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I went into this build trying to stay away from LED's/RGB etc. I could not avoid it and also stay under my budget, but it is very subtle.

Budget was $600.00 so I did go over by a few dollars. It took 2 weeks to piece together the system as I was super cheap and probably crossed the low ball line more than a few times.

The only things in this build that are new are the Case/PSU and white cable extensions. Prices are as follows

-Thermaltake h18 Glass / 700 Smart PSU Combo *$81.46 (Fry's)

-White cable extensions *$20.97 (Amazon)

-Asrock B450m Pro4 -Ryzen 3600 -Wraith RGB cooler *$180.00 (Offerup)

-Zotac 1070Ti AMP! Extreme *$200.00 (Offerup)

-512GB Intel 660p m.2 NVME -1TB WD Blue SSD -Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 16GB *$120.00 (Craigslist)

Fans are pulled out my parts bin and off of Corsair AIO's in my PC graveyard.

Total: $602.43

The system runs really well. Overclocking is excellent on the GPU, but I do plan on replacing the cooler. I am glad it isn't the default cooler that ships with the 3600, but I would rather have a slightly better cooler. I didn't measure the GFX card or the case, so when I saw the GFX card in person when I met the seller, I almost didn't pick it up. The thing is huge. I am glad I did though as it was a decent price and fits in the case well. I am glad I didn't pick up the Corsair H115i AIO as that would have congested the look.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the motherboard ship with 3rd gen Ryzen support?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No. I have a Ryzen 3 1200 I keep on hand for bios flashing. It was $20 on Offerup used.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thanks. That's an awesome deal you got. Very nice build, by the way!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

NIce build! I wish I could find used parts in my area at those prices.