Description

Hey guys, this is my first completed build on PcPartPicker, this build has been quite the experience for me and it's been a dream of mine for a long time and i really love this PC. This build isn't "complete", there are things i want in this PC like an SSD and a new keyboard, but it's good enough for now. i recently upgraded to Ryzen from a Core i7-2600k that i overclocked to 4.8ghz, but that wasn't a very good PC, it constantly had BSOD's from a dead ram slot on the motherboard (msi p67a-g43(b3)) and then i got a new (used) board for it, an ASRock extreme 4 that had a dead usb 3.0 port so i returned it and planned this build. The hard drives, the case, the fans and everything else besides the cpu, board and ram are from the 2600k build.

but i started planning this build waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in 2014, I was in 10th grade at the time and i have been working all summer long. the original plan was a i7 4790k and a 980, then time went on and it became a 4790k with a 980ti, then a skylake i7, then a kaby lake i7, until i heard about ryzen and i was absolutely thrilled for it's release, i knew AMD wouldn't disappoint since they're trying to "shake things up", so now this brings me here, as a college student. But this PC is a real conversation starter. I leave the door to my room open as I'm playing pc, and sometimes people come in and the looks on people's faces when they see this pc is hilarious. They're in awe of this PC. Feels good man.

I don't plan on overclocking yet, i will when i see a reason to.

Also, enjoy the free cat picture, Her name is Dewey, and I've had her since i was in 5th grade.

Part Reviews

CPU

Awesome CPU, definitely better value than intel's offerings. Great for streaming which i do from time to time.

Motherboard

Great MoBo. Would recommend. Updated to the latest bios and got my g.skill trident z 3200mhz to run at 2933. Haven't tried higher.

Memory

Great ryzen compatible ram, atleast for my motherboard.

Storage

Reliable drive. Mine is a couple years old and its been in and out of many systems and ive had no problems.

Case

Great case, but lacks hard drive bays. There's only 2 full size hard drive bays, so that may be a problem for some, like me.

Monitor

Beautiful monitor. Has HDR and ips with freesync, although i i have an Nvidia gpu.

Keyboard

Good keyboard with good features, but my f11 and = keys stick sometimes, not sure if this is a widespread issue or just me

Mouse

love this mouse. RGB is amazing. feels very solid

Headphones

Decent headset, does the job for me.

Speakers

Great sound quality and excellent bass for what it is.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering how u did it so cheap, with a 1060 and Ryzen 7, then realised the storage had no price

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The board, ram and processor were on sale on newegg at the time. The board was 90 and then it was on sale for 80 and then it had a rebate on top of that. The build originally had a 16gb kit of corsair vengeance 3000mhz, but i had to send it back because one of the sticks were bad and were making it blue screen. Then i got a 16gb kit of g.skill 3200mhz for 10 dollars cheaper somehow.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Because it would've made a huge difference? Haha! He even included his speakers :p which are actually worth more than his storage.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

What? lol

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I was responding to JackBarker

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not go 1070 and Ryzen 1600?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I already had the 1060. I bought it a few months before i got the ryzen 7.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

good luck in collage you might need a better power supply

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, and i find that the power supply is good enough, it's decent quality i heard from various sources.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

If your PC does not dispense tacos on demand, than it is not a true dream PC.

I kid of course.

It really is a nice looking pc, and specs are pretty good too. Feels good to finally build your PC that you've been planning for so long, doesn't it?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Well thats true. A taco dispensing PC would be fricken awesome. But yes definitely, it was very rewarding, i love it :D

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still on i5 4460, 8go ram 1600mzh (it does blue screen) and a gtx 1050ti ;(

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

rip

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have went with the Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor for less than what you payed for that dell and a 144Hz refresh rate too so it would have been the ultimate choice.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

i went with what best buy had at the time. but i also wanted IPS and HDR with a sleek bezel. i don't regret it. and at the time i only spent 170 on the monitor.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

yo, so how does the motherboard play with the Ram, I'm currently creating two parts list for my friends. Both of which will include this board, one of them using Crucial 2666mghz memory, and the other, some memory from G.Skill that is either 3000 or 3200, is this board finicky?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

this board has a list of it's supported ram and the speeds. my g.skill ram is on the list at 2999mhz even though my ram is 3200mhz ram. works great though. but the board isn't all that bad. hopefully this helped.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it did lmao :p

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Not yet. Wanted a r7 more than an ssd lol. i'm going to buy one soon and update the build