I mainly us this PC for gaming and 3D design on Blender. Before I get into how the build went, I guess I should probably explain the entire story...
In January of this year (2019), I got tired of using a 13 year old HP with a Pentium D. Not only did it die with a browser open, it took years to update, and couldn't play any games. I called up my cousin on Discord, and he made me a parts list. It had an i5-8600k and a 1060 6GB. Obviously, I did some revising, with the 1660 being released, as well as the Ryzen 3000 series. About two weeks after the Ryzen 5 3600 was realeased, I had just enough. My parents pitched in a little, and the parts where ordered.
I decided to go with team red, because I have many upgrades planned for the future. This is ".ruby Stage 0" if you will. I have Stages 1,2 and 3 already set up, but by the time I do them, they'll change immensly. I want to get a new graphics card, a fully modular PSU, cablemod cables, a new CPU cooler, and RGB. Lot's and Lot's of RGB. Because you can never have enough big flashy flashy.
After two weeks of waiting for my CPU to be delivered, because FedEx is slow, I was about to build. My mom continued to insist on waiting for my dad to get home, but by that point I'd spent hours of my life watching Bitwit, Linus Tech Tips, and Gamers Nexus. I knew what I was doing. The build took two hours, and I had it up and running in three. I had to install windows, and let me tell you, that wasn't fun.
Almost two months after getting my PC up and running, I finally cable managed. It took thirty minutes and like 25 zip-ties. the only issue I have with the power supply is the extra PCIe cable, meant for CrossFire. There isn't anything I can do about that cable, so it just floats around below my graphics card. Everything else went smoothly, exept for one of my RAM sticks not sinking fully. I got so nervous it was broken, I was shaking when I resunk the stick. In the end though, my PC finally identified the stick of RAM.
I decided on the name Ruby after seeing the accents on the top and bottom part of the case. It just fit to me. I don't know why. But, all I can tell you is this PC is going to be used until it dies. Then, I guess I'll just go for something more extravagent. But hopefully, it doesn't die for a long, long time. Then, I guess it'll go to PC Heaven. Wait. Isn't this PC Heaven? I guess I'm getting too far into this. My brain hurts...
Anyways, Thanks for taking a look at my build!
Solid processor with easy overclocking. It doesn't bottleneck with almost any GPU, so being a versatile little chip is one of the reasons I gave it 5 stars.
Amazing motherboard. Quite possibly the best B450 motherboard. It's Ryzen 3000 ready, so no BIOS is needed for it.
Best kit of RAM for the price point. Fast, easy overclocking, and minimalistic.
great little hard drive. If you need a cheaper HDD, use this boi
What a TUF card. See what I did there? Anyway, this card is amazing, and the fans keep it nice and breezy underneath it.
good looking case, but the IO shield mounting is a pain in the butt
Amazing power supply. Exept for the extra PCIe cable meant for CrossFire. it isn't long enough to hide underneath anything, so it just floats around.
great monitor. would be nice if it had a 75Hz refresh rate though.
amazing budget keyboard. It only has blue LED's, so not much custiomization in the RGB department
Amazing mouse. Worth my money. The side buttons do feel flimsy though.