Description

This is my very first build that I have done, and when I built it, I had in mind for it to do a lot of gaming, and it did it's job very well. GTA on High-Ultra settings produced a smooth 60fps, but running the benchmark brought the 960 up to 60 degrees Celsius, and the CPU to 75, however, the amount of fans I have in the system cools it down very quickly, and I hardly ever see the fans on the 960 spinning. This is not a failure, it just means the 960 is not hot enough for it to have a need to have the fans turned on. If there is anyway I could have done this better, or if there is a suggestion of how I could upgrade it, please let me know!

Also, yes. I know my cable management could use a bit of work. I'm just not sure if I want to try and replug things, since it was a hassle getting things right way in, in the first place.

3DMark Results: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/9618342?

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU for those doing their first build.

Motherboard

Great Motherboard for those who are doing their first build, however another motherboard might be better if you plan to do SLI.

Memory

What can I say? The RAM does it's job, and does it well.

Storage

Allows for a storage for a lot of things, and works quite efficiently.

Video Card

Great graphics card for those who are doing their first build, and need enough power, but not too much. This graphics card definitely packs a punch and lets you play things very well with the right amount of RAM and good processor.

Case

Nice looking case, but sometimes can feel a bit cheap, especially with the power and reset buttons.

Operating System

If you aren't sure if Windows 10 is right for you just yet, Windows 8.1 is definitely the way to go. Not only does it work great with all of your games, if you add a Classic Start Menu you are on your way to the perfect gaming solution.

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Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Must ask, why that cpu? You could have had an i5-6600k for that price?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are talking about the new one, I actually am not sure that was available when I was considering the part list. This CPU seemed like it would get the job done for what I needed to do. Also, it seems like the i5-6600k is for an LGA 1151 board, not an LGA1155. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe I would need a different motherboard to upgrade to the i5-6600k.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Not as an upgrade necessarily, I mean for maybe $20 more than you payed overall, or even less had you gone with the i5-4440

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

True. If I had known the i5-6600k was out, I would've switched the CPU out. You never know, an i5-6600k might be a worthwhile upgrade in the future.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

Please don't mention that site here. Those keys are grey market and not legitimately distributed.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

i hope the site previously mentioned was not g2a as thats the site i use for all my games

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it is. A large number of the keys there are purchased with stolen credit cards. Advocating them here is not allowed, and I'd recommend not purchasing keys there as it has a significant negative impact on the game publishers.

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