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So basically this is still the pc as before just with some adjustments people recommended, because I was playing with boys and I touched my pc and noticed that crap was hot and I see that the case is at 70c so at that point I knew that if I wanted to keep my pc clocked at 3.9Ghz and the gpu a 1320 Mhz I needed some decent cooling, because keeping my pc at 70c all the time is a death sentence. Since im getting more fans I need a better motherboard I went with the steel legend one it decent vrms, not the best but decent two it has plenty of fan headers and three RGB for the black and gold theme of my pc. For the fans I went for the Master Fan pro 140mm and the ones I got are 4pin not three I got the mainly for the rgb but it was way better value then the $50 120mm version, and if your wondering why I went for the air pressure version its just because of my case not having the best air flow. For the cpu I went with masterliquid 120 TUF edition because of the gold and black theme of my case because I just wanted a small all in one cpu cooler. I got the silicon power ssd just for my boot drive and that's about all I did to my pc

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this budget build. I really like the Steel legend boards, I've used 4 of them myself. The things I would change if it were mine. 1. I would go with a ryzen 5 2600 for the 6 cores 12 threads and the fact that you have a dedicated GPU already, Or wait and get a ryzen 3 3600. ASrock already has a bios update for the new CPU's 2. I would pick up another 8 gigs of ram when you can. Or wait and get 16gb of faster ram 3200 or better if you go with the new ryzen 3 3600 3. As cheap as SSD's are now I would at least try and pick up a 256gb or even 512gb. I like to have 3 or 4 games that I play all the time on SSD just for faster load times. All in all I think this is a great start to a budget friendly Gaming PC!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the RGB fans? I've considered it but some people say the RGB isn't good enough... So what's your thought?? Great build anyways, and enjoy it!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

They work pretty well for me, and trust me there is plenty of rgb.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Thanks!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to cable manage your pc.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you asked for advice :)

I would have cut the RGB until you are satisfied with the core build. It is easier to add that stuff later than it is to add core components. I would have gone with an R5-2600 or waited for Ryzen 3 (if possible), maybe a better GPU but the 570 should be plenty. I would have also certainly gone with 16GB of RAM, and a bigger SSD cutting one of the HDD's if needed. Odds are cutting the RGB would have more than paid for the upgrades, also most AIO's are not any more effective than a decent air cooler and cost a lot more so save cost here to by going with an air cooler. One thing I have noticed is RGB seems to always get old.

As things are now I would recommend working on the cables a bit, they won't effect air flow any but if you are trying to show it off may as well make it pretty. Your first upgrade I would recommend it being RAM followed by CPU.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx for the advice for the cpu im most likely going to choose a 3rd gen, and on the rgb I will admit I probably went a little to overkill on it. For the ram a lot of people have mentioned to get 16gb instead of 8gb but in truth I still haven't ran into a problem with only 8gb, and for the cable management I did make it better but for me to truly make it nice I would have to take it apart.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

it depends on what you are doing as to if you need 8GB or 16GB, the gold standard is 16GB but for just gaming odds are 8GB would not be your bottle neck since you are not using the GPU part of the APU. As far as the cable management certainly wait until you are done tinkering before you do it, I always found it extremely annoying having really tight cables and undo something as I could not get the cable loose enough to work with :).