Description

This PC is a replacement for my old laptop that got water damaged. The one thing that impressed me the most is the GPU, it holds 60FPS @60Hz like a dream. If you're wondering why I did not get a CPU cooler, it came with the processor. (Sorry for the subject changes, I want to compile as much information as possible). I bought three extra fans for the case, of course RGB. They run about on average 1100rpm. The fan that came with the case runs 1200rpm, the CPU fan runs 1800rpm, the GPU fan runs 3400rpm, I don't know about the PSU fan but I'll guess it's around 1800-2000rpm. I had the old hard drive from the laptop with windows 10 home on it, I had to make a lot of calls with confused tech support to get the windows 10 product key. I also come to believe there is malware on my hard drive because it runs at 90-100% usage a lot. If you guys can help me with this in the comments, that would be greatly appreciated. I am thinking about getting a 1TB or 2TB SSD to see if that will help with file management and hopefully fix the overloaded 500GB hard drive. Funny thing, sometimes when I boot the PC, the optical drive thinks its a hard drive and starts spinning really fast, lol. I suggest getting some thermal paste with the little spreading tool so if you mess up with the cpu cooler heat sync you can fix the thermal paste. (I will add more later about how to build this PC, and what obstacles to look out for).

Part Reviews

CPU

The Processor itself works well, it keeps up with what I do on the PC. I auto overclocked it about 0.2-0.6GHz, the fastest I have clocked it was at about 3.873GHz (With fan cooling people) The fan that came with it keeps it nice and cool under load 30-45C with the auto overclock. Also get some thermal paste with the spreader tool if you are a beginner, its tricky to put the stock cooler on.

Motherboard

The manual was very straight forward on how to wire the parts to the motherboard. I wish I could say the same for the case's manual.

Memory

This RAM works well for Budget Builders and I will be upgrading to 3000mhz 2x8GB I can not put faster ram than that because of my cpu.

Storage

Does as described, runs a nice 65mbps on read/write. It handles processes much better than my 2014 model wd blue hard drive

Video Card

Holds 60FPS @1080p @60hz very well. I Totally recommend this for budget builders, but if you have a few extra hundred dollars I suggest getting a 1660. Like an ASUS Phoenix single fan OC

Case

The case itself is very nice, although the manual is not very clear on removing the top and front panel so you can install case fans.

Power Supply

Powers my PC well, I am not complaining.

Optical Drive

As you probably know from the description, this hard drive occasionally spins really fast on boot-up. Other than that it is a good optical drive.

Operating System

Its Windows 10 Home.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, I would upgrade to an ssd and get dual socket memory (another 8 gb memory stick) and fix up the cable management there.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, going to do that soon, that hard drive from my old laptop is a little slow and needs memory to be freed up. Also I am going to get more RAM sooner or later.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice, I would change the power supply to fully modular instead. That way it looks a bit more cleaned up. Looks great though!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

i wouldnt change the power supply. it would run the computer just fine. Looks like it would be reliable.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I agree with aron304 the power supply will suffice, this is a BUDGET build by the way.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Dude people will RIP into you for that cable management lol. I would really suggest you to work something out hand re-wire it all through the back. Although this is a budget build, I think that it still should deserve build quality and the cable management through the front kinda ruins the build no offence.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That is a picture of when I just threw it together to see if everything worked. I should have done this outside the case, but I found that out after I had everything Installed. I will post a new picture when I have everything managed.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, especially with the extra tall case. The front panel in the case looks pretty bad in my opinion, and it may not fit some components ie. gpus due to its shape. Gl with the cable management!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Things to consider: 1. Better RAM. Ryzen likes faster ram and 2400 is quite slow. I'd recommend upgrading to dual channel (2x4 or 2x8) at at least 3200mhz. 2. If that GPU runs the games you play well, thats great, but I wouldve shelled out another $50 for an RX580.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I am going to add to this build as the months go on. I had a $590 Budget. I am probably going to get 16GB 3200 RAM. I talked to one of my friends who knows a lot more about computers than I do and said 16GB of ram would be good.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I finally got the cables managed, it’s the 3rd photo is the after