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Took me around a year to complete this because the original motherboard didn't work and I didn't know what to do about it until school got out. I must have taken it apart and rebuilt it 3 times before i figured out that it was the mobo. Once I replaced it everything went smoothly and it was 𝘴𝘰 satisfying to see it work. All in all I really enjoyed the building process and the results it gave me, so I hope to upgrade it in the near future and see what else I can make. Also the fans are blue irl but came out purple on camera for some reason :/

BTW the motherboard that didn't work for me was the Asus PRIME B450M-A

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  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Wish they still made lots of cases with side fans

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Build seems to have been okay, but some of the parts selection is questionable. The CPU and Motherboard are good choices. The Ryzen 5 2600 chip is one of the best value CPUs out there. The motherboard comes from Gigabyte, and has a good layout and also has a B450 chipset. However, the RAM and Hard Drive are bugging me. It would've been possible to get a 1 TB Western Digital Blue Hard Drive for $30 less and it would've performed identically. That $30 could be put into more RAM.

The Wifi adapter was also a poor decision in my opinion. A $30 USB adapter could get the job done and almost definitely be good enough for your needs. That saved $70 could be put to a higher power RX 580 graphics card as well as a higher wattage PSU.

Overall, kudos for pulling through with that build for an year, but better parts selection would have been welcome.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tips, I'm new to this so I appreciate it. I'll definitely put more time into finding the right parts when I start upgrading, but my wallet is currently empty lol :(

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

If you ever need tips on PCs join the nzxt discord and go to the hardware chat there are many people who will help a lot

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the build. I just finished a very similar one. I have one recommendation. If you keep your pc on a carpeted floor, your PSU will run hotter and suck up dust with its current orientation. I suggest flipping it so it turns into an exhaust rather than an intake. That, or set your pc on your desk.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i have it setup on some old yearbooks, hopefully that'll help