Description

This budget build cost me about $650 with all new parts. It features an 8th Generation is clocked at 3.6GHZ and a GTX 1050 2GB. For the price it is definitely a nice build and gets about 100-120 FPS on Fortnite with two settings on medium, high, and ultra. I mostly use the PC for gaming and editing and it does both of them just fine. I have had no problems with it what-so-ever.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

It's good. But instead of a i3 I would probably go with a r5 something, I know Intel is better but AMD is cheaper. Also you could have gotten a rx 580 mk2 and find a way to keep the budget. Also **** fortnite

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

If you pick up a ryzen 5 1600 for the same price as that i3, it'll end up on top over the i3 even in games. trust me, I have one, also, I would've gone with a used rx 580, you can often find them pretty cheap, and they beat out the 1050 considerably. Anywho, nice clean build and great photos.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Microcenter has been selling Ryzen 5 1600s for $99.99. It overclocks super easily, and it will do it reasonably well on the stock cooler. I got 3.8 GHz without it grumbling at all, and I haven't seen a reason to go higher yet.

I actually returned my 2600 and upgraded my SSD with that saved money on my build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I see your point. Games nowadays are more demanding in graphics cards then they are in processors. The rx 580 beats the gtx 1060 at some games.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice budget gaming PC.

Also this is the first PC iv'e seen a GTX 1050 3GB! Hopefully it will serve you well into the future.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Great budget build!

Criticism: woulda put those RGB capable dual radiator fans on the top if it fits, and lit that puppy up even more. Not like you really need the extra airflow performance with this build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

My case does not support fans on the top but thanks for the suggestion!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a GPU backplate.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I very much agree with you but sadly they do not make a backplate for my GPU

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

jmmods will custom make one for your card.

https://www.jmmods.com/gpu-backplates

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Just Wondering, did you need thermal compound for the fan to go onto the cpu?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

If what you mean by that is do you need thermal compound for the CPU cooler, the answer is yes. The cooler comes with thermal paste. I hope this answered your question!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I had already boughten the CPU when my uncle gave me a $75 Microcenter gift card and I just decided to go for that cooler for 1. Had the money and better cooling for future upgrades 2. For astetic (look) reasons. But thanks for the wonderful comment!