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True Aesthetic Budget

by SuperGT

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80 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 4, 2018

Date Built

April 4, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.366 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

63.0° C

Description

FIRST BUILD - BUDGET IN MIND - SHORT CUTS APPLIED

Mainly to play CS:GO, PUBG and other simple stuff like browsing, emails, etc. the normal stuff.

CPU- I had to opt to something affordable since GPUs are almost an arm and leg. The plan was to only play CS:GO and the 2200g was perfect. Performing at 80fps on a stock clock was great. But I got curios so I overclocked the processor to 3.8ghz and the memory 1600mhz and was receiving about 120fps.

Motherboard- Disregarding all the bad reviews about this motherboard, I was desperate and made the purchase from NewEgg.com as it was the only B350 chipset I could have shipped that was verified "AMD RYZEN DESKTOP 2000 READY". And I didn't want to go threw the whole AMD boot-kit warranty.

Ram- I wanted to spend as least as possible since this is a budget build but I still wanted the fastest as well. I think I chose the right product and I am happy with 1600mhz.

Storage- Not much space here. Just wanted fast booting from the 120gb SSD and some storage on the 320gb HDD. I opt for the least expensive components -hence the HDD speed is 7200rpms but the cache is only 8mb. I don't plan to play many games so 320gb is more than enough.

GPU- I was not planning to purchase a GPU but after testing PUBG, I really needed one. The iGPU was only producing a consistent 50fps on 720p. The 1050ti held up well keeping me above 85fps on 1080p very low settings.

Case- My first pick was a HTPC or slim micro case with a built-in PSU to help the budget but after researching more, I went with a case that was easy to access since I knew this was an ongoing build. The door style side panels really help with that.

PSU- I went a cheap as I could which lead me to this 80+Bronze CX450 from Corsair. I could've went cheaper but I wanted something from a reputable brand.

OS- Windows 10 Home. Simple and basic. Being that this is my first build, I bought it brand new at my local Fry's. I've made plenty of USB boot drives through Rufus since then.

Network Adapter- It takes a PCI-E slot and has 2 antennas. A USB adapter was the first option but why not spend the same on something with better hardware? I am 40ft away from the modem and the signal goes threw 3 walls, one of those walls being bricks. I get 83% of the signal on a 2.4ghz channel. No stutters or lags during game play.

Case Fans- This is what makes it pop. Love the way they look. Makes the rig look like a million dollars :)

Final Review- So after a few weeks, I am very satisfied with how everything turned out. Switching from integrated to a discrete graphics card as taught me a lot. I now play games with the processor on a stock clock and I feel there is no need to overclock using the GTX1050ti.

I still plan to a liquid cool the processor and over clock but this will do for now.

THANKS FOR THE VIEW

Check out the upgraded version here!

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/XXWD4D

Comments Sorted by:

Squidward-Chan 9 points 10 months ago

If looks added to performance, you'd have the equivalent of a 2700x + 1080 ti. This looks freaking amazing.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks. It means a lot.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I guess I almost got there after 6 months!

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/XXWD4D

NorthernLightsNo5 4 points 10 months ago

hands down the best under $650 PC I've seen on here. The aesthetics 10/10

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Glad you like it!

CustomGamingPcBuilds 3 points 10 months ago

Is the CPU you selected still a good CPU for modern day games like stranded deep, Subnautica, Arma III, etc? The reason I'm asking is I might do a similar build for my PC.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yes it is very capable. You’ll probably see about 30fps without an overclock. 30fps is what most consoles like Xbox, ps4 and etc. put out.

CustomGamingPcBuilds 2 points 10 months ago

What do you think i would get if i over clocked?

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Due to the stock cooler I was able to manage 3.8ghz. But temps went up to 70 degrees on full load so I got it down to 3.7ghz and manganged normal use and game play at about 60-65 degrees. Even then I was scared so I left every back at the stock clock. I honestly cannot notice any difference in performance in normal usage with or without overclocking.

node202 1 point 1 month ago

never even used my stock cooler right off the bat i opted for a be quiet pure rock slim after market cooler i have the one case fan that came with my case and at 3.7 ghz i get no higher than 60c temps under full load gaming for hours

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Was that boosting to 3.7ghz or locked?

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node202 1 point 1 month ago

but hey im not here to rain on your parade nice build maybe i got lucky with the silicon lottery

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Got it to 4.3ghz on a 120mm AIO.....

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

You’ll see about 30fps on the stock clock and roughly 40-60fps at 3.7ghz on 1600mhz of ram.

Twinkie_Doge 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

You should have no problems with most games, although ARMA 3 is weird and uses core 0 and 1 pretty much only. I should think it would be fine though.

CustomGamingPcBuilds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks for the feedback

diabolicflame93 4 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

Nice build, good cpu and gpu picks. It’s hard to find a gpu at any price and you found one for $100 +1 from me.

T2US 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Very nice looking budget build +1

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks!

Ahmed_Kamal 2 points 10 months ago

Ryzen 2200G can play CS:GO at 120fbs, AMD is the best. Very beautiful looking for $650.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I tried the best I could. Thanks

Marenoc 4 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Beautiful budget build! I applaud you

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you!

theMFNmaster 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

WOW. Clean AF. I love it man!!!

