Description

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.

Part Reviews

CPU

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.

CPU Cooler

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.

Motherboard

All I can really say for this is that it works and it works well. Plus the BIOS actually looks good.

Memory

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.

Storage

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.

Video Card

For the price tag, It works very well. Can run fortnite at 1080p 60fps like it's nothing. Very good for budget builders.

Case

Looks nice and provides good airflow. Cable management could have been a bit easier but was still easy to do.

Power Supply

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.

Case Fan

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.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

nice build, and a satisfying lack of flashing lights, +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I didn't want to go over the top with rgb lights since it's a budget build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

good choice, if you want to make a build pretty use PLASTIDIP...

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I've never heard of that. What is plastidip?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

spray paint but safe to use on litterally every part of a pc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO4Zope7I84

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

For your first, this is an amazingly good value part selection. Love how everything looks. How's the case? I was considering it for my next build but my current build (Core V21) has lots of dents and creases in the magnetic mesh filters because of them shifting around in transportation and such. It's made me more wary about mesh on my cases, but I wonder if that is a problem on this case.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you carry the case around the mesh can be a bit annoying as it slides around a bit but so far it has been very durable. You can always take them off as they are magnetic

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Last till the end! That sounds a bit bleak. The end of what? You build the ultimate bang for buck pc! Well done.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I meant that I want it to last for a few years, or until I decide I want to build a better one

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Pretty nice, i would recommend moving up to a 2x8GB 3000mhz kit in the future, should be able for find them on amazon for around 100

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'll try that.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

yeah dont worry about going higher than that. You typically have to start researching specific dimms and kits to get higher than 2933mhz out of your ram when it comes to ryzen builds

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

that case is a real beauty and the build compliments it very well. good job.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

How many fans do you have connected and running? I'm starting a PC build similar with the same motherboard but just realized there's only 2 case fan headers, so not sure if I would be able to run 2 front and 1 exhaust along with 1 cpu fan cooler

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

There are only two fan headers, however I got an adapter for the psu that allowed me to place one more fan at the front. They really aren't that expensive.