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A Modest Build

by wtfbbqsauce



Date Published

May 25, 2018

Date Built

May 25, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz


I use the computer mainly for general college student material as well as gaming (Fortnite / League/ CSGO). My main focus for the build was to be minimalist yet powerful enough to do whatever I needed.

All in all, I'm really happy with how this build turned out. The entire build took around 2 hours, and was extremely enjoyable throughout. All prices include tax and were purchased within May 18th - May 23rd.

Part Reviews


The cpu itself is absolutely lovely. But, the cpu cooler (Wraith Spire) was extremely hard to put on, and I had a worrying amount of squeaking when tightening down the screws. Turned out fine in the end as temps remain around 50 Celsius idle.


The gigabyte motherboard was an anxiety filled purchase as I really do not have the patience to wait for an AMD bootkit. I bought it from Amazon as soon as the item came off "out of stock" and got lucky enough to receive a F22 bios, compatible with Pinnacle Ridge.

*For anyone else looking to play the lottery with b350 boards, this particular motherboard requires a serial number higher than SN1810xxxxxxxx to have a compatible bios with Pinnacle Ridge.

Video Card

The 1060 was a quick buy for a budget build, bought on price match from OfficeDepot. I currently play at 1080p 60hz and do not currently have the need for 6gb. This card has been great so far. Prices are still super high for GPU's and I did not feel like spending for anything above the 1060 3gb.


My favorite part, the FD mini c is everything I wanted in a case. Cable management basically fell into place as I was building, with the multiple grommets and spacious room under the PSU shroud. The glass window looks beautiful.

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Beesem 2 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

The cable management looks so clean. Nice build!

wtfbbqsauce submitter 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago


rroguet 3 points 10 months ago

Nice build :D

fork-bomb 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

The simplicity of this looks nice and clean!

squidamint 2 points 10 months ago

NIce build, good choices for your intended use.

I'm with you on Fractal Design. I can see there are other case brands that people use for excellent builds, but FD's features and designs seem to make each build easier, functionally strong, and good looking.

wtfbbqsauce submitter 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

I'm absolutely set on Fractal Design cases now. So great to work with!

OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Lovely build, though I'm not sure about your choice of the m.2 SSD? Why pay more for an m.2 when you could get a regular 2.5" for less?

wtfbbqsauce submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I was looking for the cheapest m.2 500~ gb ssd for both simplicity as well as look. The closest 2.5" I could fine starts at $90 for 480gb which is about a $20 difference. The premium is worth it for me personally

StaeRock48 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Your pc looks great for gaming!I cant imagine how is the fps.

wtfbbqsauce submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

it's a definite upgrade from the 650 ti lol

MikeAdamos11 2 points 10 months ago

Does it give any issues while using a b350 board on the ryzen 2600x?

wtfbbqsauce submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

My b350 board worked out of the box with the 2600x. No problems i can tell so far

MikeAdamos11 1 point 10 months ago

On your b350 box does it say "ryzen 2000 series ready" on it? Sorry noob here

wtfbbqsauce submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

mine does have the ryzen 200 series sticker on it, but that sticker only means it's ready for the 2000 series APU's. there's no way to 100% confirm that b350 motherboards will work for ryzen 2600+ until you try and POST. the best that you can do is buy a popular board (motherboards that go out of stock often) and confirm with the board manufacturer the serial number and bios versions.

jakeSpot 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Really looks nice! I would have gone for only 8 gb of ram at this price point, though. It can shave ~60-70 off your budget, and you won't notice a big difference when gaming. Overall, it's a really balanced build!

diabolicflame93 4 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Nice build, you have some good cable management :)

theonlysilky 1 point 10 months ago

Planning a very similar build but I'll be using the Gamemax Silent case and a Gamemax 500w 80+ psu at half the price for pretty much the same thing.

dexagos 1 point 10 months ago

How hot does your CPU run while playing games or doing other arduous tasks with the stock cooler?

wtfbbqsauce submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

max i've hit is 75 degrees celcius under prime95

dexagos 1 point 10 months ago


skyrise 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

What are the load CPU temps?

Nice build.