I needed an upgrade from my Intel pentium G3258 and GTX 750ti. Having that dual core processor really did hold a lot of things back. I decided to head to PC Case gear to pick up a new MSI board, Cable sleeving, Case, After-market cooler, and some zip ties. I bought the i5 second hand off gumtree for $180 (RRP they are $279), and an extremely rare GTX 970 with the reference design cooler, which I got for only $270, amazing deal. **Note what you see in these photos is a galax GTX 960, it"s my mates GPU which I'm holding on to until my GTX 970 comes. - Getting the massive Be Quiet Dark rock 3 cooler on was a pain in the neck. It was very bulky and heavy, never the less once it was on it was a relief. - The Phanteks P400s is what I'd call an amazing $110 Mid tower case. It has rubber grommets, Fantastic airflow, great space for cable management, a useful fan controller, an included LED illumination at the front, it looks amazing! Customizable for 10 different colours. It has a power supply shroud and hides the hard drives and SSD's. It also can host massive graphics cards, and all over is just a perfect case.
All over this PC is all I need for now, I wont need to upgrade for a while now with that powerful I5, a 4GB GDDR5 Graphics card is certainly future-proofed. I will probably throw another 8GB of RAM in there soon to have 16.
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