Description

This is my first from scratch build. I wanted a tower that was well rounded with flexibility for later upgrades. Some gaming (Fortnie every now and then), large Excel spreadsheets and future Statistics/ data analyzing programming.

For now, I will say I picked parts from reviews. I didn't want to go too low or too high, so I started with budget selections and took it one or two levels higher. The CRYORIG H7 Tower CoolerCPU cooler now comes with the bracket in the box, so no need to call Cryorig anymore for it.

Modifications to follow (such as adding more LEDs). I'll update as I go. No benchmark numbers to update with at this time.

  • Edit: LED's added and vertically mounted the GPU. May add in RGB fans if Corsair's go on a low enough sale.
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Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Might need more storage than a 250gb SSD. But other than that, awesome build!

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks! Using cloud for most of the storage, I figured 250 was decent to start with and upgrade later.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice budget gamer, very clean. I agree, I would pop in another drive. Silicon Power has a 512gb SSD you can get from Amazon for about 75.00

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the brand compared to Samsung? I'm looking out for the next "amazing deal" (black friday maybe) on more GB, and then use this ssd as a portable one.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

not as fast than the Samsung but the price it can't be beat. I have used 7 of these so far with no problems at all.

https://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Power-Performance-Internal-SP512GBSS3A55S25/dp/B07997QV4Z/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1537547099&sr=1-6&keywords=500gb+ssd

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Any problems with the BIOS, I was scared because I want the same motherboard/cpu combo and PCPartPicker told me that i might need a new cpu

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

None at all. Bios came with 2018 release which may be the reason.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thanks for the help

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you chose the wrong ram, you got a Corsair Vengeance RGB pro kit it seems.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I updated it.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Why'd you get an APU with a discrete GPU?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The APU was cheaper at the time of purchase to comparable CPU. Figured if anything happened to the GPU or I decided not to use the GP in this case, the APU would be there. I didn't stick to just the APU to take the load off (coming down to price was cheaper for APU anyway)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice clean build, I would look more towards a better cpu in the future without onboard graphics if you're using the 1050ti. Otherwise you're wasting a bit of what the apu was build for. Nice build

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion. I thought the same but I also figured I could interchange parts in the future. With 3 children in the home a 2nd build is likely needed in the near future. I'll probably use the GPU in the 2nd build with a an upgraded CPU, and leave the APU in this build.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Smart idea!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I am thinking of getting this cpu/motherboard combo and was wondering if It came out of the box ready to use or did you have to do a bios update

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It came out of the box ready to use. Already had the 2018 bios, purchased from Amazon.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

So you can just buy this MOB and CPU combo and without any further steps it will work?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get those LED strips, they look amazing!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

They are a product from Corsair. He got his paired with a Node Pro. IMO the best RGB strips.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

how is that "EZDIY-FAB FD R6 PCI Express PCIe3.0 16x Flexible Cable Card Extension" quality ? no fps loss ?

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

What a glorious desktop! You deserve a prize for splurging on RGB RAM at a low price point!