This is supposed to be a fairly descent priced prebuilt system. Of course, there is the usual concerns of weak cooling, mobo and power supply. It goes with the territory for prebuilt systems. BTW, it will do solitaire lag free as reported.
I went through ebates so it was 10% cash back and got mine for $2250 and it has liquid cooling and a 850w psu so I am hoping for lag free spider solitaire
my build is pretty modest:
asus strix b350-f
16gb 3200 ram
nvidia gtx1060 6gb
1x250 ssd (mushkin or something i cheaped out on, shopping around for better eventually)
and of course i bought everything at the peak of costs (except the cpu)
I stumbled upon "the lounge" section and figured I could post on here to try and find some PC gamer friends since all my friends are console gamers and it's quite boring gaming by myself all the time, then I happened upon this post! If any of you want to add me an steam and play some games that'd be cool! Frosty2506 (previously frosty_762) My system is a little more modest but it's my pride and joy. I've custom built it and it consists of:
Ryzen 5 2600 (OC'd to 4.2Ghz)
Cryorig M9A cooler
2x4gb Gskill Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 (OC'd to 3000mhz) (upgrading to 16gb soon)
Sapphire Nitro+ Rx 580 (OC'd to 1500 core,2100 mem)
Crucial MX500 500gb SSD, 1TB WD Blue HDD
ASUS B350M-A mobo
EVGA 450b3 fully modular psu (because cable management)
all housed in a Coolermaster Q300L with 3 Coolermaster Jetflo 95cfm fans (red LEDs only for a dash of color because RGB is not my thing)
I believe all together it cost me a bit more than 1100 Canadian pesos lol
I remember walking to high school one day and finding a Space Invaders machine at the pizzeria. Boy did I ever spend a lot of money on it!
Got an Atari console with Pong on it that was really cool with the paddle boards.
Then I started playing monochrome games on a Commodore PET computer at school. Liked it so much I convinced my brother to pool some money and get a Commodore 64, which I think came out before the Vic 20.
Started building 8088 computers (with the old NEC V20 chips, I believe), then onto 286, 386, 486 and pentiums/athlons. Had about 30 computers by the mid 90s with most of them networked! Played the original Castle Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake to death. Was one of the first online to use a mouse keyboard combo for FPS games.
Now I occasionally do LoL and some Overwatch but my reflexes aren't as good as they used to be. Still have my little AMD A10 with 8GB OCZ and Crucial 250 GB SSD, on one of the first solid-state-transistor motherboards on the market by Gigabyte (these things last forever!). Built too many computers to remember - in the hundreds for sure.
Interestingly enough, the high-end gamer category is the only PC sector that is growing while all other PC-related markets are shrinking. Not sure if this is being driven by bitcoin mining or something else.
Oh well, thanks for triggering this journey down memory lane . . .
So I got my new computer today and haven't had time to really do anything and I am trying to figure out what new games I am going to get. So just as a comparison to my 9 yo pc that died I had to set the settings down on minimal to get 50 FPS for fortnite. On the new computer I have all settings on Epic and limit the FPS at 180 and it pretty much stays there I might lift the limit and see where it will go to. Now the fun begins!!
Built my own a few years back. Few upgrades were thrown in here and there. In terms of gaming, there's no need to upgrade for a few more years.
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C <-- Purchased this Black Friday.
CPU: Intel 6700k @ Stock
HSF: Hyper 212 Evo
MOBO: MSI z170 SLI PLUS
RAM: Team Vulcan 16GB (2x8) DDR4-3000Mhz
GPU: Zotac GTX1080 Mini [Overclocked +200/+200]
SSD: 240G Kingston UV400
HDD: 1TB Western Digital Blue
The only thing I'm looking at currently is an NVMe drive. My motherboard can only use NVMe drives on my M2 slot. Cheapest 1TB on sale is around $200 before tax. A quality one without QLC NAND is $250 on sale.
If the mother board has m.2 slots it will work with both nvme and sata based m.2 drives. And unless you use your computer for video editing or transferring large files all the time an NVMe drive is pretty much pointless. And not to sound like an ass but why would you bother buying a k skew processor and a z series board if you're not overclocking your processor. You might as well have just bought a 6700 and a b series chipset and saved yourself the money.