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After being a longtime PS2, PS3, and PS4 player, I have finally decided to make the switch to PC and man is it great! I was aiming for a moderate priced PC that can run most AAA games at 60fps+. After lots of research, I finally decided on these parts. All parts listed were ordered on Amazon.

Building this computer was honestly way easier than expected. It took about 2 hours with a small break in between. I was really nervous going in but after it was all done, I wanted to build another just for the fun of it! I will say though, cable management was a challenge in this case especially when it came to putting the back plate on. I ended up putting most of my unused cables in the empty hard drive tray to save space. Other than that it's not bad management from what I can tell. But it was very satisfying to see light up the first time I built it.

So far the PC has run great and I can't complain at all. I mainly play Overwatch and that runs at Ultra settings at around 120fps (capped). Other games such as CS:GO, Dirty Bomb, LOL, Battlefield 4 all run easily at max settings over 60fps. And even though I don't play it much, yes it runs Fortnite (Max everything except for post-processing and effects at ~100 fps)

My plans on upgrading in the future is probably a hard drive first and then some more fans to keep the system cooler under load.

Hope you guys enjoyed my build and maybe even try it out yourself. If you're looking for a fairly good priced PC build, this may be the one for you.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey! I have the same monitor :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a really good budget build, with a few tweeks I might just use it myself

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Hope it suits you well :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

hello nice build you got there where did you get your video card

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I got it on Amazon. It was $199 at one point so I had to grab it.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

cool i might have too check it out

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Try and find one that has 2 fans if your case can support it, for better cooling in more stressful games. :D

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Only thing i would suggest to change is the PSU. Get something Bronze or Gold rated asap and maybe semi modular. They aren't that expensive nowadays and i know corsair does a few for around £60. Plus it also means it fits in with your case being corsair too :D

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion. But could you explain the difference it would make? I'm still new to the whole pc building thing lol.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

It will improve the efficiency of your PSU so it wont draw as much power from the mains. But also it may be more reliable to have a better quality PSU because the stuff that makes it is better quality usually so it will last longer and will not blow up from extended use.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

what type of monitor do you have? and what type of minimum monitor specs do you recommend to take full advantage of this build?

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I have this monitor: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015WCV70W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Basically any 1080p 60hz monitor will do you fine.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I built a very similar machine using an Intel chip instead of a Ryzen. Gonna be honest though, the value proposition of Intel doesn't match AMD right now, imo, and their stock cooler sucks. And overclocking? Unless you specifically get a more expensive K series CPU and Z series Motherboard, you can just forget about that. AMD's nice enough to let you do OC on most of its chips and motherboards without such a premium.

I also used the Corsair Carbide 88R. Better than I expected at the low price, but cable management really was a bit messy even with the holes to loop wires through. Like you said, it's tough to find places to store unused cables. On the flip side, even though there's only room for 2 full-size HDD's, the fact that there's space to screw in 2 SSD's makes for a small case that can have -4- drives, which was nice.

I also got that same Crucial Ballistic ram (albeit 1 8gb stick instead of 2 4gb, as Intel doesn't have Infinity Fabric) and a 1-fan 1060, but an ASUS one rather than EVGA. Strangely enough, 1 included 120mm fan is enough to dissipate the heat from my system even when gaming, due to having a low TDP CPU and GPU (The 1060's not a particularly hot chip), but I plan on eventually getting 1 more intake fan for the front later on when I can.

I think that getting a hard disk for mass storage and 1 or more case fans is a good idea, if you haven't done in yet. As for why I'm here 6 months after this build was posted? I was googling to find out what size aftermarket coolers fit into my case, and ran across a bunch of PcPartPicker builds, which I started to check to see which coolers people actually successfully used.

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

Return what you can and build this. $40 more and you'd have a 6gb GPU, faster ram as it's needed for Ryzen processors, 120gb SSD for booting and 1TB HDD for your storage, bronze PSU and a "cooler" looking case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $93.40 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg Business
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $24.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - RE4 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.09 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GT OCV1 Video Card $259.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.49 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply EVGA - BR 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $26.49 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $677.43
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $637.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-08 05:08 EDT-0400
  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

The case doesn't really matter and the corsair 88r is a pretty good case as is. He also dosent need faster memory and the GPU is good enough for what i assume is just playing esports games. I have a palit 1060 6GB and its pretty crap really because of the small heatsink so it can get quite loud and hot.

Also that hard drive is kinda crap and his SSD is enough for now since hard drives are quite cheap and he can just go pick up a used one if he needs it.

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

i agree. hard drives a really only good these days for bulk storage of really, really small files. other than that its a good budget build.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

In the end, he's better off with faster ram hands down. But you wouldn't know since all you build is Intel...

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Just be glad OP didn't buy into the AM3 platform instead. I feel bad for people who do as they are basically flushing their money down the toilet. At least on the AM4 platform the CPUs are good and he has a future upgrade path too.

Nice build +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

I agree with you as I too use and AMD processor but my question is can't he just OC it? I OCed my Vengeance LPX 2666Mhz to 2933, works like a charm

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah i was going to say the same thing but someone keeps having a go at me about the submitter needing faster RAM :D. "NEED"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking about overclocking but I need better airflow if I want to do that.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

If your case can support it try and pick up a cooler master 212 Evo since everyone knows they are one of the best standard air coolers. But since its pretty large i couldn't use it in my build so the TX3 Evo is a good alternative.

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

No, you just don't need faster RAM. If all you are doing is gaming the performance is not noticeable and just having more RAM would benefit you instead. If you were correct then everyone who has older gaming systems with speeds of less than 2000mhz wouldn't be able to use their computers for gaming anymore. (im exaggerating but your logic is flawed)

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Sure if it dosent cost much to get faster RAM i would get it, but its simply just not "needed". More recent games really just want you to have more RAM. Most games from 2-3 years ago could run on 4GB,

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

So what you're telling us is - you're completely unaware and have no knowledge whatsoever about Ryzen and how it's architecture's IPC gets better as your ram speeds are increased? Yet you just called his logic "flawed" without even knowing anything about the logic yourself? Smh.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

You can shake your head as much as you like. All im saying is that you don't NEED faster RAM like you keep insisting. For a budget build RAM speed isn't the most important thing no matter what CPU your using. His PC is fine as it is.

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

His part choices actually aren't that bad.

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Agreed. the 1060 3GB is pretty good.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Much appreciated :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

I appreciate the feedback, but for me, this works fine. Also in terms of the GPU, I got my 3gb SC for $199 on Amazon so it really was a steal for me at the time. My budget was pretty tight and that lined up perfectly.

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