Description

Hey guys! Just finished building and setting up my first PC build for gaming! Here's some pictures: https://imgur.com/gallery/TYUuhbx. I'd say it looks decent for my first ever build and experience with computer parts. I've always used prebuilt computers from Best Buy and Walmart that my parents bought me, and I was never in the situation where I could just ask my parents to buy a $800 -$1000 for me just to play games. I've always wanted a gaming PC and now that I'm older, I'm finally able to do so!

I watched the prices of all my parts very carefully and as a result I built a solid 1080p 60fps system for just under $800 CAD. I saved alot of money on the case and 2 fans because I bought them used from my friend which were still in very good condition. This is also my intro to PC gaming so if anyone wants to play some games (Apex Legends, Destiny 2, CSGO, etc.) let me know! I'd also just like to thank all of you in the PC community for your help with parts and answering my questions. As for future upgrades, I'm planning to get an AIO cooler and as well as upgrading to a 1060, when that time comes, I'll be sure to ask the community for some guidance once again. Thanks for reading guys!

Part Reviews

CPU

Amazing CPU, maybe it's just because it was a huge jump from using a prebuilt, but you cannot beat the value and performance of this CPU. Watched the price of this baby and got it for $160 + tax so I'm very happy with it so far.

Motherboard

Looks great, BIOS is easy to navigate around, great performance.

Memory

Great RAM! Have both sticks running at 3000MHz pretty easily, and they look great as well.

Storage

Amazing SSD, boots up in less than 10 seconds games load up very quickly as well

Video Card

Got this for $160, and its worth every penny. Perfect for gaming at 1080p 60fps, build quality is great too. It's definitely plastic but doesn't feel entirely cheap. Oh and how could i forget, the RGB looks amazing as well :)

Case

Was planning to get the NZXT H500, but I'm very happy that I got the P300 instead. The body lines of this case look so good, along with the tempered side glass panel. The small RGB strip is the perfect amount of lighting as well.

Case Fan

Great looking and performing fans.

Case Fan

Great looking and performing fans.

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Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking good!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly i don't understand why these builds are the exception and not the rule on this site. most builds are 4 digit builds, This is a nice performance build that is really cheap (remember folks ca dollars. USD is 586.98). I wish more people made this exact build (or variations of it)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

People are all about the eye candy, bright, saturated colors and water cooling loops that take loads of money (see the current featured build for what I mean); that's what gets the attention and views and ego strokes from commentators, not the well-done first attempts or creativity on a budget.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't be more true, and I think a part of wanting to build such a high end system (like the featured build) is so that you can show it off. Self-satisfaction is one thing, but seeking approval for what you built plays a big part in it as well.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Along those lines, here's my R5 upgrade/ build from last year so I can emphasize the point about seeking approval. :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

don't get me wrong your build is great an executed perfectly, but you admit that this build is overkill and probably what most people shouldn't build. Your build should be the icecream to everones meat and potatoes if you see what i mean. I use to see builds all the time 1000 or less but now they are the minority of builds. It may sound stupid but i think with the majority of these builds being these flashy expensive builds scare of console gamers to converting to pcgaming.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you misunderstood, I didn't buy all of that at once. I upgraded a previous build to get to where it is now. I also added things like the headphones and speakers I already had (which is why I had to add the prices separately) to show the whole setup as it currently is, not to discourage others from building more modestly. If you look around this site, you'll see plenty of 1st-time builders with modest PCs who built because they were moving from (or adding to) console gaming. Encourage the builds you want to see more of by giving them the likes and comments they need to be more visible. A lot of good, solid, modest builds get passed over because a lot of viewers will just blow right by a good effort that has no views or comments yet. And don't forget to keep your comments constructive and not toxic.

(Plus, it's a B450 board. Overkill would be dropping a 3700X, RTX2060 and another 16GB of LPX into it just to play @1080p. ;) )

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand that, and i understood what you meant. A lot of those builds are upgrades, i get that there are plenty of budget builds on the site and i do offer constructive critism. I do like the budget builds, i understand its supplemental for some gamers, but i have a lot of friends who still think you need a 2000 dollar computer to have a "decent" gaming pc. thats all i was saying.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah and this way, there's plenty of room for upgrades!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The variations can be boring though; here's my example: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/gwKBD3 (always cite your sources :) ).