Neutron 2.0 $800 Gaming PC Build – April 2015

With big games like Grand Theft Auto 5 the time has never been better to get into PC gaming At $800 you’ve got a system that’s perfect for pushing games at 1080p which is why the Neutron 2

0 is a great way to jump in to building a gaming PC Kicking things off we’ve got an Intel Core i5-4460 Core i5s have always been solid choices for gaming builds and the 4460 is no exception, we’ve got a quad core Haswell design clocked at up to 34 gigahertz This is more than enough to keep up with basically any game out there

Paired with our CPU is an EVGA GTX 960 graphics card Based on Nvidia’s latest Maxwell 2 architecture the 960 is sporting two gigabytes of GDDR5 memory, a boost clock north of 1300 megahertz along with three full DisplayPorts, a 4K ready HDMI 20 port and a DVI connector With EVGA’s ACX 20 cooler you shouldn’t have any issues keeping the 960 running at a solid clock speed

Tying things together is the Asus B85M-G R20 motherboard Awesome name aside this is a solid board with support for up to a Core i7, 32 gigabytes of memory along with eight USB ports and six SATA ports For memory we’ve got eight gigabytes of Crucial Ballistix Sport memory With two DIMMs running in dual channel mode at 1600 megahertz this is plenty of RAM for today while still leaving two more slots open for future upgrades

An SSD is one of the best upgrades you can do to your computer so here we’ve got a 250 gigabyte Crucial BX100 This might be one of the most affordable SSDs out there but don’t be fooled, this is about as fast as a SATA drive gets while still giving you 250 gigs of storage Paired with our SSD is a one terabyte Western Digital Blue Hard drives can’t match the speed of a good SSD but they still make a lot of sense for storing tons of files and games that you don’t want on your main drive For a power supply we’ve got an EVGA 500 watt unit

This was my first time using this supply and I’ve got to say I’m impressed, in addition to having tons of headroom for powering the Neutron it has an extra PCI lead and an 80 Plus rating Wrapping the build together is the brand new Corsair 100R case This is rocking a full sized ATX layout with a big window, decent cable management options and a nice looking front fascia with dual USB 30 ports Put everything together and you’ve got the Neutron 2

0 but let’s see how it performs! The big game I wanted to try is Grand Theft Auto 5 This is an awesome PC port of an already awesome game and here the Neutron is able to handle it on High at 1080p at just over 60 frames per second Next we’ve got Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor which is another game that’s a good benchmark for a PC where we’re getting 68 FPS on Very High at 1080p One of my favorite stealth shooters, Metro: Last Light Redux is also nicely handled by the Neutron with just over 55 frames per second on Very High settings With a quad core processor, GTX 960, potent SSD and hard drive combo all inside Corsair’s solid new 100R the Neutron 2

0 is a great fit for 1080p gaming As always I’ll have all the links you need in the description of this video Anyway thank you so much for watching and I will catch you in the next one!

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