Description

This is my first PC! The case is easy to work in with ample space for stuffing unneeded cables, so this is a great start for beginners. I got my motherboard at Microcenter and it had the "Ryzen 3000 Compatible" sticker on it, but I can't say the same for buying it off of amazon, so be wary that you may have to perform a BIOS update if you get it online. Pretty much any dual-channel RAM, any SATA SSD, and any >300W 80+ Bronze PSU will work in this build, so look around for different parts, as the prices for parts in this list may fluctuate. Thermal performance is great because the included case fan's diameter is almost 3/4 the width of the case itself and flexes the case's great airflow, all while staying close to silent most of the time at a stock fan curve. (However, I didn't measure the thermals, but it's probably fine) TL;DR this build is for someone who doesn't want to worry about the nitty-gritty parts of PC building. The components are all plug-and-play and the case is forgiving.

Part Reviews

Case

This case is very easy to work in, has a huge included fan and has very open sides for great airflow, all for a great price. A great case for a small-form-factor PC.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This seems like an excellent build of value for performance. The CPU is powerful enough to be useful for for a while to come, and the GPU is going to be relevant for at least a couple more generations. I would be interested to know how the temperatures for this system run in the horizontal configuration because of the case choice. However, it looks like it has a lot of ventilation. Perhaps adding more case fans at the empty slots on top would help with airflow if temps are high.

I think that the next upgrade will be the power supply before upgrading to a higher card. I myself run a 450 watt, and I think the PS is probably the smallest one we could reasonably hope to run with that CPU and card. Any changes later will likely need a lot more power.

All in all, fantastic build. It's got a window on top so perhaps some RGB fans or lighting might make it really pop (if you're into that sort of thing). Great job.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent build! I myself have built one in the same case. Cable management at first was abysmal but I managed to shove them down near the PSU area. Keep up the great work, bud!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This is great! I second that this is an excellent build of value for performance. Makes my wallet cry a little since it didn't make it through my build as well as yours did lol.

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