Description

Built in Malaysia, parts most likely made in China

To be honest I have no idea why I named this dawn, my first idea was rival or some Censored like that but I decided dawn was short and simple, anyway let’s move on with the build...

Story I’ve just entered my teenage years (in my opinion) recently and I have always been the person who was several generations behind everybody else, I’ve had a PS2 and played with that console until a year after the release of the PS4, i’ve had a Lenovo thinkpad, i have an AMD 9800p FX Acer Aspire laptop and I still have my parents 2003 windows XP desktop.

The reason why I have never really upgraded was because I hated to safe (IDK Why?), and when I ever did have the money I would use it (Again why?), While my friends had gaming rigs they got from their parents or from their own savings. This all changed 6 months ago, where I decided to sacrifice card collecting, in game purchases, cool gaming Peripherals, fish keeping equipment and fish tanks, I got a job and many more... (basically I decided to stop ALL spending habits).

The reason why I changed was because I saw my older cousins gaming rig during a Christmas gathering, it could run games, video editing and video recording software at a much higher resolution and graphics setting as compared to my own (not that I actually had a gaming rig to compare with).

  • Never really wanted to make a computer
  • Then I wanted a computer during 2017 Christmas
  • Basically I Was in Awe as soon as I saw a gaming rig

Process Tbh at first i had no idea how to begin mainly because I never built or planned a pc that was until a friend had suggested to me pc partpicker and so the plans started here.

The plan was, [1] create a pc better than my laptop, [2] create a pc that can stream, record and play games, [3] it needs to look good

In the span of 2 months I bought these items accordingly

  • Asus Turbo 1060 6gb
  • 1st case (CRAP)
  • 3 fans (too bad to be real)
  • Kingston A400 120gb ssd
  • Seagate barracuda 2tb Hard drive
  • B350 Asus Prime Plus
  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
  • AVF 750watt PSU (Please don’t blow up)
  • Accessories (wires, etc...)
  • 2nd case Aigo Starship 2
  • Tecware Orbis RGB fan 3 pack X2
  • Tecware Orbis LED Strip

Omg where to start, well let’s start with...

1) power supply, the reason why I got this last was because I did not trust my old 2003 windows XP PSU, so far it has not blown up or done anything suspicious, but I don’t really li,e the multi coloured cables. (Got it last second) *Edit, I changed the PSU a couple months after the build was done to a Corsair CX750M, which is less noisy, has an efficiency rating and it's semi modular.

2) case, OMG finding a decent case for my needs in Malaysia is a pain in the *** because cases from cooler master, NZXT, and etc... are so damn expensive (*Relatively expensive). You may have noticed that I bought 2 cases during the purchasing process and that’s because the first case was terrible to work with, there was no space for wires, fans and it did not come with a dust filter. While the second case had more space in general and it looked fantastic, the headers were too short and it only gave me 1-3mm (probably more than this) of space for wires, extensions and controllers. (Got the cheapest best, which was still bad)

3) Gpu, not a lot I can say other than it looks professional (*Edit, this is a personal preference) and it’s WAY better than my laptops FX APU

4) CPU, Again I cant really compare this to anything other than my ****** laptop and once again surprise surprise it’s better

5) RAM, lastly I will talk about my memory and I don’t really know how to describe this memory other than it looks better than a crucial kit, looks better than a patriot and Corsair kit sooo yea and it seems to work fine for my needs.

  • the only thing I bought on amazon was my gpu the rest were purchased in Malaysia.

*Edit, changed the CPU cooler but it was too big and the light controller is broken, meaning the look I once had for this PC is gone and ruined, may change the case and controller way into the future.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Love the LEDs, love the gpu lock design, matches my build, and it has worked all the way.

Storage

The ssd at first did not show up both in my bios and windows at first causing me to panic but soon it was fixed hence why 1 star is missing, overall this ssd is obviously faster than any hard drive, good boot drive.

Video Card

People have said that the thermal paste needs to be replaced once acquired but mine stayed nice and cool, it’s not noisy and it can run a full had tv screen at a good FPS.

Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Are your cable extensions Silverstone by chance? I have some that look identical! Good looking clean build!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure about the brand as it is not stated in the product name and thanks. :)

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

You DROPPED YOUR CPU AND IT STILL WORKS?!? Wow. That's a tough chip right there. I'm sure if I dropped my Pentium chip, it would instantly have bent pins.

So, if you're using a GPU, why go with the 2200G rather than a 1200 or 1300X? The 2200G isn't a new generation of CPU. It's based on the same Zen core architecture as the 1st generation Ryzen chips are rather than the new Zen+ architecture like the 2nd generation chips are. The only difference between the two is that the 2200G has built-in graphics.

All in all, it's a fantastic build. I'm in the same boat as you: I'm using a 2008 MacBook (not pro) and a 2001 Compaq Presario 5000 Windows XP desktop. Then, I built my own machine to sell myself (still not sold after about a month) with a Pentium G4560 and a GT 1030 GPU, only I was on a $500 budget (I'm only 15 and unable to get a job for now).

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I went with the 2200g because the retailer I went to did not have a 1200, yes it’s amazing that the Ryzen 3 survived (scariest part of this build so far) , and I know what you feel.... that this built is amazing XD

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

It is an amazing build. I've given it a +1 and wish I could give it more (because it's a fellow teen making a budget build). I see your dilemma with that CPU, though. Wish that there was a universal retailer (like Amazon, but not country specific).

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! Love the fans!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

That PSU looks sketchy.. might not be a bad idea to upgrade it in the future ;) Nice build tho

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Don’t worry you know what they say, the faker it is the harder it is to brake, Chinese quality from them to you.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

lol :D

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

still hasn't blown up yet :)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

bwahaha^ alright :D

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, and great job on your first build +1 I'm not a huge PSU snob, but you may want to upgrade your power supply :p Especially if you have invested in custom cables; and black or sleeved cables would look great with your current cable mods.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

There are better PSUs out there for the same price?

Totally a surprise!

There are $30 Corsair units that are semi-modular out there.