I wanted a modest rig that could run some games and that was also affordable. This is what I put together after around 4 months of research. I plan to upgrade lots of things in here, so don't pounce on me for these parts lol. This is an upgrade from my Dell Latitude E6410, which could really only run Minecraft and it ran super hot. I thought it was going to explode like that one laptop did in 2006. Also, I am using a ViewSonic 900p, 19 inch monitor that I had lying around. In the future, I will get a 1080p monitor. I did get my CPU to 4.6 Ghz at 1.308 volts stable :D
So yeah, hope you like it. :P
Power Supply (500 watt for hardware upgrade)
GPU (GTX 1060)
Motherboard if I need a 99fx board for upgrades
Yeah, I know its old but its a great beginners CPU. I don't have any experience with building PCs (other than this one obv) so to me, it's good. It hasn't set me back from doing much of anything yet.
Pain in the butt to install, but totally worth the cuts I got on my hand from trying to take the fan off lol. Keeps the FX-6300 noice and cool.
Nice color, nice BIOS, nice to put stuff in. Though the IO ports wouldn't go all the way into the shield. The reason was that when I was able to hold the motherboard and have the IO ports go into the shield, it wouldn't line up with the standoffs in my Source 210. Dunno what that's about, but don't let that keep you from buying this.
Your typical cheap 8 gig stick that you can easily get another stick for 16 gigs in the future.
Ludicrus speed SSD. Boots my PC in less than 10 seconds. This is great coming from a laptop that took a minute and a half to boot from sleep mode.
It storez stuffz. Its gud. Nuff said.
Despite what some people may say, its a great card that can run games at high settings over (sometimes under) 60 fps. I'm perfectly fine with high settings. If I really need to, I will get a 1060.
It's a nice looking case. Though I did have a little trouble getting the mobo into the standoffs, but that may just be my lack of experience. SSD mounting wasn't a problem, I just put it on top of the hard drive and I was set.
It does what's advertised, knocked off a star because no sleeved cables except for the 24 pin.
They push lots of air, more than the stock NZXT case fan does, but they are LOUDDDDDDD. I may get a fan controller just to make them quieter. I can't hear them while gaming though so yeah.
If you are an everyday typer then you can consider this. But I find this unresponsive and hard to type with. And when I'm playing games there will be times where the keyboard will not function, and even as I type this review with it, a keystroke or two will not register. So do yourself a favor and get a mechanical keyboard.