Description

I built this one for my daughter to do entry-level gaming on and to see what a Ryzen 5 2600 with Vega 11 graphics could do.

It was originally going to be a budget build of about $500 (plus peripherals)but changed my mind about a few parts. I was going to do a cheaper board, half the RAM and a Ryzen 3 with Vega 8. The girl just got into WOW and I don’t think that would have cut it with decent settings.

Getting Windows installed with that processor was a chore. Don’t even try to install versions before the 1803 update (April 2018). You’ll get it installed but it will constantly lock, BSOD and restart. It won’t update, either. Ultimately I had to create a Windows install usb from another PC that has current updates. Once I did that, though, she runs like a champ.

Some of the parts listed I already had on-hand. The deepcool fans were unused from another project and the RGB Wraith fan is from a Ryzen 7 that’s liquid-cooled. The lighting is all 12v Aura Sync.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

wow that's a lot of ram

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

because that is 4 times what I have in my own system.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine has 64. Admittedly, I’m a bit old-school. Back in the day we crammed as much ram as would fit in them. A bit overkill now, though.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I would have used the money to get a graphics card or a harddrive, but it's only my opinion.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 32 gigabytes of RAM!?!?!? You could have spent that on a video card!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

YEAH I KNOW RIGHT!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

When I first read the description I thought you were originally going to buy 8GB of RAM, and decided to upgrade to 16GB, which seemed sensible, but then I looked at the parts list ;)

Srysly tho, why does your daughter need 32GB of RAM, you couldve spent that $$$ on a dedicated graphics card.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The point was to not use a video card. Look at any of my other builds. All have gobs of RAM. Its my thing. Its not like I starved my family to put another 16GB in it.

I own a 186 mph car. I will never drive 186 mph. I bought it because I wanted it. Same with that $120 worth of RAM. Jesus, people. You act like I'm spending your money.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to waste all your $$$ on RAM thats your descicion, but why you would choose not to buy a GPU when clearly you have the $$$ is beyond me.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

And I think some custom black and white PSU cables would really add to the aesthetic if your into wasting $$$ on stuff you dont need.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Is the Vega 11 as loud as the reviewers say it is?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Just s quick question, with all that rgb in ur build did u need to buy any other hub or was the included hub enough to power all ur fans

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The actual Spectre I bought wasn’t listed. The one I actually got is a 60hz curved, 1080. Same size and such, though.

I like RAM.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Why lie on the parts list with no mention of the monitor change in the description? This site is beautiful for newbies, but when people put just any old thing on the parts list, it makes it hard to shop around and see what components others are combining together. When I click the "completed builds" link below a part, I'm assuming you used the component, however, because people seem to frequently lie, I feel I need to investigate the pics and comments to get the "real" parts list. I'm here because of the monitor you said you used...but didn't. 60Hz and 144Hz are different ballparks.

Why not just add a custom part that represents exactly what you've built?

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  • 9 months ago
  • -1 points

I mean, there aren't a whole lot of options for 60hz Freesync monitors,

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

uh, there are a lot for ~100-120$, 60-75hz

  • 9 months ago
  • 0 points

Well sorry.