The House of Hitstun

My New Gaming PC

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 5:20 am | Image

UPDATE: This PC now has a name: Red Cyclone.

I built a new $900 gaming PC, so I’m showing it off. It’s a Core i5-6500 with a Radeon R9 380 in an Enermax Ostrog GT case. My friends convinced me to get a Samsung 850 Evo which makes Windows 10 super fast. I haven’t found anything that can push this to its limits, but it runs all my games great. I wrote a lot more about this rig over on PCPartPicker.

Here's what my desk looks like. There's a Dualshock 4, a Das Keyboard Ultimate S (with unlabeled keys!), and an old Logitech G5 mouse I should replace soon.

The side panel window is tinted, so you can't see inside the computer very well until I remove the side panel. I kept the red/black color scheme inside the machine where I could. The Enermax case made it very easy to fit everything in with tidy wiring.

There's a TV on my dresser, but it's only ever used as a second monitor. You can also see my stack of consoles connected to my video capture rig.

The monitors seem far apart, but from where I sit at my desk, it makes sense. Gamepad games work well on the TV, and I run keyboard-and-mouse games on the main desktop monitor.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI H170A Gaming Pro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive $84.34 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.00 @ B&H
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card $213.98 @ Newegg
Case Enermax ECA3280A-BR ATX Mid Tower Case $76.35 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1016.61
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1006.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-26 05:10 EST-0500

Source: PCPartPicker and my phone camera

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