My dad has been rocking a hand me down PC of mine from 2008. That old beast was rocking a Core 2 Duo E6750 and a Geforce 9600GT. It has been a fine machine for basic multitasking but after he expressed some interest in farting around with a couple of games, I decided it would be the perfect time for an upgrade.

Seeing as I'm not made of money, my brother and I split the cost on the parts we had to purchase. The only hand me down part in this is the Crucial MX100 which I had laying around. The RAM was used off of ebay. Other than that, everything else was purchased new.

Considering my brother had never built a PC, I figured this would be the perfect time to get his feet wet and teach him the ropes. To quote him after it was complete, "That was a lot easier than I thought it'd be." It's true that this is basically "adult LEGOs" and that anyone has the ability to build a PC.

Overall, this PC was geared towards basic multitasking with a side of gaming. My dad won't be gaming most of the time on it and when he does, it usually won't be with the latest AAA title. We have preloaded it with a few titles that he expressed some interest in. Those are: Fallout 4, Bioshock Infinite and Batman - The Telltale Series.

I put a modest overclock on the Ryzen 1200 to 3.7GHz which gave it a nice performance boost. I feel like that paired with the 1050 Ti makes for a nice combo. Let me know what you guys think!

Part Reviews


Fantastic little board for the money. I have never had an issue with a MSI motherboard. This board looks great and has a nice set of features.


This was a decent case for what you paid. It looks good, nothing flashy about it at all but very minimalist. However, it is a pain to build in. Forget about cable management and good luck figuring out how to mount your drives if you have two.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.


  • 32 months ago
  • 4 points

Man, I wish I had kids like you. All I got for my last birthday was a mug

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

ok "the pervert king"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Way to take care of your dad.

Thumbs up.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this cpu works without bios update ? Some people are saying that ryzen 3 won't post without a new bios.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I had no issues with it posting.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you had an SSD "laying around"? I wish I had that luck!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build might consider going with this case

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall I was pleased with it. Just be aware that it does get a little tight as far as space, so plan ahead before diving in!