Background: I am not 100% committed to PC gaming so wanted to build something that would get me PC level performance to get my ‘feet wet’ and also not break the bank. Additionally, I wanted to challenge myself to build my first gaming rig as it was something I hear my friends gloat about and it genuinely piqued my curiosity.
Additional thoughts: I settled on the AMD Ryzen 3400G processor which is arguably the best APU out there (at least based on my research) that will let you play current titles at respectable frame rates near 1080P, medium settings. I also opted to not purchase a dedicated graphics card until I know I’m committed to PC gaming.
Build process: So. Damn. Easy. It took me about 2 hours to complete this setup. The case is just large enough for the MOBO and PS. Cable management is a bit tough but possible with enough space to work with. Make sure you power on the PC before you screw in the MOBO.
Overall: I’m impressed with the quick setup and the PC is blazing fast. Haven’t had a moment to play any games yet but will update once I have some numbers/performance to report.