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My sister has wanted to get a gaming PC for a while now, and with extra parts from my father's mining rig, it was time. I chose the 2200g because I currently am running an i5 3470, very old I know, but it still has very good performance for gaming. The 2200g is very similar and very inexpensive (she won't be doing anything besides gaming or photo editing on this machine). The motherboard was a bit of a splurge for her but I convinced her that it is definitely not the place to cheap out, and cheap motherboards are terrible to work with. She really liked the RGB and I really liked how its laid out. Great buy! For the RAM I just chose whatever was cheapest at the time but still from a good company. I also have the same model just older in my personal rig, and have had great experiences with it. For the storage, I chose an inexpensive SSD for now because I am able to get 320 gb WD blues from work for free, so I will be putting several of those in at a latter date for her larger games. The graphics card is from my father's mining rig and preforms great! Much better than the 960 she was going to buy off of me. The same goes for the power supply, overkill I know, but it was a gift from dad, so it works. Windows 10 Pro was bought off a software site for only $30, otherwise I would have gotten her home. The network card is out of my rig. Its temporary until we get Ethernet ran properly in her room.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Spent more on the ram than you did the cpu. That will bite you later. You should have spent less money on the motherboard and splurged a little bit more on the case. The case will definitely make more of a difference than the motherboard in terms of building it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

It don't think it will bite. Its still a 4 core processor running at a good speed. I have only heard positive things about it's performance from reviews and benchmarks. I think she should have gotten a 2600, but she didn't want to spend that much.

The case actually wasn't as bad as I was expecting. No sharp edges, all painted, and came with all hardware and zip ties. Room all along the edges of the rear for cable management. The case wasn't really a choice either as it was a gift (I would have had get something like the NZXT H500 for only a bit more) The ram was purchased on sale for $60, it was the same as the 3000MHz set.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Have to agree here.

For the extra you have spent on the motherboard, you could have bought an ASRock B450/M Pro4 which is a solid board at two-thirds of the price, then used the savings on the board to buy the 2600. You'd have been spending around the same amount for the same or similar mobo features, but more performance from the CPU.

That said, it's still a decent 1080p gaming build.

  • 20 hours ago
  • 1 point

What a nice brother you are lol

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Bad gpu and 1000w power supply🤔🤣

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is the first I'm hearing a rx 580 is a bad card, especially a free one (like the power supply)

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