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 Basically I just built this to play games for when my cant play my xbox one x when the 4k tv is being used. I watched a ton of videos on YouTube( bitwit, jayztwocents, linustechtips)about building and installing all the parts. I had originally set a budget for myself of only about 400 but that went out the door when I saw a deal for prices for the cpu and motherboard when bundled at micro center. Once I decided that I was going to abandon a ryzen 3 2200g with integrated graphics and follow through with the 2600 and go with a dedicated gpu, I decided to just build what I've wanted while still being reasonable with a "budget"
 Overall very happy with how it turned out. As far as pricing went, micro center was running a special on the 2600(149.99) and offering %30 off with a eligible motherboard combo. While they didnt have listed that my motherboard was included, it dropped the price from 129.99 to 99.99. While exploring motherboards for a good couple weeks I had my mind made up on the b450 gaming pro carbon ac. Good reviews about the vrm for overclocking, plenty of fan headers, RGB lights, plus having wifi built in sweetened things up. The ram was on sale at newegg for 129.99 while was down from the 149 or 159 price tag. I picked up GPU, case, fans, and power supply when I made my trip to microcenter because I got impatient and just wanted to get everything I needed right then and there instead of waiting gor the black friday specials coming. I really wasnt a fan of the case at first because of the color strip almost done the middle of the case for hiding cables, but seeing it in person changed my mind.
 The only issues I had was toward the end while attempting to stuff the rest of the cable into the bottom of the case with the fan controller and cables being long. Another issues I ran into with my data power csblenwas that I could plug in my ssd sata power and then resch it across and plug the seats power into my other two hdd's, so luckily I had a 2 female to 1 female plug and sold that issue. With my first initial boot up I was getting BSOD because of an amd overdrive drivers. And had to remove my ssd, put it back in my old pc. Delete the driver then put the ssd bsck into the new case and no more issues after that.

I will update the details with the cpu and gpu when I have more free time

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Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

What a well thought out build. +1

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice! Love the build! One tip about your building process is to put your motherboard into the case after you install the ram, CPU and CPU cooler because sometimes, CPU coolers will have you install a bracket under the motherboard which means that you have to remove the motherboard again (trust me... it's a pain).

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea it was a little bit of a pain when I tried removed the factory brackets so I could screw in the cpu cooler into the plate but having access to hold that bracket on from behind the case made it easier

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the same ram @3200Mhz when it was on sale before checking the QVL(which this ram is not on most of the B450 or even any Ryzen boards from I can tell). I plan on buying the same mobo. Have you had any trouble getting the ram to 3000Mhz?

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

Since I've been messing around with it over the past few days since games haven't looked as good as they should I downloaded cpu z and realized it's only running at 2133mhz. Yesterday I overclocked the ram and was running it 3066 because that was the only other option because of the timings besides running it at 3600mhz

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job man, I am about to start building in the same case. Quick question for you: Is there a fan header that comes stock with this case to connect more than just the two stock fans that came with it? I want to attach two corsair fans, one rear, one top, along with a Liquid cooler, wondering if there is somewhere on this case to plug in all the fans into one place instead of having to get splitters to go to the MOBO? Thanks.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I've taken so long since I dont check this much now. No theres no main hub/controller to plug everything in to. I'm pretty sure the h500i has that controller you're looking for

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