Description

I built this PC mainly for playing CS:GO, Black Ops 3, Rocket League. As you can see I have used a Haswell i5 and a GTX 760, as well as a £5 HDD; these parts were bought used to save money while still giving sufficient performance. The only problem I had was fitting the motherboard into the case, ironically. I thought that it would've been the easiest part of the build xD. I have also created a short video featuring gaming benchmarks (just the games I play though): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZVrxCGKsyA

Part Reviews

CPU

Excellent CPU for the price I got it for, can be found for less around £100! Seeing as how it performs just as well as the current gen i5 6500, I think it will last me quite a few years.

CPU Cooler

Great cooler for people looking at the £15-£20 price bracket. I haven't seen it go above 65 degrees celsius with my i5.

Motherboard

Excellent budget motherboard. Does its job. However it only has 2 ram slots so keep that in mind if you're going to upgrade your ram.

Memory

Can't really say much about ram. Does its job I guess.

Storage

The speed increase from my old 7200RPM HDD was incredible. Windows 10 boots in under 8 seconds and applications load very fast.

Storage

Bought this used for £5! Great storage upgrade for all my media and anything other than programs.

Video Card

Great GPU back when it released and still performs well today. Can maintain 60fps in Black Ops 3 1080p, medium-low (the most demanding game I own), and everything else. Bought it used as it performs close to a GTX 950 or RX 460 at £70. Temps are around 70 degrees celsius under load.

Case

Decent budget MicroATX case. It did let me down in some places though. Only 1 USB 3.0 front panel port, and an exposed fan mounting area at the top where dust can just get in; I had to buy a 120mm fan and cover the second fan mount area to prevent dust from getting in (see pictures).

Power Supply

I am not able to test this power supply, but from what I can see and hear, it's pretty good. 80+ Gold at this price is also an excellent deal. Only con is that the cables are all bundled up and hard to separate at the start, but that's just my opinion.

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Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Are you using the NZXT Hue+?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope, the cheapo led strip I bought came with a small IR remote control! The receiver itself is connected to the end of the strip.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, love the i5-4570+GTX 760 combo! It's good looking to boot, that case does well with a set of LED's! +1 from me brother!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man! It was my first build so I really appreciate feedback from an experienced builder :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

For sure, no worries! You did a great job!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Great budget gamer. Looks nice too.

Thumbs up.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally someone who also uses a 760 XD It's a pretty underrated card imo. but awesome build mate! +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What was challenging about installing the motherboard? I was considering this build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just having trouble fitting it and lining it up with the IO shield. I'm not sure if it was my fault or the case/motherboards.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know ty

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I am new to pc building, also wondering if any pc case would work for this build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is definitely quite nice to look at but the uncovered mesh hole at the top is a bit of a problem. Dust can easily get in if you don't install two fans there or something to cover it like a dust filter. Also, there is only one USB 3.0 port on the front panel, the other one being USB 2.0, but it's up to you whether it's a problem or not.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

hey there just want to ask about the PSU...looking at the pics, all of the cables are black sleeved right? (also does it get rly loud)?