Description

I wanted to move from console gaming to PC, this is what motivated me to build my first PC. As it is my first build and I intend to play games that are not that demanding such as Borderlands, I went for the cheap but upgradable. Here is my reasoning behind each parts

CPU : I wanted to try the Ryzen and, well, it's cheaper than Intel. Plus it comes with the cooler so it was a no brainer. Opted for the 5 so that if I decide to play more demanding games, it won't be too much of a stretch.

MOBO : There are cheaper MOBOs out there but I really liked the look of this one. Also, it has really good comments and, of course, RGB !

RAM : Went for a single stick of 8GB, because I think it is quite enough for the games I am playing. And if I ever want to upgrade, I can just add another stick. Went for crucial beacause it's reliable although RAM is RAM...

HDD : 1TB of storage is more than enough since I will only use this PC for gaming. Could have added an SSD for my OS but since I wanted the build to be as cheap as possible, I didn't go for it. In the future this would be a good improvement though, when I have more money.

GPU : Went for the 1050 ti because mining -_- otherwise I would have liked a 1060 but since it was double the price, I kinda had to go for the 1050 ti.

CASE : Lots of space to build in, small window to see the computer without exposing the less attractive parts (and my poor cable management). But truth is I actually bought this case because ORANGE !

PSU : Basic EVGA 500W because that's about twice what I need so there is still enough power in it for me to upgrade the PC.

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your choice of rims :).

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha I actually didn't even think of the rims ! König is the german word for king.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Even better :).

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually have Konig rims...

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

When I did my Ryzen build I was hesitant to move down to a Quad core coming from an FX-8350 so I instead chose the R5 1600, how is your's performing, any benchmarks run yet?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a fair question. People have found that even an R3 1200 will frequently and consistently stomp an FX in gaming, and that's before overclocking is brought into play. The article I linked cites the FX-8370.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I've only played a little bit with it so far, but it runs my games smoothly on 1080p which is what I was going for. I haven't done any benchmarks yet, any recommendations as of what software to use ?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick build! If it were me I would've done a 2x4GB RAM configuration because Ryzen performs better with RAM in dual channel mode. But other than that, nice job and hope you have a great experience with it!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks ! I thought about it but 2x4GB was more expensive and going for 1x8GB I can just slap another one in there if I feel 8GB is not enough

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the 230T! I built my computer in it at first, but my rad did not really fit so I "upgraded" to the S340. Great build!