- 31 months ago
|CPU||Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor||Purchased For $115.49|
|Motherboard||MSI - B250M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||Purchased For $90.50|
|Memory||Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory||Purchased For $121.99|
|Storage||Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||Purchased For $0.00|
|Case||DIYPC - Cuboid-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case||Purchased For $51.38|
|Power Supply||Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||Purchased For $56.31|
|Mouse||Logitech - G602 Wireless Optical Mouse||Purchased For $39.99|
|Other||HP Optical Drive||Purchased|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-10 02:07 EDT-0400|
My goal for this PC was to be a gaming PC. I had to order these parts as money came in, none of this came all at once.
I went with Intel instead of Ryzen because Intel has an iGPU whereas Ryzen doesn't and I wasn't willing to wait to buy a discrete graphics card. The I5-7500 was a good option for me. I would've loved to get an I5-7600k, however my budget didn't allow it.
This motherboard is something I fell in love with the moment I laid eyes on it. I am a fan of MSI, and this motherboard looks damn good. Plenty of SATA ports, and has enough fan headers for me for now.
4x4gb kit of RAM. I found this on a 25% off deal. I won't need any more than 16gb of RAM, so I figured I might as well populate all of the DIMMs. It's only 2133Mhz. Is it possible to clock the RAM to 2400Mhz?
I bought this tower because it looks great, is cheap, and offers a lot. Windows, A 200mm fan with a 120mm fan, can accomodate any cooler, and supports ATX PSUs. It can also support a 240mm AIO if need be.
The CX450M was the obvious option. Even with a GTX 1060, there will be plenty of power left over. I'll get a GTX 1050 for now and use that as a temporary card. The CX450M is the best PSU for its price.
I plan on gaming a lot, and some 3D modeling and stuff. This CPU will do okay for that but it really shines in gaming. Games I intend on playing:
Software Inc, Witcher 3 (when I get the gpu), Fallout 4, Space Engineers, XCOM 2, Subnautica, Stellaris, SWTOR, STO, and Cities: Skylines. For AutoCAD, I will be using Mudbox, Maya, 3DS Max, and Inventor.
Anyhow, what would you rate it? I geared it towards performance but definitely kept aesthetics in mind. Once the GPU has been added in, I will be adding in fans, a wired mouse, mic, etc etc. All the peripherals.