Tuesday, 21 May 2019

The Gaming PC


Back at the end of October I finally bit the bullet and got a gaming PC with a little help from Liam. I was at the stage where the old HP PC from 2010 just wasn't cutting it anymore, it was so slow and even struggled to load Minecraft. I had never heard of Fierce PC before but ended up stumbling across them on Twitter luckily whilst they had Halloween deals on meaning I got the perfect starter gaming PC for the perfect price. I didn't really want to spend more than £700 on a PC so when I saw this for £532.80 I knew I wasn't going to miss out on it. 

It has done it's job brilliantly for me lately and I love it. Thanks to this PC I can slowly work my way through my Steam library and put up more content for you, it is also making blogging a lot easier as  it's a lot faster than my old PC.  


So onto the PC itself, the PC I opted for was the IRONWING TERRA. The case is a Blitz RGB Gaming case with a full acrylic window. I knew straight away that I wanted a case with RGB as I just love the colours on the front and the fact I can have them coming through the acrylic window, although I didn't plan too well as it is sat in a cupboard but I guess you can see the colours still. 





The processor is the part where I really struggled as I wasn't sure what was best. So I ended up opting for the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Quad Core CPU. So far I have no complaints about this as I haven't struggled with anything yet so it must be doing it's job. Plus it saves space as it has built in graphics meaning I currently don't need a separate memory card, although I am looking into this in the future.

In terms of memory/RAM I got 1 8GB Apacer Panther 2400MHz DDR4 memory and honestly this is the only part I am struggling with at the moment as I just don't have enough RAM available, in all honesty I think this is the part that will be upgrade first (if I work out how to).

I also ended up with a 1TB SATA3 6Gbps hard drive, is this any good? Honestly I don't know anything about hard drives although I am slowly trying to learn more, I just know this is a lot bigger than what my HP had. 

Seen as I went for the case without space for a CD/DVD writer I opted for an external DVD re-writer as you never know when it may come in handy. 

The motherboard was another part I struggled with as I am clueless when it comes to PC components (but like I say I am trying to learn more) so I just opted for the Gigabyte A320M-S2H motherboard, it seems to be doing its job and holds all the parts I need to make my PC run smoothly, I just need to look at it properly to see if I can add more RAM etc. 
Other little bits I got was a 300Mbps TP-Link WIFI card, Xilence Redwing 400W Power Supply, Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bit and 1 year on Bullguard internet security. 
It also came with 3 year protect warranty (1 year for parts and 3 years labour) which you really can't knock.

As I say I have had no issues with this so far and it is allowing me to play my favourites once again. I can finally play Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm without it being on a go slow. It has also allowed me to play games I bought ages ago but was never able to open such as Lucius and Borderlands. I am really hoping that I can now really sit and tackle the backlog on the PC and even start to record for YouTube like I have always wanted to, as this PC really allows me to do more than I could before. At £532.80 I think I got a great deal and can strongly recommend Fierce PC as they are super helpful and the PC arrived really quickly with no issues.

Now I just need a comfy gaming chair so I can sit and play/blog for longer in comfort.

See you soon,

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