Description

This is the first computer I have built. It was really fun doing it and I think it looks fairly good too. Didn't too extreme and I wanted to remain on a tight budget. Pcpartpicker's pricing is off for me and I put in what I actually spent (I got a discount for the motherboard at microcenter and I actually have a CX600M in this because I swapped it out with my dad's build).

Overall I think it looks good. I kept it under $1,000 and I plan to add custom cables, custom backplate, DBrand skins, stands for headphones and controller, and some decorative stuff around the desk.

My only benchmark I can give is that I play BF1 on high, resolution scale 125% and I get around 63fps.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/3491540

Any suggestions on how I can make this setup better?

For $450, I think this is the best computer you can make.

Sorry for bad image quality.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great for my needs. At $100, this is the best CPU in its price range.

CPU Cooler

Keeps around 27 idle. Nothing much to say.

Motherboard

Great budget board. Could use an M.2 but for $50 (25 after discount), you can't complain

Memory

Good RAM. I'm glad I bought this before RAM prices went up but it works good.

Storage

Yes, a SSD for 35. Really fast boot times, under 15 sec. I highly recommend this for any build. You can fit this into any budget.

Video Card

Best bang for buck card ever. I can max out almost any games in 1080p 60fps. I wish more people would talk about this. Only complaint is that it didn't overclock well.

Case

Good little cube. Kinda cramped in the back and too much space near the front intake fan. Kinda designed for water cooling but customization is pretty cool.

Monitor

Great for games and because its IPS it has great colors and viewing angles. Go for the 24in though.

Keyboard

Good keyboard. Mechanical and RGB. Switches feel like Cherry Browns. No software to change colors and there are no solid settings.

Mouse

Best budget mouse. Works great.

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Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 5 points

Nice clean build, though I must ask why didn't you just use the stock cooler

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Wanted it to look nicer. I had a different one but it was hitting the RAM

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah that makes sense

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

^^

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't quite see what the colour theme of this build is?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

If you look real close its red and white :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Your little gaming corner looks like a set for a White Stripes music video, I love it! +1

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

1+! looks great! wow!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

good job, your setup looks pretty sweet

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a nice build. Well done.

Do you happen to have a link to the desk you have it on? That's nice, and I'd like to look into getting one myself.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it is the Ikea Linnmon desk. It was really cheap and works pretty well. You can choose the color of the desk and legs too. I have the 59" variant

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/?query=linmon

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Thanks man!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

what tabletop are you using?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Ikea Linnmon Desk. Cost $30 for me in store.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

after checking the website,there is 3 options. this question doesn't really matter but do u know the size? Is it 47 or 59?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine is a 59

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now it cost around 750 and I'm a noob do you this is a good build for a first time builder

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a pretty good build, it can run most games at around 60 fps at 1080p

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

So this build can do max/high settings at 60 fps. I can play Battlefield 1 around 70-80 fps after overclock. This is fairly easy to build as there is complex parts to install. This was my first build too and I had no problem. If you want to stay at the budget I payed for it, these are the parts I would go with:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/noseguard13/saved/6M7VnQ

That is $400-450 You won't get the same performance as mine but it will still run 1080p If you want to get much better results use this build:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/noseguard13/saved/NqMsYJ

That is $750. You can can cut it down by moving to a Ryzen 5 1400, GTX 1060 3gb, and go without an SSD. That brings the price to $650. There really is no in between as there are no good $150-200 GPU's anymore.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure to pick up 1 or 2 fans too. I have some extra purple if you need them.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you paint the case yourself? If so, do you think it was easy to paint for a first timer?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did paint it myself. It was pretty easy and I only did a couple of coats. I did mess up on the other side and it looks really bad. But if you put tape over the windows correctly, it improves the looks of your setup tremendously.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE! Very clean! But you should get a bigger monitor.(I suggest a 25" ultrawide) or overclock your current one. Also can I get that desk link? Desks are a pain to look for.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I got a 29" ultrawide from LG and mounted the current monitor on the other side. My setup looks a lot different now but haven't bothered to change pictures.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

NVM I found it

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean!!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

One very clean build mate!

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