Description

I had been gaming on a PS4 since it came out, but one day I learned about the PC world. For about 2 months, I dedicated a ton of time to researching and learning about PC parts and building computers. I had a budget of $1000 for my PC and tried to create a PC focused at 1080p gaming with a 144 hz monitor and to also look fairly nice. I had a lot of money saved up and was ready to put it to use on something.

My main decision was if I was going to go with Intel or AMD and I ended up going with AMD because of the great price to performance ratio. I heard a lot of praise concerning the RTX 2060 and it fit my budget perfectly so I went for it. After 2 months I ordered all of my parts and received everything within a week.

Building the PC went fairly smooth (my only fault being forgetting to plug in the CPU power cable) and the parts all fit nicely together. I did have to manually set the ram to 3000 mhz though as it was automatically set to 2133. TechSource and Bitwit helped me a lot to complete the process of building the computer. In the future, I plan to pick up an aftermarket cooler or aio liquid cooler so I can overclock my cpu farther, but for now I am fine using the stock cooler.

Let me know if you have on comments, critiques, or suggestions on what you would've done and I'll be sure to read them :)

Part Reviews

CPU

Great price to performance cpu. No problems with it so far

Motherboard

Good budget B450 motherboard that works great. BIOS is not too confusing too. I do wish that it had an adressable RGB header on it though.

Storage

Insanely cheap for a 500GB SSD, only problem I had is that you have to update the drivers on it or else you will experience random, short freezes.

Video Card

Great card for 1080 or 1440 gaming that is quiet and looks really nice

Case

Well built case for the price, Only comes with one fan, no rubber grommets, and few tie down points in the back. Kinda wish i got an H500 or Meshify C

Power Supply

Does the job, have had no problems

Case Fan

They look great and perform well. They can get a little loud though and I wasn't able to put any static colors on them with the limited color options on the included mini controller. I had to get software control for lighting customization using the MasterPlus software which didn't work at first because I had to update the firmware on the mini controller. I also had to stealth route a micro usb cable from the controller to a usb port on the back of my motherboard through a pcie bracket

Custom

Super cheap great looking sleeved cable extensions. They stay right where they are when you shape them into place.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

Very Clean! Very Nice! I am so jealous!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Nicely done! I thought it was custom at first but I dig that the case's PSU shroud has a small rectangular cutout for the GPU PCIe cable.

My also built my PC with the R5 2600 and RTX 2060 combo! I feel like the performance you get is well worth the overall build cost.

Have you experimented with overclocking on the stock cooler yet? Please share the results with us!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

i have mine at 3.85 ghz

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great! I just finished a build in the P350X too, love the colors. It really goes well with the whole aesthetic of your desk area.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the same keyboard and mouse! :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, how is this not featured?! +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm gonna build the exact same thing, but shittier. It's that cool.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you get wifi?

  • 8 months ago
  • 5 points

He probably used Ethernet

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

ethernet cable

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to get that same case and mobo and some argb fans. How did you connect the case rgb and fan rgb to the mobo?

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

i didnt, i use the case buttons and fan rgb controller

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I see, I'll probably just go for a better mobo so I can connect the fans

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

you should look at the MSI B450 gaming pro carbon ac, its pretty much the next step up from this

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that's what I was thinking, I dunno if I should wait on ryzen 3000 and Navi before I build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

i'd wait for ryzen zen 2

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there anything really modern that you could put into your PCI-E 2.0?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't need anything else? What do you mean by that

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, very nice setup! What desk do you have?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How did u get windows for 11$???????]

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

tech source on youtube is partnered with this wind 10 reseller website and ive bought 3 keys from them now for $11

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor stand are you using

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

vivo single monitor desk mount

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you get the windows 10 for $11? I also have problems with buying one.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What was the model # for your ram I have the same mobo but couldn't find any rgb ram that was compatible.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

its the one I have linked

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm about to build this setup but maybe i'll put 3200MHZ RAM, 650W Power Supply and RTX 2060 8GB.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

i overclocked my ram to 3200mhz and yeah that would be a sweet build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

what is the table?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it still working great?, i’m Looking forward to this build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently thinking about getting that set of Cooler Master Fans you're rocking, would you get anything different or are you still happy with them?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

they work good now. kind of a struggle to set up but i have no complaints with them set up

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How is your monitor so far? do you prefer getting another one?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

how did $1000 turn into nearly $20000 AUD

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You need extra case fans because it only comes with one case fan right?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any issues installing the stock cpu cooler on the motherboard? I've been reading through the Amazon reviews for the mobo and people are complaining that the stock wraith stealth cooler is hard to install on it. (Though it looks like it's only on the mini version)

Cool build btw, the RGB looks fresh. I'm gonna be building something similar.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

I had to turn mine the other way. Its blocking my first DIMM slot but you start in the 2nd anyway. Plus I plan on upgrading to an AIO soon anyway.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Rigga?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know if I'm just being dumb, but where did you plug in the RGB cable from your case into your motherboard. The B450 Tomahawk doesn't have a 3 pin addressable RGB header, so where did you plug the RGB cable in.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Are the 3-pin RGB cables for the chassis RGB strips compatible with 4-pin Headers? Need to know, as my mobo only has 4-pin headers, and this case has 3-pin cables.

  • 1 hour ago
  • 1 point

how do you even update ssd drivers

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

yes you can

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