In 2016 I built my first PC on a tight budget, which was a FX-6350 Paired w/ a GTX 750ti. It ran fine, with a few issues here and there, but I felt like I needed to upgrade it with how frequently I'm on it throughout the day. With the Ryzen CPU at a great price and the used GPU market doing great I knew It was time to go through with it. It totaled out to about $800 after I applied the cashback I was saving up. :)
I named the PC Vanitas after one of my favorite Kingdom Hearts characters, his color scheme is predominantly Black and Red. The black and red color scheme was set in stone after I found the SAMA Maxcool case. I wanted to use a mATX mobo this time around and this was perfect for it in my opinion. Its very roomy and the fans look great on it. I might end up buying a figure for the space right hand of the GPU. Speaking of the GPU, I was also really happy to get a MSi Gaming X card, I just love the design of it so much. I was initially looking at used mining RX 580's for around $150-$200, but ended up finding a great listing for a 1070 that was only used for light VR. The only little downside I had with the case is the side panel because it looks a bit streaky as of right now. But I think that can be solved with the proper cleaner which I need to figure out.
In the end it's given me such a great performance boost.This is my first time with an SSD and I've been in love with the boot and loading times, don't know how I lived without one before. With my current monitor I'm running games 1080p @ 60fps which is perfectly fine to me. Everything I've thrown at it so far has been running great. One thing I've yet to do with the computer is overclock the CPU because I'm using the stock fan. I would like to try it eventually but I heard it's not good to do with the stock cooler. I'll probably get another cooler later down the line but it's not a priority for me. I was thinking of going with liquid cooling later on down the road, or some low-profile fan like the stock cooler. Any suggestions?
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For well under $200 you can't go wrong with this CPU for a build on a decent budget. The CPU cooler is nice looking and performs well if you don't plan on overclocking. It'll run fine on the turbo mode, but for manually overclocking you'll want to buy a better cooler
Solid little mobo, only downside is one of the RGB connectors was bent, but I wasn't using it anyway and theres a very slim chance of another arriving that way :)
Cheapest Red DDR4 3200 sticks I could find on the market, looks nice and does what it's supposed to.
First time using a sdd, I use it to boot, for various programs, and World of Warcraft. Everything is lightning fast now :D
Used for 2 builds so far, this time for a secondary drive. It's a very reliable and price efficient option in my opinion :)
I've wanted a MSI Gaming X GPU since I first laid eyes on one. And now I finally got my hands on one and I love it. It looks amazing, handles anything I throw at it, and runs super silent. The fans only spin when they absolutely need to due to the Frozr technology. If you could get your hands on one you definitely won't regret it :P
This case pretty much solidified the Red/Black theme and switching from an ATX to a mATX build for my PC. The design feels so clean, the fans look so nice and it's very spacious inside it. The built in fan controller and SD card reader on the front was another added bonus. Very satisfied with it overall :)
Clean black mesh sleeves for the wires, 5 year warranty and is virtually silent. Overall a solid PSU all around.