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Ryzen 1600 + GTX1060 3gb

by Loktin

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10 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 16, 2017

Date Built

Oct. 14, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

Description

This was my first PC build ever. I am happy that I chose the parts that I did. I was going for aesthetics and a decent price/performance ratio. (Have in mind the prices I put are after tax)

CPU: Originally going for a I5 7500 but quickly decided on a ryzen CPU after watching a couple of reviews (I didn't get into building my own PC till late August 2017)

Mobo: good looking, neutral colored motherboard that I chose because it has ASUS Aura

Storage: I pulled a hdd from my old laptop and the ssd is fine.

Ram: Was the cheapest ddr-4 3000mhz that came in a neutral color (I wished I started building a computer sooner)

GPU: The Gigabyte card was the best looking (in my opinion) GTX1060 at the time because it comes with two fans and leds

Case: The Phanteks Eclipse P400 Tempered Glass is probably the best looking case on a budget. I chose the black and white color because white spills lights more evenly than black. (I will never be able to completely get rid of smudges on the glass)

Psu: Completely overkill in the wattage department but I was able to pick it up for around the same price as the 600W version. I also wanted all black cables (for the aesthetic)

WiFi adapter: I couldn't run a Ethernet cable so I had to get a wireless adapter. I didn't go for a pcie adapter because I didn't want anything more inside the case.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great price to performance CPU with a decent, good looking stock cooler!!!

Motherboard

Good motherboard with a easy to use bios. However, the rgb lights would have been better integrated if they were in some io cover because GPUs with two fans will cover the chipset heatsink. When setting the lights to a white color it has a more green hue than a blue one.

Memory

Good looking, fast ram that is one of the cheapest ram compatible with Ryzen. However it does say TeamGroup on the top of the ram.

Video Card

A backplate is always welcomed on a gpu and makes any build look better. The orange stripes aren't visible unless you duck under to look at it.

Case

Amazing looking case for under $90. The led strip it came with is strong enough to hold itself to the top of the case and will make anybody's build looking much better!!

Power Supply

The power efficiency rating isn't the best but, it comes with all black cables.

Comments Sorted by:

drferrell 2 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

Good Job! Looks amazing.

Definitely an overkill PSU, but if it costs just as much as a 600w model, go for it. Saves money and gives you more room to upgrade.

OMGNotthatgood 2 points 18 months ago

This is a great build! Nice work!

AhodShralpy 12 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

I can tell by the exclamation points that you are stoked! And rightfully so. Enjoy your new PC, look great!

S.Sithisak 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Dope budget pc, man! Good job! But if I was you, I would go for a smaller PS & save money for future upgrade. Still an awesome built, man. Enjoy!

Ctkinggg 2 points 18 months ago

Why did you go for the Asus motherboard instead of the MSI?

Loktin submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I wanted a B350 motherboard that had neutral colors (absolute no red) and a rgb header. It was between the Asus Strix b350f or the MSI gaming pro carbon. I just chose the cheaper option at the time. Also the MSI motherboard's io on the back is red colored.

Ronintheshark 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I personally use the strix b350 amazing value has way more features than any other board for its price.

ugapeyton 1 point 18 months ago

I’m guessing it’s a feature that only ASUS boards have. Idk what it’s called but I keeps all core turboed

AdaptDNZBuildz 1 point 11 months ago

Literally building the same pc, except in a NZXT s340 xD. Overclocked CPU or nah? How does the GPU perform?

Loktin submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I have the CPU overclocked to 3.7 ghz. The graphics card is getting me about 70fps max settings in GTAV (pretty much the only game I play).