Description

Budget gaming build with a focus on high quality components and performance. I tried to get the absolute best parts possible for the lowest price possible while also maintaining a nice look with as much RGB as i could squeeze in.

The initial build did not include the Radeon RX 580. I used the Vega 8 igpu for quite a while and i was REALLY impressed by its performance. But after adding the RX 580 this system easily handles any game i throw at it. And pretty much every game i have tested easily runs 60+ fps with max/ultra settings at 1080p. Also i was really impressed with the Gigabyte nvme m.2 boot drive, the pc literally boots to desktop home screen in literally 10 seconds and the windows install was insanely fast!

Part Reviews

CPU

This thing really packs a punch! Probably the best deal you can get when you are on a budget.

Motherboard

Amazing!!! So easy to use and overclock, you cannot go wrong with this board! +RGB <3

Memory

Easily overclocked to 3200mhz on my rog strix b450-f board. Very pleased with it and pretty affordable for quality ram.

Storage

LIGHTNING FAST! Worked perfectly fine right out of the box and boots windows in literally 10 seconds! CrystalDiskMark speeds for me are 1566 read and 894 write.

Storage

Got this on a great sale and could not pass it up. Very fast and one of the best ADATA 2.5 SSD's.

Video Card

Gorgeous and powerful gpu, the RGB logo looks great and so do the blue fans. Performance wise this thing is absolutely amazing especially at this price range. It handles every game i throw at it with ease. Almost every game i have tested maintains 60+ fps on all ultra/max settings at 1080p. And for only $150 with shipping i got an AMAZING DEAL!

Case

Beautiful case that was EXTREMELY easy to build in and cable management was a breeze, especially for a first time builder. I love the tempered glass panel and all the features they crammed inside this thing. I would honestly expect this case to be $100+ so for the price you literally cannot beat it.

Power Supply

Nice black sleeved cables and overall a very trustworthy high quality psu.

Custom

These fans really move alot of air and they are absolutely stunning! Very bright and tons of different modes and colors. They were also very easy to install and for the price they are hard to beat!

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks very clean!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I tried to keep everything nice and neat and went for parts with a good aesthetic without sacrificing any performance. <3 I am also quite proud of my cable management. :P

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah it's very neat! Gj gj

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build.Only thing I would change is your power supply for something with more juice 550-650w just in case of an upgrade or stability in general.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

a 1080 ti + 8700k at full synthetic load draws 520W.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you like it thanks! <3 Yeah looking back on it i probably should of went with 600w or so, but alot of people have told me that 450w should actually be fine even with upgrades in the future since cpu's etc are becoming more power efficient anyway.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, I would make sure the rear fan and top fans are all set to exhaust air. You'll help the natural way hot air rises get out of the case faster.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! <3 I have a reverse setup and the front fans were exahaust, but i have been planning to switch it around like you said just have been lazy recently and haven't gotten around to doing it! :P

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Those headphones though. What are they? I really like how they look. The build is really nice though, I like the aesthetics.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Steelseries Arctis 5 2019 Edition (White)! And thank you, i love the headset also and it has really great audio! <3

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

They look so goooooood, I want them xD.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah! I forgot to ask, how is the bass on those headphones? I would like to get into music production and at this point I really want to get them too. xD

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the bass is pretty good, the software has tons of tuning options and stuff. I use the DTS:X v2 7.1 Surround setting with max bass and i love the sound of it. :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I currently use the MSI DS502, I assume since the Arctis 5 is nearly $100, it has much better microphone quality. The RGB is just beautiful, on the PC as well. I'm not an AMD fan but you really made this build work. Everything matches nicely, and the blue is really good looking.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The microphone quality was why i chose to buy the Arctis 5. It sounds amazing and usually sounds better then my friends that are using blue yetis' and really high quality mics. And thanks again! <3

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks pretty good :)

I need me some of those headphones

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! And yes the Arctis 5 are awesome i highly recommend them. <3

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

For $30 more, I would have gone with the Ryzen 5 1600 versus the Ryzen 3 2200G. The Ryzen 5 1600 has 6 cores and multi threading, while the 2200G only has 4 cores and no multi threading. The 2200G is generally a CPU used when you are looking to save money by not having to buy a designated video card since it has integrated graphics. Since you did include a graphics card, I would have opted for a CPU with more computing power. Aside from that, it's a great build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

He did say he was using the iGpu for awhile before he got the graphics card.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! In the description i said that i didn't get the GPU until later, i was on a really tight budget for the initial build so i used the 2200G igpu Vega 8 for quite a while until i just recently got the RX 580.

Also i figured the 2200G would hold me over until Ryzen 3000 series releases and i will just upgrade to a Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 3000 since AM4 will support it!

+The 2200G will be great to use in a new budget system once i upgrade! <3

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I dig this

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the benchmarks for some games, can you please tell me? I keyboard, mouse, and headset did you use?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Mouse is the Logitech G203 Prodigy (white). Headset is Steelseries Arctis 5 2019 Edition (white). Keyboard is E-Element Z-88 RGB. Also called Mechanical Eagle Z-88 RGB. The keyboard uses mechanical blue switches. Ill have to run some benchmarks for exact numbers but for example Fallout 4 with all max/ultra settings with everything turned on i average 80+ FPS at 1080p.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan to add some much higher quality HD pictures soon, sorry most of these are blurry. I will also post some updates once i upgrade to Ryzen 3000.