I built this mostly just because I wanted to build a computer, if I wanted to just play games I could've gotten an Xbox but I wanted to build a computer and that's what I did. Its been a year in the making, creating iteration after iteration finding the best bang for the buck with the budget I could use and now its a reality and I'm so happy.

This computer is mostly for gaming, video editing, programming, and running VM's.

I picked the 2600 because of its decent performance in games and its very exceptional performance in editing. I also just wanted those 6 cores so badly even though my main use is for games, I just needed those cores. Also, it had a low TDP, decent clock speeds, and a stock cooler.

I picked the HDV R4.0 because it was actually 49.99 at the time with a rebate. Sadly asrocks online rebate form wasn't working, nothing I can do about that. It only has 1 16x lane and 2 DIMM slots but that's all I need. The chipset is a little small and I was worried about the VRMs keeping up but it's been running. fine so far.

The ram was a pretty good price and T force is a pretty reputable brand and zen+ runs 2933 out of the box so if XMP didn't work It would be fine. I got 16 gigs because RAM is so cheap right now.

western digital 500 GB brought me over budget but my original 500 GB SSD Ran out of stock before I could buy it. Its got great r/w speeds and a good capacity for the price still

For the longest time, I thought I was gonna get an RX 580 but then the gtx 1650 super came along, finally a card that can compete with the 580. It gives more than decent performance in games and will be great for 4k editing so that's neat.

I got the case on a steal. It was a 30 dollar rebate and got the fan with it as well.

The corsair CXM power supply was also a steal, the cheapest one from a reputable brand like corsair also it was 80+ bronze so it was a no brainer.

putting it together was easy enough, I had some problems with cables and installing the motherboard and case fan so it took a lot longer than it should of but it works great I'm pretty proud of the cable management still a great deal even without the crazy deals I got. 10/10 would build again.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Very nice ~$500 build! I have built two budget gaming PCs in the last few months with this combo of CPU, RAM and motherboard and they both are still going very strong. The 2600 is absolutely untouchable for value in the sub-$150 price bracket, for $119 it's a great performer.


  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

How good is in it games? Cause my pc that i’m going to build for my birthday is almost the same stuff same cpu same gpu im going to get.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

I’m not OP but I can confirm that it does very very well in modern AAA games.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Did you purchase a seperate cpu cooler? Or did you just stick with the stock?

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

I stuck with the stock and its been working fine, might upgrade if I wanna start overclocking.