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Primary used for regular computer use, also used for photo editing and Photoshop use. Also used for very light gaming. Run games such as Rocket League, CS:GO, G-Mod. Still have my PS4 so don't game as heavily although I will make the transition over. Overall a really fun build and very proud of it. Most of this list was recommended to me by a friend as I am very new to the PC building scene.

CPU - Recommended by a friend as it is a good cheap CPU, which comes with a cooler and integrated graphics that run pretty well.

MOBO - Could've gone with something cheaper although I overall liked the look of this board as well as the already shielded I/O panel.

Memory - Overall good RAM, one of the better cheaper options in terms of how much and the speed. Honestly wasn't a big fan of how they looked until they got to me I just loved the black sleek feel and look of them.

Storage - Was recommended by a friend to go with an SSD for OS and programs and to go with a large HDD for all my data and basically everything else. -While there are cheaper SSDs on the market I decided to go with the pricier Samsung since I feel they are more reliable and of course you want something reliable holding your OS and programs. Not ripping on other brands I just felt Samsung was the better option and was worth putting in the dough -For the HDD I went with WD as they are a well known company for storage and it was a good price for the size

Case - This is the item I would change every 5 seconds, reason being is just to see what the cheapest option was that day and which one looked the coolest. Of course I would read the reviews for every case and in the end I finally decided on this one. Overall good looking case and love the tempered glass. Everything was pretty easy install and had no real big issues

Power Supply - Went for the cheapest option and the best option, EVGA is a known brand and I also wanted something certified, even if it was Bronze. Also has more than enough wattage to support the current build and have lots of room for upgrades, and possibly will upgrade it in the future

Monitor - The priciest thing on this list by far. Went to Best Buy after Black Friday and this was on sale, was pretty pricey but thought it was worth it and considering the original price thought it was a great deal and went through with it. Can definitely say worth throwing money at it.

No huge issues, except one huge one was removing the CPU Cooler holder on the motherboard. Was using just the Cooler that came with the CPU and the MOBO has two black holders screwed in, in case you get the AMD Wraith Max cooler. I did not and had to unscrew the holders to be able to screw in the standard cooler. It had nothing to do with the MOBO, but I think with the screwdriver I was using seemed to strip the screw on one of the holders. Tried a number of things and had my dad help me out and somehow was able to screw it off, so I can honestly say this MOBO can take a beating.

Everything ran perfect when booting, had no issues whatsoever. Will definitely add more to it as time goes on, but overall happy with the build.

P.S. I know $700 isn't really budget but a big chunk was the monitor, so that's why I added "Kind Of" to the title And yes I know my cable management isn't the greatest, something I'm looking to make better

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You might want to flip that fan in the back the other way around. Positive pressure configuration to reduce dust accumulation is a cool thought, but that rear fan is unfiltered and and is just pulling dust into the system.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah^

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thats a good tip, honestly wasn't too sure about the direction of my fans but I will definitely use this advice and flip it around. Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

cool build. When you decide to upgrade, a CPU, mobo upgrade type thing is in order. +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes, something that I will definitely look towards. But for now, I feel I'm pretty good. Thanks for the +1!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

np man!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Personally, if you plan to upgrade sometime, I recommend something like a used GTX 1070 or a new GTX 1660 as it would boost performance tremendously in games while being decently priced at about $200. With this upgrade, the power supply would be able to power these cards with ease. Furthermore, if you want even more performance later on, the RYZEN 5 2600x and RYZEN 7 2700 are priced really nicely atm and are great performers.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the suggestions, will definitely look for these on the market. Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

why a 144hz monitor with an AMD apu?

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

The games they are playing can be pushed to that frame rate at lower detail plus upgradeability in the future would go great with a 144hz monitor. Or the fact that it's just a really cheaply priced 144hz monitor lol.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah pretty much, it was a good for a 144hz monitor, and although I do not have the right hardware to go with it when I upgrade I won't need to upgrade my monitor. It was just a good deal tbh lol