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by akeem127



Date Published

Dec. 6, 2017

Date Built

Nov. 15, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.95 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

9.001 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C


My entry from console into PC gaming. It’s my very first build and everything went flawlessly. Not really much to say on this. The case has fairly good air flow. I overclocked to cpu to 3.7ghz and the temps are fine. It will primarily be used for gaming. I’m currently waiting for DDR4 prices to go down so I can up the RAM to 16GB.


Reinstalled Window 10 on 240gb SSD

Upgraded from GTX 1050 Ti to GTX 1060 6GB

Upgraded from Ryzen 3 1200 to Ryzen 5 1600x

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MightyAlFred 3 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Pretty good entry level build here, well done.

I only have only a couple of gripes with it, provided you could've extended a bit your budget. That motherboard is really a bit low end. With just a few bucks more you could've got a different one with 4 dimm slots, for future upgrades. I think also you could've got a 1060 3gb for about 30$ more than the 1050 Ti, and the performance increase would've been significant.

Other than that, it's a really solid first build, hope you enjoy it.

akeem127 submitter 1 Build 5 points 11 months ago

Thanks for the input. I must admit, did cheap out in a few areas. Originally, I was set to get a 1060 3gb, but I’ve encountered instances on a different pc where some games actually tore through 3gb of vram so I was willing to accept my losses and give to 1050 ti a shot. I was actually quite impressed with it. As for the motherboard, I completely agree with you 100%. After about 2 hours playing forza horizon 3, the 8gb of RAM is pretty much useless and instead of adding on to it, I’ll have to replace it completely. Other than that I love this build. Again thanks for the input. It’s greatly appreciated.

bradenfontaine 13 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Horizon chews through some ram for sure. i dig it though, nice build.

Ned4Sped 3 points 11 months ago

I can imagine this is an ideal budget budget build. It looks like it'd crush 1080p gaming. Perhaps look at an SSD in the future?

akeem127 submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Yes at 1080p, this build is incredible. Coincidentally, I found a deal on a 250gb ssd 2 days ago for $55 so I’ll be reinstalling windows onto that.

ten8yp 5 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Love the look of that Fractal case and the name you dubbed the build is quite catchy.

akeem127 submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Lol thanks

chosenyolo 2 points 11 months ago

You can overclock that cpu to a steady 3.8GHZ with the stock cooler.