Description

This being my first build, I wanted to keep it simple and as low cost as possible, while still giving me decent performance in games and multitasking. So far, I have played CS GO, Dota 2, and Diablo III. All are performing great, I am pleased with performance.

I had a couple of small issues that were easy enough to resolve myself:

Issue 1 - RAM: When I finished building the computer, it would not detect my monitor while I was connected via HDMI. After reading online, I tried booting the computer with one stick of RAM instead of two, and that solved the issue. I then proceeded to the BIOS and enabled the XMP Profile 1, turned off the machine, installed the other RAM stick, and then successfully rebooted. Ram is running at advertised speed.

Issue 2 - Windows 10 Installation: I didn't have a Windows machine prior to this build, so I was not sure how to create a boot drive with a USB drive because I only had an Apple laptop. Simply put, Windows 10 now comes on a USB 3.0 drive, I picked it up a Fry's (price in part list). Installation went smooth as butter.

Other than that, smooth build, good performance so far. The fan kicks up a bit when gaming, but nothing concerning. My cable management is pretty bad, but I plan to improve it in the future.

Originally put the wrong video card I purchased, has since been updated.

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I just built my first pc with very similar parts, specifically a ryzen 5 1600 paired with a gtx 1050ti as well. I am looking for a monitor at the moment as I am gaming on a dell monitor from 2008, could you provide me the model of your monitor. Thanks! For my build I get above 115 fps on fortnite at high settings with shadows at medium, my frame limit is 120 frames per second. Of course this is at 1440p by 900p because my monitor cannot do 1080p.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice that is awesome. I'll check your build out after this! So it is an Asus VG245. When I google it, it looks like it is the VG245H (not sure what exactly the H stands for). Link here: https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/VG245H/. I believe I paid around $200 at Fry's for it. It's got a few cool built in features like you can reduce the amount of blue light the monitor is putting out which can be nice at night.

It also has a built-in timer that you can display in the top-left corner which is pretty cool! I like to game for about an hour at a time, so it is a nice way to keep track of how much time you've spent playing.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Can you provide gaming benchmarks?. I am looking at building a 1050ti system. thanks

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll try to put some together! I'm a bit new to benchmarks and PC building in general so it'll take a bit longer to provide, but I'll give it a go.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! thanks

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Is gta 5 a AAA game

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

AAA games just refer to the company that makes them. Pretty much, if it's a big company that's made a lot of games, it's AAA

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

oh

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. How fast/reliable is the integrated WIFI on the motherboard.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

In terms of reliability, I have not had any issues. On CS GO I normally have a ping between 10-20. No lag issues when playing Diablo 3, Heroes of The Storm, or Wow.

In terms of speed, after doing the speed test on Google, saying I have around 30 Mbps download, and around 40 Mbps upload. Not an expert here, this may be more of a reflection of my ISP and not the on-board WIFI.

I have yet to have an issue with it.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build to cut your teeth on. R5 is probably the most bang-for-buck CPU out there and you should be golden for years to come. Glad to hear no mention of BIOS issues with using the Ryzen+ CPU with an older mainboard but you still got your troubleshooting feet wet with the RAM issue. I'd like to see the insides of your computer if you don't mind snapping a few pictures when you go in to do your cable management. I'm sure you did fine - from experience, that motherboard has a somewhat odd layout.

Welcome to the club!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah sounds good, I'm uploading new pictures tonight.

Thanks, has been pretty fun playing games so far!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, looks great!