Description

My first build. Its works well, and has pretty good temps. It gets 220+ FPS on games like CS:GO, and an average of like 90 FPS on Fortnite on medium-ish settings. (And sorry for my bad camera quality)

11/24/18 - added Toshiba TR200 240GB SSD

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU, for $100 it has 4 cores, you can overclock it pretty high, and the stock cooler is more than decent!

Motherboard

Good budget B350 board. 2 M.2 slots, 3 fan headers, and USB-C for a cheap price.

Memory

Works well, looks nice, and got mine to overclock to 2800.

Storage

Definitely faster than a hard drive, and drastically decreased my boot time. I had some issues after cloning my HDD and had to update to the Windows 10 October update to speed up the boot time, but after that everything was great! It's not as fast as other SSD's though, might go with a Samsung or Crucial SSD next time.

Storage

A typical 1tb hard drive, works fine, what else can I say.

Video Card

With graphics card prices so high right now, I decided I was just going to get a GTX 1050, but then my grandpa got this one for me at Micro Center, and he didn't really care about the price. Anyway, it's a great card! It can get well over 60fps on games like CS:GO.

Case

Good budget case, the only cons are that there's only 1 included fan, the I/O is in a weird place on the side of the case, and the cable management is not the greatest. Other than that, it's a pretty good case, and I like the triangular design on the front.

Power Supply

Nice semi-modular PSU. Works fine so far, and I got it on sale on Amazon.

Wireless Network Adapter

Works fine, but it can get pretty slow if you are far away from your router.

Case Fan

Nice fans, and the LED's look good too.

Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 4 points

210$ for 1050 Ti OOF

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah prices are crazy right now

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice one brother!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I have been trying to make a decent but cheap amd build so i could afford a decent pc with my first job and i could mix and match right and you did it greatly thanks man!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Also is there room for some upgrades like a ryzen 5 in the future or a 1060ti and some more RAM?

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! And yes, you could definitely upgrade to Ryzen 5 and a GTX 1060. About the RAM, you could for sure upgrade it as much as you want. If you use 2 4GB sticks like I did to begin with, you could add 2 more, or even add 2 8GB sticks for a total of 24GB, or you could just add as much as you want and it should work fine.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Could i just use 1 stick of 8gb because i found 1 stick for like 10$ cheaper

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

You could, but using 2 4GB sticks it would run faster because it would be in dual channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nSX2taw-Y4

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

could possibly make a mid range one with a ssd included in the future?

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  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

what monitor is best for this

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Any 1080p monitor should work fine

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

also can this run pubg?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Go search 1050 Ti benchmarks, it can do 1080p 60 FPS so long as you lower some settings.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

would I be able to swap out the Zotac 1050ti for a Gigabyte 1050ti?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah definetly

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend RX 570 over GTX 1050ti for way much better performance. The 1050ti is a pinch faster than the GTX 1050. The RX 570 is +58% faster than the GTX 1050ti. They're both for the same price around $175. The GTX 1050ti won't be worth the price and performance.

Heres some benchmarks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBu8DKcUViI

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but when i built this in February the rx 570s were SUPER expensive due to the mining craze, like around $350. If i were to build a gaming pc now for this price i would definitely go for the rx 570. Only recently have they come back to MSRP.