Description

I built my very own gaming Pc for the first time ever within my set budget. I have a very outdated PC so decided to build one instead of buying from a big box store. I had no experience except from watching videos and reading online. I got an error on first time booting i did a re install on both my ram and GPU and it worked after that. Over all building my first PC was a very enjoying at the same time somewhat frustrating , I say frustrating because of the first boot that din't work and shopping for parts and waiting for them to arrive lol.

End up paying around $1400 cad for the cpu which is my target.

Part Reviews

CPU

Just what i needed, perfect for my budget, got good reviews online

Motherboard

Pro: Matches my color scheme -lots of feature -Looks and feels solid -Very competitive pricing.Cons: I wish RGB light was brighter.

Memory

Nice solid RAM Has White breathing Led in perfect brightness for my taste. It's at 2400 mhz right now

Storage

Its where I install my OS,fast boot time. one of the cheapest at the time of purchase.

Storage

Remembered I had 2 of this lying around. Installed 2 x 1tb for extra stuff

Case

Pros: Tempered glass. -Easy to work with especially for first timer like me. -good price especially when on sale -Looks Good -Easy Cable Managment Cons: -None

Power Supply

Pros: -Semi modular -Quiet -It has 5 years warranty Cons: -I just wish the color on the wires were all black

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 4 points

Why X370 motherboard?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it for a good price.

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

NIce first build! i will say to buy a larger hard drive for it though as Ypres mentioned as well, i would also say just because the build looks super clean to maybe buy some red cable extentions. Phanteks sells a set on amazon in red for 30 bucks which will hide the ketchup and mustard colored cables. for references as to what cables im talking about you can check out the build i uploaded called project P.I.M.A and look at the white cables.

+1 AND GREAT JOB!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I will definitely look at red extensions, Din't even know the existed until now lol.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

your build looks amazing

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

haha thank you so much! and yea the extension cables really help clean up the look of all the cord clutter in my opinion and they come with separators which are clear plastic combs. i used the wrong ones because i couldn't find the 4 cord separators it came with. But if you have any questions feel free to ask!

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Great Build! You will be impressed with the r5 1600 performance in every category. However, you need some more storage space, because 256GB will fill up quickly. Western Digital 1TB cost $47.

WELCOME TO THE MASTER RACE

+1

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

well... if you would buy more storage I would recommend just buying a 2TB drive for around $55. There is almost always a deal for some 2TB drive. Might as well get more for only a couple extra bucks!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, yeah storage is my next target

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Good selection.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, Still learning.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice first build.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Purely awesome for a firsttimer

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm planning on getting the same case, CPU, and motherboard! Also an RX 580, but the Sapphire Nitro version instead.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Reason I got the Gigabyte was the price and availability, Nitro was about $30-$40 more when i got mine

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job for your first build! My first build was definitely no ware near as clean, lol. The R5 1600 pared with a RX 580 8GB was a solid choice. Hopefully the price on SSDs goes down as new NAND, and NAND replacements come to market. That way you can increase your SSD storage. Happy Gaming!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this case, I have the white version, +1

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, they are very good looking case and the price

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking to build something similar in the near future with a ryzen 5 and rx580.

Nice build

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, Good luck with your future build.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

eclipse is bae

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not just one 2tb hard drive instead of two? And why in god's name did you need to get the 750W PSU? you shouldn't need any more than 500W. 7/10 build(at least you got the colors of the parts to match) +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

2 x 1 tb because its from an old harddrive from a computer at work.(free) 750 psu because it was cheap at the time of purchase.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, then in that case, 9/10 build. Congrats on your first built PC.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Has the RAM gotten any better? I've heard some bios updates should help. I'm looking into those sticks!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

don't know yet. they look great but i think it's not yet fully supported by my mobo.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Update your BIOS to the latest version with AGESA (think drivers for your CPU/chipset) 1.0.0.6a in it. That should fix ALL your RAM clock-speed problems. If you don't know how to update the BIOS for your motherboard a simple Google search will give you the answer.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning on getting a Ryzen 5 1600 as well, I thought Ryzen 5 does not have a LED stock cooler how did you manage to get one?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

bought it for $15 CAD new from a person who has a aftermarket cooler. You should look for one as well for cheap if available. It looks very cool.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

How come you got the wraith spire with RGB? is it available on Ryzen 1700 only??

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Bought it from a guy who has an aftermarket cooler and replaced the stock non led one

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man!

Question tho, how did you get the rgb stock cpu fan? because the stock cpu fan on the r5 1600 has no rgb.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Bought it from a guy who has an aftermarket cooler and replaced the stock non led one

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

how far can you overclock the ryzen 5 with that motherboard?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

It's Soo clean. I just built my first pic and I have so much respect for that cable management.

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