Description

FIRST BUILD - BUDGET IN MIND - SHORT CUTS APPLIED

Mainly to play CS:GO, PUBG and other simple stuff like browsing, emails, etc. the normal stuff.

CPU- I had to opt to something affordable since GPUs are almost an arm and leg. The plan was to only play CS:GO and the 2200g was perfect. Performing at 80fps on a stock clock was great. But I got curios so I overclocked the processor to 3.8ghz and the memory 1600mhz and was receiving about 120fps.

Motherboard- Disregarding all the bad reviews about this motherboard, I was desperate and made the purchase from NewEgg.com as it was the only B350 chipset I could have shipped that was verified "AMD RYZEN DESKTOP 2000 READY". And I didn't want to go threw the whole AMD boot-kit warranty.

Ram- I wanted to spend as least as possible since this is a budget build but I still wanted the fastest as well. I think I chose the right product and I am happy with 1600mhz.

Storage- Not much space here. Just wanted fast booting from the 120gb SSD and some storage on the 320gb HDD. I opt for the least expensive components -hence the HDD speed is 7200rpms but the cache is only 8mb. I don't plan to play many games so 320gb is more than enough.

GPU- I was not planning to purchase a GPU but after testing PUBG, I really needed one. The iGPU was only producing a consistent 50fps on 720p. The 1050ti held up well keeping me above 85fps on 1080p very low settings.

Case- My first pick was a HTPC or slim micro case with a built-in PSU to help the budget but after researching more, I went with a case that was easy to access since I knew this was an ongoing build. The door style side panels really help with that.

PSU- I went a cheap as I could which lead me to this 80+Bronze CX450 from Corsair. I could've went cheaper but I wanted something from a reputable brand.

OS- Windows 10 Home. Simple and basic. Being that this is my first build, I bought it brand new at my local Fry's. I've made plenty of USB boot drives through Rufus since then.

Network Adapter- It takes a PCI-E slot and has 2 antennas. A USB adapter was the first option but why not spend the same on something with better hardware? I am 40ft away from the modem and the signal goes threw 3 walls, one of those walls being bricks. I get 83% of the signal on a 2.4ghz channel. No stutters or lags during game play.

Case Fans- This is what makes it pop. Love the way they look. Makes the rig look like a million dollars :)

Final Review- So after a few weeks, I am very satisfied with how everything turned out. Switching from integrated to a discrete graphics card as taught me a lot. I now play games with the processor on a stock clock and I feel there is no need to overclock using the GTX1050ti.

I still plan to a liquid cool the processor and over clock but this will do for now.

THANKS FOR THE VIEW

Check out the upgraded version here!

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/XXWD4D

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 10 points

If looks added to performance, you'd have the equivalent of a 2700x + 1080 ti. This looks freaking amazing.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It means a lot.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I almost got there after 6 months!

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/XXWD4D

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

hands down the best under $650 PC I've seen on here. The aesthetics 10/10

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you like it!

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Is the CPU you selected still a good CPU for modern day games like stranded deep, Subnautica, Arma III, etc? The reason I'm asking is I might do a similar build for my PC.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is very capable. You’ll probably see about 30fps without an overclock. 30fps is what most consoles like Xbox, ps4 and etc. put out.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

What do you think i would get if i over clocked?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Due to the stock cooler I was able to manage 3.8ghz. But temps went up to 70 degrees on full load so I got it down to 3.7ghz and manganged normal use and game play at about 60-65 degrees. Even then I was scared so I left every back at the stock clock. I honestly cannot notice any difference in performance in normal usage with or without overclocking.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

never even used my stock cooler right off the bat i opted for a be quiet pure rock slim after market cooler i have the one case fan that came with my case and at 3.7 ghz i get no higher than 60c temps under full load gaming for hours

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Was that boosting to 3.7ghz or locked?

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

but hey im not here to rain on your parade nice build maybe i got lucky with the silicon lottery

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it to 4.3ghz on a 120mm AIO.....

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

You’ll see about 30fps on the stock clock and roughly 40-60fps at 3.7ghz on 1600mhz of ram.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

You should have no problems with most games, although ARMA 3 is weird and uses core 0 and 1 pretty much only. I should think it would be fine though.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build, good cpu and gpu picks. It’s hard to find a gpu at any price and you found one for $100 +1 from me.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice looking budget build +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Ryzen 2200G can play CS:GO at 120fbs, AMD is the best. Very beautiful looking for $650.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried the best I could. Thanks

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful budget build! I applaud you

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW. Clean AF. I love it man!!!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it as well. Thank you

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks amazing

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. Thank you

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Got a feeling you like white LED fans, not sure though...

