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Hoo boy, now I've gotta tale for you. This is the tale of the SUPER FIRE PERSONAL COMPUTER (takes after me). He has been with me for coming on two years now, and I feel that his genesis deserved to be documented as a PCPartPicker Completed Build. His humble beginnings as a decent $500 budget gaming PC, to a relatively cutting-edge, price to performance "beast" is a story I'd love to share. (Personally, I don't think it is strong enough to call a beast, but I digress)

I was gifted these parts after showing an interest in building PCs, but I was very slow to understand the basics of PC construction (A huge thank you to BulletBarry, Bitwit, and the infamous LinusTechTips for the build guides) but, after, I kid you not a week, I had built this and got into the BIOS. One borrowed copy of Windows later, I was up and running!

I was honestly surprised by the power this machine had at its start. I was running the unrunable in my eyes, but there was always a nagging voice in my head. "GTX 1080 Tis are more affordable now," it would say. "You can be the most powerful if you drop everything for THIS GPU," it whispered. "1,300 for a 2080 Ti? A steal!" it pressed. These thoughts kept at me until I decided, that during the Christmas season of 2019, I'd get an upgrade. Research went off and retrieved three components, G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000, the ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4, and the Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB.

And now we are at the present. I'm incredibly happy with this lil' guy, and he makes me look forward to any PC building ventures the future may hold.

A note: The pics are before the Christmas 2019 upgrade.

Part Reviews

CPU

Got it in a gaming build due to its price, but AM4 has become the socket of choice for many. Runs great and all that jazz, but the upgrade possiblities on this socket are the real uplifter.

Motherboard

No issues with the BIOS (Score!). Got it so I had the Ryzen 3000 support if that upgrade comes to pass.

Memory

Did me well when it was my only ram stick, now it just kinda stays in and makes the memory number bigger on the hardware monitor built into Task Manager.

Memory

Incredible. I don't use too many RAM-intensive programs, but the ones I do are all super snappy thanks to these bad boys.

Storage

Holds ma steam library well enough. Would love to get an SSD though.

Video Card

Running games at ludicrous speed! Super beefy compared to my old GTX 1050, and there isn't a game I can throw at it that doesn't run in at least 60fps.

Case

Ok. Didn't do me too many favors while building, but its still a very versatile case at the end of the day.

Power Supply

Actually an upgrade for an uncertified 500W, Looks pretty and powers my PC. Really don't think you can ask for more.

Wireless Network Adapter

Connects to the internet. Remarkable.

Monitor

This isn't the EXACT model I own, but this is close enough to it, a tertiary display if there was one.

Monitor

SUPER nice to game on! Really love this monitor.

Monitor

I got this when it was known as the stupid cheap 4K monitor on amazon. Look to the LinusTechTips video if you're curious as to why I got it.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't see too many 1500X's, should be pretty good as long as 4 cores suffice.