Description

This was my first time ever building a PC, and I had no major issues so anyone can do it! I will be using it for gaming and potentially streaming, as well as some video editing from my drone footage. They Ryzen 5 2600 I got for $150 at Micro Center, and at that price it is an insanely good value in my opinion. (UPDATE: I am building a PC for my buddie's little brother. Since I will use an AIO with his build, I snagged the cooler from his Ryzen 2700 for my 2600) Micro Center also gave me $30 off of my Gigabyte B450 motherboard when I purchased them both together, so I paid $70 for it. Ram works and looks great, I even have it clocked at 3133MGz, 133MGz over the rating. The SSD I got off a buddy brand new in the box for $50. The case was great to build in! Easy cable management, plenty of room, and looks good to boot. My only complaint is how the glass panel is installed, but laying it on its side makes it much easier so that's pretty nitpicky. I will be getting a higher refresh rate monitor, as this setup blew away my expectations as far as FPS go.

Part Reviews

CPU

This 6 core/12 thread processor is a great value, maybe the best on the market right now. Was able to score in the 1300's in Cinebench with a safe OC.

Motherboard

For the price I paid ($69.99) it does what I need it to do. Plenty of connections, 3 fan headers, and a tasteful amount of rgb. So far I have been able to get decent overclocking potential out of it as well.

Memory

It looks amazing and paired well with the Ryzen CPU. My only complaint is the T-Blitz RGB software..These modules do not pair well and sometimes get transferred between Gigabyte's RGB Fusion and the T-Blitz apps. It was a little tedious and finicky, but I finally got them to connect the way I wanted. If you don't have patience to play with the apps, go for a different stick if RGB is your thing.

Storage

The Samsung SSD does what it is supposed to. I go from completely off to my desktop in about 13 seconds.

Video Card

Paired well with my Gigabyte motherboard. Aesthetically I like it, not too much RGB and a simple design. Gave me decent frame rates with my Ryzen 2600. (140-160 on Fortnite on Epic with AA, shadows, and post processing off)

Case

Looks amazing in my opinion! Easy to build in, lots of cable management help, only complaint is the way the tempered glass panel is installed. But if you turn it on its side it mitigates the issue. Overall I love it.

Power Supply

Good value. Black sleeved cables, near silent, and all the connections and power I needed.

Case Fan

These work great and seem to be of very high build quality. Plus they give you extra rubber corners so they fit in 120mm slots. Very quiet while still pushing a decent amount of air with the low voltage connectors on.

Monitor

Looks great, I have the white version and it is stunning. Also it is incredibly thin. Colors are accurate as far as I can tell, and it puts out a good picture at 60Hz.

Mouse

Good little mouse for $30! Super light, plenty of buttons, and easy dpi adjustments

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job for a first time. Setup looks very clean. Happy gaming/streaming/whatever you're doing.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! (:

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you satisfied with your cpu temps? I have the same cpu and I'm also using the stock cooler.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

They are pretty decent for now, although I think the 3x140mm's and 2x120mm's allow good airflow in the case. Haven't tried any overclocks over 3.85GHz yet, but runs in the 50-60s with the stock cooler. I'll be upgrading to an AIO to try to hit 4-4.2GHz while keeping cool temps.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Replaced the cooler, much better temps and higher OC headroom.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

with which cooler exactly? I'm also looking to get this cpu and overclock it...

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually swapped my cooler for one of my buddies off a ryzen 7

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you did much better than i did when i was building my first pc. Nice work.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! We all learn, mine was on account of many youtube videos and guides (;

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Great first build. I love the overall look of the computer with the lighting. The components are definitely worth the price and should be great for gaming and streaming. Didn't go too overboard on the price so it should be good for upgrades in the future such as the video card. Overall, good looking build and really good job for your first build.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! (: Debating whether or not to put a couple RGB LED strips in it too! Yeah the video card is a beast for everything I've thrown at it now in 1080p, but I will upgrade when the time comes.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Depending on what you do the rx580 will last. I have a used 6+ month rx570 4gb and it still does everything I need especially with the 4K monitor I have. I was also thinking of updating to a 1080ti but the prices now are still not worth it nowadays for me.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You use an rx570 4gb for 4K resolution? And thanks for checking it out. Yeah can’t really get the 1080ti anymore. Probably better off with a 2080 or 2080ti if you have that kinda dough!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes indeed! I don't really care for gaming but I can definitely see the difference between my 1080p and 4k monitor. Even on a used gpu it does the jobs I need. With KH3 on the way I need to find a deal on a PS4 pro. You can still find a 1080/1080ti for half the price of $600-1k+ of a 2080/2080ti. Plus I also don't really care for the rtx series. The only benefit I saw for the rtx was maybe 1080ti will go down but Nvidia ****** that up lol

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

let me know where to find one of those! haha

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man! It looks very clean for a first build. Great work.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty proud of it, thanks for the kind words!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Good work and a very nice rig. Those RAM LED's sure do look bright.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yes they are, I did have the brightness all the way up. In hindsight the pictures probably would have been better with the brightness a little lower!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

noice

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm somehow so satisfied about the boxes all having the same colorscheme and how they look all together.

Anyway nice build you put together there! :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you (: yeah the boxes were unintentional but a nice surprising touch I suppose!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Definetly! :)

Only suggestion that would really make your build stand out are some sleeved cables/cable extensions. And those don't even have to be super expensive.

Depending on where you're from I can suggest you some good ones for the Price.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I was actually thinking about that as well! I’m in the U.S.!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I can't help you then because I'm not that familiar with the US market.

But the youtuber Bitwit has made a video about custom sleeved cables a while ago. Maybe this could help you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build! Congrats on getting those sweet deals and having a nice buddy :)

The RAM looks nice too!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for checking it out, I appreciate it!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice ! What made you decide on the 580 graphics card?? Im planning a similar build with the Intel 1060 6gb

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

For the games I play at 1080p the RX 580 seemed to outperform the 1060 on the research I did. Plus at $200 it’s a great value. Hardware Unboxed, Bitwit, and some other highly recommended it so that’s why I went that direction. I’ve been able to overclock mine far beyond what a stock 1060 or 580 would do though(;

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

turn the lights on for your pictures

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion. Are you referring to the ram?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

no just there's a lot of noise in the pictures. I know having the lights off makes the rgb look better, but just the room lights.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I tried in the third and last pictures, but my camera wasn't cooperating.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

hello! how is the rgb on the motherboard and is it easily customizable?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s pretty nice! I can get a better pic of it if you’d like. Rgb fusion is what you use to customize it. They have different effects and it’s easy to change between them. There are better rgb softwares out there though but this works for what I need. Hope that helps!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro! Thanks for checking out my build