Description

So I finally got around to making me a mid/high range gaming PC. And while it certainly has an odd part choice I'm personally very happy with it.

Build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBGiXUNsexg&t=

Let's get the major things out of the way first. The GPU's I have gotten a lot of questions about it whenever I show this system to anyone and understand it's a weird choice. The RX470 is currently not used for a lot beside running my 2 1080P displays. Sometimes I tend to run 2 games at the same time meaning I run the second game on the RX470 and I'll most likely be doing some VMware here and there on it as well.

The PSU: Yes, I know for this type of system 750W is not ideal as I'm pretty much reaching the max it can handle. I'm well aware of this and this will also be the first major component I will change. That being said I have been using it since at least 2015 and have had a lot of different components running in it since then. It is noteworthy that my current hard drives + i7 960 + GTX 690 + GTX 750 TI is a little too much for it xD

The Case: I'll probably get some remarks for choosing such an expensive case rather than a cheaper one which has some of the same features/quality however a big factor for me was also aesthetics. I have wanted a Cosmos case pretty much since I saw the Cosmos II. The case has a lot of the features I want (Space for a ton of hard drives, separate cooling for the hard drives, multi GPU setup support, support for large motherboards and space for hot-swappable hard drives) and the looks to back it up. I'm planning to use this for quite some time so the investment is pretty worth it in my eyes.

The monitors: Honestly, the main reason I'm using these is because I got them for free... Besides they work great and mostly do what I want them to do. Would have been nice if they had a higher refresh rate and if the HP monitor had some better colors since sometimes it can be hard to see enemies in certain games. Overall not much to complain about though.

Peripherals: Have been using the same things since I originally pretty much build my first real (personal) gaming PC. They are pretty low on the list to upgrade so they stayed the same. Love the keyboard the mouse can be a little bit wacky at times but overall I'd give it a pass.

CPU, Cooling and RAM: I choose this CPU since it's pretty much the highest CPU I can fit on this socket and it was the most reasonably priced. My Xeon X5650 is also currently overclocked to 4ghz. Cooling I haven't changed since my Athlon X4 760K days while it was a little underwhelming for my i7 960 (got up to 90C) it's been working great for my X5650 (Mostly around 50's to low 60's C). Ik it's sorta a weird ram setup but at least it's not as weird as before since I finally got to upgrade my pretty bad 2x2GB 600/800mhz HP ram. It's been working great so far no complains.

Conclusion: I'm personally pretty happy with the build it does everything I want it to do and it does so pretty snappy. Running games is not an issue. Running almost all my games on ultra/high settings on 80 to 90+ fps and multitasking is a breeze.

Feel free to ask me any questions and if you want to see some benchmarks feel free to give me a message up. I have already started benchmarking some games which I already uploaded to my YouTube channel if you're interested (to get there just follow my build link).

Part Reviews

Storage

Maybe not the fastest or best around but so far it's been running fine and it's done it's job

Storage

Even while it might have a lower RPM it still seems fast enough for loading games. Have had this thing for multiple years and yet to have any issues with it.

Storage

Been running great for around a year so far have had no issues with it.

Video Card

Awesome GPU still able to run the latest titles on ultra with 80+fps

Case

Overpriced and not the best of quality. Good design and good features though. Also plenty of space for bigger motherboards and a **** ton of hard drives.

Wouldn't recommend buying it unless you can find one somewhat "cheaper". Still not a bad case just not as great as others you can get for the price

Headphones

Good headphones for what I use them for though there is quite a lot of static noise in the background when using them.

Though for the 60 euro price I would highly recommend them.

Custom

A great CPU for the price when overlocked so far haven't had any issues playing the latest games on it

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

surprised the xeon still holds up

what games do you play?

nice build though

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a couple of games I'm playing atm:

ARK, Destiny 2, Battlefield 4/1 and soon to be V, Cities Skylines, and mainly Darksiders II for the time being.

Of course I own many more but those are the ones I have been playing recently. As a side note I did also play the Fallout 76 beta with this system and it ran pretty good aswell.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Upvoted for using a xeon cpu.

Also the build looks pretty badass.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Not really no? So far I haven't noticed really any bottlenecks between the Xeon and the 1070 if that's what you're on about.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow I’m surprised

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah if overclocked to 4ghz and above those thing still will fly.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.