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Mini Tower Mid-Low End Gaming/Autodesk PC (First Build)

by solin_c

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5 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 29, 2018

Date Built

Aug. 4, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

44.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.706 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

Description

CPU: I chose the Ryzen 5 2600 for this build because I wanted the six cores to be able to stream in the future, and I didn't need the 2600x for any of the stuff I will be doing. I used a mild overclock of 3.7 GHz and the temps only went up a couple degrees if any. In the future I may buy a water cooler and overclock it even further. Overall, I am happy with this choice.

Motherboard: I didn't need to go with a higher end X470 or a B450 with this build, and this was a solid choice with an pretty straight forward bios that didn't break the bank. Overall, I am happy with this choice.

RAM: My friend had these dimms in his pc witch he took out to upgrade to 16 GB, and very kindly gave them to me for free. I could not find the white version of this but its the same specs as the red in the part list.

SSD/HDD: The Inland 240 GB is a great deal for $40. That is enough to download Windows and other more important things. and the 1 TB HDD is plenty for all of the other, less important things like songs or pictures.

GPU: A GTX 1060 is a perfect mid-low end GPU for 100+ FPS at 1080p. Boosted to over 1.9 GHz stock, and over 2 GHz with a +100 MHz overclock with temps below 70 degrees. Consiststant 144 FPS playing fortnite on ultra. Very happy with this choice.

PSU: I could have made a better decision on this one, For 55$, you could get a much better power supply, I should of looked for what was on sale instead of making the hasty decision for this one. 500 Watts was all I needed to power this build. It did come with some nicely sleeved CPU and 24+8 Pin power cables, and the modular design is nice. Overall, I didn't find the best deal for a PSU, but it works great and is silent.

Case: I wanted a Micro ATX case for my smaller desk, and this was just perfect. The NZXT H400i is an amazing looking case, with amazing cable management, and included whisper quiet AER F Fans. Not to mention the outstanding build quality. Although a little pricey at $99, it is a outstanding case and is easy to build in for first time builders.

Overall I am thrilled with this build. It is an amazing looking build that isn't crazy expensive, and can game and work very well.

Comments and suggestions on things I could do in the future to better my build would all be greatly appreciated! I will do my best to respond to all comments within 2 days.

Part Reviews

CPU

Achieved a 3.7 GHz overclock while staying under 50 degrees with the stock cooler. A great 6 core cpu for well under $200.

Motherboard

A solid budget mobo with a decent bios. Meets expectations.

Storage

Great deal for 240 GB. Is plenty to install windows+drivers. And a few modern steam games and some other important applications.

Storage

Meets expectations. Not much to stay here.

Video Card

Amazing video card for 1080p 100+ FPS gaming. Boosted to over 1.9 GHz, and over 2 GHz with a +100 MHz overclock with temps below 70 degrees. Consiststant 144 FPS playing fortnite on ultra.

Case

The NZXT H400i is an amazing looking case, with amazing cable management, and included whisper quiet AER F Fans. Not to mention the outstanding build quality. With a reasonable price at $99, it is a outstanding case and is easy to build in for first time builders.

Power Supply

Works great; fan is quiet, modular design is nice, and comes with nicely sleeved cpu and 24+8 pin power cables. Removed one star because at this price, I’d like to see a 80+ Gold PSU.

Wireless Network Adapter

Easy to install, super fast, works great!

Monitor

Great 144 Hz monitor with lots of features. Amazing picture quality.

Other

Can not recommend this keyboard more. It has genuine gateron laser switches and customizable RGB lighting. Price cannot be beat, this is a STEAL!

Other

Great gaming mouse with amazing RGB lighting. Feels like really good build quality. Ergonomic and plenty of DPI. Removed one star for a huge hassle getting driver software downloaded.

Comments Sorted by:

UltamateDoom 2 points 7 months ago

Nice Stuff, I think you could have found a better mouse and you could have spent less on the case so you could get more RAM. Ideally, a gaming pc/Autodesk inventor build should have 16 gb of RAM. With 16 gigs you would be able to play most games and the requirements for Inventor is 20GB of RAM.

solin_c submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Hi, In my opinion, the pictek T16 I purchased is perfect for my needs. It has great build quality and is only $16. Also, $99 is not that much to spend on a case especially for one as nice as the H400I. And lastly, 8 GB is PLENTY for my build. Right now I have this tab open, along with 5 other google Chrome tabs, 7 Microsoft Edge tabs, the Inventor home screen, along with an assembly, Epic Games launcher, along with Fortnite, and NZXT CAM software all open right now and I am only using 80% of my RAM(6.55 GB). Even if I needed 16 GB, I would have to purchase a whole new 16 GB kit because you need the exact same RAM when you are running dual/quad channel memory. Maybe I will invest in some more ram in the future. Thank you for your comment and your suggestions.

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UltamateDoom 1 point 7 months ago

Yeah, but how long do u think this pc is going to last?

solin_c submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

FOREVER! (i'm going to upgrade gradually)

SlyShot 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build!