Hi, i built this pc early of last year, i am curious to see how good it is for what i have any ideas of making it better for a decent price is appreciated! Thanks!
You need cable management
At the time i didnt have anything to manag my cables...
It's an ok build, but I do have some criticism. I don't want to be overly negative but you asked so here it goes.
It's a very imbalanced build, and you spent a lot of money in the wrong places if you are looking to maximize performance.
First with the good stuff. The processor and motherboard are a good combination and the memory is fine. The AIO is good if you plan on overclocking the CPU as high as it will go but if not then it's completely unnecessary as the stock AMD coolers do just fine at stock speeds. But after this you went a little off script.
The power supply is completely overkill in wattage and build quality as this build draws about 250 under full load (400 if you're overclocking). There are a ton of really good 500w units in the $50-75 range that would have been better options.
Between the blu ray drive, keyboard, mouse and headset you spent about $400. You basically bought 22" Avanti chrome rims for your Honda Civic. I would have gone with a cheap $50 keyboard/mouse combo, a decent $40 pair of headphones and skipped the BD drive altogether. You would then have $300 more to spend on an SSD (a 1TB SSD is around $100) and an upgraded graphics card. The RX570 and 580 are fantastic cards that have been under $200 for a while now and either would blow the 1050ti out of the water. Honestly though at this budget level used graphics cards are your best friend. You can get a used GTX 1070 on eBay for under $200, at that price it can't be touched in terms of performance.
Don't want to be too harsh, but you did ask and that's that I would have done differently at this level.
The peripherals were around $200 total, the blu ray, ps, and the liquid cooler came with the case when i bought it. The graphics card isnt all that bad, i get around 60-80 fps in arma at 1080p. The criticism is good, first build so i know i need it lol, thank you for it.
upgrade your case to one with a psu shroud. Work on your cable management. Idk if you bought the psu new but 750W is major overkill for a 1600 and 1050 Ti. Furthermore I recommend upgrading your gpu since it might be bottlenecking. Buying an SSD will save you a bunch of time with starting windows and also starting games.
The ps came in the case as well as the cooler and the hdd. I got the graphics card for $100, and the ram for 45$
Sell that gtx 1050ti. Buy a used RX 570. It be cheaper and way faster. It will consume more power though. But you will probably profit doing the upgrade lol. For sure a ssd even just a boot drive once you use one you will never not want to use one. And yes the cable managment can use some work. Other than that the parts are still very good. I used have a r5 1600 in my first system great CPU oced very well. Hope you been enjoying your build.
I, havnt had all that much trouble with boot speeds, and the 1050 is bottlenecking but i didnt spend all that much on it. $100
Buy a new case with a psu shroud and get a ssd for games and windows. For my bc build I got 2tb because it wasn’t that more expensive then 1tb.
Hey nice build man! though there is one thing i have to point out though, don't put your memory sticks next to each other, but besides that, pretty decent build!
Ive seen that twoce so far, but i have switched them three times and have seen zero difference between slot changes
nice build but better work on that cable management and also, don't put your RAM beside each other, your MoBo manual should tell you in which DIMM slots you should place your RAM in, i also recommend getting a better GPU like an RX570
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Always be having fun ! but your boy Nubz is dead on balls accurate. Having a 750 PSU on a build that draws 250 is actually a detriment to the rig. I don't know your budget but the SSD's are a luxury want. You do not NEED them. I Hesitate to mention this next one since it is just going to pop your bubble. deep breath $150, 250 dollar keyboards are like the diamond market. You don't need it. people win tournament competitions all the time with $20 boards. having said that "blasphemy" if you like spending that much and it makes you happy... well in that case , You go be you .
The peripherals were a package deal from a friend for $200
copy that ... it always pays to have nice friends :)
Bro check out my pc build. My build is sooooo much better and also cheaper
You spent too much money on **** you dont even need to put that much money on. You don’t need a $100 cooler and $70 dollar ram
$70 is cheap for a good kit of DDR4, especially 16GB of nice 3200 speed and I can't criticize that. I agree on the imbalance of the rest of the build though. Generally at this budget level I would prioritize performance over niceties, a $120 blu ray drive is completely unnecessary and that money could have bought an SSD or bumped the graphics card up to a GTX1060 or RX 570/580. I'm not completely opposed to the AIO just for the fact that if he/she can overclock that 1600 to 4ghz they will gain a significant amount of performance and the extra cooling will help.
A 2600/1660 Would be my choice.
The 2600 is a phenomenal processor, and for the $129 it's going for on Amazon right now you can't beat the performance value. The 1660 is a good card, but if I only had $200 to spend I would definitely go to eBay for a used 1070 or Vega 56. Both of those cards outperform the 1660 and in the sub-$1000 range it's all about performance for dollar.
I didnt actually pay what the site suggests, i may have around $750-$800 in the whole build. Guess i should've mentioned that, my fault! Sorry!
why your memory sticks next to each other?
They are in the wrong slots and unfortunately are only operating in single-channel mode right now.
does he not realize that?
Can you please update the prices of the parts to what you actually paid for them? You would get a lot less criticism if you did.
Also, that water cooler is very overpowered for the cpu. The only thing it is good for is if you are doing some serious overclocking.