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I have played Xbox since the 360 first ever released. I upgraded to an Xbox one about 1 1/2 years ago, and I loved it. When one of my friends made an "upgrade" to an old office pc in his house I thought he was a genius. He literally put in a graphics card lol, but I thought that was insane though because I knew nothing about computers. Later on he started looking at prebuilt at around the 1500-1700 dollar range, and was saying how that was kind of the bare minimum for gaming, and I got even more discouraged about getting a pc. About 8 months later he starts getting interested in building a pc, which I had never really heard of before. It cost $1250 and once again, I got discouraged. Now, flash to about 2 months ago. I have a class in my school called Makerspace, where we can create and build stuff and other cool projects like that. One day we decided to pull apart an old desktop that the school had. I got super interested, and in the next two days I learned everything to possibly learn about computers. Like literally everything in 48 hours. I knew words I didn't even know existed. At first I was gong to try and build a computer in the 200 range. When I realized how long this would last me, I decided to try and find some more money. I got my parents to loan me some, and I also got a job. This build is the final product, and I'm honestly really happy with it. I plan on using it for the next couple years, making small upgrades here and there. I'll now discuss a little bit about each individual part and struggles I had if you want to keep reading. I tried going for a white/black/grey color scheme. Thanks for making it this far though! I'm mainly playing Rust, Fortnite, CSGO, and using Photoshop and Premiere for school. Also once more, I threw my extra fans in there just for possibly better airflow, but mostly for the rice effect lol xd. It was cheaper to buy 5 fans at the time than two so I gave one to a friend then used the rest. I'm also going to try out using my old kindle fire as a stat screen. It worked with a free app for a little but would crash. I need to do further testing before installing it into my case.

CPU: I kinda bounced around with this. I really wanted a 1200 at first, then a 1300x, but when I finally figured out what the BIOS was and what a bios update was, I wanted the 2000g, which is what I got.

MOBO: It was the cheapest option for the 2200g, looked decent with my theme, and had good reviews along with future proofing.

GPU: Pretty much all I read and watched I heard that this was a great budget card, and I ended up getting it for $80 used, even though it came brand new.

Storage: I heard it was good to have an ssd, so i threw that in. Boots extremely fast, plenty of room for games and other things on my hdd so.

Case: So this was really the only bad thing about my build. I ordered this on Ebay for $75. It was brand new, but had a small dent that didn't really impact anything and is barely visible. As you can probably tell, the case isn't white but black. I don't know why this happened but oh well.

PSU: This is probably my favorite deal I found. I was looking for power supplies and most I found cost more than the Seasonic one I bought, with less power and were non modular. I got it for $30, and its probably one of the best deals in this build. The lack of extra wires and cables makes my build that much better in my eyes.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it i also really liked the story

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I wasn’t sure if it was too much, but I did want people to kind of know how long it kinda was before I got everything!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

neato

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

np

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey just pointing this out. I would be a little concern with the airflow of your GPU & that white fan directly underneath it. May cause a cooling issue, if its a fan. But not a bad build for budget. AMD all day.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Right, I thought about this too. However, it’s actually dropped my gpu temps by like 4-5 Cs so I’ve kept it in lol. And thanks I was on a strict budget and this works great. 170 fps steadily on Fortnite max settings

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Neat build, why is there a fan next to a fan? xD And what do you mean 'rice effect?' The fan's color?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It was a joke at first but it actually did provide some better airflow. I'm also really into cars, and a car that has a lot of cringey mods or extra stuff is called a "ricer" or being rice.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if you actually spent $6.89 for each case fan on arctic but you could have bought a pack of 5 for $20, other than that, nice build and story.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, thats exactly what I did. I was planning on buying three fans at first but it would've costed more so I went with five

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I suggest getting 3000 MHz ram and you don't need more than 2 extra case fans if you're not going to overclock.

  • 6 months ago
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i overclocked my ram to 2800, didn't have more time to test to see if further speeds would work. I've only brought my cpu to 3.75 so far. After I get my aio I'll go further

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a steelseries

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I have no idea, around Christmas time my friend let me use his mousepad, Amazon basics keyboard and cheapo gaming mouse that I plugged into my Xbox. He ended up getting a 3 foot one so he let me keep it. It’s steel series just idk model

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I would definitely go with the rx 570. I play highest settings around 250 FPS at lower points. I have a friend with a gtx 1060 and he gets substantially less FPS. Good luck eother way