Description

I built this PC for a friend at work. They were looking for a new build that could be expanded on in the future but would be affordable now. With their budget, I was able to drop in a fast little Samsung M.2 and a motherboard that had plenty of features.

The Ryzen APU is not messing around, it seems to perform incredibly well for the price, and along with the G.Skill ram this thing is humming along.

Then I finished it up with a very nice budget case. I had my eye on the Phanteks P400 for awhile, and I was finally able to work with it. Very nice case. I also always have used SeaSonic and their new FOCUS lineup is looking great. Great build quality.

I did have an extra fan laying around so it was added to the front of the case for added airflow.

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to know if its good for gaming, because i'm currently trying to build my little sisters computers for gaming.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends on what she wants to play. What games does she play now?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It definitely depends on the game. It could run some more demanding games at low setting possibly. But this one wasn't built with gaming in mind. Plus you could go with other cheaper parts and get yourself a video card to put in it as well.

  • 18 months ago
  • 0 points

I would be really good for gaming if you swap out the motherboard for a cheaper one and put in a hard drive instead of a m.2 then put in a graphics card.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't the 970 evo overkill? You could get a Crucial MX500 500GB for that price...

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It's probably a bit overkill yes. I tend to gravitate to parts I've had good experiences with in the past. And with this being a computer for someone else I wanted to get them something I'd be comfortable with giving them without reservation.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't the x470 a bit of a overkill? Are you planing on upgrading to a 2700x or something. I have that exact same cpu and a b350, which is a good 70 dollars less. Nice build though!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a bit, but it having wifi/bluetooth was requested so I ended up turning to the X470. I would have liked a B series board which featured wireless but there are none yet. I could have gone with the X370 motherboard from Asrock which also has wireless, but I figured I'd go with the latest in hopes of greater compatibility.

The CPU will probably be upgraded in the future.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you change the LED color on the mb? Sick build m8

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yes, I'm not sure if it is full RGB, but you can change it to different colors, like blue or green. There are multiple RGB LED headers on the mb as well if you decide to go that route.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!