Built my First PC ever,
Parts include: Cpu: Ryzen 5 3600 Mobo: Asus X570 Tuf Gaming Plus ( Wifi ) Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB 3600 CL16 Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2 NVME SSD Gpu: (temporary) GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G Psu: EVGA SuperNOVA g3 550w gold certified Case: Fractal Design Focus G White
After gaming on consoles for last 15 years it was time for me to make my way back to PC. Used to play mainly FPS and RTS games like Halo, Counterstrike Condition Zero, Age of Empires, LOTR Battle for Middle Earth, Runescape, all kinds of games growing up. Then focused on console to play with my friends. Now everyone moving to pc and cross play available I thought it was time for me to get back to my roots. Plus with pc you can play just about any game, better quality and mods.
I could of gone with a Prebuilt like when I was 10 (29 now) but what's the fun in that? After a few weeks of watching youtube channels like LTT, Paul's Hardware, Bitwit, and Tech Deals and reading through the forums I decided to go for it. I started with messing around with Pcpartpicker.com and userbenchmark.com trying to figure best value to performance without sacrificing too much.
Then the biggest question of any PC, AMD or Intel? Just recently the new 3000 series ryzen chips were released and was beating the Intel chips at price and performance. Also with AMD didn't have to worry about having to pay more for unlocked chip to OC and comes with stock cpu fan.
Over the last 2 months i searched high and low for deals. Only thing I paid retail price was my motorboard for $195 at bestbuy. Couldn't find any deals for it besides the in store deals from Microcenter but nearest one is 500 miles away from here in Orlando, FL. Gpu I got a steal, I managed to pickup a lightly used MSI GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G for $50 this was just temporary to finish build to setup and start playing. I was planning on going with an 5700XT, 1080Ti or 2070 Super depending what I see on sale next few months. Case, I originally was looking at the fractal design meshify c but for $40 cheaper I went with focus g, still good airflow from reviews but also has more room for future upgrades. I might be able to build my own PSU basement later but I built this more focused on performance vs looks.
Putting the pieces together, after all the videos and write ups I've gone over it became an ease. Stock cooler was frustrating to get all 4 screws just started but after fighting it for 30 min I finally got it and was able to seat the cooler properly. Only other issue I had was figuring what power cables will be needed and where each case, fan and power wires go on motherboard. After studying the owners manual on the motherboard it became clear.
Boot up, I turned the power on. We have life then it went dark... got nervous, but then it rebooted and everything came up on the screen. Right off the start I updated the bios and installed Windows pro. In the menu I could see my 3 case fans and cpu fan reading aswell as my memory and storage. I was able to select a profile to clock my ram to the 3600 speed, was able to clock cpu to 3.95GHz. I immediately brought all my fans to max speed to see how much noise they'd make if needed, they were so quiet I left them at the high speed 1200rpm to keep my temps down since the noise isn't much.
All in,$700. Prob an extra $400 for my gpu upgrade. Yeah I could of saved bunch and gone with a b450 board or Sata SSD/Hard drive but these are the parts I chose based on performance, ease of use, and future upgrades. Looking forward to buying up all my games during black friday.
Added a $10 insignia 120mm fan for exhaust. Running all fans max, really quiet
Running good now for about a month of non stop game play hardly see cpu temps go over 60*C
SEE YOU ON THE BATTLEFIELD!
Works great, fast, efficient. OC to 3.95GHz and Stock cooler keeps temps at 33c idle and hardly see temps over 60c under load
Best x570 under $300.
3600 speed out the box
Really easy to install. no wires no mess. lightning fast.
For $50 i got hell of a deal. i can play most games at med- high over 80FPS
Well Designed case. plenty of room for more fans or coolers. factory two fans max out at 1200 rpms are still super quiet.