169 Mobo- 99 Ram- 145 (used) SSD- 105 GPU- 299 Case- 59 total = about 935 monitor -169 keyboard- 65 (newegg refurbished and sold on flash sale) mouse- 47 Watch for those deals and check for Newegg promo codes. If you don't mind used Ram eBay is the best and eBay also has good deals on new SSDs and ram.
Best budget gaming CPU, unless you plan on going for 1444p this is the one. People will always say Ryzen is better at heavy workloads but let's are honest, this is a gaming PC and even if I did some casual video editing I would not mind the 30-second wait.
It worked, had enough features for my needs, and even gave me some LEDs to play with. WIFI cable/tower system is a little dumpy looking but it works.
My board only can go up to 2666 but this kit was cheap on eBay so I picked it up. 10/10 would buy eBay ram again.
It is fast and works, its hidden away so looks do not mater.
MSI+ Backplate+ Freesync+ I was worried because every benchmark I saw said that this would get like 90 fps on fortnite but I only had to change on setting down and kept the rest to get 144 fps. No need to mess with overclocking right now.
Tempered glass+ white accents+ velcro straps+ removable HHD cage+ RGB+ I am happy with my case and this that it is arguably the best looking $60 case. I recognize the potential for chocking the fans at the front but I am not overclocking and temps are all low so I am not worried.
Black modular cables <3. It seems to be a little loud and it definitely is a big PSU but nothing you can handle. The 10-year warranty gives me comfort.
Not the exact same as mine but close enough. Dirt cheap and 144hz. Color look off but I think it is just something that comes with this price point. It is curved and has good viewing angles from any side. I sure there are better monitors out there but probably none better for the price.
First mech keyboard so I cannot speak to the quality much. I think it feels quick and easy to use. The RGB is kept under the keycaps because of the switches design and it looks very clean and is not in your face. I enjoy the volume scroll wheel as well and the other media playback keys for listening to music. Logitech software is great and easy to use. No fancy wrist rests or USB pass threw but I am not sure I would use them.
Feels natural and looks clean. It doesn't scream gamer and is easy to sync with the keyboard.