Description

This was my very first build ever. I decided to start this build after my old gaming/work laptop began to fail. I studied pc build videos for months before even beginning to pick parts and I can say I don't think I would've been successful had I not used those videos. To start I picked out the majority of my parts via PC Part Picker, because I honestly had no real idea of part configurations and things like wattages and such. The site really helped in that aspect and seeing the parts add up in real time helped me stay within my budget although some parts in my price range were a bit difficult to find in a timely manner or were sold out so I had to source elsewhere. Some of those parts ended up costing a bit more but I didn't mind because I received them in a timely manner. To begin everything went fine in the assembly process until it was time to add my power components to the motherboard, those tiny plugs were hell to install correctly and at times the gigabyte mb pdf was a bit confusing. After a bit of fiddling I was able to install them correctly. I also worried that I would short my board while installing it in the case so I had to be super cautious. Installing the power supply and getting actual power was surprisingly easy but I think I accidentally unplugged something in the process of sealing the case up so I after a tiny breakdown I had to disassemble and afterwards everything worked fine. All in all the build took about 5 hours with no break and I'm super proud of myself because I never imagined I'd be able to achieve it, but I think a few years of taking apart old laptops and repairing my own prepared me in a way. The build works really well for what I needed it to (mild to high paced gaming, streaming, working and editing) and it doesn't take up much space (micro atx). The only issue I've had so far is running/streaming some games because I don't have a dedicated graphics card at the moment and my ram is serving as an alternative until. I hope to get one soon which should really improve things.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

what games are you streaming?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Get those wires out of the way, theyre blocking air from the APU fan!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Its probably just the angle of the pic I imagine.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What capture card do you use?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

this is a great starting place for a streaming pc, much space for upgrades. If you are thinking of sticking to Ryzen, the GTX 1060 6GB and the Ryzen 5 2600 are a great pair. (Or the Ryzen 5 2600X, if you wanna spend an extra 15$(only if you are going to upgrade soon, lots of new stuff is gonna get released soon, and its probably gonna get outdated fast))

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing that i would say (being an experienced builder and streamer) is that you need to add a discrete GPU if that's a 1070 (Even if that is a lot of power for a ryzen 5 2600G because alot of the CPU power is eliminated by the radeon graphics built into it), 1060, or 1050ti(which has trouble keeping up with 1080p gamin on new AAA games. I would recommend the 1060 6gb SC single fan because it is small like your build so it will fit in the case and the 1060 is the best bang for the buck gpu (DO NOT GET THE 3GB).

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Or a AMD card like the RX 580 or RX 570, which both have 8gb vram models for cheaper then a 1060.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you are right i completely forgot about Amd cards i have only ever worked with NVidia cards i am sorry about that

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

literally only reason I know this is because my friend bugs me for getting and rtx 2080 and not a amd card

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the led strip to work on the motherboard? Where did you plug it in at?