Description

My brother was without a PC for around four or five years. I had some spare parts (case, cooler, SSD, RAM), so I bought him a GTX 1660 and EVGA 850W PSU and he got the motherboard, CPU, an NVMe SSD and monitor. We got a great deal from our local Micro Center for the Ryzen 7 1700X and MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC, and my brother got the monitor on sale from Amazon. In all, it's a nice system that handles 1440p at medium to high settings at 60fps. Got some upgrades planned, especially for the video card later on.

12/5/19: Just recently upgraded the GTX 1660 to the RTX 2070 Super. My brother is really interested in both Cyberpunk 2077 and Vampire Bloodlines 2, both of which will take advantage of hardware accelerated real time ray tracing (for reflections if not more), and I want him to be able to enjoy those games with everything maxed. I'm not even sure if it's worth upgrading his CPU at this point since he isn't interested in high fps gaming, just the highest image quality at 60-100fps. Don't think there is anything left to upgrade at this point until new hardware comes out. Was definitely enjoyable helping my brother out with his system.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Excellent motherboard for the price, especially since it comes with two M.2 NVMe slots (even a heat spreader for one of them), and built in wifi. All of this one top of a good board with good VRMs, definitely a solid choice to upgrade even to the Zen 2 series of AMD CPUs.

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Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice cable management. You did a great work.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I really enjoy building systems.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

why did you get such and expensive cooler for an inexpensive processor, i mean seriously, your cooler costs more than your processor.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I mentioned in the description that this is a spare part that I had. Since it's a pain to bother selling it, I just gave it to my brother for this build.