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New Gaming PC!

by Vicepter

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6 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 6, 2017

Date Built

July 27, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

44.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

56.0° C

Description

So I just want to start this off by saying this is my first actual gaming PC. Before this I had many OEM Dell Optiplex machines and had upgraded them with various GPUs.

This build had started off when I was looking for a new PC for video editing, as my old E8600 wasn't cutting the job, and my grandfather (HUGE Tech Enthusiast) had said he had an old PC. This PC had an I5 3570k, non-overlclockable motherboard, stock Intel cooler, and 8gb ram. A perfect starting point. We had dug around in some spare parts and had come out with an old Quadro card (FX 3700). A few google searches later, and I found the specs of this card and determined it was a massive upgrade over my existing GT 210. Alongside the GPU, we had found another 8gb stick of ram to make it 16gb. There was no need for a new drive, as I had used the 3 drives from my previous PC.

The Intel cooler had a lot of dust as the existing PC was a SFF Case from Rosewill, so I had tossed the case and psu and went to clean the cooler. During the removal of the cooler I saw thermal paste had gotten into the cpu socket and I had removed the 3570k from the socket. Disaster stuck. During the removal 4 pins had gotten bent on the motherboard and it was not good. Not only did the pins on the socket bend, the cooler's clamps had broken aswell. Needing a Cooler, Motherboard, Case, and PSU, we had shopped around town only to find nothing. A few shops had told us that a motherboard with Socket 1155 is impossible to find nowadays (which I find hard to believe as it isn't that old) and that we needed a new cpu and all. With no luck, I had taken the motherboard back to his house and tried to bend the pins into place. To my surprise it had worked and the CPU had worked properly. Now we ordered the Hyper T2 on rebate from Newegg, knocking it down to $14, a real steal. An even bigger bargain was the Case & PSU. Those each were normally 50-60 USD but they were on rebate for $25 a piece. The best bargain. When those had arrived I put the PC together and everything worked flawless!

EDIT: I am also planning on upgrading to a GTX 1050 (non-ti) in the coming weeks.

Part Reviews

CPU

This CPU is a massive upgrade over my old Core 2 Duo. Isn't that far off from a modern 7600k (so I have heard).

CPU Cooler

Would recommend to any budget builder.

Motherboard

Solid board, just wish I could OC.

Memory

It's ram, it's compatible, and it's fast.

Storage

Blazing fast, use this as my Windows 10 Boot drive.

Storage

I primarily use this drive to store music, photos, files, and some games and it gets the job done.

Storage

Kind of slow but I only have this in my system in case the other drives get full.

Case

A real steal, very easy to work in, nice cable management.

Power Supply

Powers my build just fine and the fact that it is Semi-Modular makes it even easier to work with.

Other

Runs the games that I play flawlessly at around 120 FPS or more (Minecraft, Call of Duty: World at War, CS:GO, etc).

Comments Sorted by:

Cooe 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

ITX board, ATX case. Lol ohh boy, this just tickles me in all the right ways hahaha. And good 1155 Z77 boards are ALL over eBay actually, and for cheap (i.e. $65 for an Intel DZ77-SL50K). I built 3 3570K rigs in the past year and a half for people (make great Hackintosh's). Bought used (≈$120), and overclocked, the LGA 1155 platform was CRAZY good value.... Until Ryzen showed up that is haha.

Vicepter submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Well the point of this was style, and to save money (using what I had). I like the case's looks and the motherboard I had wasn't overclockable.

Lobsterareawesome 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Holly ****! you got so lucky with the motherboard. Fixing the pins on a broken LGA motherboard is ****** hard.

Vicepter submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Haha thanks

Sebas2122 1 point 5 months ago

Can you give some fps checks or like how well it preforms please ?

Vicepter submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

In Minecraft it averages 160 FPS, and in CS:GO It gets 120 FPS, World At War hits the 60 FPS limit. Very good for this kind of card. I limit the fps in Minecraft to keep temps down on this hot card as I have a 60 hz 1080p monitor.