This was my first ever pc that I built. It runs very well and hasn't blue screened or crashed or had any major issues. It is very quiet and looks nice. had a 700$ budget, while it may not be the fastest 700$ build, is definitely is one of the best looking builds in that price range. Edit: Sorry for the bad pictures. My phone camera is really bad.

Part Reviews


probably the best price to performance of any cpu. Got it at Micro-center (bundled with mobo). Stays pretty cool at 3.65 ghz, probably going to oc more


Probably the best m-atx b450 vrm cooling.


good, cheap-ish ssd. took the ugly sticker off.

Video Card

This is a good card imo. (yes i know about the vrm issues, not planning on running furmark anytime) runs quietly and has a beefy heatsink. the shroud is metal, which is nice. i painted over the red also


pretty good m-atx case. decent airflow and tg. no complaints

Wireless Network Adapter

decent wifi card. the bluetooth is a little buggy, which is annoying.

Case Fan

the fans are good, decent airflow, great static pressure. will definitely keep in future builds. the argb hub connects, but cant be controlled by the motherboard


good, cheap keyboard. have replaced the blues for cherry reds. wish there was software for the rgb.


good mouse. ergonomic, and perfect weight imo. good software too.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice older system +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you did just fine. 50 dollars for a 1600 is a steal. people get wrapped up on having the latest specs but a 1600 is MORE then capable. people gotta remember game developers want to sell games, they are going to keep the quadcores with HT in thought or a long time, too many people running 6700k's and other relatively new quadcores with HT to give up on. Your purchases cut money in all the right places (except im super confused at the 80 dollar seasonic psu) and what you did add money too is just fine. the things you splurged on will last you a long time.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

i got the psu on sale for like $55 i think. Definitely wouldn't spend 80$ on a psu for this budget. the 1600 was also a steal (on sale and bundled at microcenter)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

okay that makes a lot more sense. Me personally i would have went with a 600 bronze non modular for that money, but that is really really nitpicking at that point. nice build