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I decided to use the ryzen 5 instead of the i5 because it is cheaper and better (in my opinion). i tried to make everything go with the red color and i think it looks pretty good. I went with 8 GB of ram, but might upgrade later on to 16 GB when I have the money. I was going to get the GTX 1060, but after talking to someone who knows a lot more than I do about computers, i decided to go with the GTX 970 because it runs a little bit less, but it is over 2x cheaper and will run anything i would be using. The 970 ends up being about $100-$150 on craigslist. I wanted to get a fully modular power supply so i literally set it to full modular and picked the lowest price one. I´ve always liked cooler master cases and wanted a low price sturdy case. The monitor, keyboard, and mouse are budget ones that I searched up because I already have those set up for me. Overall I´m excited to build and use this computer.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

Maybe consider adding a solid state drive, it will make your PC a lot faster

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I´ll look into it, thanks

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

It's honestly the best way to speed up a system if you don't already have one. I was also skeptical spending all that money on a storage device but the difference is day and night!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely get an SSD and migrate your OS onto it. You can get a 120gb one for like $25 new. Or if you want to put games and other stuff on them, the 240gb ones are relatively cheap as well.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I´ll look into that, thx (;

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend samsung or just any company??

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Kingston and samsung are highly trusted brands, but I've also had success with local manufacturers - really just depends on the reviews at the end of the day.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 here. Being able to boot in under 20 seconds is a godsend.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

So true. My HTPC boots up faster than the TV itself.. lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Post on here then!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I support your decision making sir. Good build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome little budget build! Gratz!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Sidenote, if you ever decide to get fancy you can OC your ryzen 5 and pull around 4.1-4.2ghz from the stock 3.4. A liquid cooler is preferred here, but the "Be Quiet" rads are also an excellent choice...they just look huge :P

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks I´ll check it out

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

No problemo!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Just revised the build from comment suggestions

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

WHY would you go with only 1 stick of ram for a ryzen build? :'(, even 2 sticks of 4 would've been better.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking of upgrading later with another 8GB stick

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Please post pics of the final build. Can’t wait to see it. Solid choice on that gtx 970. Great graphics card! I love the Redragon keyboards. I have an RGB one and it beats any of the high dollar ones. Nice choices. Definitely put in one more stick of 8gb ram. Ryzen likes that. I have a 1600x also. Wish I had waited after seeing the price drops but it is a great processor even at the price I paid

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How did this build turn out?

The ASRock board work out for you? It doesn’t have any ratings is why I ask.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I just like the look of it to go with the red theme but i will look into changing them at some point (:

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

they are kinda loud but they fit the look that I like so I´m fine with it for now

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