Description

First time building, tried to keep the budget fairly tight and wanted to build in a smaller-sized case.

Needing to do more cable management and wire the case fan into the PSU, but other than these small issues everything went as planned and started on my first attempt. I will add photos after these have been addressed and I am happy with the case arrangement.

There are some obvious upgrade paths for this build - the CPU, RAM and Video Card I selected were concessions due to budget, but they should suffice for my aims of word processing and playing Magic: The Gathering Arena, Diablo III, Pillars of Eternity, and other CRPGs.

A 1TB SSD SATA drive may also make its way into the build if storage becomes an issue.

I went with the Noctua low-profile CPU cooler as the stock Wraith Stealth Cooler would need some tinkering to fit into the MSI B450I Motherboard, and I wanted a low-profile cooler that would sit well under my PSU.

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Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 5 points

No. Gtx 1050s aren't even low end cards anymore they are below low end. The best budget low end cards I would recommend are the rx570 Rx 480 and Rx 580. But hey atleast you didn't waste your money on a gtx 1650

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah only reason to get a 1650 is for a low end prebuilt with a crappy power supply.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. 1650 is such garbage and overpriced I would never recommend it You can buy a 500w power supply and an Rx 480 combined for cheaper than a gtx 1650 and will have a much better upgrade path as well as have a little bit more power. By rx480 I mean an $80 4gb refurbished one from newweg

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I was interested in a smaller sized card, even though I could fit a full-length one, for better airflow and more space as it was my first time building, coupled with the fact (as described in the bio) my gaming requirements are by no means demanding.

Thanks for the recommendations, I will keep these in mind when I do upgrade the build!

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

to avoid crossing fingers, plug everything and test before installing inside the case!

I have to admit that sometimes I find a problem after installing everything in the case because I didn't test everything properly.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

He wouldn't be able to power it lol, don't think that he has a test bench and that motherboard doesnt have a power button

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Most people that do not have a test bench just rig it up with the motherboard resting on its box. As a way to simply check functionality, this is more than sufficient. Further, you can power up any setup by simply shorting the two power switch pins with a screwdriver head.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't know that, thanks

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

You made me search up your insta but it was private aha but good job +1