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.
Any suggestions on how I can make this setup better?
For $450, I think this is the best computer you can make.
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Great for my needs. At $100, this is the best CPU in its price range.
Keeps around 27 idle. Nothing much to say.
Great budget board. Could use an M.2 but for $50 (25 after discount), you can't complain
Good RAM. I'm glad I bought this before RAM prices went up but it works good.
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.
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.
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.
Great for games and because its IPS it has great colors and viewing angles. Go for the 24in though.
Good keyboard. Mechanical and RGB. Switches feel like Cherry Browns. No software to change colors and there are no solid settings.
Best budget mouse. Works great.