Description

I bought a CyberPowerPC months ago and thought it was time for upgrades. This is only 2/6 upgrades that I'm doing but I decided to show you all my current setup. I've upgraded the Power Supply from 500W to 600W and added an M.2 SSD to the PC, my next goal is to buy a 16gb pack of Corsair DDR4-3200 ram to utilize dual channel mode. My second goal is to upgrade the heap of junk for a CPU Cooler, I've had a few issues with the cooler and thinking of buying a Hyper 212 Evo to replace it.

I've had issues with installing the M.2 SSD because the CPU cooler is in the way of the screw and it fell in the case basement several times. I almost gave up until I was able to finally find the screw and secure the card. There had been some overheat issues in the first few weeks until I tweaked the BIOS settings a bit to help temperatures.

The laptop in the left is a Macbook Air (13 Inch 2017)

Has 8GB DDR3-1600 Memory

128GB SSD for Storage

1.8Ghz i5 Core with Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB

I love the Macbook, I use it for personal stuff and put movies and music on there. Its good for video editing and making music. (not good for gaming obviously)

Eventually I will start updating this build with new parts and peripherals.

Part Reviews

CPU

This CPU is absolutely amazing. I've been successful in keeping temperatures under 55 degrees celsius during games. I haven't overclocked or going to. I recommend this CPU for those who want a budget setup.

Motherboard

This motherboard is pretty good. The software for it is extremely horrible however, no offense Gigabyte.

Storage

Should you get it? Yes! I bought this SSD for only $34 and its M.2! Thats the cheapest decent M.2 you can find. Although it doesn't beat Samsung, its still great.

Storage

Its a great hard drive, definitely would buy again.

Video Card

The RX580 is amazing for games. I've been able to reach almost or past 100 FPS in most games I play. I play GTA V and I get an average 90fps without overclocking it. I can get past 100 FPS on Fortnite, CSGO, etc.

Case

Its beautiful, I love the RGB. Its good for cooling too, has space for two fans for the front, one on the back and a radiator can be placed at the top. Two 2.5 slots are available and one extra slot can be purchased.

Power Supply

Great decision to upgrade, my old PSU seemed like it was already starting to fail however everything was fixed when I upgraded from EVGA 500W to EVGA BR 600W.

Operating System

Its good.

Speakers

These speakers are so good.

Custom

Great budget Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter.

Custom

I love this keyboard! The blue switches are so satisfying for me to hear. Definitely recommend this keyboard however you can buy the Corsair Strafe for like $10 more.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're going to upgrade the ram at all, you should really consider 3000mhz or maybe even 3200mhz. Ryzen chips almost require high speed ram to reach it's potential.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite a nice setup you got there, I think it would be easy to upgrade.

I'm not totally agreeing on how you should do it though. You already have 1 stick of ddr4 2400 ram, so if you want to go cheap just buy another stick that matches, and then try to manually overclock to around 2933 - 3200 (there are plenty of guides / tutorials on how to overclock ram). Maybe start by overclocking the stick you have, so you can get an idea of the frequencies you should expect. If you want to get something better alltogether, just get a 3200 mhz kit, otherwise it just wouldn't be much of an improvement.

The same goes for the cpu cooler, IMHO. If you want to really cool your cpu better, either get something reasonably better than a 212 evo, or stick to the stock one (again it's just non that big of a difference). You could get a 120mm CLC for just a few bucks more, for instance.

As for other upgrades, I think that I wouldn't have replaced a 500w psu with a 600w one, unless the first was a fire hazard (i.e. some super cheap unit), but that is already done, so nothing to discuss here.

The only other upgrade that I can see in the future would be a large (500gb+) ssd to store games or frequently accessed files.

Hope these ideas helped.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks for your ideas.

My old power supply was malfunctioning so I ended up replacing it. I seem to can’t find one stick of 8gig from Adata on Newegg or Amazon for a good price. I found a good Corsair Vengeance RAM deal for 16gigs 3000mhz so I might consider buying that during black friday or sometime around Christmas.

Again thanks for your ideas and I will probably follow up with that ram idea :)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the board good? Can it OC?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Its good. It can overclock but I haven’t tested it out yet.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Low key that wallpaper is fire where did you get it from? The wallpaper on the monitor BTW.

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  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a Macbook Air (13 Inch 2017)

Has 8GB DDR3-1600 Memory

128GB SSD for Storage

1.8Ghz i5 Core with Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB

I love the Macbook, I use it for personal stuff and put movies and music on there. Its good for video editing and making music. (not good for gaming obviously)

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