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Allthough this is probably my strongest PC I built so far. I kind of hate it. The i3 can't match the same performance as the 1060 which is needed for games like BF1. The 3GB VRAM is not enough for many games to run on Ultra or even high like BF1 and Rust. The 8gb of ram holds back the performance for many new titles like BF1. The 1060 is a beast, but the other components can't help the GPU go to its full potential.

Part Reviews

CPU

Not the best for multitasking. Good for competitive games.

Memory

No problems! Would reccomend 16GB for hard crore gaming tho!

Video Card

3gb may hold back the power of the gpu depending on the game.

Case

Dope looking case! Needs more cable room in the back tho.

Power Supply

Hasnt blown up yet!

Operating System

Search bar needs fixing and Cortana needs to use google. Better than Win 7.

Comments

  • 33 months ago
  • 4 points

Proof that you don't need a big budget to have a clean build +1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree!

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Great negative approach to the build lol. But youre right, that gpu will not achieve its full potential

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, yea I had high hopes on this build and it didn't meet expectations.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

While I agree that the i3 is a real bottleneck for what is effectively a more power efficient GTX 980, I don't believe that 8Gb of system memory is a bottleneck for gaming in any way.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

O man I use to believe that too, until these new games started to require more than 8gb of ram. I would to show you how games like BF1, H1Z1, RUST, and Arma 3 eat up memory. Honestly it depends on what games you've going to play and what is ur budget and part list combination. A 1060 is meant to have an i5 and 16gb of ram to get all juice out.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Same.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

There is another completed build that looks oddly similar to this one. Same exact shots, same place, similar price, similar style. mmmm... ah u did both. L00l. :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol I noticed that too, I was deciding my favourite build out of the 10 most recent and then i found the second one and i was like "WAIT A SECOND!" and he was like "I KNOW RIGHT!" and she was like "A SQUIRREL BIT ME!" and I was like "THERE ARE NO SQUIRRELS IN THE OCEAN!" and then I thought about spongebob, and then realised they weren't whales, and that they were drowning, and then I saved them, the end.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

wat lol

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry flash back

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Both of your builds look amazing. Great job and budget skills. +1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I can instantly tell just from the pics when it's a build from you. And I agree, theyes should have had the base model be 4GB or at least made the 6GB way cheaper.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

NVIDIA Y MAKE 3GB CARD. switching to amd :)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

As a content creator, I wish ShadowPlay wasn't so freaking useful. Otherwise I woulda made the switch a long time ago.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Clever little build with great looking photos, great job.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Replace the 1060 3gb with a 1050ti 4gb and add a i5 4460 it would be around the same price and overall better performance just a recommendation

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

1050ti is a stupid card to buy unless you ABSOLUTELY cannot spend more than 150 dollars in the US. The RX 470 is a better choice.

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

i5 4460 performs about the same compared to an i3 6100.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same PSU, and I OC'd my X5650 to 3.8GHz (talk about powerhouse) and OC'd my GTX 960. Just waiting for the moment it blows up my house.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, you should be fine!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it's been in for half a year, so by now I'd say it's ok

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazingly clean even with a non-modular. Doesn't cost an arm and a leg. These photos are gorgeous af. +1

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build. I would not get too caught up on the performance as this for all intents and purposes is a budget build, and a damn good one at that. You can always upgrade parts later, you could shoot for an i7 in a year and get whatever the current iteration of the 1070's is when that time comes around.

I would suggest picking up another ticket of RAM so you can go dual channel, that may help your performance out a little bit.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did win 10 pro priced at $7

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

might do this build for my sis for her b-day! :D

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

10/10 quality photos, damn.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I've seen 1050tis pushing 40-50fps on bf1 multi-player on high settings...

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

All I can say is it does run better than let's say a i3 6100 with a 1050 to, but can't use up all the 1060 power depending on the game.