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My First Build

by Jorgan



Date Published

Sept. 14, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

38.2° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

62.3° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz


This is my first ever PC build. I did it with a budget of $550 (came out as $555). The price shows $583 but I bought a factory sealed GTX 1060 3Gb from Ebay for less than the normal retail price. The purpose of this is to be an all purpose PC but not really be super good at anything. It can game, do my school work, and every once in a while edit a video. Runs games like TF2 at 100FPS on max settings.

The only problem I had was with the cable management which was difficult because the case is small. The build work flawless in every other aspect.

The extra case fan is not required because it's just replacing one of the ones that came with the case. I have been using the PC for a few weeks now and thought it needed some more style. The fan hasn't even come in yet as I'm typing this.

Overall I think it's a great computer for the price.

Part Reviews


Has been running my first build well and as far as I can tell it's plenty of power for the price even without overclocking.


Has a spot for all of my stuff. Nothing more, nothing less. One of the fan headers is in a somewhat difficult place to reach but it works fine. I wish there was a little bit more room for upgrades and maybe expansion but I'm getting what I paid for. Overall a good motherboard as far as I can tell. If I could chose again I would probably go for a motherboard with the B450 chip set.

Video Card

I haven't run any benchmarks but it's 20x better performance than I was getting with my old Dell Inspiron laptop so that's good.


Looks great, feels great, works good. I would love to have just a little bit more room for cable management if you look at the pictures it is sort of messy but that's my only complaint.

Comments Sorted by:

TepidMic 2 points 6 months ago

That fan cable on the left side of ur case can be router better but for ur small Rosewill case u didn’t do bad with cable management

HotShot_01 9 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Pretty good for what you have in mind. Also +! for the PSU being alright since most budget builds forget that a crappy PSU can lead to fires and shortages that may fry your components more than the Churchill MK2's armour making fried eggs in the deserts of Africa.

Jorgan submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Hahaha! Thank you

Sensible_Systems 55 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Solid choices, and nice build too, not an easy case to work in by the looks of it. +1

Jorgan submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you!

ilpcb 1 point 5 months ago

I really think you should get better cooling.