After upgrading prebuilds for the last few years I decided to build something new I can add to in the future. Might not seem like much now but its a great platform for future upgrades and with a used hard drive, price watching and earning allot of points from bing, the whole build ended up being around 170 dollars...……….plan on adding a rx 570 next. Some faster ram when I can catch a good deal and ill be ready for one of the Athlons big brothers.
Originally went for 2666 ram which is a high as the Athlon will support but a screw up landed me with 2400 but with a lower latency…..didn't see too much of a difference in benchmarks so ill keep it till I can snag some 3000 when I upgrade.
3/9 Ended up with a Gtx 1060 3gb bstock from nvidia......just felt like a better deal then 570 though I might regret that extra gb of vram. Picked it up for around the same price as the 1050ti. Happy so far.......only running on a 900p monitor and everything is one ultra locked to 60 or 30. Not planning on a new monitor untill the old one explodes and even then ill probably just run it on one of my tvs. All in all probably costed around 350 - 400 dollars thanks to allot of waiting and looking for deals.
8/16 Swapped Athlon for used 1500x huge improvement for games who love multiple cores...
1/1/20 Swapped psu an original ssd to Apevia Raptor and Adata 240 GB...….Also pulled the gt 1060 3gb and replaced with a 1050 Ti from Gigabyte. Added a nice rainbow RGB fan and this build when to my daughter as I work on a new build.
NIce little pc, runs cool and quiet but I want something bigger and faster with more room for upgrades......Daddy Ryzen coming soon!
Like the case and it does what it needs too. Nice red LED. Has 2 fans but I added a 3rd on the side for airflow with no mods. Looks good and takes up little space but tough to work in. Left side panel has cut out run wiring through. I could not fit a 3.5 inch hard drive in the drive bad with dual ram installed. Had one mounted on ssd bracket on side but was blocking side fan soo I went with a 2.5 inch wd black for extra storage with ssd. Nice looking case but would go bigger unless size is a necessity.