Description

Upgraded from an old, passed down, Jerry-rigged, mining PC which ran AMD 7800's. Decided I wanted something in the lower budgeting region that can handle what I need it to at decent FPS 1080p.

I went with the Ryzen 5 2600 as it is a pretty capable CPU with an affordable price. I'm not looking into overclocking anything yet so this was also the perfect choice for me.

I went with the RX580 as again, it is affordable and capable. I went back and forth between getting a 1060 or the RX580, but I believe the dx12 support and additional 2GB of VRam gave the RX580 the edge in my decision. Plus it fits in nicely with the AMD build.

Given that I'm running a Ryzen, I went with the MSI B450 as it is a solid mobo choice for an AMD build.

Went with 16GB dual channel DDR4-3200MHz ram because Ryzen CPUs benefit from speedy bois. I might have to download more RAM in the future.

Phanteks makes beautiful , sleek, low profile cases in my opinion, so I went with the P400 TG edition. It was a close decision between the Phanteks P400 and a number of NXZT's cases.

Building this was a great experience. Im actually eager to upgrade or even continue more builds in the future. But for now, she'll be used for handling some light to moderate gaming.

Part Reviews

CPU

Really gets the job done at an affordable price. The stock cooler does its job well.

Motherboard

Great for Ryzen CPUs. The dim slots were a little difficult to get the ram inserted into. Other than that, it's a great performing and looking mobo!

Memory

Speedy ram and a good price. Looks sleek and will be a nice low profile look to match any build.

Storage

Good price, does it's job.

Storage

Works well, plenty of space, affordable.

Video Card

I don't think this is the best brand choice for a video card but it does it's job. Not many instructions out of the box but it is a solid card.

Case

Included interior lighting. Very sleek and appealing look. Great quality dust filters. Layout is near perfect for wire easy management.

Power Supply

Powers everything smoothly. Eco mode is a nice addition to be efficient on power. Fully modular. The cables are high quality and pleasant looking to match any build design.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

The 2600 is a popular pick for gaming on a budget builds.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It is, isn't it? I would go for an i5 8400 as it performs equally as good and can be a bit cheaper when you add the prices for the cpu and the motherboard together.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. I know the i5 8400 cant be overclocked. Im not really into overclocking tho. Where I live (canada), the intel motherboards (b360 or h310 chipset) tend to be 10-20 canadian dollars cheaper.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

true again.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, after doing some research, it works well with the B450 mobo and fast ram. It lets budget builds squeeze a little extra performance cheaply without worrying about OCing. Great CPU!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good! I've got the white p400s. Love the case. Good work

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I almost purchased the white one as well, It is so clean looking. The case made wire management trivial for me as a beginner. Kudos to Phanteks.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree! As my first build I'm so glad I went with a case that had good wire management setup. Not only does it make it easier but also looks so clean.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I just built a pc with this motherboard. When I download the MSI mystic light software I get an error message saying "This platform is not supported" after the software is done installing and I try to run it. Have you had this problem? The factory red is so ugly.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to agree with you there, the factory red is pretty off-putting. I have not ran into this issue actually. Have you installed and updated all drivers, etc?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for your all AMD machine.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You :) it came together nicely for being on a budget.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

HAHA It's terrible. I know. It's a small television. I used it for POST and installing everything. My old PC ran DIV-I. The Rx580 supports DVI-D, HMDI, and DP. My old monitor doesn't support DVI-D or HDMI so I'm using this old small TV until my new monitor arrives. It's painful, but it'll do for now.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It actually can support 1080p but doesn't handle HDMI from PC well. Hardly matters though to me though. It sits in my closet and serves its purpose as temp backup.