Description

First of all, this price was attained using Micro Center's sales and a used graphics card. If you plan on building this exact configuration at retail prices, the price will probably be a bit higher, but you could choose a cheaper case/RAM/Fans to stay within $500

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600

Was able to get it to 3.85 GHz @ 1.3V. Extremely happy with the performance that this CPU gets for $80 including the stock cooler.

Motherboard: ASRock B450 ITX AM4

Got it for $30 off with the CPU/MB combo from Micro Center, pretty capable board, and overclocking potential was enough for me. I absolutely despise AsRock's RGB program as it is extremely glitchy and unable to find the RAM in the software.

RAM: ADATA XPG Spectrix D80 16GB

No complaints, clocked at 3200 MHz and works with ADATA's RGB program pretty well. The "liquid-cooling" doesn't actually do anything, just a gimmick.

Graphics Card: Gigabyte AORUS RX 580 4G

Bought used from r/HardwareSwap. Was previously used for AI Learning, but performance has been great although I have no idea on how to change the color of the logo as RGB Fusion doesn't detect the device.

PSU: Corsair VS 450W

Kind of the lowest of the low in terms of brand-name power supplies, but is working fine in powering the rig with no crashes at full load.

Case: NZXT H200 (Black/Blue)

Beautiful case, even if it is one of the largest ITX cases on the market. Building in it was relatively easy and thermals are solid.

SSD: Kingston A400 120GB SATA SSD

It works.

Case Fans: upHere 120mm PWM RGB (3-Pack)

Pretty good value for the money although my motherboard cannot get the RPM of the fans. Not sure if it is a problem with just my unit or if they are all like this. Colors are vibrant and are quiet.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 4 points

Cool AF. You got a nice machine there for a reasonable price. Well done.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

How did you had pay 90 bucks for a rx580 they sell them at 200 same has you processor

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a used card.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Correct, the card was bought used. You can find the 8 GB variant with 2 free games at around $170-180 new.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Great value build! Love the look and the photos. Great work!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I just built my roommates PC as a bday gift for him with everything exactly the same, even from microcenter too over here in Denver. It runs fantastic for the price man!

I was able to stay within the $500 budget using a case ive already had and buying a used GPU.

Runs Apex Legends at 80-90 FPS stable with medium to high settings! and boots up super fast.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a really awesome present! I am super happy with the performance of this build given the relatively low price.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU is second hand too, I guess?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Microcenter is currently selling 1600s for $79.99.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

God damn I wish they had those in the Bay Area. That is incredible pricing.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't matter anyway. They sold out from the MC in Tustin the same day I got the email when the sale was first announced.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Atlanta has two. It's pretty awesome.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, Micro Center has the 1600 for $79.99 as well as an additional $30 off any compatible motherboard, making it a bargain.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice for the price good job man

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Wonder how far you'll get through installing one modern game before you need some more storage ;).

Great bargain build though!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this be good for streaming with a Xbox and some gaming here and there but mostly streaming

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How are temps?