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by oknaju



Date Published

Dec. 15, 2015

Date Built

Dec. 15, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.178 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C


I needed a machine that could handle multiples virtual machines running, hundreds of browser tabs open and 1080p gaming at 60hz like fallout 4 at max settings without spending 3000$. I chose components according to their specs, benchmarks, popularity and price. This was my first build and it took me around 20 hours to select components, read the documentation and build the machine (I wanted to be sure I am doing it right and wasted time on little things like "Do I need to connect 1 or 2 power cables to GPU ?","What the hell is a TPU switch ?","How do I get best airflow ?"). CPU and GPU temperatures are around 25 °C at idle and go up to 61 °C when playing fallout 4. It works great !

Part Reviews


Can handle what I throw at it :) multiple virtual machines, fallout 4, hundreds of browser tabs...stays around 25 °C when idle and jumps to around 60 °C when gaming in my computer.

CPU Cooler

Everybody is using this thing. It's cheap and keeps my CPU at a cool 60 °C when gaming :)


One of the most popular motherboards around here when I bought it. It works :) but when I updated the bios it went into a reboot loop and I had to shut it down and on again so it could finish the updating process. I almost pissed my pants. Also it seems that all the last bios updates have bugs and each version breaks something. When choosing bios version you have to choose which bug you like more. The Qfan fan control in the bios is nice but kinda useless right now because it doesn't work properly with PWM fans ( Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ). But since it wasn't so expensive and it's very new and everything else seems to work great I still give it a good rating. I hope Asus will fix the little bugs.


It's ram. PC successfully boots.


Cheapest hard drive I could find and nothing bad to say. It just works.

Video Card

Can handle fallout 4 at max settings and at max fps (Fallout 4 limits fps at 60 by default because of engine limitation). Temp is around 27 °C at idle and 61 °C when gaming. Very good card with one of the best performance/price ratio.


  • Still better than fractal design R5 for me because of price.
  • Has dust filters and they are easily removed for cleaning.
  • You can put cable in the back for better management.
  • Removable HDD bay.
  • Great airflow.
  • Wow much space
  • It's a case.
  • I wish it was less heavy because I have wimpy arms.

Power Supply

It works great :) love how all the cables are removable. I didn't do measurements myself but apparently PSUs are most efficient at 50% load. It has a very good reputation around here and seems to fit my power need so I choose it.

Wireless Network Adapter

At first, the speed seemed good but after a few weeks of use I only get half the speed that I get with an ethernet cable. The wifi router is in the next room so I expected a lot better. At least it's very small and cheap.

Case Fan

Cheap, quiet and benchmarks have showed that it cools almost as much as premium fans.


I can't tell the difference between all the monitors out there so maybe I'm not the right person to review this but Fallout 4 looks amazing on this screen so best rating :D also cheap.


It has all the keys ! it's 12$.


I only need a left and right button and a scroll. Precise enough for me. Feral ghoul elimination is going great !

Comments Sorted by:

johngerges582 4 points 39 months ago

Everybody is using this thing

Everyone and their mothers lol.

Great build. +1

ROG2000_PCs 3 points 39 months ago

That's what she said.

DS4130 3 Builds 3 points 39 months ago

Nice box, really solid. Multiple VM's and all those tabs, you'll be munching into that 16GB pretty quick tho...

oknaju submitter 1 Build 2 points 39 months ago

so far I haven't used more than 13 GB :) but it's only to run 2-4 vms with not too much ram allocated to them.

DS4130 3 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

Ah nice, wish I was experiencing the same, time for some new DDR here..

Ctrl + w is your browsing friend ;)

EdInk 11 Builds 2 points 39 months ago

What's your FPS with 100 google search tabs open?

oknaju submitter 1 Build 2 points 39 months ago

Sorry I'm a noob I use the built-in steam fps counter while gaming :) not sure what to use to see fps while browsing. Also when I opened 100 google searches I started to get captchas after request 90 :) now google hates me.

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

Was only joking....haha!

MightyHammer 2 points 39 months ago

When choosing bios version you have to choose which bug you like more.


berd0 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

"took me around 20 hours to select components and build" My parts are coming in a week, but i started a few months ago looking for parts and benchmarks almost an hour everyday it literally consumed my life. And you did it al in 20 hours..

oknaju submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

haha I thought 20 hours was a long time :) I wanted to be sure to do it right so I spent a long time on each step. For exemple just figuring if I needed 1 or 2 power cables for the GPU and if I needed a 8 pin cable or 6+2 was fine took me 45 minutes to figure xD also the TPU and EPU switches on the motherboard occupied me for a good 30 minutes loooool and don't get me started on the molex cable...

Grupies 1 point 28 months ago

Hey FYI I would of gotten a i5 3.2ghz and get a better graphics card and a cheaper mother board because you can have the best parts but if the mother board is lacking then sometime newer games would too

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Kqewrf 1 point 39 months ago

Nothing handles chrome. Nothing.

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