Description

Started with my original build around 2014 (which i named "AlienRobot." so creative amirite?) and it slowly evolved to what it is today. Originally built on a budget of around 450$, and added stuff every year. Now it is being used for gaming and content creation (video/music/graphics/3d modeling) This thing is sort of a frankenstein of parts from different generations all cobbled together.

2014:

  • AMD A6-6400k processor @3.7ghz
  • Asrock Pro4+ mobo
  • 2x2gb kingston hyperx blu ddr3 @ 1333mhz
  • EVGA gtx 750 1gb @ 1085mhz
  • Enermax eca3290 case
  • Western digital blue 320gb hdd
  • EVGA 450 watt bronze PSU
  • Windows 7 pro
  • Redragon m601 gaming mouse
  • Random dell keyboard
  • AOC 19.5" monitor

2015:

  • random dell keyboard (parts bin)
  • AMD A6-6400k processor @3.7ghz
  • Asrock Pro4+ mobo
  • 2x2gb kingston hyperx blu ddr3 @ 1333mhz
  • EVGA gtx 750 1gb @ 1085mhz
  • Enermax eca3290 case
  • Western digital blue 320gb hdd
  • EVGA 450 watt bronze PSU
  • Redragon m601 gaming mouse
  • AOC 19.5" monitor
  • Dell oem dvd r/w drive
  • hitachi deskstar 1tb hdd
  • 2x antec 120mm case fan
  • 2x4gb patriot ddr3 @ 1333mhz
  • hyper 212 evo cpu cooler
  • Acer x223w 22 inch monitor
  • focus FK3800 vintage mechanical keyboard (scored at goodwill for 5$)

2016:

  • AMD A6-6400k processor @3.7ghz (gifted to a close friend without a pc)
  • Asrock Pro4+ mobo (gifted to same friend)
  • 2x2gb kingston hyperx blu ddr3 @ 1333mhz (gifted to same friend)
  • Dell oem dvd r/w drive (gifted to same friend)
  • EVGA gtx 750 1gb @ 1085mhz
  • Enermax eca3290 case
  • Western digital blue 320gb hdd
  • EVGA 450 watt bronze PSU
  • hitachi deskstar 1tb hdd
  • 2x antec 120mm case fan
  • 2x4gb patriot ddr3 @ 1333mhz
  • Redragon m601 gaming mouse
  • AOC 19.5" monitor
  • Acer x223w 22 inch monitor
  • focus FK3800 vintage mechanical keyboard
  • Intel core i5 4690k @ 3.9ghz
  • Asrock z370 extreme mobo
  • 2x4gb kingston hyperx blu ddr3 @1333mhz
  • Labelflash dvd/cd writer
  • Acer 19.5" monitor

2017:

  • EVGA gtx 750 1gb @ 1085mhz (sold)
  • EVGA 450 watt bronze PSU (sold)
  • Enermax eca3290 case
  • Western digital blue 320gb hdd
  • hitachi deskstar 1tb hdd
  • 2x antec 120mm case fan
  • 2x4gb patriot ddr3 @ 1333mhz
  • Intel core i5 4690k @ 3.9ghz
  • Asrock z370 extreme mobo
  • 2x4gb kingston hyperx blu ddr3 @1333mhz
  • Redragon m601 gaming mouse
  • focus FK3800 vintage mechanical keyboard
  • AOC 19.5" monitor
  • Acer x223w 22 inch monitor
  • Acer 19.5" monitor
  • Labelflash dvd/cd writer
  • XFX Radeon RX580 8gb @2445mhz
  • EVGA Supernova 850 watt gold PSU
  • Pioneer BDR-209 blu-ray/dvd/cd writer
  • Windows 10 pro
  • Corsair Strafe RGB Keyboard w/cherry mx reds

2018:

