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Hello! My name is Ryker, I'm 15 years old, and this PC build was a bit strange, well for me at least. It's a new PC, but in the same case, and has the same storage with all my files and games :).
Picking the parts wasn't too hard. The motherboard was the only thing really available from MSI in the price range when I bought it ($110, bought before R5 even came out, same with the ram, just never got around to getting the CPU).
Then, during late may, I decided to sell my motherboard, ram, cpu, , PSU, extra 1TB HDD, R9 380, and some wireless adapter I had for my PC before I got ethernet. Sold it all for $310. You can check out what I sold exactly, just look at my first build. So, at this point, I had money, a motherboard for my new CPU, and 16GB of ram. I had a lot of shopping to do. The graphics card came as a surprise for me. I was lurking OfferUp on a late May night (way in the AM on a school night). I saw an R9 280X for $60.. I messaged the guy, asking if this was even real. Turns out it was! I bought it that same week. Now I need a CPU and a PSU. I did a lot of research. I probably should have cheaped out on the PSU a little bit and gotten a 1600, but I really love Seasonic, and I just had to get 80+ gold for no reason.. (To brag, of course).
Now, I got a gift card with $290, as I gave $20 to my parents from PayPal that I had from selling MaddenMobile coins (don't ask). The other $20 I don't actually remember where it came from. But the other $250, as you already know, came from selling my old parts. I had to make a choice (It was the 1500X and SS650RM).
This is where things wen't south. I put everything together and it worked. Until I said. "Hey, I can overclock this the same as my 6350! Its unlocked afterall!" Wow, I regret that. To even overclock, I had to update my BIOS, which I did successfully. Then, I set my ram to its rated speed of 2400. RIP. Didn't post. Re-seated ram, then I saw that the "EZ Debugger" CPU light was on. I re-seated the CPU, and even tried running it with no heatsink to see if my processor was even turning on. It wasn't. Okay, well that's how you fry something, I guess. I RMA'd the motherboard and CPU. Received the same MOBO, and a different CPU (July 3rd). Put it together, everything worked. YAY! Now I am afraid to touch my BIOS. Going without a computer for another month, especially during the summer, is a scary thought.
So, after a bunch of research, I found out my ram is not even fully compatible with my motherboard. On MSI's official website, my ram model isn't even on there! WTF? I mean it boots so whatever. 2133 to 2400 probably isn't that big of a performance difference anyways, even with RYZEN. Well, anyway thanks for reading! Hope you like the name :P
Camera used is the OnePlus 3T phone camera.
This is my second computer build, ever. Feel free to check out the first one! I built them almost exactly 2 years apart.
Also, a few of these reviews aren't filled in, because I did them on my previous build.
Awesome processor for gaming. Would recommend to anyone who can't quite afford the 1600. 4C/8T is amazing for even streaming/multitasking.
Works fantastic and its features are great for the price. Also, the lights on it look amazing!
A friend sent this to me for free. Works good. I do recommend if you can get it for cheap.
This thing is extremely efficient, and the modular features really stand out. Really high quality unit, and I recommend to anyone! The extra wattage is good if you want a power hungry graphics card in the future.
Picked this bad boy up for under $40. A steal! Great mouse, though don't get it if you will be spamming click for 10 hours a day. You will want something else. The buttons just get destroyed on gaming mice like these. For things like FPS or not OSU, its great. I play a lot of PUBG, Rocket League, and GTA V. The only game of those 3 I use KB&M for is PUBG. Great mouse!
For $66, this thing is a steal. It says $100 on here, but its not. Tactile, pretty loud (I like it), and its solid brushed aluminum design is very sturdy. Tons of RGB features, too!