Looks great! I love seeing both old and first builds. It's heart warming and reminds me of my first PC.
You might be surprised. If you can get one for a good price, they offer an alright value with their low $/storage.
The G502 is a great mouse!
Excellent use of space. I'm particularly liking the clearance between the Quadro's heatsink and the fans. That's reeeaaally close.
Thanks a lot Kadius. I'm going to go with this card then for my friends compy. Cheers.
How is the range on it? I'm seriously considering getting something like this for my friends' build that I am working. Something like this would save a valuable PCI-E slot on a mATX board.
Not bad at all. Get a small pack of zip ties and try to manager of few those cables, and you'll have yourself a good looking build!
There are GTX 760s and 950s on Ali Express for under $70. I just bought a 950 today for $65.
It's great. Much better than the original Asus card that I initially got for him. It's been a while since I tested it, but it's hefty with tons of cooling options and rarely breaks the upper 70s under load. Good card for $260.
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He better learn to love it.
It is the DeepCool Dshield-V2!
The only department that I find it lacking in is airflow. The forward intake fans have a hard time getting enough air through the small mesh slits that flank the front panel on the case. Otherwise, it's a sturdy, simple, and good looking case for $40. with plenty of cable management options.
You know what? I forgot to add the HDD to the list, but i'll edit it in now. It's a 500GB Toshiba drive that I had laying around. Still works wonderfully and it will last for a long time.
THANK YOU. I knew that there was another fan developed Halo game other than Halo Online (**** you Microsoft), but just had forgotten the name of it. It looks promising.
How heavy is the completed build?
Did you have to update the bios of the mobo before using the 2200G?
Oooohh, i'm sorry. I misunderstood. I thought GE meant General Electric lol!
Fortunately, RAM prices are falling. 3000mhz RAM is pretty close to price 2133mhz now.
Hey... do you work for GE as well? How did you get a discount on the RAM through GE? LifeMart?
Pick yourself up a new gtx 1050 or a used 1050 ti for ~$150 (they're to get right now and they're newer) and you're good. No PSU change required.
Oh wow that NVMe drive slot on the back of the mobo is neat!
Nice, clean, simple build! The Ryzen Raven Ridge chips are really impressive and even more so when considering the price point.
I also have a ~7 year old laptop and his a i3-380M (first gen i3). It was old, slow, and hot for years until I recently swapped the HDD for a SSD. It's incredibly easy to do and it breathes new life into your laptop. You might want to consider doing that to your mom's laptop inside of setting it aside.
FatBoyJD, I can give some feedback on the mobo.
For the price, it's a great mATX board that features four RAM slots and a PCIE 1x above the 16x slot.. if you can get it to work. I used this board in a build for my brother's Christmas present and the PC would randomly go into a "sleep-like" state after being on for 15 minutes to an hour. After doing some research and reading reviews, I found that other people who used this board also experienced this issue. The only solution was to change the motherboard (MSI Gaming M Pro) and then computer worked fine after that.
However, this does not happen often and you are more likely to receive a working board than a non-working one. If it goes on sales for $60-65, get it. Especially since it has 4 ram slots.
Oh ok nvn my dude. I was just making a ****** internet reference.
Hey thanks for the compliments, latc1956! That black cloth idea is gold! I've thought about buying some dust filters and securing to the front panel with some adhesive, but the cloth idea is likely more cost effective.
Edit: And yes I have profusely thanked my father for the speakers. Even though he did not use them often, it was still a generous house warming gift. He's a great guy.
I am not god. That is Harmful Opinions' job.
Woooo slow down there buddy! ;) But thanks man.
It's not cringy! It's beautiful.
Seconded on the craigslist warning. My friend was remarkably lucky and do not take this specific sale as evidence of some kind of norm in user to user buying and selling. As someone who has been scammed on the internet before, always be wary of someone trying to screw you.
Never be afraid to ask for more photos or evidence of the working product and don't be afraid to test the product yourself in their presence. If you're buying a GPU, bring along a PC and hook it up or ask them to hook it up to prove that it works. If they decline, simply walk away from the sale. It's not worth it.
I love it! Neat and clean. Love the way you mounted the fan.
It's an i5-3470!
Personally not a big RGB guy, but the colors on those fans are just delightful. Sweet, compact little build you got there. Also glad to see that you bought the REAL RX 560 and not the RX560-D, which is just a glorified RX 460.
I love that case.
The G4560 is a on par with an i3. The only leg up that a i3 will have over the Pentium is a higher clock speed and some better integrated graphics.
Don't waste your money by buying a i3. Buy an i5.
Decent CPU now, then upgrade to a better GPU later? The 1600 also 2 more cores and 4 more threads than the 2400G.
I could be wrong, but i'm pretty sure that air flows TOWARDS the non Corsair labeled side. There is only one way to be sure: Unscrew one of your fans, turn your PC on and then feel with your hand to check which side the air is blowing on.
Ideally, the forward and side panel fans should be in take. The rear and top mounted fans should be exhaust. Hope this helps!
Thanks for the compliment dude! :)
Nice parts list. Love seeing budget Ryzen builds.
Turn your flash off.
1500x is a great processor for the price. I have one and have no regrets getting it.
My first PC was a pre-built very similar to yours. I bought it in 2014 and it came with the FX-4300, 8gb 1333mhz RAM, the same mobo as yours, and a r7 240.
You won't have many upgrade options that will matter much since the FX chip will bottleneck just about every mid-high end GPU, but you could try upping to a 1050 ti or a 2050 when it comes out. 16 gb of RAM will make a nice difference as well (especially since DDR3 isn't as expensive as DDR4).
Congrats on your PC dude!
5 freaking dollars for that i3????
Might've been a used find or a spare card.
No, I have unfortunately never streamed before.
Coincidentally, about a month ago, I was curious about possibly streaming on a 1500x with a GTX 1060 6GB. From what I found, there will be minor FPS loss and, in some games at higher settings, it will often dip below 60FPS. Honestly, if you want to stream, go with the Ryzen 1600 or higher, a sixth or seventh gen intel i7 processor, or an eighth gen i5/i7 intel if you can afford it.
Here's a decent video comparing the streaming performance of the 1500x and the 1600x:
Even though the 1500x has 8 threads and it's a nice gaming processor, it has a hard time competing with some of the more powerful chips, or even the Ryzen 1600 which is only ~$20 more. Those two extra cores and four extra threads really make a difference.
For example, If I wanted to stream the Witcher 3, at Ultra (no hairworks), I would not hit 60 fps since, usually, all of the cores and threads on the 1500x are maxed out while playing, especially areas with high populations and lots of models.
Nice dude! I love small form factor builds and this is a pretty slick one. Awesome LAN box.
I saw your comment on the Fractal case page on PCP.
Damn, you weren't kidding about the bright HDD light. JFC that's aviation grade brightness.
Edit: Sweet budget build though. :)
Absolutely. In high graphical fidelity, too.
I would second adding more RAM, but his board only supports a maximum of 4GB of RAM, unfortunately.
Congratulations on your first build! It's a shame that you started in the time of wildly overpriced GPUs, but you've ascended nonetheless! Good choices on parts, but an extra 500GB on your HDD goes a looong way. The WD Blue 1 TB HDD is ~$50.