Description

My first computer build, mostly scrapped from an old LGA775 PC we had that died (RIP my old Intel D975XBX2). Intended as a multipurpose machine, mainly for moderate to heavy gaming use and the occasional GIMP/Krita shops. Over time I plan to upgrade it, but since building it I haven't the funds to make many changes for the time being.

Part Reviews

CPU

Old, but gold. Can still handle most games despite its age and can take up to a GTX 1070/RTX 2060, but loses out to anything above the i7-3770/R3 1200 or higher, even with OC.

CPU Cooler

Excellent cooler for the money, even compared to the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. Though I used the included paste in the box, I can still maintain an overclock of about 4 GHz on my 990x and get under 70C with an AIDA64 pass or two.

Motherboard

A solid enough board. Overclocking is less than easy on these old Gigabyte mobos, and I overpaid for this one due to a lack of good local deals. ASUS x58 motherboards like the P6T or Rampage III are much better. That said, it has a beefy VRM and lots of PCIe slots.

Memory

A good value kit of DDR3. once again, I overpaid compared to this kit's price now, but it gets the job done.

Memory

Same as the kit above, but one stick instead of 2. Bought this one due to x58's triple-channel memory instead of dual or quad on modern platforms.

Storage

The drives i'm using here are actually SATAII-based, so much slower than even SATAIII HDDs. They came from the original build, as my Windows install was on them with all my files.

Video Card

If you can find them for a good price, GTX 660s are around the same performance of the 750Ti, but don't overclock as well. this EVGA SuperClocked edition has a terrible blower cooler on it, so temps are less than stellar. May require a thermal paste change, That said, it still performs well in older games at 1080p, but newer titles will see frame drops/stuttering over Medium settings.

Case

I love the way this case looks, and how much airflow it gets; but its age is catching up with it. Has almost no cable management, save for the newer models that have a few holes to the right of the motherboard tray. Again, due to its age, there are no dust filters that come included. the 200mm fan on the top is nice though.

Power Supply

Solid power supply, would consider buying again for another low-to-midrange build like this. Only thing I wish it had was slightly longer SATA cables, but that could just be due my case's huge inner compartments.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it! What kind of games do you play on this rig?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m new to this website am I able to buy this pc.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not sure about that

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

unfortunately you can't really buy this build, nor should you if I'm honest. most of what I have here is parts I already had or got off of family. here's something using newer parts that gets pretty close though: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Computermeister/saved/YKVr6h it's a bit more spendy but has plenty of room to make upgrades over time. EDIT: alternatively you can also check out Tech YES City at https://www.youtube.com/user/bryaneasy as he has a lot of great info on scouting deals for used parts that can smoke this build, including mine.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

A whole range of games, but mainly games like Warframe. I've played a good chunk of Monster Hunter on it too, but I have to do some major tweaking to keep it at playable framerates

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Can this run Fortnite?

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

A toaster can run fortnite, so yes

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, cleared my doubt of my oven

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

That's great news. Than I know my Dyson can run it no problem.