Description

I use the computer mainly for general college student material as well as gaming (Fortnite / League/ CSGO). My main focus for the build was to be minimalist yet powerful enough to do whatever I needed.

All in all, I'm really happy with how this build turned out. The entire build took around 2 hours, and was extremely enjoyable throughout. All prices include tax and were purchased within May 18th - May 23rd.

Part Reviews

CPU

The cpu itself is absolutely lovely. But, the cpu cooler (Wraith Spire) was extremely hard to put on, and I had a worrying amount of squeaking when tightening down the screws. Turned out fine in the end as temps remain around 50 Celsius idle.

Motherboard

The gigabyte motherboard was an anxiety filled purchase as I really do not have the patience to wait for an AMD bootkit. I bought it from Amazon as soon as the item came off "out of stock" and got lucky enough to receive a F22 bios, compatible with Pinnacle Ridge.

*For anyone else looking to play the lottery with b350 boards, this particular motherboard requires a serial number higher than SN1810xxxxxxxx to have a compatible bios with Pinnacle Ridge.

Video Card

The 1060 was a quick buy for a budget build, bought on price match from OfficeDepot. I currently play at 1080p 60hz and do not currently have the need for 6gb. This card has been great so far. Prices are still super high for GPU's and I did not feel like spending for anything above the 1060 3gb.

Case

My favorite part, the FD mini c is everything I wanted in a case. Cable management basically fell into place as I was building, with the multiple grommets and spacious room under the PSU shroud. The glass window looks beautiful.

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

The cable management looks so clean. Nice build!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build :D

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

The simplicity of this looks nice and clean!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

NIce build, good choices for your intended use.

I'm with you on Fractal Design. I can see there are other case brands that people use for excellent builds, but FD's features and designs seem to make each build easier, functionally strong, and good looking.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm absolutely set on Fractal Design cases now. So great to work with!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Lovely build, though I'm not sure about your choice of the m.2 SSD? Why pay more for an m.2 when you could get a regular 2.5" for less?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking for the cheapest m.2 500~ gb ssd for both simplicity as well as look. The closest 2.5" I could fine starts at $90 for 480gb which is about a $20 difference. The premium is worth it for me personally

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Your pc looks great for gaming!I cant imagine how is the fps.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

it's a definite upgrade from the 650 ti lol

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Does it give any issues while using a b350 board on the ryzen 2600x?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

My b350 board worked out of the box with the 2600x. No problems i can tell so far

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

On your b350 box does it say "ryzen 2000 series ready" on it? Sorry noob here

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

mine does have the ryzen 200 series sticker on it, but that sticker only means it's ready for the 2000 series APU's. there's no way to 100% confirm that b350 motherboards will work for ryzen 2600+ until you try and POST. the best that you can do is buy a popular board (motherboards that go out of stock often) and confirm with the board manufacturer the serial number and bios versions.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Really looks nice! I would have gone for only 8 gb of ram at this price point, though. It can shave ~60-70 off your budget, and you won't notice a big difference when gaming. Overall, it's a really balanced build!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, you have some good cable management :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning a very similar build but I'll be using the Gamemax Silent case and a Gamemax 500w 80+ psu at half the price for pretty much the same thing.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

How hot does your CPU run while playing games or doing other arduous tasks with the stock cooler?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

max i've hit is 75 degrees celcius under prime95

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the load CPU temps?

Nice build.