We at Logical Increments are softies for a good love story. In our eyes, it really doesn’t get better than this story of the gaming PC our reader Keith just built for his wife, Ashley.
Keith had experience building PCs long before coming across our website, but he consulted our site before starting this new build to see what parts we recommend in his price range. Ultimately, he decided on a build that mixed our Great and Very Good tiers, ending up in the range of $600.
“Being able to find such amazing prices and ‘logically’ choose upgrades was great,” Keith said.
The main purpose of the PC is to play Minecraft and Guild Wars 2, which it does with ease. Minecraft runs flawlessly with a suite of mods, and Guild Wars 2 runs smooth at Medium settings.
A full list of the specs:
- GPU: NVIDIA GTX 950
- CPU: AMD FX-6350
- Motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming
- RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ares DDR3-1600
- SSD: Crucial 120GB
- HDD: Seagate 1TB
- PSU: EVGA G1 650W
- Cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO
- Case: CM HAF 912
While Ashley appreciates the fast boot times using the SSD, Keith was especially impressed with the EVGA G1 power supply.
“I love the full modular design,” he said. “Many PSUs say they are fully modular, but this bad boy really is.”
Overall, both Ashley and Keith are content with the PC’s performance with anything she might want to play.
Keith’s advice for first-time PC builders was to be patient and not rush the research phase when picking out parts to buy. Also, if you’ve got questions, be sure to ask them.
Now Keith is starting to put together his own PC using Logical Increments as a reference. With that, he’ll be able to use his wife’s PC as a dedicated streaming machine when she’s not using it. You couldn’t ask for something more romantic.
All photos by Keith Ellis. (Check out his streaming channel here.) We’d like to thank Keith and Ashley for sharing their story and photos with us. If you’ve recently built a PC and would like to share your experience, we’d enjoy talking with you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.