Yeah, there wasn't much room in the back for cables. Good luck on your PC!
No problem :)
Yes, this system would be good for photo editing and moderate gaming. There is space for a wireless card. You can use any graphics card you want. The socket remains the same for all Ryzen CPUs. I'm not sure if you would need to upgrade your PSU, but make your own list with those parts you want, and check the power usage. If your PSU does not supply enough, you will need to get a better one.
I got this for $144 cheaper for buying it around black Friday..
My lord... The $123 1050 Ti is now $200. I had no idea they were buying Nvidia cards now.
Bought mine from B&H at around the 22nd of December. I had no idea miners were buying Nvidia cards now.
omg, it kills to see these prices... I got 8GB-2666 Ram for $69.99 and GTX 1050 Ti for $123 around Black Friday.. You poor souls..
I'm not a streamer, but looking online this seems like an okay system to stream your gameplay.
Things like monitors, keyboards, and mice are highly personal objects that you should research yourself. YOU will be the one using these all the time. Do you want a cheap membrane keyboard or a more expensive mechanical one? Do you need dedicated macro keys? etc. Monitors come at SO many price points, sizes, and resolutions, that it would be hard to guess what anybody would like. It's better if the person buying these parts researches them. Yes, it's a desktop, it's incredibly hard to build a laptop. If you'd look at the case, you'd see it's a desktop.
If a PC can handle games, it can certainly handle regular applications :)
This build can handle most games at 1080p, high settings, at 55+ FPS. Some games might need you to lower the settings a little bit.
If you need to lower costs a bit:
Get a 1TB HDD instead of a 2TB, especially if you are not installing 10 AAA games.
If you never plan on overclocking your CPU, you could get a cheaper A320 motherboard.
Get a non-modular PSU.
You can cut the price down by switching to a 1TB hard drive, switch to a non-modular PSU, and, if you really must, get an A320 board like CaptKip suggested. I highly recommend you get a B350 board so you can overclock, but if you can't afford it, don't worry.
Eh, just buy a Nvidia card. They haven't really been affected by miners. I bought my GTX 1050 ti for $123.
Buying a better PSU will increase the usefulness of it. If you get a PSU that only barely fits your current needs, and you want to upgrade your parts, you will need to buy a new PSU, instead of just using the one you have. Also, if you overclock your parts, you'll need to have room for that.
A tip: You can install and use Windows for free without a license key. The only thing you have to deal with is a watermark and limited customization, although you can still change your background through the photos app, and you can change personalization by logging into a Microsoft account on a registered copy, log into the unregistered copy, and select the option that lets you bring the customized parts of the registered copy onto the unregistered copy.
With these things done, the only thing you have to worry about is an "Activate Windows" watermark and not being able to change the fitting options of your desktop background. Not worth $90 is my eyes :)
I get 55+ fps on high settings, 45+ on high+ultra settings.
Only if you get a 3rd party cooler without thermal paste.
I've seen one case where there was a full desktop Ryzen CPU in a laptop, although I don't know what product it was in and I'm sure it was expensive.
I wish I had done more research on this case before I bought it.. The hard drive mount is hideous...
Where did you mount your hard drive? I'm really confused on how to mount mine in this case..
I have 26 games installed, and 3 years worth of programs, pictures, etc. Out of my 500GB hard drive I've only used 180 GB.
Filters fine for me. Maybe try to add a Ryzen CPU to your parts list (if you havn't) and then make sure compatibility filter is enabled. Labels for B350 may be somewhat altered, like AB350 or B350M, but they are still B350.
Thanks for the help! This will be my first case. My desk is pretty small, I'm going to stick with micro ATX for now.
Thanks for the help. I am really hoping my parents will allow me to buy this, I am going insane gaming on a 2-core Celeron with integrated graphics...
Use common sense - I ask my parents to buy a PC for $500, they say that's too expensive. I come back telling them, "I knocked off $5, now can I buy it?" "Sure you can!"
How do you like the MA01-R case?
If you can afford Ryzen 3, get Ryzen 3.
Or Linux, if your games support it.
I'm not very experienced, but I think these specifications would meet your needs fine.
What do your plan on doing with it?
You'll need an OS of course. You could get a linux distro for free, or buy windows for full price, or some other sort of shady methods to get a cheap key, which I can't say here.
I'm looking for similar specs (1050 TI and 8GB RAM) but I want a CPU that will last longer. What should I go with? I'm thinking Ryzen 3?
I'm used to 15 FPS on some games right now, I will definitely get decent frame rate in my eyes :)
Thanks for your help!
Thanks for telling me about this, I saw this case but was horrified of the HDD mounts.
What about a compute stick with a USB hub and adapters?
Eh, you already built it :P
Thanks so much!
Thank you for the information.
Thank you! I should have searched before asking ;)
Oh, wow, I had no clue you could do this! Thank you so much!
I don't need as much of a powerful CPU as I thought. Is the FX8320 still good enough for future games? I also would like to buy windows.
Should have spent some of that money on a new table. And a refrigerator.
Thank you so much for your help!
I just want to make sure, this is a good card?
I am practically clueless when it comes to graphics card specs.
Thanks, I will plan for a better graphics card. The main reason I wanted to look to save money was to convince my parents to let me buy this stuff, I have talked to them before and they say my laptop, which was a budget laptop from 2 years ago, is "still good."
They obviously have more reasons for them not to let me buy it, but they don't want to tell me. I think your predictions of future FPS will be a good convincing point for my parents.
I will be reusing my 500GB drive from my laptop, I will get an SSD when I feel the time is right.
Thanks so much for your help!