Description

This build here is my current Gaming/Recording/Rendering Build as of Spring 2017. That simple.

Part Reviews

CPU

Superb budget quad-core. Great overclocker too. Bumped mine to 4.2 constant using a Cryorig M9a.

CPU Cooler

Best cooler I've used so I can't complain.

Thermal Compound

Its paste...

Motherboard

Enough connectivity for even mild power users.

Memory

16GB minimum is what I told myself, people laughed. Check my Task Manager, I'm pulling 9.5+GBs of usage. (Boom)

Storage

Got it free. Runs like a charm.

Storage

Go for a WD Caviar Blue. I'm terrified it'll fail every second its used.

Video Card

1080p Ultra gaming? Hell Yeah! Overclocking? Hell Yeah! Decently Priced? Hell Yeahh..... , only when on sale. But YEAH!

Case

Has what I need. Hell I can put a custom CPU Loop using the back grommets.

Power Supply

No fluxuation, good power bills, enough to juice an extra GPU.

Operating System

Its an OS....

Monitor

would be 4/5 if making videos weren't absolute hell in terms of fixing black border, resolution changes, and scaling during video editing.

Mouse

Awesome mouse, never felt like I died cause I am just bad and not bad mouse more than ever.

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Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Re: HDD, is it making weird noises or generating bad sectors? We're way past the "Deathstar" era, and you probably have nothing to worry about if not.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

??

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You said you were terrified that it's going to fail. I was wondering why, and also trying to be reassuring.

The Deathstar comment is a reference to a specific model or models in the Deskstar line (can't remember if it was under IBM or Hitachi) that had a higher-than-average tendency to fail with little or no warning.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hitachi had deskstar and also yeah it is just very loud and also slightly old so just for safety im planning on 2 wd black 1tb's 1 for game other for video editing storage

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

just cause it is so old.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you able to play games and record them at 1080p and 60 FPS?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It all depends. For the most apart I am able to do so but do to my multi tasking habits and multiple system tray programs I do lend quite a bit of my CPU's meager horsepower to other applications causing gaming and streaming performance to take a hit. I feel as though my used x4 760k was already not in the best condition seeing as stability and temperatures are problems at normal x4 760k overclock ranges.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you use the same GPU, Mouse and Monitor as me? Dude, samesies!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Wierd

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, it's a small world!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

the monitor is common, the gpu was marketed to a high volume audience and the mouse is a rly good buy on massdrop. :D

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I got one question and one only. Can this build run overwatch at any decent framerates on even medium? Seriously, I need to know, since I'll be getting the same CPU -_-" Thanks in advance.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay so the GPU can run it at Ultra+ but not Epic however. the gpu doesnt even sweat. ur cpu however should do fine if unlike me you dont run other background programs. i will say that instense battles will for sure drop your frames from 60 to 40's.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I run at high/epic 1080p 60fps freesync

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

should have gotten a gtx 1050ti

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

AMD cards are better in 90% of aspects outside high end.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I was gonna ask that too

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, some people don't need 1080p. I have 1280x1024 monitors and they're grand.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, good point. What's going on here?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry for the late reply, i happened to have 2 of them and thought why not. I however dsid find a way to render at 1080p 60fps high/ultra settings successfully.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, sounds good.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

sadly enough the cases cable management is pretty horrible to work with so buying the psu was a good idea. I am however looking at ways to fix that.

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  • 38 months ago
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