  • 2x antec 120mm case fan (parts bin for future use)
  • Acer x223w 22" monitor (it died, RIP)
  • Redragon m601 gaming mouse (sold to a friend, wish i hadn't. I loved this mouse. 10/10)
  • Enermax eca3290 case
  • Western digital blue 320gb hdd
  • hitachi deskstar 1tb hdd
  • 2x4gb patriot ddr3 @ 1333mhz
  • Intel core i5 4690k @ 3.9ghz
  • Asrock z370 extreme mobo
  • 2x4gb kingston hyperx blu ddr3 @1333mhz
  • XFX Radeon RX580 8gb @2445mhz
  • EVGA Supernova 850 watt gold PSU
  • Pioneer BDR-209 blu-ray/dvd/cd writer
  • Windows 10 pro
  • focus FK3800 vintage mechanical keyboard
  • Corsair Strafe RGB Keyboard w/cherry mx reds
  • AOC 19.5" monitor
  • Acer 19.5" monitor
  • Labelflash dvd/cd writer
  • LG 27ea33 27" monitor
  • 4x rosewill 120mm case fan
  • hitachi deskstar 2tb hdd
  • Team L5 480gb SSD
  • Redragon perdition gaming mouse

2019:

  • 2x4gb patriot ddr3 @ 1333mhz (parts bin)
  • 2x4gb kingston hyperx blu ddr3 @1333mhz (parts bin)
  • Intel core i5 4690k @ 3.9ghz (parts bin)
  • Asrock z370 extreme mobo (parts bin)
  • Corsair Strafe RGB Keyboard w/cherry mx reds (parts bin, didn't like it that much)
  • Enermax eca3290 case
  • Western digital blue 320gb hdd
  • hitachi deskstar 1tb hdd
  • XFX Radeon RX580 8gb @2445mhz
  • EVGA Supernova 850 watt gold PSU
  • Pioneer BDR-209 blu-ray/dvd/cd writer
  • Windows 10 pro
  • focus FK3800 vintage mechanical keyboard
  • AOC 19.5" monitor
  • Acer 19.5" monitor
  • LG 27ea33 27" monitor
  • Labelflash dvd/cd writer
  • 4x rosewill 120mm case fan
  • hitachi deskstar 2tb hdd
  • Team L5 480gb SSD
  • Redragon perdition gaming mouse
  • 4x8gb Team Force Vulkan DDR4 3000mhz
  • AMD ryzen 7 2700x CPU @ 4.0ghz
  • Be quiet! dark rock pro 4 CPU cooler
  • Asus Prime X470 Pro
  • TP-link ethernet adapter
  • WD Blue 4tb hdd

Part Reviews

CPU

Beast of a CPU. Great for a gaming/productivity combo build. The stock cooler is surprisingly adequate, and the RGB is a plus.

CPU Cooler

This thing is massive, and might be a bit tricky to install in your case. Keeps my ryzen 2700x at around 75-80C under full load @ 4.0ghz

The fan mounting hardware could be better, it was tough to put the fans on and I ended up scratching some of the black coating off the fins in the process.

Video Card

excellent card, I have had it overclocked for about a year now, to 1455mhz core, 2100mhz memory, and undervolted it to 1100mV.

Has been stable in all games and benchmarks.

Gets solid 1080p 60fps gameplay at med/high in most games

Case

had this case forever, its pretty good but space is a bit cramped, and wont fit a 240mm radiator, even though it looks like it should.

Power Supply

Great PSU, no problems so far. Uses high quality components, and has an excellent warranty.

Mouse

Good mouse, great build quality for the price, has RGB, multiple programmable quick-change profiles, and tons of programmable keys.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

The case represents all... And hasn't changed ever since.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

its a pretty good case. no real complaints other than it looks a bit dated and it cant handle anything other than a single 120mm radiator so AIO's and water cooling is kinda out of the question.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

DDR3 DDR4

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

he got it right...

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

d'oh!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

That case is classic...

Also, how is the keyboard?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty nice. also, never thought i'd say this, but having a physical calculator built into the numpad is kind of handy at times. i've tried a friend's keyboard with cherry blues, and it's different. this keyboard is a bit more mushy than cherry switches.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

hah, yeah the case definitely looks a bit dated, but its a decent case for the price. A bit cramped and certainly not "in style" now with all the tempered glass