Description

So far so good. This build does what I need it to do which isn't too much. I mostly use this build to play some games and some video editing. Most of the games I like playing are RTS games and a few newer games, some demanding some not. Most of the video editing I do is very light and basic as well. The only thing I'm disappointed in is the RX 590 performance in some older games. Other than that, I'm very happy with this build.

Each part I picked and the price at the time of buying because the pcpartpicker list only shows the current prices:

  • CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 - $119
  • Motherboard: B450 Aorus Elite - $110
  • Memory: Team T-Force Vulcan 16GB DDR4-3200 - $67
  • M.2: Intel 660p 512 GB - $60
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB - $50
  • GPU: RX 590 - $180
  • Case: Aerocool AERO-500G RGB - $47
  • PSU: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold - $80
  • Optical Drive: Asus DRW - $20
  • OS: Windows 10 - $97
  • Fans: Deepcool RF 120 - $32
  • Monitor: Acer Nitro VG240Y - $146
  • Keyboard + Mouse: Cooler Master Devastator 3 - $32

Total Cost: Around $1,040 excluding taxes and other necessary cables or equipment

Part Reviews

CPU

Handles all the tasks I've thrown at it so far. Done some gaming and light video editing will be trying some other things out soon

Motherboard

Has enough of everything. Looks nice, rgb is a cool feature, does everything you need a motherboard to do. I did have some issues with the bios at first, but it was eventually resolved.

Memory

Got this ram when it was cheap so it was well worth getting this. Works just as well as any other DDR4-3200 memory. Felt very durable as well

Storage

Wanted an m.2 for fast boot of windows and some other programs or games. One of the cheaper m.2's but it still works just as fast.

Storage

needed mass storage for some games, videos, etc., was not disappointed. Pretty inexpensive for a 2tb hard drive. Also from Seagate, which is a trusted brand for a good reason

Video Card

I got this on sale and overall it's working well. Does everything I need it to do and then some. Only two complaints are that it can get hotter than expected while under load and that certain older games it struggles to run for some reason

Case

Took a risk in getting this case because I found almost no reviews or information on it, but it was cheap, it looked good, and had almost everything I needed. The RGB is a nice added touch, has fairly good airflow, and is very sturdy. The only issue I had with it was that there wasn't much room to work with and I had some trouble routing cables. Other than that, very worth the buy

Power Supply

Working just as described. I thought it was a little overkill, but it was on sale for 80 dollars instead of 120 so I thought why not. I had no issues that other people are reviewing about. Just what you would expect from a good quality 80+ gold semi-modular PSU.

Optical Drive

Very cheap, works perfectly fine, and not too loud, although I don't use it a crazy amount.

Operating System

It's windows 10, what else is there to say? I'm fine with using windows 10 and don't see many issues like everyone else does. The disk comes with a code that is kind of hard to scratch off and see, but if you enter it right you should be fine

Case Fan

These fans are the best deal I've seen for fans with lights. I don't wanna use the term RGB really because they don't display all colors at the same time, but they do cycle through all the colors and have a million settings to switch to. If you use them with RGB fusion or some other software that's supported, it'll look really nice.

Monitor

Overall, I like this monitor. The screen looks nice and the IPS panel makes a noticeable difference, although not like crazy noticeable on this monitor. I figured 1980x1080 75 Hz because I don't think my GPU would be able to handle much more on recent games. This monitor does have freesync which is nice. The only thing I'm disappointed in is that I technically could have gotten the 144 Hz version of this monitor for barely any more money. I didn't find that out until after I bought this.

Keyboard

Great keyboard and mouse combo. Not expensive at all and has multiple color settings. The keyboard feels great and the mouse is comfortable in my hand. The mouse does reset the color after the pc shuts down, however it barely affects me and it takes less than 0.3 seconds to change the colors.

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Comments

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Did you had any problems with the B450 aorus elite? Like freezing randomly while under load?