Description

After about a year of attempting to play games on my Dell Inspiron 3847, I finally put my foot down and took an oath that I shall build a PC Glorious enough to kick my PS4 to the curb. I really was trying to save every dollar I could here. My Optical Drive & Hard Drive were scrapped from my last PC. I have only had this for a few days but I am absolutely in love with it. Glad to be a member of the PC Master Race. I forgot to mention how quiet this thing is. On full load with my CPU OC@4.4GHz, I can't hear a thing. Honestly it scares me sometimes and makes me curious to if the fans are even running.

Part Reviews

CPU

Chose this CPU for the reliability and fantastic performance. I can get some nasty overclocks on this thing. Chose the 4690k over Skylake mainly because price, and personal preference.

CPU Cooler

Fantastic cooler, silent as a mouse, keeps my CPU at respectable temps. Kinda a pain in the butt installing it though, Lol.

Motherboard

Probably the hardest part when it came to picking out my components. All in all I really enjoy this Mobo and all of its features. BIOS is very user friendly and makes overclocking very easy.

Memory

Chose 16GB just because I wanted to utilize as much memory as I can, and even though 8 would've been enough, you can't go wrong with 16 ;D

Video Card

Now now, before the R9 390 Fanboys come to bash me for going with Nvidia, let me explain. My friend had a 970, but was trying to sell it so he could SLI 960's. I bought it off him for practically brand new for ONLY $220, probably the best deal I got out of this whole build.

Case

This case is quite old, yes. That being said, I love love love the design and everything about the Phantom 410 is just perfect for my wants/needs. Only thing that sorta bothers me is that this case loves finger prints. Lots of space for cable management though :D

Power Supply

I see too many build where people get some great parts, then when it comes to the PSU, they just get unreliable, unstable ones that seem like they were made to power a radio. I really was hooked on this Power Supply, I really think EVGA is the way to go in terms of PSU's. Silent as ever.

Headphones

Though the G430's get a lot of bad reviews, I personally haven't had any problems with them. The surround sound works great and I love the look. I wasn't planning on getting them, but when I saw they were on sale for $39.99, I knew I couldn't pass that up.

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Comments

  • 54 months ago
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Good build, good reuse of parts, good choice of PSU, equals a +1. At some point, you could consider getting a small SSD for the operating system.

  • 54 months ago
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Ah yes, completely forgot about an SSD. Definitely will add one soon. Thanks!

  • 54 months ago
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Awersome build, and great deal on that 970!

  • 54 months ago
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Sweet Black Friday deal! I managed to snatch one up for $250 _^

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  • 54 months ago
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Thanks man!

  • 54 months ago
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Nice build man! Can't wait to get my parts and build up on here. I went with the 390 but heavily debated going 970. Not a bad choice at all bro! Also, nice choice on the 4690K, I did that as well :P

  • 54 months ago
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Sweet man! Thanks!

  • 54 months ago
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Very cool! I have a similar build. Any overclocking benchmarks yet?

  • 54 months ago
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Not yet, but soon to come :D

  • 54 months ago
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Even a build with a Pentium is a PS4 replacement lol. Nice Build +1

  • 54 months ago
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LOL. Thanks!

  • 54 months ago
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I see you took advantage of the G430 black friday sale like I did!

  • 54 months ago
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For sure man!

  • 54 months ago
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Down with the consoles! I will forgive you for choosing the 970 over the 390, especially since you knew prior to buying it that the 390 has slightly better performance.

I bought it off him for $220

That's $100 saved in your pocket, very nice.

  • 54 months ago
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Indeed, if I had a higher budget I totally would've went with the 390x.

  • 54 months ago
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I wouldn't have recommended it, NVIDIA starts to beat AMD's R9 series when you make it to the GTX 980. In terms of performance, the 980 will out perform the R9 390x in most cases.

  • 54 months ago
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Ah, I see.

  • 54 months ago
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It's nice to see someone switch from a console to a custom pc. I did the same and am never going back. Nice build! If you ever get the chance, definitely get an ssd. 5 second boot times are heavenly

  • 54 months ago
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Thanks alot man! and Definitely will be picking an SSD up soon.

  • 54 months ago
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if i got this would it play gat 5 an high end games 60+ fps?

  • 54 months ago
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Just look up the benchmarks. I.e. Google gtx 970 gta V ultra fps benchmarks. And there lies your answer

  • 54 months ago
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I play GTA V on High and average abou 95 FPS on this buld so yes.

  • 54 months ago
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You could have gotten a skylake build for less. The i5 6600k is 230 at microcenter and black friday had some cheap z170 mobo. And of course, assuming you live near a microcenter.

  • 54 months ago
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Oh well. Unfortunately, I don't live near one. I live in the middle of Kansas. Poor me, I know.

  • 54 months ago
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Don't feel bad. They don't have one in Seattle either... :(

  • 54 months ago
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I have a question? How did you install the TP Link ?? I was wondering because soon, I'm gonna build a pc and I bought the same wifi adapter but I don't really know where to put the wifi adapter? :/

  • 54 months ago
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Mine is in the first PCI-E Slot I believe. There are lots of videos on how to install it

  • 54 months ago
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Okay! Sorry

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  • 54 months ago
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Thanks! I did sell my PS4, unfortunately. It's fine though, after owning an XB1, PS4, and now a PC, I can say that sticking with PC is the best way for me to go :D