Description

This PC is mainly used for titles such as Overwatch, League Of Legends, Dota 2, Rocket League, Destiny 2, and many other e-sports titles. It is also used as a workstation, and with the power of the Ryzen 5 1400, plus the 8 Gigs of memory, editing + writing documents is easy and chrome won't freeze every 10-20 seconds like it previously would on his old build.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 4 points

For gaming in this price a new GPU isn't the best idea. I'd have went for a 290 other 380+

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Not to mention single channel memory and an overall a very mediocre psu .

He could of improved this build in alot of fronts.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the feedback! He is going to be upgrading to another 8GB stick of DDR4 literally after Christmas so that's the only reason I used single channel memory. As for the PSU, the ketchup+mustard cables don't look the best, but aesthetics aren't everything. It only draws roughly 120W of power, so it's more than enough for a while, but if he had a higher budget I would have chosen a CX650M personally, so there's headroom for huge upgrades in the future.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I see where you're coming from and he wanted to stick to an Nvidia GPU. I was considering a used R9 290, but he didn't want to use any GPU that was AMD. The 290 would have been a great alternative, indeed.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

He hurt himself. A $50 280 is faster than a 1050 ti. New Nvidia is a more expensive option. Due to people like your friend AMD has the used performance to money locked down. I just purchased a 390x for $113 shipped and will perform with a 1060 or used 980 both are $200+

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  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

While I would have built it differently, there's a lot to be said for "good enough" and "works for me"...

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build! I wonder how far the gt1030 will go with the 1400.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! The 1030 will be the bottleneck in this case, but it will only be used for e-sports titles and nothing intensive like GTA Online or Battlefield 1. If he was considering playing games like GTA Online or Battlefield 1, I would have gone for a 1050Ti as the bare minimum or a used 970.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly for something so budget-focused it would be a good idea to get a used copy of windows (like $5), skip the mic, and try to find a 1050 micro with the extra money

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk why it puts a price on Windows 10, but I installed it with a Windows installation USB and the a product key carried over from his account, so I made sure he got it for nothing :D

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad rig at all! I'd recommend an itx case to compliment the parts better, not to mention - make it more portable.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It would make it portable indeed, but he isn't going to be taking it anywhere, so we decided to go with an ATX case for future upgrades and whatnot.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

worry less on peripherals and more on the hardware in your pc.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Peripherals were from his previous build. The budget was quite low for this PC and will be upgraded over time. If you read the replies above, you will see that this PC won't be staying in its current state.