Description

The reason i made this

This build's purpose was just to allow me to play any game i wanted at 1080p 60fps max settings, while i did not completely get the best performance it is totally fine and i am easily able to accommodate for the slightly lower than expected fps by turning certain settings in games down. (Fixed by getting 2070)

The performance

I am getting a fantastic fps for the price which at the time of me originally buying this was around November of 2017 for roughly $800. Every game i try is typically at 60 fps or above which is exactly what i wanted. GTAV averages at 60 with max settings.

Edit: After getting the new 2070 i am now getting well over 80-90 fps with all options maxed and advanced options too.

The problems i had

When i first built it it turned on the first time i tried which was AWESOME that i successfully built my first PC in one go without screwing something up... But... i had a part defect, it took me around a month to figure out why my PC was almost completely unusable, it stuttered every 0.1 seconds as if my entire PC was running at like 3.5fps, at first i thought it was the RAM because i had used geek squads multi tool which told me my RAM had an error after multiple tests, but i later found out it was the SSD by installing the OS on an HDD which completely solved the problem.

The CPU is stuck at an overclocked state at 3.6GHz and i cannot lower it to 3.5 again with Ryzens software nor do i have the knowledge to be able to do it via the BIOS.

PS: The thermal-paste on the CPU fan was just "there" so when i first took it out i touched it by accident (funny thing, LinusTechTips did the exact same thing when using the exact same CPU Lol)

Edit: I replaced the GTX 1060 with an RTX 2070 because i was bored. Performs much better than the 1060 (like 2-3 times the fps)

Part Reviews

CPU

Pros--- Super Powerful Temps are low *Cost

Cons--- Thermal paste is easy to accidentally touch Hard to tell when the screws are in enough for the fan.

Motherboard

For the super low price of 91 bucks this thing works surprisingly well and the BIOS is easy to use, has some RGB in it as well which isn't the worst but for me it only covers about half the inside of the PC. Had no problems at all setting it up.

I couldn't get my RAM to run at the specified DDR4-3000 only 2666 but that is not an issue as higher ram speeds are mainly for marketing. Also could be because my power supply and not the motherboard in the first place.

Memory

It is fast and i almost never use all of it, hardly ever even use half of it, however it doesn't work on xmp with my system so i wont be giving t a 5 star.

Storage

First time i ordered it it came with a defect which caused my entire pc to stutter making it seemingly run at 3.5fps or something, ordered again and it has another defect but it is very minuscule, this time it only freezes for like 10-30 seconds every 4-6 hours. I'm sure there are better SSD's out there but this will most likely work for everyone, the boot up speeds are incredibly fast.

Storage

A simple hard drive, i do not recommend it for your boot drive because it takes around 2 or 3 minutes to actually start the system while an ssd takes maybe 30 seconds max. But this drive is perfect for storage.

Video Card

Very powerful card that performs better than my sisters 1080 by about 20%.

I had a problem with installing the drivers for it but it took me less than an hour to fix so i wont decrease my rating because of it.

Case

Works great, don't know what to say in a review on a case but this has no issues and i love how both the sides of the case are tinted glass, looks really good and it's cheap too.

Power Supply

Good to start off with however i recommend upgrading to more wattage as this is kinda low and may bottleneck you depending on what you have of course.

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Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, almost exactly the one I've been designing but with a 2600X. What frames do you get on OverWatch and CSGO (if you play those games) and at what settings? Thanks!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I get about 160-220 fps at max settings in CS:GO, don't have OverWatch so can't help you there.

Good luck on your build!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Been considering a GTX 1060 6gb myself, are you happy with yours? Also, +1 for making the same mistake as Linus... :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

The Gtx 1060 6gb Is great, Everything At ultra settings 60+ Fps. I have a 720p Display (pretty bad), Runs Fortnite at 140 Fps At epic settings (Ultra)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes i am very satisfied, great value for the performance, but i will have to upgrade to something eventually of course, thinking of getting one of the next gen GPU's NVIDIA is making such as the 1160/2060 (not sure what it'll be called but it is coming soon according to a few YT videos i have watched)

I would recommend getting a different 1060 such as the EVGA Gaming or the MSI GT OCV1 though due to them being the same price and they perform slightly better.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good to know, thanks for the reply!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build! My only question tho...

why go for the 1500x when you can easily spend a couple dollars more and get the 1600 (six core) or 1600x, they're much better value in my opinion

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I was way over my budget (roughly $200) and most games including new titles don't fully utilize the 6 cores, honestly i have never seen my cpu above 70% even playing high intensity games at ultra.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

fair answer, I'd say if you do need to do something like streaming games, you would benefit from the six core. But really, It's up to you to make a decision like that.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How come you didn't go with the 1600 instead of the 1500x, what you lose in clock speed is basically given back in perthread performance, and depending on hwere you are in the world... the 1600 is maybe $20 more expensive generally. Great build, hope you enjoy it! +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I kinda was WAY over my budget as is and i would of had to buy a cpu cooler, i know they are pretty cheap but my line of thought was that most games including new titles don't use the 6 cores the 1600 offers so i felt i was saving roughly $40 at least considering how i was like $200 over my budget lol.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Extremely curious as to if you upgraded the build's CPU. Given that monster the 1070 is.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not yet but I plan to upgrade to a 3600 or 3600x soon

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

HDD is working as intended, haven't had any problems at all :)

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