Description

This was a fun build. Started with painting a dark purple to the case to give it something unique. Went with the White corsair and white Ram. The idea was to build a decent mid level gaming rig and keep it under 1K but leave room to upgrade to high end model. I went with a very scalable model. Ryzen 5 2600 was plenty for a mid build 19mb cache is nice to have successfully overclocked to 4.2GHZ! so happy with the overclock on this. Direct M2 SSD for OS and drivers made this extra fast with plenty of space for a game or two. (will add HDD later). T force Ram was a steal at that price. Radeon 570 8gb is where I saved a buck, I will look into Cross fire or upgrade later. Overall the case was great for cable management. I am very happy with this simple build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Overclocked this to 4.2GHZ! so happy with this CPU. Cheap buy and a free overclock and it scored in the 97th percentile for Ryzen 5 2600s tested. Very happy.

Motherboard

Really like this motherboard. With built in WiFi, BT, Cross fire and the available slots Its a great deal. I only had one driver ready to go the Live Update, this saved time gathering the right drivers.

Memory

Got this Ram on sale for 69.99 per 16gb. Which is an awesome steal for DDR4-3000. Love the look of it and so far performs great.

Video Card

For the price this worked great when playing the new Ghost Recon, (which was free with this device) the overclock was simple enough went from 1268 MHz to 1400 MHz. Bumping this into the 91st percentile for tested RX570s. Very happy with this device.

Case

This case is very spacious. Cable management was easy. Had no issues fitting anything.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Why didn't you go with a cheaper cooler, motherboard, and ssd to that you can get a better processor and graphics card. as of now 700$ builds outpreform this

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

still looks cool tho

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

This was about scalability. I could have gone cheap on the entire build but not had room for growth. That’s why it’s a higher end Motherboard with cross fire, and a high end Cooler for over clocking. This leaves room to upgrade the CPU or add another GPU without blowing money on restarting an entire build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very wise

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

This is $1000 for the performance of a $600 build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Right. The money was spent for this to be scalable. It’s a mid level right now. If you go all low end when you want to upgrade you have to replace almost everything’s with this build it will support a better CPU if needed and another GPU if needed. Wasn’t about price about scalability

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sometimes gaming. Do allot of pen testing and malware labs.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

ok then u need to ram. A better processor maybe? But idk if ur graphics card is as important

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I went with the big cooler to over clock this Ryzen 5. But went with a big mother board just in case I want a more expensive CPU later. Again the GPU is enough to support the games I like but nothing id get serious with. If I got more into gaming I would add another for crossfire or upgrade.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You should not add crossfire, just upgrade to a 580, 590, or possible even a 5700 or the XT. Most games do not support crossfire

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I’ve worked cross fire in with Dark Souls and most Battlefield games and gotten a great result. But yeah it all will come down to the game I want to play might force my hand for bigger but if I can manage crossfire and save some bucks I will.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

2 570s will total at about 320$, but you can buy a 5700 for 330 and the 5700 will get about 5-10% better performance

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Just out of curiosity, what is your purpose for ur build? And when are you planning on upgrading it? If the purpose of this is solely for gaming, then I would have gone with just 16gb of ram, 32 is a little extra u think? I have 32gb and I rarely use all of it (While gaming + editing + streaming). And also, if you are going for scalability, I would stronly recommend a 80+ Gold rated PSU because it is more efficient, therefore saving money and the life time will be longer.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the PSU was an extra I had from a previous build so I used it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

oh ok that makes sense. good money saved

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i assume u are aiming for aesthetics

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The idea was Scale ability. I could have gone for a complete budget build, but when i want to upgrade I would have to upgrade 75% of the parts AI a new build. I could have gone top of the line but i do not game enough for that. So instead I went for a high end Motherboard B450 that supports top Ryzen, Cross Fire and all the add ons. High end Cooler for overclocking. Kept it mid with the Ryzen 5 and the 570. This way when i do upgrade the CPU the cooler mother board will support it and if I want more graphics I will go cross fire or bigger one. but I like to paint on all my builds to make them look unique.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Bro you should have sent your pcpp list on reddit. You overspent on your cooler, money could have went to a better gpu or case

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I grabbed the cooler off Amazon because I had a Gift card there. I went with a high end cooler to keep it safe for Overclocking the Ryzen 5 to get the most out of it. The GPU works fine for the amount of gaming I do but as deals or sales presents itself I may upgrade later. I actually really like the case it wasn't a budget pick. The overall spacing makes it very scale-able and it great reviews for cable management. but I will look into Reddit next time!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Understandable have a great day.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Strange how the comments are all about shopping when the first point of note should be the paint job. That's a nice color you don't see all the time. Looks good in the dark or light. Overall this seems like a thoughtful plan well underway. More people should concern themselves with personalization rather than bean counting.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you I appreciate it. Yeah this build is exactly what I planned I love the purple. Its Mid Level Performance but with a great ceiling. Most people assume when building you either budget build and have no ceiling or Max out and spend allot of cash. I shot for the middle and did a mid tier with room for improvement as sales and deals presents its self.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This hurts... you went all aesthetic over performance. No need for that cooler dude

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That cooler was chosen for overclocking.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

you dont need an aio to overclock a 2600..... it has a tdp of 65 W

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

I don’t think you understand what scale-able means. That Cooler isn’t just for a 2600 it’s also for the next CPU that follows..

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

New builder here. Are you able to get 3200 MHz from your RAM?

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Liked to have seen a sharper pick of the interior when lit. Nice build!

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

y u need 32gb ram when u have a trash cpu and gpu