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So this build was basically parted over time. I basically had an old FX system I found and slowly changed everything over. I started with the Motherboard, ram, and cpu. Which I got an amazing deal from micro center. For motherboard I got the Asus X370 Prime Pro this was on sale with CPU bundle for 19.99. I know Asus as being good board makers so figured why not, looks good too. Than the CPU is the Ryzen 5 2600, which was on sale at 119.99, due to Zen2 being out, so that was a no brainier. Ram was basically chosen on color but being able to get 3200mhz too was not bad. Eventually I upgraded the case also to the Matrexx 55 White, from deepcool so far good case, just kinda air issue at front due to tempered glass, but my temperatures stay pretty good. The case didn't come with fans though. I had originally used the old fans from my old FX system, but one of them failed than I figuered I wanted some RGB, so I picked up a cheap set of uphere rgb fans. They are not great, so might eventually change them out. They are controller through a controller, and not motherboard also they run full speed all the time. It does keep system cool, and the fact you can change the colors is a nice touch. and has many other presets, as well as the RGB can be simply turned off with controller too. The white cable mods were simply used for cosmetic purposes since this is the same cheap ketchup PSU i had in the FX system, but I will eventually be going up to a 80+ gold and 750W from this 80+ bronze 550W. Mostly for the better brand name, and Semi-Modular purposes so cable management be better, right now it's not terrible as this case does have a shroud. The RX 570 Sapphire Pulse was simply chosen due to my budget. I paid $109 for it at micro center open box, so far it has given me no issues and run all games I've played at 1080p high - highest setting. Some things I've been playing is Rage 2, Wolfenstien YoungBlood, Borderlands 2, Forza Horizon 4, warframe. I was also able to sell off some my old FX system, for a total of $130 so this complete change cost me around $412.95 which I think was pretty good. I eventually plan to add RX 5700 Red Devil if it comes out in the triple fan layout like the RX 5700XT, otherwise ill go with another 3 fan style like Asus ROG Strix. I will not be adding an AIO this time around, since I won't be overclocking the CPU. I currently have my RX 570 undervolted and underclocked a little, took it from 1284mhz to 1250mhz and from 1150mV to 920mV, and also adjusted fan curve. I also do have a profile for a 1400mhz clock and 1130mV overclock, for games that are more demanding.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

+5 for slavic carpet

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

thx

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I may be poor...but I got RGB

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

lmfao so true, but I am not a fan of these fans at all. I'll keep them since I am out of the return period, but they were 34.99 for the entire set with the controller. They most diffently not great air movers. But my temps on CPU during hours of gaming stays around 56C (this mostly due to the stock cooler too), and the GPU depending if I run my undervolt + underclock stays around 55C, and with the overclock to 1400mhz, stays around 70C. So temp wise not terrible. Just horrible air movers, my last fans which were 6 years old did a better job.

Lesson learned read reviews before buying.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn. I'm no expert but this seems like a solid build. May even buy it myself. Super surprised you were able to have that 16gb ram, rgb (for fps boost) and fancy cables or whatever it was and keep the build at $550.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, that deal from micro center on the Asus X370 Prime Pro was so good, 70 off from MSRP. than 30 more off with CPU bundle, and considering the Zen2 release 2600 was on sale for 119.99. So for like 139.99 I got the X370 board, and the 2600. I also did sell some of my old parts from the FX system, which was a total of 130. So if you deduct that it's really more like $420. Which I think is amazing. My monitor cost half the PC lol. I will be upgrading the PSU , and GPU down the line. Might be like a b-day gift to self. Got to see where the costume RX 5700 cards land, to see which I'd want.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I doubt I'll find an offer like thatx but I'll probably buy as much parts second hand as possible (minus the storage and psu). There's no way I won't with the prospect of saving money to be fair.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

You can find amazing deals on ryzen 5 1600 used I've seen locally in 50-60 range and it's an awesome cpu. But if you live near a micro Center you might be able find some amazing open box deals, sales, or combo deals. Yea used market is awesome though I learned hard way never buy psu 2nd hand. Good luck man.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm English so we don't have those stuff sadly.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I see. Well good luck none the less.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this case not have a rgb strip that is on the front? I've seen 3 builds with this case and didn't see any with the light on

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It does I just had it off. It has a lot of different cycles you can go through. I can add a picture with it on if you like. Its a great case easy to work in. Sadly doesn't come with fans.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be great if you could. I'm doing the whole rainbow puke theme lol

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry took so long. Have been busy working and very little time on Pc. I added one with fans rgb on and one without. Very last two pictures. Hard to capture it kinda on my phone camera due to light brightness. Looks way better in person. Like I mentioned it has a lot of presets. Though the combo light once don't look great compared to solid color. The rainbow one isn't it bad.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yeah that looks great man

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

for a poor mans build the PC looks beautiful