Hello all! Today I finished building my first system, and I was so happy it booted first try straight into the bios allowing me to install my OS! [Win10].

I will use this system for basic gaming and normal tasks, I enjoy higher settings though and that's why the 1060 and Ryzen 5 are a good choice. The only problem I have had with this system is that the front LED ring on the case didn't work because I didn't connect it properly!

This still needs cable managing slightly though.

Parts: --Ryzen 5 1600: 6 Core, 12 thread. I enjoy listening to music and having tabs open some times whilst gaming, this thing works great! Massive upgrade from my laptops dual core with 4 threads.

--ASUS B350-F: An amazing STRIX board, amazing looks and very nice feel to it. The features on this board are definitely worth its slightly higher price [if you like RGB and stronger PCI-E slots.

--LPX 2400 Mhz: Basic RAM, working at the correct speed out of the box. Looks fairly nice and has absolutely no clearance issues.

--Hynix SSD: Super fast, looks very nice on display, has a nice feel and Hynix are a great reliable brand.

--Palit GTX 1060 6GB jetstream: There's not many reviews on this card, but it's a very nice beefy 2.5 slot card. It doesn't sag, has RGB and requires a 6 pin connector. The card has a fairly simple but nice feel backplate and a nice dual fan cooling solution with an easy to use 'Palit Thundermaster' software.

--P7-C1: This case has plenty of room for my first build, there's quite a few extra connectors due to the LED's upfront but taking the extra few minutes is worth the aesthetics.

--CXM 550 80+ B: Hasn't blown up on me yet, cables that come attached feel quite fat and hard to manoeuvre but oh well! If you need a semi-modular PSU for a fairly simple build not demanding a great amount of power, it's worth it. It's also very quiet.

--GC:WB867D-1: Included bluetooth 4.2 and a fairly good connection makes this card worth it. The cable connecting the antenna to the card is around 50-60cm long and the antenna itself can move side to side slightly. As my house lacks Ethernet ports, the card was worth the money.

--Aigo C3 RGB Fans: These are not able to be synced to software but the included 10 fan hub controller [Special 6 pin] works well. What is annoying is to change the colours and speed you have to press the controller buttons most likely mounted within your chasis but it's not a big dea,, find a nice mode and keep it on them. They're very quiet and push a fair amount of air, amazing looking LED's on them and quite a few modes to change.

--Anti Static Band: My first build, okay? I was scared!

Part Reviews


Very nice, 6 core 12 threads. Nice and speedy, fairly good stock cooler.


Nice features and looks, RGB, all I could ask for was an I/O cover!


Very nice looks, feel and high speeds. trusted brand, worth it!

Video Card

RGB, Beefy cooler, dual fans, back plate, good choice of I/O.

Takes up 2.5 slots**


Very good for a first build, front LED is pleasing, dust filters all around apart from up top, spacious, thumb screws, included PWM controller if wanted!


Wish software could control these, very nice LED's inside and are very pleasing to watch. Quiet and move a fair amount of air.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, there is no other feeling than getting a build right the first time and seeing it post :) Sweet build! I love the simplicity, and how the rgb fans stand out!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this build have any problems running games like rust, Skyrim, gta, etc. at 1080p?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that CPU in the right way?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes... How else would it go in?

Everything is aligned correctly.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh, must just be me. I thought that Ryzen boards would have the CPU facing the top edge of the board. guess maybe not.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure why people are saying the CPU isn't in correctly. Lol but anyway how is the GPU? Looking into upgrading my 1050ti and 1070s are pretty rare to find right now (On amazon at least I have $100 giftcard so im limited to just buying off Amazon). Getting into ARK:Survival Evolved and on high settings im getting 30FPS LOL was wondering how it would perform on a game like ARK.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point


The GPU (Palits 1060) is a nice card, as I said it takes up 2.5 slots(ish) and the RGB looks a little bit 'meh'. It maintains good temperatures however and I play games like GTA V on basically max settings and get 60+FPS.

I don't have ARK, but I have PUBG and on High settings I get over 50-60+ FPS stable. I'm sure it would perform completely fine on ARK.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

does the case come with an extra fan?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Can the colour of the front LEDs be changed to red? Nice build.

  • 26 months ago
  • -2 points

uhh... you didnt put the cpu in right


  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure just because it's not oriented "down" the motherboard means nothing compared to actually lining it up with the pin-1 indicator but whatever.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

as long as it works ig

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