When I first got into PC gaming, all I had was an hp laptop with a core I5. The only thing I could really use it for was Minecraft. I heard about Fortnite and wanted to try it out. When I finally downloaded it (which took awhile and was really boring as Intel CPUs suck at multitasking), It crashed within an hour. At that point I decided I would save up my money and hope for a good gaming PC. Moving to Alaska really didn't help. A friend of mine, who knows a lot about computers, told me about PC building. I only knew a bit about computers at the time, but as I did more research, I became more fond of the pc world. I finally got enough money and checked my parts compatibility to make sure that it would work. I made sure to follow all the advice given and I ended up building this. When I showed this to my friend, he said that he was surprised to see how clean it was.
So far I really like my computer. The Ryzen 5 is really good at multitasking and it's processing power is quite respectable. The graphics card was recommended to me by my friend and it serves me very well. I decided on 2 SSDs for now as I like accessing files and games rather quickly. My RAM isn't the best out there but it does the job quite well. I plan to use it for regular schoolwork, as well as games like apex, fortnite, minecraft, or whatever becomes popular all of a sudden. I don't plan to overclock it just yet.
Any advice to make this build better than it is now would be gladly appreciated. I hope to see this build last 'til the end.
EDIT: well it looks like my PC stopped working. Hope to get it fixed. Edit 2: got it working again. Was the motherboard's problem.
After dealing with an Intel I5 in my laptop, I am thoroughly amazed at how well it can multitask. It also provides solid processing power for a CPU within my budget.
Cools the CPU very well while barely making a sound (I haven't overclocked my CPU yet though). However I could only install it vertically since I have an AM4 socket.
All I can really say for this is that it works and it works well. Plus the BIOS actually looks good.
It's really just ram. It isn't the best ram on the market, but for a budget build it works just fine. I can easily switch from game to game without any problems.
Windows boots up in only a matter of seconds and loads games much faster than my laptop did. I will probably purchase a higher GB version of this.
For the price tag, It works very well. Can run fortnite at 1080p 60fps like it's nothing. Very good for budget builders.
Looks nice and provides good airflow. Cable management could have been a bit easier but was still easy to do.
Works fine and provides ample power. The sleeved cables look great but are a little hard to bend.
Wireless Network Adapter
It's ok for mild gaming. Should probably be a temporary wifi adapter.
Does its job well, provides good airflow, and looks pretty good as well. However, one of the fans I have will sometimes make a really fast ticking sound. Still don't know why.