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My first build

by Mtber



Date Published

June 1, 2017

Date Built

April 7, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.366 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C


I wanted a solid performing gaming pc that wouldn't cost a fortune. I think it turned out great and it looks good too.

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Mtber submitter 1 Build 4 points 22 months ago

The Athlon is cheap, yes. That was the point and it works well. The 1050 ti and the 880k are much better performers than people realize. I am in fact able to play one decent game so far at 1440p. I had been thinking of this build as a platform to expand on and while it may make less sense to some I was planning on upgrading the mobo processor and cooling system later. For now I have a nice looking build to work in. Jesus guys I only spent 700 on the computer.

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

I'm not sure why everyone is having a bandwagon on this build's choice of parts just because you've chosen an older processor with a GTX 1050 Ti paired with a 1440p monitor. It sounds like you are content and are pleased with it to begin with.

I had made some big mistakes with my first time building a computer. I look at yours and I think you did better comparing to myself. No matter what others are saying, and yes I understand where they are coming from, but you already built it and you are happy with it. What games are you playing if you don't mind me asking? It might explain why some are thinking this way for gaming terms, but I'm also curious if you have your games also set 1080p if you are playing a game in 2017 (or any game that is demanding).

Otherwise, thanks for sharing and enjoy your new computer. You did good. +1

Mtber submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 months ago

So far I've only played borderlands 2. At 1440p the gpu does fine but the cpu runs a little too hot. I might need some better cooling. Perfect case for a water system.

diesel_25 2 points 22 months ago

Mtber at the end of the day all that matters is that you like it.

Jack173 -2 points 19 months ago

This is really bad build for the price I don't know why you thought getting that much storage was good, and really? an Athlon and a 1050ti? You could have easily saved $100+ by getting 1TB of storage and you could have gotten a regular 1080p150$ 60hz low ms response time monitor, because this PC cant run many games if any at all at 1440p and went for an i13 or i5 and a 1060, with 8gb of DDR4 Ram and easily have had WAY better performance for around the same or a bit more on the cost, you could have also saved around $20-$40 on the case and PSU heres a better build for the around the same $1000 price tag: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fDwbbj OR if you exclude the price of a monitor and keyboard and mouse you can have this beast: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2GjM9W

SlickShoes17 4 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

This is a great build! Looks well thought out! Anyone can throw money around and buy expensive parts, but that doesn't substitute for passion.

kaliptous 1 point 22 months ago

Do you have any power issues at all?

Shoxxwave 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

What are you CPU temps with the the Hyper 212 ?

Mtber submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago


Shoxxwave 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

I just got a decent water cooler for mine. I had to turn down the Voltage on from bios to bring down the temp a lot.

DustinJVC 0 points 22 months ago

This build isn't as cost effective as you think it is...

LeMMingSlayeR 24 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

I really like to try to give only positive criticism, but I agree in this case. I love AMD builds, but for a nearly $1k build budget a Ryzen 5 / RX470 build would have had a much better price/performance ratio. Stepping it up to a RX480 would have made more sense with the 1440p monitor, but would have added about $100 to the price.

The most important thing about building computers is being up to date and knowledgeable when it comes to component prices and performance. Knowing what parts are going to give you the best bang for your buck can mean the difference between being happy with your build for a few years, or ending up wishing you had done things differently.

In this instance, I think something like this Would have been more ideal, and still left money for a decent monitor.

In either case, this is your build and you did it your way. +1 and remember the mantra

geoffg67 2 Builds -2 points 22 months ago

i5-7500 is a better choice than Ryzen 5.

LeMMingSlayeR 24 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Not really

The single core performance of the i5 is 7% higher.

The multi-core performance of the Ryzen is 101% higher.

Overall performance shows the Ryzen still almost 30% ahead of the i5. and it also has 3 times the processing threads.

I'm still not sure why everyone thinks the i5 is better, real-world user benchmarks show the exact opposite.

geoffg67 2 Builds -2 points 22 months ago

LMAO! It is not 101% better in multi threaded tasks, that is from cinebench and it isn't an actual representation of it in real-world tasks. The i5 is better in gaming which is what the person is doing so it makes sense, especially because single core performance plays a good role in that. Sure in a budget workstation the Ryzen 5 chip would make a lot more sense but in gaming the i5 is the much better choice. Threads don't mean much especially because most games don't take advantage of hyperthreading anyways so then core count and quality of core plays in making the i5 faster. Don't take synthetic benchmarks and say something is better and instead use benchmarks of real-world tasks. Also don't make stuff up like you did saying it is 30% better overall lol. Go look at any gaming benchmark and the i5 comes out on top every time just because you can't handle it. Not to mention Ryzen 5 costs more too so cannot play the "MoRe CoSt EfFeCtIvE" card.

LegitOpxrations 1 point 20 months ago

It really is.... The ryzen 3 performs better than Intel i5 7000 lineup with 3200 ram or higher. By 5-10%. But multi threaded games and applications Ryzen is better.

acexii_ -1 points 22 months ago

O ya, also, you should've waited for either Ryzen 3 or saved money for Ryzen 5, if you like AMD CPU's

geoffg67 2 Builds -1 points 22 months ago

You did not spend your money in the right areas correctly, look at any build guide for $1000

Nullarc77 4 Builds -2 points 22 months ago

Why would you go with the athlon. A g4560 with a b250 mobo would have cost less and have much better performance. And unless you are playing games like League of Legends or CS:GO the 1050ti is not good enough for 1440p.

matt44271 1 Build 0 points 22 months ago

I agree, not trying to be rude in the slightest great job for your first build but you won't be able to run any AAA titles at 1440p with a 1050 ti. But decent job on everything else, except maybe the ram but anyway +1. one last thing, dat cable management doe.

acexii_ -2 points 22 months ago

Should've gotten G4560, WAYY cheaper and WAAYY better performance, plus you wouldn't need an aftermarket cooler. 2TB HD seems a bit much too. You could've went easy on HD and CPU+Fan cost and could've gotten a RX 470 or GTX 1060 for that money, but good build nonetheless.

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

2TB HD seems a bit much too. You could've went easy on HD...

Unless OP has Steam, UPlay, Origin, Blizzard, Mojang and whatever else I am forgetting... I hit around 1.2TB of video games that I still play. I have no idea what OP plays but it's the latest video games that have grown more in gigabytes.

FcoEnriquePerez -3 points 22 months ago

Did you spent $260 in a monitor and $90 in a case but only $160 in CPU and GPU?

You really should have asked for help before buying the parts.

shadrack97 2 Builds -3 points 22 months ago

really not cost effective, a g4560 would have been better.. But its your first build so you can be forgiven

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