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s what was affordable and RGB components are way out of the budget. Otherwise the motherboard, ram, CPU cooler and GPU would have RGB capabilities.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

wow! nice build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice choice of parts, looks sick with the fan lighting!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you like it. Thanks

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Easily the cleanest budget build I’ve ever seen. Well done my man.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I appreciate it.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

cool fans, thanks for sharing your build!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Anytime! Thanks

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

How loud do those fans get

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure. I’ve had five Phanteks PH-F140MP 140mm fans running at 1500rpms and they were louder than these which run at 2000rpm at all times.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Dang nice!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Does the motherboard actually come with the correct BIOS? also what monitor did you use? Really nice budget build. Planning to build one myself using 2400g igpu.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the motherboard had the correct bios so the processor was drop-in ready. I ordered from Newegg.com because they advertised it was ready for the new Raven Ridge processors. You can now purchase motherboards off the shelves. They just need a sticker on the box that says “AMD RYZEN DESKTOP 2000 READY” and your good to go.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

pleased to hear they added raven ridge support. thanks dude.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Anytime. Thanks for the view

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

man that looks nice! i'm planning a build similar to this.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the mobo doing? I'm having an issue on deciding MATX mobos for AM4 and the asrock seems like the best but the bad reviews seem like an issue.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It's holding up really well. I don't have any issues so far. Most of the reviews you're reading are from the previous model (Rev 1.00) but I have the latest version (Rev 1.01) which has the latest 4.7 bios. If you're looking for more features in clocking, I'd go with a different brand B350 chipset like Asus or MSI.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Another question sorry about this. What did you use to connect all the fans as I see that the asrock mobo only has 2 chassis fan connectors. Did you use a fan hub?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Good question. The fans are 3 pin non-pwm and run at full rpms. They have both 3-pin females and molex connectors. I just connected all the molex together like a centipede and attached one of the ends to my power supply. But I was using five 140mm pwm fans before these fans which I connected threw splitters to the mobo. Both tops and rear went to the 4-pin for rpm adjustment and fronts went to the 3-pin for full rpms to creat some negative airflow geometry. Does that answer your question?

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it does thank you very much.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

my favorite build ive seen on this website

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Did u have to flash the bios?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

No. The motherboard had the latest bios out of the box. I ordered from Newegg.com as it was the only site that states the mobo is “2000 ready”.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

have you had any problems with the Memory?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

No, works fine. Can't run at its native 3200 due to my motherboard bugs but its stable at 3066. Whats up?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

oh.. because it said that it was built for 6th gen intel processors and I was going to pair it with a Ryzen 2400G

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice. I’d definitely recommend 16gb and no less than 3000 if you’re not using a dedicated GPU. The Vega 11 will want more memory.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Your PC aesthetics made me want to buy a PC! Hands down the best visuals I have ever seen and will ever see!! I’m beyond jealous and hope to get my build to look half as nice as yours.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

This is definitely the best looking AMD build I've seen so far. I hope I can make my build look as good as this.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I'm very glad you like it!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Is the Wifi Adapter able to fit in the 16x slot below the graphics card or just the one above?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Only the one above. The motherboard has x2 PCI slots and x1 PCI-E slot.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing aesthetics, with nice temps! I commend you man! his may be a noob question, but I was wondering how you managed to connect all 5 fans? I can only see 4 potential sata outputs for fans.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It looks way different since I've posted this. But to answer your question I used the molex connectors and connect them to the PSU like a snake since the molex is both male and female. Does that help?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get all fans to work?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The fans have molex adapters which I plug each into like a snake.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Oohh...I had no idea but thank you I'm a new pc builder

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Those fans are a steal.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

this is not only the best looking budget pc I've seen but it looks like it can compete with $1,000 pc's

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you upgrade your 1050ti from a 770 or 970, I see both lol. I'm a sucker for these budget builds +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

660 to 770 to 1050ti

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

1050ti is not 100$, it is around 200$

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

I bought it used and it is the only component I purchased not brand new inside a box.

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