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BUDGET CONSOLE KILLER, FIRST TIME BUILD!!

by ElShigeryDingo

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Hi, this is my first long and anticipated attempt at building a PC! GPU: Msi 1050ti Gaming X 4gig I was originally planning on getting the 1060 3gig but budget issues and crypto pushed me towards the 1050ti for the time being. So far it's a little beast, it performs better than i thought paired with the 1500x. lm a noob at computers, so my first attempt at overclocking the card failed, i crashed the system and had to delete Afterburner to remove the saved application packets. Lesson learned, I'll attempt it again when i feel it's necessary. So far the card works great at stock speeds.

CPU: Ryzen 5 1500x Installation was easy and simple, the stock cooler was a little tricky to install although it was completely my fault on not understanding that i had to push down to lower the springs on the brackets. Performance wise, no problems thus far! Haven't overclocked passed it's stock 3.5hz yet. But so far I'm impressed. I'm not sure how ryzen chips fare against emulators like Dolphin, but whenever i play gamecube iso's on dolphin i get some slow down and low fps. Is anyone experiencing this with dolphin?

RAM: Corsair lpx 3000 ddr4 Nothing special here RAM is RAM, faster speeds the better for Ryzen! I went through alot of trouble getting these sticks, RAM is ridiculously overpriced right now ,what should have been 16gb of ram is now 8gigs do to my budget unfortunately. The sticks were NOT set at 3000 speeds upon boot up. But i set them manually at 2900 through the bios and everything seems to work fine now.

And that's it! I'm pretty satisfied with the over all build so far. Aside from Dolphin the thing is a little beast. I was running the Witcher 3 60fps@1080p upon messing with settings no problem. I was hitting passed 100fps on valley too. Games like Fortnite and Warframe are smooth. Btw THE CASE ROCKS! 50 bucks for tempered glass!

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Lonerdo 3 points 6 months ago

+1 for pancakes

whostolemybagel 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

Nice build and pancakes! +1

DaveGreen 1 point 6 months ago

How is that case for cable management? I'm looking to upgrade to a tempered glass case in about a year's time, but it's never too early to start doing research.

ElShigeryDingo submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Case is great when factoring the value of tempered glass if you care about that sort of stuff. But in practical use, it's an okay case. If there was one aspect the case is lacking, it's cable management. The case comes with two fans. They're not bad. Although i wish there was more head room to fit a radiator for potential liquid cooler. Again with the price, you're getting what you pay for. But so far i like the case alot.

DaveGreen 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks for the help I'll definitely consider this case. I'm not too worried about fans as I have some pretty decent ones in my current case that I can carry over, but the iffy radiator support is definitely a negative for me. Anyways, it looks so damn good I might have to suck it up and forego the upgrade to an AIO.

Nater650 1 point 6 months ago

Maybe consider adding an SSD and removing the unnecessary bloatware Windows has for faster start ups

ElShigeryDingo submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I hear you, I'll definitely start investing in an SSD in the near future. I was stuck having to use an old standard hardrive laying around.

MurphyDog 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Very nice. My 11 year son is saving up to build his own budget gaming rig and this is a great build to add to his baselines.

H-Keys38 1 point 6 months ago

Im really new to PC's and i'm looking to build one on a budget, would this run games like overwatch, Call of Duty and FIFA

ElShigeryDingo submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

very easily actually.

Ben28282 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

How are you finding the Graphics card?

sniper403403 1 point 3 months ago

I have the same board and ram and the ram won't run past 2133. please help

ElShigeryDingo submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

from my experience, i had to manually set the speeds that my ram was advertised as through the bios.

singh073 1 point 2 months ago

Did you have any issues with the Nvidia Drivers, I have this same build and cant for the life of me find the issues with the video card drivers. Display Driver Stopped Responding.

Any help would be appreciated.

I've tried google and all the solutions out there with DDU, TDR Delay etc. Even tried a new Nvidia Card and Power Supply. Is there something I'm missing?

ElShigeryDingo submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

when you install the video drivers from the geoforce experience app, do you click on custom or express install? I'd recommend clicking on express for safer measures. Using custom can single you out from getting certain driver addons that can affect your computers performace and lead to issues.

UnlimitedREKT65 0 points 6 months ago

U are missing thermal paste.

ElShigeryDingo submitter 1 Build 4 points 6 months ago

The Stock Cooler packaged with the CPU has thermal paste pre- applied.

AZAZELMILLZ 1 point 6 months ago

interesting i didnt know thermal paste came with the amd cooler well **** thats a good thing

ElShigeryDingo submitter 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

Yeah. From what i understand all the stealth and wraith spire coolers have a coat of thermal paste under the heat sink. It's pretty convenient.

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