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I love it as well. Thank you

BerendHijden 2 points 10 months ago

It looks amazing

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I agree. Thank you

.Phil_ 2 points 10 months ago

Got a feeling you like white LED fans, not sure though...

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

It’s what was affordable and RGB components are way out of the budget. Otherwise the motherboard, ram, CPU cooler and GPU would have RGB capabilities.

kemosabe940 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

wow! nice build

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks!

Popboy11 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Nice choice of parts, looks sick with the fan lighting!

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Glad you like it. Thanks

AlexDMV 2 points 10 months ago

Easily the cleanest budget build I’ve ever seen. Well done my man.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks. I appreciate it.

Mnpctech MNPCTECH 4 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

cool fans, thanks for sharing your build!

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Anytime! Thanks

BEEFJERKEY 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

How loud do those fans get

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Not sure. I’ve had five Phanteks PH-F140MP 140mm fans running at 1500rpms and they were louder than these which run at 2000rpm at all times.

Raedyn 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Dang nice!

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Thank you!

terrahas150dollarbudget 2 points 10 months ago

Does the motherboard actually come with the correct BIOS? also what monitor did you use? Really nice budget build. Planning to build one myself using 2400g igpu.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yes the motherboard had the correct bios so the processor was drop-in ready. I ordered from Newegg.com because they advertised it was ready for the new Raven Ridge processors. You can now purchase motherboards off the shelves. They just need a sticker on the box that says “AMD RYZEN DESKTOP 2000 READY” and your good to go.

terrahas150dollarbudget 2 points 10 months ago

pleased to hear they added raven ridge support. thanks dude.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Anytime. Thanks for the view

ilandz 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

man that looks nice! i'm planning a build similar to this.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks!

ItzCole 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

How is the mobo doing? I'm having an issue on deciding MATX mobos for AM4 and the asrock seems like the best but the bad reviews seem like an issue.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

It's holding up really well. I don't have any issues so far. Most of the reviews you're reading are from the previous model (Rev 1.00) but I have the latest version (Rev 1.01) which has the latest 4.7 bios. If you're looking for more features in clocking, I'd go with a different brand B350 chipset like Asus or MSI.

ItzCole 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Another question sorry about this. What did you use to connect all the fans as I see that the asrock mobo only has 2 chassis fan connectors. Did you use a fan hub?

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Good question. The fans are 3 pin non-pwm and run at full rpms. They have both 3-pin females and molex connectors. I just connected all the molex together like a centipede and attached one of the ends to my power supply. But I was using five 140mm pwm fans before these fans which I connected threw splitters to the mobo. Both tops and rear went to the 4-pin for rpm adjustment and fronts went to the 3-pin for full rpms to creat some negative airflow geometry. Does that answer your question?

ItzCole 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Yes it does thank you very much.

AapoCuhh 2 points 9 months ago

my favorite build ive seen on this website

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks!

JaxCSGO 2 points 8 months ago

Did u have to flash the bios?

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

No. The motherboard had the latest bios out of the box. I ordered from Newegg.com as it was the only site that states the mobo is “2000 ready”.

EarthyPython 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

have you had any problems with the Memory?

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

No, works fine. Can't run at its native 3200 due to my motherboard bugs but its stable at 3066. Whats up?

EarthyPython 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

oh.. because it said that it was built for 6th gen intel processors and I was going to pair it with a Ryzen 2400G

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Nice. I’d definitely recommend 16gb and no less than 3000 if you’re not using a dedicated GPU. The Vega 11 will want more memory.

SterlingRawlins 2 points 8 months ago

Your PC aesthetics made me want to buy a PC! Hands down the best visuals I have ever seen and will ever see!! I’m beyond jealous and hope to get my build to look half as nice as yours.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks!

LeoNardoApex 2 points 7 months ago

This is definitely the best looking AMD build I've seen so far. I hope I can make my build look as good as this.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Thanks! I'm very glad you like it!

JaxCSGO 2 points 7 months ago

Is the Wifi Adapter able to fit in the 16x slot below the graphics card or just the one above?

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Only the one above. The motherboard has x2 PCI slots and x1 PCI-E slot.

yynnam 2 points 6 months ago

Amazing aesthetics, with nice temps! I commend you man! his may be a noob question, but I was wondering how you managed to connect all 5 fans? I can only see 4 potential sata outputs for fans.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks! It looks way different since I've posted this. But to answer your question I used the molex connectors and connect them to the PSU like a snake since the molex is both male and female. Does that help?

ForeignTrapp2 2 points 4 months ago

How did you get all fans to work?

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

The fans have molex adapters which I plug each into like a snake.

ForeignTrapp2 2 points 3 months ago

Oohh...I had no idea but thank you I'm a new pc builder

TheRealIkeB 2 points 3 months ago

Those fans are a steal.

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago
TacoNinja 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Did you upgrade your 1050ti from a 770 or 970, I see both lol. I'm a sucker for these budget builds +1

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

660 to 770 to 1050ti

sparrow15 1 point 10 months ago

1050ti is not 100$, it is around 200$

SuperGT submitter 2 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

I bought it used and it is the only component I purchased not brand new inside a box.

the_flying_pig 1 point 1 month ago

Looks great!

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