Description

This is an Overwatch themed build for 1080p gaming.

The key to this build is the AOC 1080p freesync monitor. It has a freesync range from 35hz-75hz which is perfectly suited for the RX 560. Kinda wanted an RX 570, but at $95 I couldn't pass up the RX 560. Most games should be able run within the freesync range with maybe some settings dialed down on more demanding games.

All parts purchased over time as they went on sale. I had a couple parts laying around and some from work including the RAM, PSU and the Corsair fans. The Rosewill mouse came free with the purchase of the keyboard.

The Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 3.1 TG is a fine budget case except for one little flaw. It doesn't have great airflow intake. So I cut a hole in the front and place a custom made Overwatch acrylic cover that is mounted about 1" away from the front to allow for some extra airflow. I'm kinda new to case modding, but I think it turned out pretty well. For $30 with tempered glass this case a gem of a budget find.

Less than $500 and that includes the monitor.

I'll edit soon to include some benchmarks for those who are looking for a solid budget 2018 PC.

Overwatch (High preset) - 75-85 fps - smooth gameplay 1080p

Doom (High preset, FXAA) - 45-60 fps - within freesync range, smooth gameplay 1080p

GTA V (High preset) - 50-60 fps - within freesync range, very few occasional stutters (CPU bottleneck?) 1080p

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 6 points

What an excellent mod!! +1

I would put an Overwatch pop figure inside the case too!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

While I am not a fan of Overwatch. I do respect the modding and work you did to make this pc "truly yours" +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same keyboard also, what's your opinion on it?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it. It gets the job done. Nothing too fancy.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, a surprisingly high quality keyboard for $35

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Brilliant looking budget build.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo this is a dope build, ‘‘tis my favorite game sir. Processor should be good for awhile. Gfx card is your biggest bottleneck but should still play overwatch like a champ. Really beautifully done though. Would like to see this get a feature.

+1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

See you at the feature +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your thoughts/ experiences with that ssd?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

So far so good. From power up to desktop is about 15 seconds. I don't have much bloat loaded up. I'm wondering how long it will last. I might upgrade to an Nvme m.2 if the right deal comes along.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Please do post benchmarks! That 560 is a steal!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Overwatch on high settings runs around 85 fps. I'll test more and post soon.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that is impressive.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build and cool mod

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you do that psu cover

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

With acrylic, heat gun, vinyl, scissors and spray paint. Tons of youtube videos on how to do it.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the theme...Overwatch remains one of the greatest gaming titles in history

Also, where'd you get that backplate? Do they make them for 1080 TIs and if they do I need one for myself.

Thanks!

:}

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually I made it. A little bit of Acrylic, spray paint and vinyl stickers.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. I am impressed with that! That backplate looks professionally made!

:}

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

In my opinion you should have ditched the 16g of ram and gotten a better graphics card. But still a great build and mod.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you cut out the front??

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

With a dremel tool

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You sure that's not a Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5? Otherwise really nice build :)

  • 14 months ago
  • -1 points

In the future, you should get a ryzen 2 1300x or something.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a huge difference for gaming?

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

There isn't a huge difference. People get caught up on the fact that the 2200G is an APU. It gives similar or better (in some cases) performance than the 1300X.

A real upgrade for you would be a 1600/2600. Or whatever comes next. You have options with AM4.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. If you're on a really tight budget, maybe a 2nd gen 1300 (forgot the numbers lol), if you have a slightly bigger budget, a Ryzen 5 2600 and a 1060 won't hurt at all

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I did...