This computer was set up for a friend (graphic artist), whose previous computer had given up the ghost, that we already had a few parts for: the graphics card and monitor. We tried to keep it modest, but with plenty of upgrade possibilities. There's RAM to spare included, with two more memory slots available, 2 empty M.2 slots, and he can swap out the processor and video card for something more modern as needed.

It's nothing too fancy, but should stay capable enough to keep him busy.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

For an all-in price of $362 I have to say you got a decent little performer here. I have used that r7 360 recently in a few budget builds (paired one with an i5 3570) and it actually isn't bad for the age of it. I was able to play modern games at 1080p, albeit at low settings and about 40FPS in most. I don't know how much gaming or of what types of games this system plans to be used for but if it's eSports you should be ok in most. Definitely a good starting off point, that B450M board has quite a few upgrade paths available.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. The primary purpose of this wasn't for gaming, but it wouldn't take much to make it very capable.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! I just built with the same exact case and motherboard for a friend.