I've been playing on integrated graphics my whole life, but decided I wanted an improvement from my old laptop as it pretty much limited me to Esports titles such as League of Legends.
Planning the build
I had a tight budget and wanted to get the most bang for my buck - the prices listed are what I bought them for (including shipping) at the time.
The RX 570 was the go to choice since it beat the GTX 1050 in performance in its price range albeit being more power hungry. Since I was getting an AMD GPU, I decided it would also be worth getting a Freesync monitor for those silky smooth frames.
I was originally going to get cheap 128 GB ssd with a 1 TB hard drive, but after finding a deal for a 500 GB Crucial P1 SSD for £50 I decided it would be nicer to have faster storage since my storage needs are pretty minimal.
When using a FreeSync monitor, I found I had to use a DisplayPort connection as well as enabling the 75 Hz mode in windows control panel. GPU and Processor came with stickers, was hesitant about putting them on the case and instead leaving it just plain black, but I think the stickers look alright after deciding to put them on. I built this PC sometime mid September but never got round to posting my build until now. Bear with the poor camera quality on my phone - will update pictures later when I get a camera with decent image quality, any feedback on what to improve on is appreciated, thanks to anyone who replies.
£50 processor with 4 cores. 5/5
Cheap motherboard that works, didn't need a B450 since I'm not planning on overclocking. Only 2 ram slots, but that's fine for my needs and has an M.2 slot.
2 sticks of 3000 Mhz ram for that dual channel goodness, all at a low price.
Fast storage and take no space as it screws into the motherboard, saving a lot of hassle with cables compared to an SSD. Also got it for quite a good deal.
The RX 570 might be the best budget card for 1080p gaming, pairs well with a FreeSync monitor.
Good looking case with a low price. Comes with a blue led fan already installed in the back of the case. Magnetic dust filter that is at the top of the case makes it easy to clean and the included GPU support bracket is a nice touch. Not much in terms of airflow at the front of the case, but not an issue since I wasn't planning on getting any extra fans.
PC seems to be working fine, no power issues. Power supply is clearly doing its job.
Wireless Network Adapter
Cheap WiFi card that provides me with a satisfactory experience when on the web and gaming.
Colour looks fine, was expecting to be underwhelmed since its not 24" but haven't been disappointed by its size. Comes with FreeSync and is 75 Hz. Did some tweaking in windows control panel which took 2 minutes and went from 60 originally to 75 Hz. Note: I had to switch cables from HDMI to DisplayPort for 75 Hz to work.