Description

Build was fairly smooth, but had trouble in the beginning. Wouldn't boot at first but after checking cables, draining power, and clearing the CMOS it booted. Cable management was tight but works. Used primarily for gaming but could definitely handle some streaming or video editing. Great first build overall and extremely happy with price to performance while still making it look nice.

Part Reviews

CPU

For under $120 this processor is amazing. Works great for gaming and can even do some streaming and video editing. 6 cores, 12 threads, super happy with this processor.

Motherboard

Motherboard looks really good and the built in IO shield is a nice feature. Plenty of headers and the RGB looks nice. Super happy with the included WiFi antenna and connectivity.

Memory

RGB looks really good and runs at rated speed. Very cheap but works just as well as anything else.

Storage

Great SSD to install OS onto.

Storage

Great for storing games and any other large files.

Video Card

Card runs great and works well in my system. Would’ve been nice to see some lighting on the card and something covering the copper heat pipe.

Case

Very happy with the RGB fans and tempered glass front and side panels. Plenty of room for adding up to 4 additional 120mm fans. Front panel connectivity is good. Included fan controller isn’t the best but does it’s job. Biggest downfall is the extremely little amount of room for cables in the back. Very hard to get the side panel on even after good cable management.

Power Supply

Great price for a bronze rated 650w power supply. Black cables look nice.

Monitor

One of the best 1080p 144hz monitors out there. Included stand is super nice and colors look great. Wish the red accents weren’t there but the monitor is still great.

Keyboard

VERY underrated RGB mechanical keyboard. Brown switches feel great and the RGB looks nice. Software was super easy to use and effective.

Mouse

Great starter mouse for all games. RGB is also a nice touch.

Headphones

Sound and mic quality are decent as a whole. Price is really good and the comfort is very good.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This looks great, everything in here is perfect for a starter pc. It even helped me choose a new case, the only things i would change is adding one extra rgb case fan for the back (rgb = gud), an actual cpu cooler, amd comes with one but its pretty low end, you can get a cool air cooler for like $50 that performs really well and has rgb. And lastly, im personally not a big fan of the 1650/1660, but its still a great card. You did a great job picking this, and i hope you continue to upgrade it throughout the future. Amazing job, and enjoy smooth buttery frames.

This is the cooler i was talking about https://www.newegg.com/cooler-master-hyper-212-rgb-black-edition-rr-212s-20pc-r1/p/N82E16835103277?item=N82E16835103277&source=googleshopping&nm_mc=knc-googleadwords-mobile&cm_mmc=knc-googleadwords-mobile-_-pla-_-cpu+cooling-_-N82E16835103277&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxJ2gjeT15gIVC8ZkCh0wqA6jEAQYBiABEgLzFfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I personally went with the 1660 super just so i could get the GDDR6 without having to bump up to the RTX series of cards. I also plan on upgrading cpu cooler very soon.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Also, another option instead of a new cpu cooler, is more case fans, you can get some decent rgb case fans in a bundle of 3 for like 50-60 (ill link some) that you can mount to either the top of the case, or with this one, you can mount up to 2 120 mm fans on that hexagon part. These extra fans will keep your enitre pc at an even lower temperature, and look badass.

This one is a 3 fan bundle, you could replace the stock back fan with the extra, or mount it to the top. Or just save it in case you need a fan somewhere down the line. https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-SP120-Performance-Triple-Lighting/dp/B07VGJLZ8L/ref=asc_df_B07VGJLZ8L/?tag=&linkCode=df0&hvadid=366336166216&hvpos=1o6&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11745840654282148843&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9021560&hvtargid=pla-814576159331&psc=1&ref=&adgrpid=81881979728&th=1

This is another fan bundle, these are really nice because they are made by thermaltake and will sync with the built in case fans https://www.bestbuy.com/site/thermaltake-pure-plus-12-led-rgb-triple-pack-radiator-fan-tt-premium-edition-120mm-case-cooling-fan-kit-with-rgb-lighting-black/6339072.p?skuId=6339072

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Definitely another upgrade I wanna make asap, thanks!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I must admit, what a nice looking build that you have. You said you are happy with overall price to perf, so I assume that you bought the parts with lower price than listed. Otherwise you can get more performance for the listed price if you're willing to sacrifice some visual IMHO.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I was able to get most parts on Black Friday so I definitely got some good deals.

  • 1 month ago
  • -2 points

cup- u could have gone with a better one(make sure its a 3rd gen though[it will say like a 3600x is a third-gen cuz of the 3])

motherboard-ok i guess

ram- go with a known brand like Corsair, Crucial, Kinston, or Samsung

storage- wouldn't do that personally but if it works, by all means, go for it

GPU-nothing bad to say here except that 1660 ti s are better but don't cost much more

case- buy what looks cool but not 100 bucks

power supply- trust me when i say you don't need a 650w 84 dollars, get like a 500w 40$

monitor-my personal requirements 75ghz, 25in+, 1440p--- you went with a good one, but would have gotten 1440p

keyboard-don't know anything about that one but looks ok, i myself like Logitech g

mouse-Logitech g502 hero is the way to go, i have the lightspeed

headphones-i don't have any myself(i use speakers and a receiver), but these are corsair so they must be ok

overall pretty ok at a good price

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Yea known ram brands arent better, there just more expensive. Also, t force is a known brand. About the case, the corsair spec 0-6 is considered one of the best mid cases out right now, and guess what. Its $100.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

CPU - 2nd gen works fine for me, price of upgrading to 3600 wasn’t worth it in my case

MOBO - one of the best b450 boards in my opinion

RAM - so far have had 0 problems, Team T-Force isn’t super popular but it’s still a really solid brand

Case - great mid range case, air flow is great and the rgb looks awesome

Power Supply - got it on sale for $60 and it allows a good amount of room for future upgrades

Monitor - got a great deal on this monitor and 1080p is fine for me, 144hz is more important than resolution for me

Keyboard - got this from Rosewill and I love it, great budget mechanical keyboard

Mouse - I do plan on upgrading to the G502 but the harpoon is a solid starting mouse

Headset - originally bought this for my PS4, great mic and headphone combo though

Thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Team T-Force is a known brand dumb shmuck

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

OP 'Building a 1080p gaming pc' nobody .... nobody.... This guy 'LUL GET BETTER PARTS FOR BETTER PC'

OP. Decent build, well priced performance/aesthetics Good job sir