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First Build :)

by DualLED

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13 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 9, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.37GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

Okay, okay, I built this about a month ago and now is the time I make my lil build thingy. My PC was made for gaming (despite the fact that I cant afford any games yet because I spent all my money on this system lol). The only good game I have on this thing is Rocket League (which runs very well at the highest settings :). Anyways, the build itself went fairly smooth and was for the most part, enjoyable. The only thing i struggled at was mounting the front 3 fans. I tried putting them in with out putting a screw threw the holes before i tried putting it into the case which made for a frustrating time which was so simple to fix but I just thought doing it my way would work. I ended up fixing the problem and everything was good from there. I would say my cable management is pretty good, but you guys can be the judge of that. I would also like to add that the price is very very close to what it cost to build the machine :) UPDATE- I installed a new Netgear Nighthawk Router and also routed a cat7 ethernet cable from my pc to the office in my house :)

Part Reviews

CPU

So far so good! Haven't ran into any ram issues and an excellent cpu for gaming but could also be used for other things that could use the 8 threads. Also, I would like to say i got this bundled with the MSI Tomahawk B350 mobo and it took off $10. Awesome cpu for the money!

Motherboard

(Got this bundled) Okay, the reason i got this motherboard is because i needed an am4 motherboard that had a PCI slot. Before i got my 1050Ti, i was using an old GT8400 to get display, at the time of having this I couldnt get the drives for the old card made at the end of 2007. I honestly wish i didnt have to be forced to only a few motherboards because of this but , it works.

Memory

What can I say, it works perfectly, could be better if overclocked. Maybe later on i can try to see if this can be overclocked at 2666 or something like that.

Storage

Pulled both of these 320Gb drives out of old systems (they were still running Vista on them lmao). Installed Windows and now we're all good. I will be upgrading to a ssd+ 2Tb hard drive in the future but for now both of these work

Video Card

I have yet to test many games with this graphics card but for the money it seems to be working very well. Definitely going to try to oc when i get more demanding games.

Case

Good case for $50. My only issues with it is the space between behind the motherboard tray and the back panel, and also, I'm pretty sure that airflow is o k with this cooler. You can only have 3 intake fans and 1 exhaust fan but i guess that's what you get for 50 dollars. Could have been a little better with support for a 140mm fan up top but oh well.

Power Supply

Got this refurbished for $60 on Newegg. I could have gotten the 650 watt semi-modular power supply for the same price but Im not even using over 400 watts over load so there wouldn't be a point.

Case Fan

Good airflow, good looks. I ghetto modded these with tape and blue marker hahaha.

Keyboard

I stole this from my moms office, she doesn't even use it anymore so whatever. I'm upgrading to a Corsair Strafe keyboard later on.

Mouse

Hehehe I found this at one of my moms apartments, I guess the last person who lived there forgot it. Solid mouse but I should probably get a mouse pad, even though it still works very well just gliding around on my desk.

Speakers

Again, stole this from my moms office. Its missing one if the grill cover things but they still sound good.

Comments Sorted by:

LeMMingSlayeR 17 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

That's a great motherboard, one of my favorite B350 boards.

DualLED submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

The led's do look pretty good, also the bios is great. I have the led's set on breathing and I think it looks pretty cool. I read some reviews of the mobo dying and i understand that it happens but it still scared me a little bit.

betterthangpu 1 point 9 months ago

Cool build, looks to be a little short on storage though. Do you plan to get another hard drive?

DualLED submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Yeah, I couldn't finish putting in my reviews yesterday because I had to go somewhere. I'm planning on getting a ssd and probably 2-3 Tb hard drive.

Gerald_Manuel 1 point 9 months ago

how good is the cooling on that case?

DualLED submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Its ALRIGHT. There are two cutouts with mesh on the top & bottom of the front panel. Without having three fans in the front i would definitely not recommend this case because then there would not be enough airflow (not that anybody would do that but sill)

Gerald_Manuel 1 point 9 months ago

it would be too bad? i was planing on build a pc for my bday on october and get the fans cheaper one moth after on black friday

my build would be like a 1050ti and a ryzen 1600 (i wanted an used rx 480 but the mining craze ruined everything) i would not be bother to use it as stock until i get the fans

DualLED submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

i mean if you're only going to have one fan in your system for any case it wouldnt really be that good, this cases airflow is alright im just saying with only one fan (until you get them a month later) your components will probably suffocate.

Gerald_Manuel 1 point 9 months ago

I think I'll have to figure it out until i can afford the rgb goodness

DualLED submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Honestly if you were really stressing your system in this case i would recommend just taking off the front panel for a little bit until your temps cool down.

SaKage 1 point 9 months ago

If you don't mind the cord that's fine, but I suggest maybe a 50 dallor wireless adapter card, it will look better without the cable, and depending on what you choose you could potentially mount your antennae anywhere on the case or even a desk, etc...

DualLED submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I mean I would but 1. Its faster (please correct me if im wrong) 2. I can get a 50 foot cable and kind of just run it along the wall with those clip things to the router for $20, and honestly I would rather go that way. I mean I still cant get a job so getting money is kind of weird thing and i dont really like depending on my mom for things. I dont know sorry for rambling

SaKage 1 point 9 months ago

It's all down to preference, and you are correct, unless you wanna dish out a good bit of money for equal performance wired is faster