Hello pcpartpicker community! This is my first desktop gaming computer. I am upgrading from a gaming laptop that I have been using for more than 2 years, the Asus G751 JT. The laptop was and is great, but the 970m was not enough for some of my favorite games, I have included a picture of my laptop as well.
My goals for this computer was to make it look great, make it have an excellent upgrade path, and of course make it fast enough for my needs. I am very happy with the final results of this build, I honestly wouldn't have changed anything other than maybe the power supply. Everything went together smoothly mainly due to the case's well designed interior.
My thoughts on all the parts:
Ryzen 5 1600- Incredible cpu for the money, with only around 40% usage while running my games. I run mine at 3.8ghz @ 1.3425v.
Cryorig h7 + Corsair SP120- These two parts go together like peanut butter and jelly, they look great! The cooler keeps my cpu under 75c at full synthetic load.
ASRock B350M Pro4- Great board, it has everything I could ever need and then some. It looks great in my build too.
Corsair Vengeance lpx 16gb 3200- I chose this kit due to the looks, as well as its high speed. I currently run it at 2400mhz. 2933 works, but It takes a while to post.
Corsair Force MP500 240GB- I bought this a while back for my laptop, but I moved it over to this build. It stores windows as well as a few games, and its absurdly fast.
Seagate Barracuda 1TB- This stores all my photos and the rest of my games. It's pretty fast for a hard drive too, around 200 MBps read and write speeds in CrystalDiskMark.
EVGA 1060 6gb ssc- This gpu handles all my games wonderfully, and looks sharp. It is a very noticeable upgrade from my 970m, I just wish it had a back plate.
Fractal Define Mini C- Excellent case, very well designed and looks nice and modern with my setup, however the included case fans are a little loud in my opinion.
EVGA BQ 600w- Pretty good power supply, its semi modular with nice black cables and I literally can't hear it over the rest of my fans.
Gigabyte GC-WB867D I- It does what it's suppose to do and does it well, however it would not work with the windows 10 driver, but the windows 7 driver worked flawlessly, strange.
Be Quiet 120mm- I am very impressed with this fan, build quality is great and it's strikingly quiet.