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Scarlet (1st PC Build)

by Mr_Fitzinzator

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49 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 3, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 11, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.29 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz

Description

Here's my buddy and I's first build. It started off as a joke part list that we referred to as "The Minecraft Machine", a strict budget build. As time went on, we got more and more into computers and we became more serious about this endeavor. we decided to make it a computer with the most "bang for your buck", but caved in on a few more expensive parts. Also, we chose parts that could run more than just Minecraft (although it does run that at 2,000 FPS now given the right circumstances). We got it up and running without any serious issues and it exceeded our expectations. It runs GTA V at 60fps with a mix of high and very high settings.

Part Reviews

CPU

Works great, we achieved a modest overclock with the silent stock cooler.

Motherboard

BIOS is easy to use, looks awesome, and the cheapest motherboard from our parametric filter. It only has 2 fan headers and 2 ram slots, which honestly it should have 4 of both.

Memory

Didn't have an option for 2800 MHz in the BIOS, so it is under-clocked. However it looks and works great.

Storage

Fast and cheap. Boots Windows in a few seconds.

Storage

I harvested this from an old PC for a Steam Library, so it was free. Slow, but does its job.

Video Card

The 1050ti is a great budget card in general. I don't think I'd recommend this over another 1050ti. Get what looks good to you.

Case

Looks great, but terrible cable management. Its a two man job to get the back panel on...

Power Supply

Great PSU, works fine, looks great, but its probably worth a few extra bucks for modularity.

Case Fan

Great packaging, comes with two extensions. Moderate and satisfying hum.

Monitor

Beautiful display, looks great with the rest of my setup, colors are bright and shapes are crisp, great viewing angles. My one complaint is that there's a super powerful magnet in the base for "holding paperclips".... Luckily it's easily removable by unscrewing 4 screws on the bottom of the base.

Keyboard

Quiet and satisfying. LED's are bright.

Comments Sorted by:

rfinnie 1 Build 12 points 14 months ago

Looks good! But I think you need to invest in a desk. Playing on the ground must get uncomfortable.

Yahtadi 3 points 14 months ago

He is playing on the ground and outside with side panel open. For maximum intake. Much likely like old blower style, even fans dont even need to spin. xD

24p 4 points 12 months ago

Let's hope it doesn't rain...

fletcherhub3 1 Build 3 points 14 months ago

This sets the standard for budget builds and it looks amazing! Great job!

aniickan13 3 points 14 months ago

Hey!! Why 3 fans? I'm looking to build my first computer on a cheap budget! Is this good enough to run most games on low-medium graphics with decent fps? I only play MMORPGs, league of legends and other non graphic intensive games. Is this good? Thanks!

DutchL 4 points 14 months ago

This Can easily get high to ultra settings

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 3 points 14 months ago

This is a nice PC for budget gaming. With the 1050 ti you may have to lower settings for the latest games such as Destiny 2 but it games like most MMORPGs (like wow), games like League of Legends, and older games will play very well on a PC like this. As for the fans the hardware in this PC are very low power parts so there is not much heat to dissipate.

I do like the looks of this PC case but I would not buy it myself due to the air flow design of the case. It's perfectly fine for a build such as this but the air intake for the front 2 fans is a tiny slot at the bottom of the front panel. As a result it does limit airflow if you want to stick hotter hardware in the case then you may have an issue. The case is actually really good for the money don't get me wrong, however if you are getting a GTX 1080 and doing a high end CPU with overclocking I would recommend spending a bit more on the case.

Even though OP complained about the difficulties of cable management in this case I think he did a great job at it. Typically as long as cables are not in danger of going into any fans it will have zero effect on performance. Going a step further and hiding most of the cables to keep them out of sight is even better for aesthetics especially with such a side window showcasing your handywork.

aniickan13 3 points 14 months ago

Could I buy a different case or would it mess up the build? I know nothing about building PCs, and it seems like I wouldnt be able to fit 3 fans in this haha.

What do you think about replacing the 500GB hard drive with a 1TB, or should I not need it since there's a 250GB SSD?

Thanks! Really considering buying this!

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 3 points 14 months ago

The whole point of the airflow is dealing with keeping hardware cool. The hardware you have is really low power to start with so cooling will be really easy. Normally 1 fan in and 1 fan out is ample for that hardware and any more you encounter diminishing returns. That case is fine as it is for your hardware thermal wise, I only mentioned it if someone were to get one for higher end hardware.

As far as adding a new HDD I would say go for it on getting a new HDD. They are mechanical and will break down eventually so keep relying on an old HDD can be a problem in the future. Also more space is awesome too.

Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

I could build a part list for you if you'd like. I just need to know if you are about aesthetics, noise, how much space you need, what you hope to do, and what you'd be willing to spend. If you don't know an answer to some of these things, I could still try and point you in the right direction.

billythegoat 2 points 14 months ago

The reason I asked was because I really like shaders and 256 textures thanks for replying so fast.

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 3 points 14 months ago

the 1050 Ti is very nice! i can play PUBG at 1440p on Low settings. it looks way nicer than 1080p tbh. so long story short: this game can even handle AAA-Titles at hich/ very high settings and get a solid 40-80 fps.

Awesomeewok 1 point 8 months ago

It should run them on high for mmorpgs with a good frame count

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unregisteredmasterrace 3 points 12 months ago

Oh god please dont get bad stuff in there

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billythegoat 2 points 14 months ago

How do I get that 2000 fps. (I am serious cuz i play minecraft also I am 15 not 10)

Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Well, the main thing is that we were trying to get a "High score" for fps. So, "given the right circumstances" means, all lowest possible graphic settings in a superflat world staring at the ground. Even then it only broke 2000fps for a few seconds. I don't know how familiar you are with computers, but we only needed 60fps, as monitors typically can only support that many. So we have a 256x256 texure pack on the highest graphic settings and shaders and we get about 50fps, which is miles better than 2000 crappy fps. But we chose parts for the computer that we knew could achieve these things by doing research.

graysonbrose 2 points 14 months ago

Great build. For around $600 (this is excluding the monitor, keyboard, and case fans) it's a great build. I like seeing what people build on a budget.

Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Thanks!

MMGx91 2 points 14 months ago

Does that keyboard only light up red

Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Yeah. There is a RGB version that is 1.5x the price, but I have seen it on sale for the same price as the red-only one. I would only buy these if you are serious about MX Silent switches, as these are the only keyboards that have them. If you want any other switch and RBG Keyboard, there are cheaper keyboards out there.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7x648d/corsair-keyboard-ch9000227na Make sure to look at the price history. Its MSRP is $150. The RGB Strafe is an amazing value for <$100

MMGx91 2 points 14 months ago

Yeah i am concerned about silent but i also love the rgb features and aesthetic

Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 3 points 14 months ago

Silent switches are really quiet. They are basically Reds with a dampening mush to them. I hated it at first, but quickly got used to it. Ive owned this and Blue, so its essentially both extremes when it comes to volume.

MMGx91 2 points 14 months ago

Yeah im looking for a keyboard for when my wife and son are asleep and in the same room

MMGx91 2 points 14 months ago

Actually thats my main concern

Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Well then this wont disappoint. Although I would suggest looking into non-mechanical keyboards if you main concern is volume. Mechanical keyboards are for a niche of PC enthusiasts who are obsessed with the way their keyboards sound. Of which I am one of them...

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YFMovin 2 points 12 months ago

This looks pretty great I am saving up for a PC which I am getting on may or June can I ask you about my build ?

Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Sure, I'm all ears

YFMovin 2 points 12 months ago

Can you take a look at this build?

YFMovin 2 points 12 months ago

btw the RAM is 24$ cheaper than written and z 77 is the keyboard and all of this is gonna be bought from amazon.

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Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

I need a link

Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Here is what I would initially suggest: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/k7FXxY

But to build a better list, here is what I need to know: Do you care what the computer looks like or how big it is? What specifically do you want to accomplish? What is your budget? How long are you willing to wait before you buy? How long do you want this computer to last?

Wussawp54 1 point 12 months ago

Why didn't you get the MSI GAMING X 4G version of the 1050Ti. It would've looked Phenomenal. Still Looks good by the way.

Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I let my friend pick out the 1050ti he wanted, so it wasn't my choice.

lga775ftw 1 point 11 months ago

Nice rig man!!So,because I'm thinking about building a pc similar to yours I was wondering about what fps 1200 and 1050ti can achieve.I was hoping that you could tell me..

Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

It's not really that simple, so here is a video that should hopefully give you an idea of what to expect if you do some mild overclocking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZknFkWZNaU

Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Let me know if you want help making a list

SuperProtoMan 1 point 10 months ago

LOL this is exactly like mine, and me too! I was making abudget build, and I knew nothing, and now I am great at computers!

Klust13 1 point 6 months ago

Hey, if you haven't yet, update your bios and I bet you'll get a 2800Mhz option for your memory.

NEWPC2005 1 point 3 months ago

get geil evo potencial ddr4-2400. save you more bucks. also use sickleflow also by CM

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Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

No, its actually one of the better cases on the market for cables, but management is never an easy task if you really get into it.

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Mr_Fitzinzator submitter 3 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

This case is a Mid Sized ATX, not Micro ATX, just so you know.