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$1200 Budget

by Fr0st_Byte

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13 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 26, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

Description

The owner of Budget Gaming - Friend's Ascension reached out to me asking me to build a machine for a family member with a $1200 budget, and this is what I came up with. Didn't have time to do any testing on it, but was pleased with the result. The Ryzen 5 2600X worked out of the box with the MSI B350 MATE board, which I was worried about. I have my own Ryzen 7 1800X rig that I would have used the CPU from to update the BIOS if need be, but didn't have to. Love the case, I've used it in a couple of other builds. The CPU cooler looks really nice and was easy to install. No comment on temps though, as I said I didn't have time to test the machine out.

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Jhull13 2 Builds 4 points 6 months ago

I’ll peel off the plastic for you...

yashrgamsav 2 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

This is one of the best builds I have seen for $1200. Great job!

Fr0st_Byte submitter 9 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you!

scatterforce 2 points 6 months ago

Great build that will last for years. +1

I only wish those B450 boards would drop. It would have made that 2600X that much better.

Fr0st_Byte submitter 9 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks! I agree!

mbast7 1 point 6 months ago

they're already on newegg??

littletoke76 10 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

I've been looking at those cases for a while now. Was thinking of doing my next budget build in one. How are they and do they get decent intake airflow from the front?

Fr0st_Byte submitter 9 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

For the price they're great. Front air intake isn't great like a mesh panel but it isn't bad at all. This is the third build I've done in this case.

Elie123A 1 point 6 months ago

Great build

But did your ram work at full speed out of stock without any overclocking ? I am making a build similar to this but with gigabyte X470 mobo and i am having a really hard time finding the best memory I am looking for a 3200 mhz memory under 170 $ that will run at over 3000 mhz at stock speed

Please if anyone can help

Scu84St3v3420 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Great budget build that will yield strong performance.

Raxus__Prime 1 point 2 months ago

i have most of the parts and will soon build my $1200 creation of game destruction... wanted to see someone elses build just to see what i could have done differently. i like the build, personally i prefer all SSD. really dig the case and colors. how is water cooling? since im building my first PC, im going all air :P

Fr0st_Byte submitter 9 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

This isn't my rig, I just built it for a customer. Honestly unless you do a custom loop, you are just as well off in my opinion buying a high quality Air cooler. I had a Contac 12(?) From Thermaltake on my Ryzen rig, and an H55 from Corsair. Same temps, and at the time a $30 price difference. Air cooling is the way to go if you aren't doing a custom loop in my opinion.

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Stop spamming.

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