Description

I built this PC because I was realizing that unfortunately, my old laptop just wouldn't work anymore. I started searching around for pre-built PC's, but then I realized that most of them were expensive. This was when I decided to build this machine. So I had decided that the Ryzen 5 2600x would me more that enough to last me for a few years, and I decided to go with it. I then remembered all of a sudden that there were some old PC's in my basement, so I decided to go take a look and see if I could potentially salvage some components from the old PC's. I found a 2TB hard drive and a 120gb ssd in one of the computers. For my GPU, I bought an EVGA 1660 Ti XC Ultra. It's a really great GPU, and I would definitely recommend it for 1080p or 1440p. I choose the Cougar Panzer Max for my case. I know that it's overkill, but I really loved how it looked and I could fit almost anything into it without worrying too much (which was a critical factor since it was my first PC build, and I was worried about running out of space). And then for my motherboard. I choose Msi's B-450 A-Pro. I choose this motherboard because it offered a lot of what I needed and it wasn't a half bad price either. I really enjoyed building this computer, and overall it was a great experience and I highly recommend it to anyone. Recently I ran some ethernet into my room and now I get way faster speeds so that's great. I also decided to order a couple of RGB fans because I figured I had to light this whole thing up somehow.

Also, the price of the pc is around $911.38 U.S. dollars without tax. All the storage for the PC was free, courtesy of my basement.

Part Reviews

CPU

Fantastic CPU for the price, If your on a budget this is for you.

Motherboard

It gets the job done perfectly, I don't really see a problem with it and it also works with ryzen 3000 as an added bonus.

Memory

Great for the price, 16gb of DDR4 3000 for only around 67 dollars is a great price.

Case

I like this case, only complaint is that is that the window is acrylic.

EDIT: During the winter, when everything is dry and static, I discovered that the acrylic window is basically a magnet for dust, and that's why I removed a star. Still a great case though.

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Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 7 points

hope you get to upgrade that gpu, then you'll have a real nice build :) +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

How much fps on Minecraft or other games?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

On Minecraft I typically get around 30-50 fps with the occasional 60 fps, mostly when I'm in a cave. It has a hard time running CS:GO, with my fps ranging from 1-7 fps. It can run Garry's mod rather well though, with the fps ranging from 20-50. I hope this helped!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It did! Thank you!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're interested in a good graphics card for a game like minecraft then I heard that the gt 710 Is a pretty good card for the price.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The HD 6670 is good for Minecraft and can run War Thunder at lower settings at 768p.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I remember my first build started with the ryzen 2 2200g. Didn't even have a GPU was so happy to have it. Than upgraded to budget RX 480. And eventually a ryzen 5 1600 with gtx 1070. Good call not cheaping on cpu right now and going with 16gb ram. Enjoy it man and hope you find a great deal on a gpu. A RX 570 used could run you like 70-90 depending on your market and would provide excellent 1080p performance. I use one in my new build. Which is very low budget oriented. Also noticed you mentioned some old PCs you have. See what works in them and sell it. You be surprised how much it could help. I was able sell off some old 2012 stuff and netted 130 towards new build. Noticed in your bios picture memory running at 2133mhz see if in bios you can set the 3000mhz profile ryzen loves speedy ram.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, especally for just 500. Not sure what your current financial situation is but if you're looking for good deals on graphics cards, I'd reccomend going on r/hardware swap as you can find 1070's for around 200. But for as of now +1 and good luck finishing this thing :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

for $100: Used 570

$150: used 580

$200: used 1660/new 590

$250: used vega 56/new 1660 Ti if you get lucky

$300: used 2060

$350: used 2070? or 1080

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

$704 for this? How...

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot of the parts I salvaged from old computers so they were pretty much free.

The actual price of the computer was around $500

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

ah ok, good build 1+

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

integrated graphics from intel or an AMD apu may have worked better.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I know I would have gotten much better performance if I used a CPU with integrated graphics, but I was thinking I could potentially save some money by buying a good CPU and then later on upgrading my GPU to a much better one.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Such a smart move. Didn't make same stupid mistake I made on my first build. Where I literly wasted like 150 going APU route.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

I plan on upgrading it with a newer graphics card and then it will be my dream PC. This is just the start of it, I'll update it later when I can afford the parts.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

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