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Note: In the photos you can see two A400 Kingston SSDs. I didn't use two, I was building two PCs. One for my brother and one for me. My case came first so, I built first.

This machine was about 3-4 months in the making. The planning started with a 200ge, and a budget of <£200. Now, I have a bit of a bigger budget of £380, and went with a Ryzen 3 2200g. The Vega 8 on the chip is amazing for the esports games I play, like CS:GO and TF2. I overclocked the CPU to 4 ghz but after two crashes I went back to 3.5ghz. Still, the cooler is great for the CPU. I've never hit 65 celcius yet. The motherboard and ram were great. I overclocked the ram to 2667 and it has stayed there stable ever since.

The SSD and Hard Drive are both very fast. I was going to go with a 480gb SSD but it was cheaper, and more storage to do a HDD+SSD kinda thing.

The case, oh the case! I love this case! Looks amazing. The cable management was amazingly easy but I think with my lack of skills I kinda ruined it, but lol. The case was massive compared to the crappy HP Compaq 6000 I was using but it's only been a week and I already feel used to it. Plus, it comes with cable ties, so brownie points for that.

The power supply was neat and easy to install. It's really quiet in operation, alike most of the PC, I can't hear it while it's idling, or for that matter when under load.

In total, this completely changed my computing experience. I'm not used to having enough power to run chrome and a game, at 1080p. This PC boots so much faster than my old PC. Soo. Much. Faster.

Benchmarks:

CS:GO Medium settings benchmark average: 100.47 fps

TF2 Max settings (2x MSAA): Empty: 150+fps Crowded 90+fps

Cinebench (4ghz/2667mhz): 536cb, 59.47 fps

I will get some more games to try, probably Fortnite, cause I'm sad.

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Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Simply purrfect imo. This case can potentially house upgrades down the line and I likes it.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

That's exactly what I want to do with it, lol

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

What kind of settings lets this run most games at 1080p 60 fps?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Medium/High in eSports titles but probably lower on better . Depends on the game, honestly.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Just thought I'd comment and say I'm essentially replicating this build for myself. Looking to get back into PC gaming and wanted to build something cost effective but also give me the options on upgrading as I go without much hassle.

Unless I skipped through it, are you using integrated graphics? I have a friend giving me a GTX 660, upgrading the GPU will be first on the list once I get this going.

I really like the case!

How's it handling CS:GO and Fortnite? What else are you playing?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks my dude!

CS:GO is getting 100+ fps in game, Low/Trilinear/FXAA Enabled/1080p (cranking fps for competitive)

Fortnite 50-60 fps 720p or 1080p, don't play it much so i don't remember what i benched it at

TF2 110+ FPS Max w/ Trilinear

Payday 2 40-50 FPS Low/Medium (quite intensive)

Most other games are pretty easily getting 60 fps. Hell, if you wanna know, roblox gets 60fps (capped) at max settings xd.

Do keep in mind I am OC to 4ghz/2667mhz

Yeah, I am running integrated, 660 might be an upgrade but idk.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

could be cheaper with a more cheap case

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, I like the 270r. Looks good and is really good quality. I want a PC I will enjoy, not find ugly.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, and in the UK its 40 quid, so much less.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok sorry, just meant choices like the spec 04 at 40 dollars seems like a cheap and stylish pricepoint

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh the spec-04 is kinda ugly imo I like how clean the case is rn

  • 17 months ago
  • 0 points

go with a cheaper case with no TG sidepannel, at this price point dont worry about internal aesthetics,OR if you do drop another 10 pounds on a cheap rgb strip to boost your look a little

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't have changed case, this is my favourite case. It was more about a PC I enjoy, than a PC that works.