Description

Been Dragging an 8 year old PC for gaming, it was a pre built, threw a hd5670 in it when gaming bug bit me. Finally decided to build a new PC last year with not so much money in hand, so kept delaying it further and further. Kept reading and watching youtube videos about building gaming pcs meanwhile. Decided to take the plunge in Jan 2018 and started ordering cheapest parts for new PC first. First month was the HDD, Next was the case. Then saw the news about b360 motherboards on the way & decided to wait for them. Pre-Ordered the Motherboard with CPU & Ram as soon as it hit the e-tailer's website.

Figured would use the ok-ok PSU for the time being, which i ordered last to last month for the old PC but was lying unused. Only problem was the CPU 8 pin connector wire was not long enough to route through the back and this case doesn't have a cut out for wire on top left, so had to route it through front, will be solved with new PSU which would be very soon.

Screamed like an 8 year old when the pc booted in 1st try since this was my 1st build.

Skipped the GPU because of the market prices, was eyeing a gtx 1060 or 1070 but will now wait for gtx 1160. Getting same FPS without GPU in new PC compared to old pc with gpu xD, so its ok to wait coz will be getting better VFM once the market drops. Only looking at 1080p 144hz competitive FPS gaming nothing too fancy.

Upgrades in mind - 1st a 80+ PSU, then a GPU, case fans, m2 SSD, new mouse, CPU cooler, 1 more stick of 8gb Ram, 144hz monitor - in that order.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice upgrade then, you must be happy. GPU prices are getting much affordable now so good luck! Personally I would`n wait that long...(gtx 1160) :)))

Please put your RAM STICK into second slot from your left to right...

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Even my ocd also kicks in when ever i see Ram in that slot but strangely according to the mobo manual that is the correct slot for a single dimm.

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-B360M-A/HelpDesk_Manual/

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, I would never thought,perhaps new B360 mobo, its a first one for me. Nice that you send me instructions! Take care!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job. You gotta start some where and some times starting is the hardest step.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Exactly, getting everyone on board including my self was the hardest job. Everyone still frowns upon you here when you tell them you want to build a gaming PC for 1000$ in one go. Upgrading it from time to time to make it that wont bat an eye though.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude dude amazing. I am thinking to upgrade my 8 Year old CPU and its been dragging for months. Still yet dragged. I am definitely getting it this new year. I am also looking towards the same ASUS PRIME B360 Series. The B360M - A is not available on primeAbgb where i can get free shipping ! Can i ask where did you get it ? Also list the exact prices for all the components and where did you get it . It will be helpful. I am keeping track of prices manually everyday.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there, i got it from mdcomputers

-i5 8400 = 13400 - b360 = 7750 - Ram = 6500

Plus around 1000 for online payment and shipping. All these charges but still it was cheaper than Amazon and primeabgb.

Check the prices now they must be slightly less by now. Plus some kind of offer going on for Independence day on mdcomputers.

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

add a ssd

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes sir. Will add it. Will add each part mentioned in last line in that order every month, but it will start upgrading after a month or so coz right now i am all out of money.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll get there. It feels good to work and spend money on things that make you happy. If not, then what is the point?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes exactly. You gotta keep yourself motivated by things like these to keep working hard.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Yes i am thinking to get CXM 550. Will order it very soon like i mentioned.