Description

This was my first computer build, it started with an old core duo I salvaged from my Parents office. I also had some hard drives that I have collected from various computers/laptops.

That Christmas I got an R9 270x, a case, a Power Supply, a 60gb SSD, and some fans and controllers. At this point, games could barely run at the lowest settings because of my CPU.

I played on that for a month before I burnt out my processor. I then bought a q6600 off eBay with a mobo and 8gbs of ram. This setup could run some okay games at lower settings, even some Fallout 4.

That lasted me until next Christmas when I got an i7 and a new mobo. Now I can really play some games thanks to my shiny new processor.

Will upload more pictures soon.

Part Reviews

CPU

Does the Job and then some.

Haven't Tried overclocking yet.

Motherboard

Works Great haven't tried overclocking yet.

The only complaint is that the USB 3 pins were bent. I will probably bend them back when I find some willpower

Memory

Ram that matches my Mobo and GPU

Also It's pretty fast.

Storage

Got this before I realized I need more space for a boot drive

However, it does do the job as a secondary storage.

Storage

Faster than spit, spits on the ground and Points at spit Faster than that!

Storage

Salvaged this off an old computer. It stores data. I like data. I like this HD.

Storage

Salvaged this off an old Laptop. Seems a little slower than its 3.5in counterpart. (This is not the actual hard drive used)

Video Card

Bought this baby during a black Friday sale. this is the only GPU that I have used. Cannot run Fallout 4 on max. Runs out of RAM on a lot of modern games. Runs dirt 3 in at 4000x900 resolution on ultra

Case

This case is mediocre. Lots of space for cables in the back (however, you might have to force the back cover on, if there are a lot of cables). No cable management slots on the top. Cannot fit a 240mm radiator (according to corsair website) Seems like it has good airflow.

But most importantly, reveals my black and red color scheme with the generous side window. Looks like a Bad-Butt Mother-Trucker.

Power Supply

So far so good, hasn't exploded. Quiet enough for me.

Cables look nice, however, I had troubles with the SATA power cables because of my SSD placement. Shouldn't be a problem with most scenarios.

Optical Drive

Works good for Installing drivers, cannot say I have used it for much else.

Operating System

I upgraded from windows 7. Am not disappointed, all my programs are compatible with it.

Case Fan

Lights up and pushes air at the same time!!!

Case Fan

Lights up and pushes air at the same time!!!

Fan Controller

Works well to check temps and control fans. Also, people think that this is the most amazing part of my computer.

I never got the internet access thing to work. Could just be my ignorance though

Monitor

VERY, adjustable.

Monitor

This is a pretty mediocre monitor. That my school happened to be giving away.

Keyboard

Honestly, I got this to last me a year. so far its lasted me about 3. Can't complain about it. Stupidly cheap, stupidly placed buttons, lasts stupidly long for a $20 keyboard.

Has rubber keys for WASD, work well.

Mouse

Amazes people that it lights up and has a matte finish, until I tell them it was $15.

Came in a box with the first language being Chinese. I was really suspicious at first, but after 3yrs, I am satisfied with my purchase

Headphones

First Pair of headphones I have ever owned. Sound good, or at least, I think they do.

Feel good around your ears, however if you have ridiculously big ears (Like me) Then they can be painful during long sessions.

Microphone sounds good, really like that it can go back up into the speaker, makes it so I can use them as just headphones. Another great feature is that the have a short cord for using as a headphone and an extension for computer use.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Might want to do some cable management...

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The agony.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I really need to fix that when I find some willpower to do it

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel you man. I had an r9 270 before I upgraded to a r9 290 with arctic accelero xtreme 3. Please do that cpu some justice and buy a decent aftermarket cooler and overclock that sucker. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to upgrade is buy used off of craigslist or ebay. As long as you are a smart buyer you should be fine.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, I think a Graphics card update will be in my near future. When I get some cash I plan also on putting on a Cpu cooler. I only wish I had bought A different case so I could use a 240mm water cooler.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You may be able to mod it. Or you could get a baller air cooler.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

SI'd just crossfire the r9 270"s they perform equally to the 290. You can find them for like 100 bucks on eBay. I recommend the gigabyte ones because they have two 6 pin ports on them like the 270x. So they can clock higher.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

P.S. that is the monitor that came with my 2002 HP pavilion

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

1+ for old monitors