FIRST BUILD - BUDGET IN MIND - SHORT CUTS APPLIED
Mainly to play CS:GO, PUBG and other simple stuff like browsing, emails, etc. the normal stuff.
CPU- I had to opt to something affordable since GPUs are almost an arm and leg. The plan was to only play CS:GO and the 2200g was perfect. Performing at 80fps on a stock clock was great. But I got curios so I overclocked the processor to 3.8ghz and the memory 1600mhz and was receiving about 120fps.
Motherboard- Disregarding all the bad reviews about this motherboard, I was desperate and made the purchase from NewEgg.com as it was the only B350 chipset I could have shipped that was verified "AMD RYZEN DESKTOP 2000 READY". And I didn't want to go threw the whole AMD boot-kit warranty.
Ram- I wanted to spend as least as possible since this is a budget build but I still wanted the fastest as well. I think I chose the right product and I am happy with 1600mhz.
Storage- Not much space here. Just wanted fast booting from the 120gb SSD and some storage on the 320gb HDD. I opt for the least expensive components -hence the HDD speed is 7200rpms but the cache is only 8mb. I don't plan to play many games so 320gb is more than enough.
GPU- I was not planning to purchase a GPU but after testing PUBG, I really needed one. The iGPU was only producing a consistent 50fps on 720p. The 1050ti held up well keeping me above 85fps on 1080p very low settings.
Case- My first pick was a HTPC or slim micro case with a built-in PSU to help the budget but after researching more, I went with a case that was easy to access since I knew this was an ongoing build. The door style side panels really help with that.
PSU- I went a cheap as I could which lead me to this 80+Bronze CX450 from Corsair. I could've went cheaper but I wanted something from a reputable brand.
OS- Windows 10 Home. Simple and basic. Being that this is my first build, I bought it brand new at my local Fry's. I've made plenty of USB boot drives through Rufus since then.
Network Adapter- It takes a PCI-E slot and has 2 antennas. A USB adapter was the first option but why not spend the same on something with better hardware? I am 40ft away from the modem and the signal goes threw 3 walls, one of those walls being bricks. I get 83% of the signal on a 2.4ghz channel. No stutters or lags during game play.
Case Fans- This is what makes it pop. Love the way they look. Makes the rig look like a million dollars :)
Final Review- So after a few weeks, I am very satisfied with how everything turned out. Switching from integrated to a discrete graphics card as taught me a lot. I now play games with the processor on a stock clock and I feel there is no need to overclock using the GTX1050ti.
I still plan to a liquid cool the processor and over clock but this will do for now.
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