Description

This is my first ever build. I have been saving up for a while and finally pulled the trigger. I mainly build this for the experience but I am also into gaming and now that I have the PC I'm going to try out digital art, 3D rendering, photo editing and maybe even programming.

Firstly, my parts and my thoughts on them.

CPU I originally planned to get a R5 1600 as they were far better for the price. Unfortunately they were all out of stock so I had to resort to the R5 1400. It's amazing, it stays cool and the stock fan is super quiet. Haven't overclocked yet but I'll update when I do.

MOTHERBOARD Works great, looks great. Comes with lots of bits and bobs. Only downside is RGB area is covered by GPU and I think it would look cool if I could see it, completely minor and doesn't affect performance so doesn't really matter.

RAM Please note my kit is 8GB (4x2), PCPP database doesn't have the part so I just set it as the 16Gb because it was closest. Other than being stupid looking and quite tall, I have a complaint because it is advertised as 2400mhz, but only does 2133mhz. Maybe this is my motherboards fault so I'll update if I find a solution.

STORAGE Boot drive with my main programs is this 240GB Adata SSD. I've never used an SSD before and I'm amazed at how fast it boots. Will throw in a HDD pretty soon.

GPU I am amazed at this card, it maxes out CSGO and Paladins at around 240 and 175 FPS respectively. I played Fortnite on high settings with shadows, textures and draw distance set to epic at a solid 60-70 FPS. The card runs quiet and looks badass in my case. RGB is a simple logo and looks cool.

CASE It looks amazing and feels very premium, only complaint is the front panel IO connectors can barely make it to their headers on the motherboard, I was scared they would snap under the pressure. The modular aspect of the case is superb and works amazingly. Included fans are quite quiet and the 200mm RGB ones look amazing.

PSU The one listed is the same spec but the one in my PC is a Segotep GP600G, It was cheap and does the job, however I wish it was modular. But that isn't the PSU's fault, it does exactly what it is advertised to do so I'm happy with the value of the unit.

Overall I am very happy and I'm proud that I built Susan myself. She doesn't have a namesake, just randomly called her Susan. Looking forward to long gaming sessions with mates, overclocking and optimizing and all the upgrading I'll be doing. I will keep updating this post. Let me know what you think!

Part Reviews

CPU

Pretty good price to performance, would have rather got a 1600 or 2600 but they were out of stock, upgrading to a 6 or 8 core AM4 CPU in a few months hopefully.

Motherboard

Works well and looks pretty, lots of goodies in the box. Unfortunate that GPU blocks most of RGB.

Storage

Cheap and lots of space for the essentials.

Storage

Great place to just dump everything and not have to worry about it.

Video Card

Looks nice and is pretty much all you need for decent 1080p, better price to performance than 1060 in my opinion.

Case

Pretty and worth the money, plastic is a pain to keep clean. Major complaint would be that the front i/o takes a lot of pulling to reach the motherboard.

Monitor

Works fine and does its job. Speakers are god awful, AOC should have cut costs and just took them out.

Mouse

Lots of buttons and customization, top sensor. Awful cable that is easily broken.

Headphones

Hot garbage, hurts my head and is advertised as 7.1, a feature that you must pay a subscription for.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking good! I really like your choice for the case!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers mate, was going to go for a cheaper one like the P300 for half the price. I'm glad I got this one, it;s very unique!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome for the price you paid that is a great budget build +1 for that. For your first build looks clean as well enjoy coming over to pc gaming I have consoles as well but I can say they don’t compare to pc gaming!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I own a switch but 1080p 60fps is stellar.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes yes it is man enjoy

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

This pc looks rly nice and affordable. +1. I was just wondering if there is any other parts needed to complete this pc or is this all you need to buy. I did see the memory wasn’t Available so I chose something else.if this is all the parts needed for a pc then plz tell me yes so I can buy the parts and get started on building the pc. P.S: you don’t need to tell me a monitor. P.P.S: what do u need to connect the monitor to the pc?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea this is all the parts, I'd recommend getting a cheaper case if you want to save money. Phanteks P300 will do the job for almost half the price. Just make sure your GPU has the correct outputs to work for your monitor. I dont have any VGA outputs so I hava to buy a monitor with them, using a second hand one for now. Cheers.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this be good for gaming? Also if you know can you confirm if this would be a good pc for games such as csgo, pubg, and GTA V? https://ibb.co/knZ948

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It could run gta v pubg and csgo is a definitely but you would have to turn down settings on gta and pubg but yea this computer isn’t a bad gaming computer on a budget. If you can I’d try and save and get a gtx 1060 6gb. I’d also look at a different monitor as well something that’s 1920x1080

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Also is this okay. https://ibb.co/gFpRK8 I changed the gpu and the storage. Is this pc better than the one I showed before?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I have that hard drive works fine for my needs plus an ssd for the boot up time. I’m not sure but I think amd has a stock cpu cooler that comes with it but if not there are plenty of good cpu coolers for 25-40 bucks. I have the CRYORIG h7 for my cpu cooler and it’s 35 bucks. I have an i7 7700k and it’s work great for my needs. Yes that build is a lot better but I would still suggest a 1920x1080 monitor especially for the 1060

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd reccomend a 500 or 600W PSU instead. 1080p monitor is a lot better and you'll get 60fps for pretty much any game. Make sure youbuy a small SSD as well to put windows on, it makes a world of difference!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Also should I add a cpu cooler or do.u think that isn’t necessary?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you help me out with the storage part. I want to know what is good about it. And whats the thing about the cache? Is more cache good or bad?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

whats your voltish to achieve 3.85?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock I think, I'm not very experienced when it comes to overclocking so I only changed the CPU clock and left voltage at stock. Sorry for late response.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers mate. Yea I can think of some funny things to say about Susan that might get them asking questions.