Hello there! My name is Rob. This is my first legit build and my first post here at part picker and definitely not the last! I recently returned to PC gaming from where I left off back in high school. After almost a decade of not owning a PC, this is my first venture back into the wonderful world of building computers!
Just to make clear, I want to add that every part on this list was purchased on Amazon Prime, EXCEPT for the graphics card. While shipping on Amazon is free, taxes are NOT included with these price totals. If you're looking to build something similar to this, expect to add an additional 10% for taxes.
Let's start with the case.
When I was a teenager playing games back in high school, I had a monstrosity for a computer. My Father however, had a clear panel Shuttle XPC crammed with the latest components and tech for his early morning stock market trading, and I thought it was literally the coolest thing ever.
Eight years later my interest was rekindled, and I set out to make a powerful, portable, and economical PC. I was highly interested in the Dan A4 case, but it seemed a bit too expensive for my budget, and at the time was back-ordered for months. I came across the Geeek A50 and was sold the second I saw it. I purchased the case with their proprietary PCI-E riser so I wouldn't have any problems.
The motherboard I purchased was an ASRock B450 Gaming-ITX/AC, mainly for the positive reviews, and abundance of fan/led headers. BIOS is superb, one of the best I've seen so far. Easily overclocked my RAM, but havent OC'd my CPU/GPU. I've been testing thermals before I settle.
The Ryzen 2600 came highly recommended seemingly everywhere I looked! My 2600 (even at stock/boost clock) is a total powerhouse, resting easy when I pull up YouTube, email, or Facebook in between matches. I plan to overclock this chip, but until I'm confident of the thermals in this case, I'll be keeping it at stock clock, especially with the stock cooler.
My RAM is a set of G.Skill Ripjaw V 3200 2x8. I originally bought this for a Ryzen 2200G build for my girlfriend, but since she only plays Minecraft, I figured she'd be fine with a 2x4 set. I had trouble getting this set stable at stock 3200mhz on the Gigabyte 350 series chipsets, but on ASRock 450 3200 was a piece of cake and them some. Currently running 3466mhz without any voltage change.
The MSI ARMOR RX 580 8GB is the only used part in this build. Got it off Ebay lightly used for $120 plus shipping, and frankly was in pretty much perfect condition when I got it. What a steal! As with my CPU, I haven't OC'd this yet either. Still testing thermals.
To cool my case, I got a pair of 92mm Noctua NF-A9x14's exhausting out the top. At idle, they're super quiet, but when they turbo up they can make the tiniest bit of ambient noise. The amount of heat they pull out of my case is astounding. These fans are HIGHLY recommended!
The Silverstone PSU was the cheapest 80+ Bronze I could fine on Amazon and serves it's purpose well. No problems with wattage limitations at all.
As far as everything else, I just bought the cheapest in its class. Mouse, keyboard and monitor were the least of my worries. Got a cheap 120GB SSD to hold an OS and a bunch of games.
As far as I'm concerned, this rig will hold up for me for at least the next 5 years. Hopefully this will inspire others to build their dreams as well!
Any question/comments are highly appreciated!!! This will be constantly updated with more information and detail with time.