This build is designed for workstation tasks, as well as gaming. It's intended to be used for 3DS Max, Maya, AutoCAD, and the Adobe Suite(Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop). It also is intended for gaming, although just at 1080p, hence the unbalanced graphics card. I'm currently playing Counter Strike Global Offensive, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Project Cars, Skyrim, Star Citizen, and Kerbal Space Program. It runs most of these games at 1080p ultra settings, 60FPS, with the exception of Star Citizen and Project Cars, both of which I turned the graphics down to high on. There were no issues in building this PC. I bought the motherboard for $130 open box at Micro Center. Please do not comment on the lack of an SSD, my old one died recently and I have yet to get it replaced. The little white creatures that occupy my desk are random little things I've 3D printed.

Part Reviews


The best CPU I could get for around $300. Works well for professional work and perfectly for gaming. Chose this i7 over an i5 because of the hyperthreading and do not regret it.

CPU Cooler

Cheap, cools decently, will upgrade soon.


Really nice, got it for super cheap. I love the Thermal Armor and back-plate, however the little fans can get loud.


It was cheap and easily overclocked. Looks ok and never has issues.


Works steadily, quite fast for a hard drive.

Video Card

Got it for quite cheap and this card fufills my gaming needs. Also, the Windforce cooler cools well and is very quiet.


Nice case, could do with a bit more airflow and cable management.


  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Any thoughts on your headphones? I know Sennheiser make great equipment but are these true over-the-ear? I have some Skull Candy ones (please try to refrain from laughter) and the sound good although are not true over-the-ear and get uncomfortable after 30 minutes of use.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have any experience with that particular set but I have a pair of Sennheiser HD598s with an Antlion modmic for my gaming headset. They're probably the most comfortable things I've ever worn and the sound is phenomenal. I've worn them during gaming sessions that have lasted 8+ hours and almost forgot they were on my head. The only downside to the HD598s is they are ugly as hell.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The Pc 350 SE are excellent although not quite up to the standard of my other headphones(Sennhesier HD650). I think any Sennheiser product would be a massive improvement over your Skullcandy.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point


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