Description

Decided to join the realms of PC as have been a MAC user for 11 years. Watched a load of videos and scrolled through the site to build my PC.

The actual cost of the build including the monitor and keyboard as USD1087.

I went through about 40 shops in Hong Kong and bought parts separately if on sale or discount it took me about 2 weeks to source the parts.

I hope you enjoy the build, Im fairly proud seeing i've never built or owned a PC in 11 years ahahaah.

Let me know what you think! or if I should change anything!

FYI its MSI 1060 Camo Edition.

PEACE OUT

Part Reviews

CPU

Does what it says on the tin! Perfect for desktop use and gaming, handles gaming and streaming with ease, runs surprisingly low temps.

CPU Cooler

The perfect cooler for mid-heavy gaming without OC. Running this with Kaby lake processor gets me around 28 degrees idle and low 50's gaming and streaming at the same time.

Easy to install and fit, took about 10 minutes to install with no experience. Would say to change or use better Thermal paste. The included seemed very runny and wet.

Motherboard

Great Mobo, particularly like how it has CPU fan header as well as AIO pump header for ease, reinforced GPU slot is a massive Pro especially if using the bigger heavy MSI cards. BIOS is an absolute treat and very user friendly. USB -C is a massive bonus as well.

overall very aesthetically appealing with the shields and in-built LEDS. Extremely happy with my the product thus far.

Memory

Does the Job. fairly ugly but works.

No issues and works to actual speeds.

Storage

It is what it is. Should I have spent a bit more on a Seagate? probably. Has it broken? No To be fair its done its job and well. Most likely a ticking time bomb like other Toshiba HDDS but I'm hopeful. Cant complain when I picked this up for about 30USD.

Video Card

Runs perfectly as on Tin, slightly larger and heavier than competitor cards so make sure you have a reinforced slot because this sag over time for sure if not. However stays extremely cool and quiet. Heatsink works much better and overclocking is not an issue.

Case

Lovely case, the tempered glass is wonderful. The white paint can be shoddy near corners had to send one back due to paint bumps however was given a new one within 2 days.

Overall great size and the cable management is to die for simple, clean and effective. Fairly silent case. A must buy if you want to show off your components elegantly.

Only complaints are HDD bay is not rubberized so metal on metal for HDD and the cable management clips feel flimsy but no the job perfectly.

Would like to see dual fan bay on top with a dust cover, but otherwise 4.5/5

Power Supply

Not a fan, but was the only Power supply I could find within my budget. flat cables do help.

Seems to be consistent and hasn't blown up or caught fire so does the job. Fan is rather loud though.

It works so why knock it too much.

Wireless Network Adapter

It works haha

Keyboard

Its build like a Nokia 3310. Rock solid construction and good functionality. would consider use as a weapon during zombie apocalypse or throwing it at intruders. USB pass through is an added bonus.

Only complaint is the rest clips are slightly fragile.

Mouse

I question why I bought this sometimes ahaha. Does the Job, smooth operation but feels to large for hand and quite cheap/plastic.

Should have bought another Naga.

Overall though software is brilliant from Razer and I can say it hasn't faulted me at all. I'm just being picky.

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Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I like how the LEDs on the motherboard shine against the white backplane.

Nice Build +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you noticed the Asus Strix B250F Motherboard Boot_Device_LED stays lit after waking up from sleep mode? Wondering if anyone else having the same issue.

  • 35 months ago
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I've had the same issue, updated BIOS and it messed with my SSD and wouldn't boot. I think they are still ironing kinks out. Dont think its anything to worry about but it sure is annoying !

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Did you update your Bios to 0312 or 0606 using USB-EZFLASH? How did you get your SSD to boot after it messed up?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey sorry for the late reply! I must have opened at work and forgot! I updated to 0312 and it wouldn't recognise the SSD no matter what I did, changing ports etc. It just flat out refused. I ended up just resetting the BIOS and on first post it booted. really really strange, i have not since updated as everything is working. I have however emailed ASUS but yet to receive a reply.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey is 120 GB ssd enough or should I get 240

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, its entirely up to how you are going to use your setup. What do you intend to you use?

I find 120gb perfectly adequate for use as a boot drive and installing frequently used software on their as boot up time is significantly increased. I would advise with a HDD as main storage though.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Parts, i5 6500 forgot the ghz Hyper Evo cooler Asks b250f motherboard 8Gb ram 1 tb hd and 120 or 250 gb ssd, so I think 120 is good enough? 1060 3Gb gigabyte video card S340 white case 500W semi modular corsair

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you purchased everything already ? I would say 120 is plenty for boot seeing as you have a HDD.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have not yet bought your parts, I have made you a parts list comparable to your saved one. which is 20$ cheaper.

but includes the newer KABY LABY i5 7500, 6GB 1060 (instead of your 3gb) and better ram.

Component Selection Price
CPU

Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor - $188.59

Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88

ASRock - B250 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard - $83.49

Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory -$59.99

Sandisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99

Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.84

EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $234.95

NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case -$62.99

Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply -$29.99

Total: $787.71

P.S if you really want the RGB lighting like mine, buy a RGB kit off amazon for 20$ it will be much brighter than mine.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Is 450W enough, my friend said it's bad and I should at least get a 550? But I'll depend on u, btw I changed my ram $30 cheaper to a gigabyte h270 gaming 3 for $98 led. Staying with the i5 6500 cuz people say it's beast. And I switched to an ssd 120 with 1tb, and I went down to 450W but idk if I should get 550? Or am I ok

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out my saved parts list, and look at the one with $801 that's the one I want u to check

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

you've got a very solid build there, personally speaking if your not OC-ing your CPU then you shouldn't really need more than 500W. your total power consumption is around 350W. if you can find something in the same price range sure go a 550W. it will just make your build a little more future proof should you choose to upgrade or build up.

Regarding the 6500 i understand where your coming from so you should have no worries about the 7500. the 7500 is the new refreshed architecture. You are looking at less power consumption and better performance at the exact same price. It would be rather silly to get the 6500 if your paying the same price. Basically the 7500 is new improved 6500. I will try and find you a link: http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-7500-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6500/3648vs3513

The only thing i would comment about your build is that if you choose a single stick of 8GB ram you should look at getting at another relatively soon. As when gaming generally running dual channel is more efficient. if you dont want to upgrade ram get 2 X 4GB.

Also the Video card i choose was the cheapest 6GB with only 1 Fan. the S340 can hold a longer CPU which you can buy for an extra 18 usd for example MSI 1060 armour. this will aesthetically make your build look better but also make your GPU run quieter and cooler which potentially in the future with more demanding games reduce the chance of thermal Throttling.

Hope this helps

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

do both case usb 2.0 work (with this header) ?

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

Where did you get that plate for your cpu cooler?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha, we have the same PFP

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! its the cooler master 212 led turbo, it came with the new design.

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  • 35 months ago
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yea its the 212 turbo led. Not sure its worth the extra $$ performance wise but aesthetically it sure is xD

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