Project Mando is a Mandalorian themed budget Gaming PC built in order to feed my newest hobby and creative outlet. All prices shown include tax and shipping.
Ryzen 5 1600 - Purchased at MicroCenter using their credit card that gives 5% off. Unmatched price to performance. A six core twelve thread processor for $80 is just insane...pairs nicely with the RX 470.
Gigabyte B450M DS3H - Purchased at Microcenter as an open box with a $20 discount bundled with the Ryzen 1600 using the MicroCenter credit card for an additional 5% off. Solid B450 board with most modern features. It came missing the I/O shield. Not a big deal. For $29 I can do without the shield..or I can make one…
G Skill Ripjaws V 16gb 3600mhz DDR4 - Also purchased at Microcenter as an open box item. Tested and works perfectly. 3600mhz is the sweet spot for Ryzen cpu’s. Loving that RAM prices are so cheap right now.
MSI RX 470 Gaming X 4gb - This is one of only two used parts for the build. This has been in my son’s build for a couple of years (upgraded to an RX 5700). Solid card. I priced it at $65 as this is what I have determined I would be able to get it for used on Ebay. AMD’s driver updates have continued to keep this card relevant. And these cards support Freesync. This card is considerably better than an RX 560, better than a gtx 1050 ti, a bit better than a gtx 1650, but not quite as good as an RX 570.
Cooler Master Masterbox Q300L - Purchased this straight off of the Cooler Master website on Black Friday. Great budget case. Doesn’t have tempered glass, but still looks great. $30!
darkFlash Aurora 120mm RGB fans - I've used these in the past. Good looking RGB fans that come with a remote control or they can be connected to the motherboard. I personally like using the controller as it has more options than the motherboard manufacturer's RGB software.
EVGA BR 450W - Cheapest power supply I could find at the time that has black cables...I refuse to buy ketchup and mustard. Purchased off of Newegg on Black Friday. I do miss the days of getting 450 watt power supplies for $15-$30.
Inland Professional 120gb SSD - Purchased at Microcenter with 5% off card. Perfect size for installing windows and a couple of programs. I’ve used these on many builds and have never had a problem. Much faster than a mechanical drive. For $16 there is no reason anyone should still be using a mechanical hard drive for their operating system.
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1tb 7200rpm - Purchased used off of Ebay. These drives seem to last forever. Great for a games drive.
Case modding materials: acrylic sheets, vinyl sheets, spray paint.
Case modding tools: screwdriver, Cricut vinyl cutter, acrylic knife, x-acto knife, photoshop.
I would guess that the case modding materials probably adds about $20 to the build.