Description

I had the idea of building my self a new (mostly gaming) PC for about some time now and since my laptop sadly passed away I was stuck with an old athlon 64 x2 4800+ paired with a gtx 750ti from Gigabyte and 8 gb ddr2 ram, so yeah, i needed this "upgrade". So after about a month of investigation, I gathered the parts that will satisfy my needs. The only difference from the Part list and the final build is the Power Supply which is actually a Gamemax GM 600. (couldn't find it in the system) All the parts are brand new except for the GPU, I wanted an Rx 580 8gb version for this build, however, I got a pretty good deal of about 225$ for an Asus Strix gtx 1070 from a guy that upgraded to an gtx 1080ti a few months prior. The new Rx 580 would have cost me around 285$, yes, we have strange prices around here. Once all the parts arrived it was time for some good old Lego session of putting them together, this process actually took a little less then 2 hours in total with the OS installation. The only hassle I had was with the cable management which took way more then it should, even if the power supply is semi-modular I had to deal with a small form factor case. Anyway the PC started form the first try.

The only thing that I changed from the standard settings is the RAM frequency, from 3333 Mhz to 3400 Mhz, however, i don't know why is running at 3466 Mhz. As long as the system is stable I am happy.

Overall the PC turned out great since I can play most of the games at ultra settings in 1080p/1440p with +60fps. The only game that did not run very well at Max out settings is Metro: Exodus, which at Extreme video quality runs with around 40 fps most times, and can with no problem stay at a stable 60fps at Ultra settings. Another title which I tried was Assassins Creed Odyssey which at ultra runs with an average 55fps.

Speaking of temperatures the PC runs pretty good, since I added 2 intake and 2 exhaust fans. In gaming sessions the CPU averages a temperature of 68C with the stock cooler and never exceeds 73C, while the GPU runs at around 70C in most games. The total price that I paid for this machine is about 820,00 USD, which is a lot more for what you could get in US, however, I am very pleased with the result since this is my first full build. See you on the battlefield.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The LED around the motherboard look so cool.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! :) I would strongly recommend picking up some cable extensions on Amazon to make this build look alot cleaner.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I definitely need some more work around the cable management, and maybe a beefier CPU cooler.