Description

I am a mechanical engineering student who also likes to game. I put a lot of research into what I would need in a computer. I wanted a computer that would handle solidworks but would also let me play games. I found out that solidworks was cpu and RAM heavy but not as gpu heavy unless I were to run a couple thousand dollar gpu. Everything works better than expected. My rendering times are great with even just a ryzen 5. I also get 70+ fps on fortnite. Everything went together really well. Jayztwocents has a build that is pretty similar to mine so I used his video as instruction.

Part Reviews

CPU

I love this cpu. I run heavy programs such as Solidworks and I have never seen the cpu spike above 30% load. I have not tried to OC it but the temps with the stock fan are really good.

Motherboard

Great MOBO. The BIOS was easy to use for a first timer. It was great to build with. I have not had any issues except my RAM wasn't completely compatible. Easy to OC and change the settings.

Memory

It was on sale so I bought it. That was the only reason I chose this over G-Skill and other brands. I couldn't get it to 3000 MHz. It's running at 2800 right now. I think it's compatibility issues with ryzen though. Other than that I haven't had a problem with it.

Storage

I bought this as it was the same price as a SSD of the same storage. I wanted it mainly because I could put it on my mobo without having to run cables. I use it as a boot drive and my boot times are roughly 6 seconds.

Video Card

Great GPU. I haven't had any issues with it. I only wanted it to run 1080p at 60fps and it's done that on every game I've tried.

Case

This is a great case to build in. It is professional but also modern. There is space for six fans and even supports water cooling. I wish it came with a rear fan but for the price I couldn't complain. It was easy to work in and was completely tool-less. My only complaint would be the space for cable management. I struggled a bit to get all my cables to fit in the back panel and for it to shut easily. It was my first build so that might just be my lack of experience.

Power Supply

Great PSU. I haven't had any problems with it. It's simple and does the job.

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice first build, Doesn't Look to bad either.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty nice build, very well balanced. I personally would have gone with a 6GB 1060 but that's just me :p

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I managed to snag that one off of eBay for $150 so that's why I went with that. It came out of a prebuilt. I also don't game too much and Gpu's are horribly priced right now. :(

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, you got a steal! If you don't game too much it makes sense but you are correct, GPU prices are TERRIBLE right now.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, interesting, that case looked very familiar too me for a sec, but nvm, good Build!