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My Build for gaming using some new and some used parts as well as a couple of bits I had lying around!

by bigshuguk

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Date Published

Dec. 7, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1 GHz

Description

Used for home office and gaming, initially had a lot of issues getting it to work. tried three motherboards (An ASUS B350 Pro Plus, and 2x MSI X370 Gaming Plus), three CPUs (An A8 9600 I had lying around, A Ryzen 1600 from Amazon Warehouse and finally a new 1500x), 2 PSUs and 2 sets of RAM (Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz and Hyper X 2666Mhz). It turned out after about 3 months of sweating that the original set of RAM, the Corsair 3000MHz was incompatible with the motherboard.....

The R9 280X I picked up for £40 as not working (I took a chance on ebay) I reapplied thermal paste and it's working a charm. Performs maybe a little better than a 1050 Ti.

I think my total build cost was around £450 using a few online bargains (Maplin closing down plus ebay/CEX)

Threw in some RGB and off we went!

Edit: used a PCIe slot rear cover as a GPU support which actually looks ok.....

Part Reviews

CPU

Excellent for a budget gaming build, not such a great CPU now newer Ryxens are out, but hard to beat at the price.

Motherboard

One of the cheapest X370 boards on the market and an absolute bargain at the price I got it (£59) can't really fault it other than the onboard RGB controller software is a bit "basic"

Storage

Getting on for something like 8 years old I think and still working perfectly. Not much more I can say than that!

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