Hi! im 14, i just built this around christmas time for around $350 Canadian and i got my full setup, pc, desk, chair, monitor( curved samsung monitor btw) and speakers, all for around $650 canadian! tell me how i did!
upgrade your cpu when you get a chance to an i5 or ryzen 5 2600x, and it will improve the performance
definitely, i went with this purely because it was cheap and had 4 cores without hyperthreading at a pretty good clock speed in my opinion. is it true that games run better without hyper threading?
Can you please list the keyboard, mouse, and monitor..? Please? Also, How loud is it and if you play apex legends can you tell me how much frames per second you get on high settings?? Please, I need a good pc (budget) for apex and other stuff but apex is the only game besides csgo ill be playing.
Well... i dont have apex, but based on the requirements sheet i could probably run at high, 1080p around 60fps! im very confident in my machine
i've added the monitor and mouse, but i couldn't add my keyboard because its a walmart blackweb mechanical keyboard lol. i also thought id throw in the headset as they are in the picture too, they are the Sades SnowWolf
Thanks for all three replies, Also I might get that build because I want a budget build for apex and school stuff.
OH i forgot to add its not loud at all, i have it open and on my desk right beside me, and i still get comfy gaming even in the middle of the night when i turn my desktop speakers down low!
well you got a single stick of 8 gig ram instead of dual 4 gig sticks,so you should def buy another stick of ram in the future
Upgrading to 16gb was something i was planning to do eventually since the beginning, its prob goto first upgrade.
Looks great! Much better and brighter than my first build for sure!
Thanks! i was thinking of adding some RGB fans but thanks to my budget mobo i only have 1 case fan header, :(
you can use a fan splitter. there really cheap but some are pretty ugly.
Also is it just me or do you have a cpu cooler but it isnt in the list...
the stock cooler comes with the CPU
Well i do but its the stock cooler that came with, it'll do for now:)
gg wp boi
Also, I would recommend next time, as would many others, get at least the 1060 6gb. The 1060 3gb shouldn't have been made. 1660 ti or 1660 is the best value but hey you already bought it.
Yeah ive heard alot of people say that about my card, but its a very capable card and the 1660 wasnt out at the time. i can still get over 2000mhz gpu speed out of it! :)
Tho it’s not a big deal I would maybe buy a cable sleeve, I think it would just clean up some for the cables and clean it all up other from that nice work man
In my opinion i think my cable management is pretty good! ;)
tbh sleeved cables is the last thing you should worry about in a budget PC. it looks fine.
very nice budget build also i think the mouse is a logitech g203 prodigy
I wish I could do as good as you did with 350$
take all the comments and use them for your next build, not this one.
ram: dual channel is over rated, real world performance in a gaming pc with a discrete gpu is a gain of approx +2% with dual channel ram. No need to get 2 sticks, 1 stick is perfectly fine.
cpu: 8th gen i3 is a quad core already, getting an i5 isn't a must at this point. I would be curious to know the real gain from i3 to i5 versus the game you play.
gpu: there probably is a difference from 3gb to 6gb, but I know from 4gb to 8gb there isn't much. You will have less vram to load textures, tune that down in your graphic settings and it should be ok. If the 1060 performance pleases you, 6gb isn'r a real worthy upgrade in my opinion.
psu: I'm not fond of Thermaltake TR2 series, I'm sure it will work well for a while, but there are better options at the same price point. I'm staying vague on this one, just saying "could have been better" but I've bought several TT-TR2 in the past as well. None of them destroyed my components, as far as I know.
There will ALWAYS be "you should have" and such and yes big bucks can always improve something computer-wise. What you did with 350$ is already a nice stunt! Just be proud of your work.
I agree with you on most of your statements, except for "dual channel being over rated". It really depends what types of games you're playing. You're might get 5-6 FPS difference in GTA V, while in Dota 2 you'll get around 15-20 FPS difference. So I would still at least put it into consideration.
for 5-6 frames I wouldn't change but 15-20, if it has a visible effect I would make the change for sure!
With 3d games, what i've got is good, but 2d/3d games with tons of stuff on screen dual channel WILL make a difference!
Thanks! From what i observed the difference in most newer 3d games in the 1060 3gb to 6gb is 2 to 5 fps. im sure the difference would change in games like gta V flying through the city in a jet. but in a game like the witcher 3, i can do ultra 1080p easy. its kinda just up to the "pace" of modern games. :)
First of all, WOW, i wasn't expecting this many comments and ill try and respond to everyone!
With that's type of budgeting I give you massive respect and the RGB is just beautiful 8/10 Great job
This christmas im upgrading to a rtx 2060 and an i5 9600k, not too long ago i installed a water cooling kit that'll be great for the i5 if i overclock to 5ghz like i plan to
what game do you like to play on it? I like Sekiro:Shadows Die Twice
My main games are Skyrim, Gmod, Dying LIght and Subnautica. I have gta v but haven't played it in a while :/ BTW they all play on ultra settings with 60-80 fps with the exception of gmod being in the hundreds lol
right now im playing sekiro
Not bad! Great balance for the parts list. I agree with others that the 1660 or 1660 Ti would have been a better investment, but really hard to complain on anything here for 1080p gaming. Nice work, enjoy!
I would have waited for the 1660, but during christmas time i didnt even know it existed!
oh... Could you atleast factor in price and first build?
Nice first build! I think that for $350 Canadian, what you've put together is excellent. The mentality of "should have gotten this instead, etc." exists, but that's how budgets get blown. There's always the next build, too.
Thanks! the thing i probably cheaped out on the most is the mobo. The mobo can be upgraded albeit with the most work, but definitely will be a worthwhile upgrade in the future!