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CPU: Ryzen 3 2200G. Wanted her to be able to play games like league of legends and skyrim at 1080p, but also other games at low settings and resolutions. With the stock cooler, I got it up to 3.9GHz and honestly could probably go higher but I wanted to make sure without a doubt there would be no problems. Even in benchmarks it never gets above 70 degrees. Everything plays at great framerates and for benchmarking I get above average performance for these parts. This is also with an OC for the Vega 8 graphics of 1300, and will try to get more out of it later.

Motherboard: I wanted a cheap micro atx board, but at the same time I wanted one that didn't skimp on vrm cooling. This board, the same board I have in my current, much more expensive desktop, does a hell of a job for the price. Would definitely suggest it!

RAM: This is one part that I wanted to get faster RAM for the better performance, but I have actually been able to OC it to 2800 and could probably go higher with higher voltages but I'm happy with what I'm seeing so far.

SSD: Luckily had this lying around from a previous build, with an OS on it to boot! This makes the system boot up so quickly, and makes it seem like a much more expensive system. With SSDs being as cheap they are though, definitely get one. HDDs are basically a relic of the past for the common person as most people don't need more than 1Tb anyways and even those are not expensive.

Case: This is what I think is the most underrated part on this list. When you're looking for a cheap case, most look hideous and gaudy. This is the same case I have for a much more expensive build, comes with a case fan and a PSU shroud (although not important since there is no window) and it normally retails for $40. It has a very subdued but clean look, would work on any desktop or living room. I think if you're going for a cheap build, you HAVE to get this!

PSU: For this I didn't really care about much. It just needed to be cheap and efficient. If I could get something semi-modular, awesome, but this is a budget build. It powers my PC, so I give it 5/5 stars.

Part Reviews

CPU

Works perfect, easy overclocking with the stock cooler, great frame rates for basic games like league of legends and skyrim. OC'd to 3.9GHz and could honestly go higher if I wanted.

Motherboard

Not budget, but not high end and does everything very well. Has lots of fan headers and has amazing VRM cooling for great OC's.

Memory

It's RAM, it RAMs good. Was able to OC to 2800 and will try to get more out of it later.

Storage

Very fast, works perfectly like most other storage devices.

Case

This is what I think is the most underrated part on this list. When you're looking for a cheap case, most look hideous and gaudy. This is the same case I have for a much more expensive build, comes with a case fan and a PSU shroud (although not important since there is no window) and it normally retails for $40. It has a very subdued but clean look, would work on any desktop or living room. I think if you're going for a cheap build, you HAVE to get this! The only bad thing is that there is not great air circulation in the front, but honestly there are much more expensive cases with the same problem.

Power Supply

Great inexpensive but not cheap PSU. Very efficient for the price, great for any budget systems.

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Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad I read your post. I've been in the market for an inexpensive but tidy looking PC case. Thanks for the tip. Solid build.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This case is as tidy as it gets for that price point, wouldn't recommend any other case under $50.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking up this case right now, thanks for the reviews!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, definitely check it out, so great and clean for the price!

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