Hello! Thanks for stopping by. This is my first attempt at trying to document my build process. I have always liked computers, and am currently majoring in IT. I have 9 years hardware experience from my time in the navy and working as a copier technician. With all of my time under my belt, I felt that it was long over due for me to build my own pc. I decided around July of 2017 to build, so that’s when I started to research my components. I initially was going to go with the pentium g4560, but since this pc was going to be used for more than light gaming I decided I wanted a minimum of a quad core with multi-threading. Now the prices I have posted are not what I paid because I started gathering parts in late August of 2017. The reason I went with the ryzen 5 1400 was due to me winning it in an eBay auction 100 dollars bnib with free shipping, and the gtx1050ti was only 140 dollars when I purchased it in September. All in all I was into the whole pc about 430 dollars. I built the pc on my birthday as a gift to myself. First mistake I made was not putting the stand offs in the case for the mobo. I only realized this when the mobo did not line up with the I/o plate. Glad I recognized the issue before I powered up the machine! Second issue I realized I made was going with cheap components. My mindset when I sold the idea of building a pc to my wife was cheap as possible. The case was fairly sturdy, but was lacking cable management (or I was lacking the experience to lol.) the led for the power button was burnt out when I got the case and only realized it after it was fully assembled. The second thing that I did not know was to not skimp on the PSU.
Once the PC was built, unfortunately it sat for a few months as I traveled for work. My coworker at the time was looking to get into pc gaming, and offered me 575 bucks for it. So I sold it, but it is still chugging along with games such as BF1, fortnite, and GTA 5. Maybe some time I will sneak over to his place and get some benchmarks! I really enjoyed building the unit and am currently building PC number two and will post it once I am done with it! As for now, I’ll continue refurbishing thrift shop lap tops to pay for more builds!
Great cpu! Performed all of my tasks well with no stuttering!
Easy to work with, felt like everything was placed where it could be easily accessed
Remember, I went cheap as possible with this. At the time this ram was around 74 bucks.
Great card for the 140 I paid for it, not sure if it’s worth 200 today when it’s only 20-30 dollars under a gtx 1060 3gb
Had broken power led when I got it, but what can I say, it was 19 bucks.
Cables were a pain on this, but it was a learning curve. My current build has an evga 80+ bronze certified semi modular psu in it. Only time will tell how well this stands up.