Description

About the end of winter 2018, I started to look into building my own PC. After looking for a while I found a good $700 budget one. (or so I thought)

With the $700 one I was going to use a Ryzen 1600 with a 1050 2GB. Now that I look at it it would have been Horrible for what I wanted to use it for. I found it off of a random website I can't remember. Then I found pc part picker.

The day I found PCPP everything changed. I was making new parts lists every day trying to see what I could get for what price. It took me a few months to figure out exactly what I wanted for my PC. With help from the forum on it and after asking many questions I came out with this.

NightHawk

One thing I must address is that I named my pc before I saw the name of my ram. I chose the ram for the looks, not the name.

The Parts

Everything was bought of the course of a few months to lessen the bulk cost. CPU: I originally bought a 1600 but went for this because of it being newer.

COOLER: It was suggested by a forum user and it was the right price so I bought it.

MOTHERBOARD: I like the Aorus line so this was a good choice and also it is future proofing build somewhat.

RAM: As soon as I saw it I knew that those were the sticks I needed. They look slick in real life.

GPU: Right time right cost.

CASE: The two fans in the front sold me. Plus only 1 screw to get the side off.

PSU: Wanted to get the best to make it last.

CHAIR: I love it it's awesome. I had an old IKEA chair but my back would hurt every time I would sit on it so I got this one.

MONITOR: I was thinking of getting a large curved monitor but decided on these because of the price and thinness.

Future upgrades

PSU Cables

AIO Cooler

More RAM

580 8GB

New Desk

More Storage

Thanks for looking at my build! If you have any question feel free to ask.

JP

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Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

How's that case holding up?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Very well. I cant complain to much about it. The back panels hide the cables very well.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Definentily worthy of an upvote

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It definitely looks really good, however, how are the temps on that GPU? For my experience, the temperatures suffer alot from being that close to the glass.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It does run a bit hot but I don't game for more than 2 hrs at a time so I'm not stressing it.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't get why you would get a 580 4 gb instead of an 8 gb one.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 580 4Gb rn but that's just an upgrade. lots of AAA titles require 4gb of VRAM. so its logical to me to get an 8gb one. What would you recommend instead?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I ended up getting an RX 580 too even after commenting this because I had a tight budget.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Considering that I have 2 freesync monitors I probably will NOT go for GTX of any kind. This build took me a long time to save up for and was paid using only my money that I worked for.

I don't know why people think VRAM = Performance. If your GPU runs out of VRAM, then it causes problems, but it's not that big a deal.

I know it's not increasing the performance of my card. I'm thinking about it purely for the VRAM. I like this card and the 590 is overrated so why would I go for that?

Thanks for commenting!

JP

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Something like the new RX 3000 series which should be around the same as an RTX 2070. Or the RX Navi whenever those are released

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

thx

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep it polite or don't comment on this site.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Up vote from me just for using my favorite case. Nice build but I think one of the best things you can do is keep it off the floor othewise you'll clearing out dust far more often than you'd like.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea I'm still looking for a new desk or a small platform for it. Thanks for the upvote!

JP

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the gaming 5 mobo come with a USB c header for the h500m?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

According to Gigabyte yes. You can see it under spec of the motherboard on their website here.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol Srry i responded to the wrong comment

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  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

You definitely went for looks over performance, huh.

Yea I went for looks. But before you go bashing my performance, maybe its the right amount of performance for me. That amount is different for you

You could've been getting a 1080ti if you had gotten it used and had just been smarter.

I was thinking about it but decided on this instead. It was a smart choice for my budget for a new card.

Sure it looks pretty, but do you look at your monitor or your case more?

Kinda both actually.

Bad choice of parts for price to performance.

Thanks for saying that again.

You don't need an AIO

Well, thanks for your opinion. Overclocking is in the plan but I just haven't done it yet. I want to get to know my system first.

That's damn good for a cooler,

Thanks!

I suggest you just get a 1TB hard drive as you already have a 1TB M.2 SSD.

I have 2 M.2 slots so I'm putting in another M.2. Is there any reason why I shouldn't? Also A HARD DRIVE? Why? SSDs are way better in performance. Just to spend a little bit more you get so much.

Thanks for the +1!!

JP

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  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep it polite or don't comment on this site.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.