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This is my first PC Build. I wanted something that could run all games with decent frames as well as be relatively cheap.

CPU: This CPU is a very good choice and I recommend it. I was originally going to go with an Intel but Ryzen make better budget CPU's. I also wanted a CPU that could overclock so when I upgraded the CPU cooler I could do that.

Motherboard: Even though this motherboard is fairly expensive and you could go cheaper to the Tomahawk or something else I wanted a good quality motherboard that would last and that has wifi. I have had no issues and the LED backlights are really nice.

Storage: Both the SSD and HDD were extremely cheap and they work really well.

Case: This case is very nice especially with the tempered glass panel that lets you see everything. I was going for a black and white build which really complemented the RAM and the motherboard.

Power Supply: More than enough power for the build and really easy to install.

Graphics Card: I wanted a good GPU for the build and decided to go for a 1060 6gb. These cards are really popular and even though people told me to get an RTX 2060 it was too expensive and I decided against it. This GPU runs games really well and I am really happy with it.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

If i was u i would buy 1660 ti its really good card or waited for the new navi gpus

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the P400 myself. I love the look, but unfortunately the thermals kinda suck unless you make at least one of the top fans intake as well :/

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea I agree but its a pretty good case

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

EH

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that if you were trying to save money on the GPU, a 1660 (I don't think GDDR6 on the 1660Ti is worth the meh performance bump and price increase) would have been the way to go. The Kingston could be a 500GB as well, they're cheap. The only other issue I'll point out is the... cable management... could be better. Still, not my system, I don't have to look at it every day. Overall, decent specs and a base to expand from.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Consider upgrading the 1 TB HDD to a 2 TB HDD in the future for the hardcore gamers that play multiple games on 1 machine. The CPU could be downgraded to the Ryzen 5 2600 just to cut down on costs a little further. All-in-all though, I LOVE this build.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I will definitely upgrade the 1TB to a 2 TB in the future and I had a little money left over so I wanted a little better CPU. Thanks for the complement.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I notice you're running the motherboard with only the one 8 pin EPS cable instead of plugging in the extra 4 pin, is it running fine that way, no issues with POST or anything? i'm thinking about running a similar build and just checking that it won't require the 4 pin be plugged in for some reason, even though it won't ever draw enough power for my uses to use the extra 4 pin...

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't get the other option in my power supply but have had no trouble with my PC so far.

  • 9 months ago
  • 0 points

You should've gone for 2600 instead of the 2600x; Yes, while the 2600x does have a better cooler, you could've got 2600 for cheaper and then buy the cooler.

Also, you can very easily overclock with the 2600x cooler, just look up some overclocking tutorials if you don't know how to already

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

OK thanks for the advice I'll try to overclock it

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no need for overclocking, XFR2 + PB2 grants plenty sufficient turbo single core (gaming) and all core performance (workflow), that's why X-es editions were build, for consumers who are dreaded by overclocking process, because: 1. it voids warranty, 2. you can seriously screw up BIOS or overvolt CPU leading to it's reduced lifespan. Just either leave them at stock speeds or if you seriously want to consider further overclocking limited by silicon capabilities, use PBO, if Carbon has off-set voltage.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

AUD $300

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The case has pretty good cable mangement