After much research and scavenging for deals I finally completed my first build.
Steps I took:
- I sold my PS4 with 10 games for $400 + $100 I asked my parents for. My budget was pretty much based on that.
- Bought my RX 480. (From jet.com for $148)
- Bought the SSD and Ram (Both from jet.com together for $123.50)
- Bought the Node 202 with built in PSU. (from eBay for $90)
- Then after weeks of waiting for the Pentium G4560 to be released, I finally bought it with the Motherboard. (Both from jet.com with Triple15 coupon. Together they were $153)
- Bought the cheapest Mechanical Keyboard. (From Amazon for $20)
My friend built a PC with a much larger case and said he had a lot of issues, so naturally I got pretty nervous, however I had little to 0 issues with this PC.
The one issue I did have is the IO shield being a bit weird to install.
- Rainbow Six Siege (Max Settings)
Warframe (Max Settings)
H1Z1 (Max Settings)
League of Legends (Max Settings)
Rocket League (Max Settings)
Battlerite (Max Settings)
- +180 fps
Will be testing more games in the future.
Great duel core CPU with hyperthreading. It's been running my PC just fine for the past few days.
12 second boot, very happy.
I can run pretty much any game I like at 60fps 1080p high settings. Plus I got it at a massive discount
If you can afford to spend a bit of extra money, I would suggest buying a modular PSU. Building in this thing was pretty hard but still doable.
The monitor looks beautiful with the non-bezel design & I've not found any issues with it yet.
Bought it for $82 at bestbuy.
"Enter" key sticks sometimes but It's fine considering it's a $20 mechanical keyboard.