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This is my 2nd build ever.

I went with a Ryzen 2600 running a 1060 6gb and 16gb of RAM. The case has 6 fans and the CPU is on the stock AMD Wraith cooler.

I originally was going to use a NZXT case, but after many review videos and looking how it came with an LED strip, i decided on the Phanteks P400.

I had ZERO issues running the AMD 2600 on the ASRock B350 motherboard. I read many people had to use an older Ryzen CPU to post and then upgrade the BIOS but it seems the motherboards have caught up with more recent bios now, fully supporting Ryzen 2000 series.

As it idles, temperatures look like the following: GPU 33c / CPU 38c / MB 31c

Its rather quiet, even though Im running mostly 5 cheap Apevia fans, and the 2 stock case fans. I have noticed that the dust filters (specially the top) can be a little restricting in airflow and i will probably change the fans to something with a little more juice. Alternatively, i could just plug them using the PSU so they constantly run at full power but for now it isnt much of an issue. The MB and case make a decent combination; luckily the fans have male/female molex connections on top of the 3 pin conectors, so i was able to power all of them through the motherboard despite the lack of extra case fan pin connectors on the MB. **** If you want to run 3 120mm fans in the front of the P400 case, you are probably going to have to remove the small metal plate where the PSU and HDs reside.

The 1060 6gb OC ASUS graphics card has been working like a champ, running games like SCUM on Epic settings, Fortnite, Cities Skylines, Minecraft, Lol and Paladins with ease ( granted that aside from SCUM, most of these arent very resource intensive). This graphics card can be OC pretty easy through the GPU app , you can crate profiles with different settings and also features a 0dB mode, where the fans are ran only at certain temperatures to minimze noise. *** Got this used on Ebay.

The MB and RAM combo took some tweaking. I am using 16gb of Patriot Vip[er DDR4-3000 RAM. The MB likes to natively tune down RAM to 2400, so you have to go into the UEFI and "OC" your ram to its capable speeds, I believe i can up-clock this ram a little more, but it's nor necessary for me.

This PC does mostly coding work, compiling and running IDEs is it's main function. Also, it has to handle VM functionality with multiple programs running, ( on top of youtube (: ). The main operating system is on an M2 SSD, while the games are on an oldschool Seagate 500HDD 3.5 from back in 2008, Linux is installed in partition inside another 500HDD 2.5 . This machine boots up super fast, i think 10 secs to password prompt, and once its there its almost instant into Windows. Both HDDs came from old things I had around, one from an HP Envy 2014 Laptop, and one from a FreeAgent USB External HDD enclosure I've had since 2008.

OS was free and it came from school... (thanks you ASU), if you're enrolled at an educational institution I suggest you look up Onthehub.com where you might find software for students.

Monitor is actually a (ViewSonic VA2759-SMH 27" IPS .... couldn't find it on pcpartpicker) I've had for more than a year now, usually to plug the MBP into, now for this build. It was about 160$, but I did not factor it into this build because at the time I was even planning on putting this together.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Seeing alot more of these cheap fans showing up glad to see something other than expensive LL fans

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I was originally going with the ole' trusty Noctuas, but I couldn't come to terms with the 'caca' brown or the 'poopoo' tan. But if i ever decide to OC , i'll definitely look into better fans, or some other liquid solution.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Noctua actually has PWM fans coming in black, white, green and red

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Need to look into these puppies !

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

You should've listed the two 500 gb HDDs in the parts list.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

They are ST3500320AS ST9500420AS

The 2.5 came from my old dismantled HP Envy from 2011. * That became a project to repurpose some parts so I kept the screen as a portable DIY monitor. And the HDD went into this build.

The 3.5 was an external USB HDD, with its proper enclosure, I think I got this back in 2007 or 2008. Enclosure stopped working, but HDD was still going strong, went into this build.

Nothing fancy.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks cool and its not even that pricey. I love the aesthetics.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It helped that I had some things already in hand. Like the old SSDs, monitors and other input peripherals.

*Note, the GPU was bought used, so I was able to save some $ there.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Even better.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Good find with that GPU. Looks like you have a decent mid-range gaming computer on your hands now +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I have the same fans in my build, good pick! Very clean looking :D

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, they look clean, wish they were a bit stronger though

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I concur lol

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Your Apevia fans: Static Pressure 0.96 mm/H2O If and when you replace your fans make sure they have higher pressure. Give 'em more hmmpf and let 'em vaccum the air around and push it through!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

^ Yeah, I can definitely feel like they underperform. These pressure numbers are something I need to revisit to properly keep from circulation in the case.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn +1 Apevia fans are always so beautiful, how well do they perform?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Not great @gugu96 provided some pressure numbers. They're lookers, but they're not performers. Maybe in a more open case, for daily use and mild gaming they do fine, but if I had to redo this, I think id go with some beefier fans.

*I think the stock fans from the case push more air than the apevias.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

that's too bad cause they look so nice but still if I ever build a PC for productivity i'd totally use these fans

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, for a slightly bigger budget than what I had, you made something much more powerful and much nicer looking. Good job, man!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir. Like I said, It helped that the two HDDs were repurposed and the GPU was bought used. Also no need to list the monitors since I've had those around for quite a bit. Ill try to list them for the sake of continuity.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the GPU so cheap?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Power of Ebay. I just bought it , less than a month ago. I've noticed a drop in prices probably due to the new lineup of 2080s coming out.

Also, I wouldn't be surprised if this GPU was used for mining at some point since the seller had about 4 identical cards for sale.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve been looking on eBay for a gtx 1060 6gb used but I’m scared if I buy one it’s going to have been used for extreme mining like being ran 24/7. So could you just link or tell me who you bought it from. I’m fine with the card being used for mining I just want to know the one you bought becuase it works

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve been looking on eBay for a gtx 1060 6gb used but I’m scared if I buy one it’s going to have been used for extreme mining like being ran 24/7. So could you just link or tell me who you bought it from. I’m fine with the card being used for mining I just want to know the one you bought becuase it works

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point. I thought about tossing it over the MB and away, but since i have the braided cables and the little plastic clips to go with it, i felt like it would be nice to have it show. I'll admit its a bit MEH, but once i get the white sleeves for the other cables ill route them a little nicer.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I know , I know. I have white extenders coming for the main MB connector, so that should be an improvement. @Battlefield also suggested the connector routing to go up for aesthetic purposes.

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