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My first build Ryzen

by Weetthin


Been talking about building a computer for a couple years now. Im an old pc gamer that went to console about 9 years ago. I was finally financially able to put together a computer. My budget was about $1200 and my goal was to build a computer that could sustain 1080p at 60fps for most games. I spent about two weeks watching how to videos, parts reviews, and why the heck gpus were so expensive. Damn miners!!!!!! But i was stubborn enough to go ahead and buy the parts and i couldnt be any happier with my decision. There was no better feeling then hitting that power button and see this girl light up!!!! Been tinkering with some overclocking but havent dont too much with it yet. I hope you guys like it!!!!

P.S. i ended up getting my GPU for $330. I know my parts list has it listed much higher

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Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Nice first build :D +1 Are you going to save up for a SSD because that would be a good thing to add. Something like a 250GB would be perfect so you can install the OS on it and one or two of the games you play most. Thats a good price for the gtx 1060 6GB, seems like you were lucky to get that deal. And did you like working in this case? I built a high-end workstation / gaming rig with a 1700X, 32GB of memory, a strix 1080 Ti, and a kraken X62 AIO in a s340. I loved working in it because there was a lot of space.

Weetthin submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you!!! I was at first going to get a 2T HDD and a SSD but it didnt quite work with my budget at the time. That is definitely something i will be adding in the near future. My questiong would be is it a pain go reinstall windows on another drive after it id installed on my other drive? I love this case!!!!! Cable management for a newbie like me was a breeze. Lots of room to work in and I love matte black look!!!

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

To be honest I have no clue about re-installing windows. you might ahve to look around for a bit.. But trust me.. it'll be worth it. The boot times are soo much quicker.

Weetthin submitter 1 Build 0 points 11 months ago

Cool I will.have look into it. I know those SSDs are lightning fast. Thanks for the input man!!! Appreciate it.

ultra700 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

If you want to move windows onto your new SSD it can be done easily with the right software. EaseUS To Do Backup for example has a disk clone feature that lets you move your existing windows installation onto a new drive.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

You know, I feel like with a 2Tb FireCuda he almost doesn't need an SSD for this price range. Obviously I love SSDs lol and the 10 second boot speeds are amazing, but FireCuda performance is incredibly underestimated most of the time

Slenderjustice21 2 points 10 months ago

Nice build I never built a pc before but I’m getting one soon and almost price as yours (it’s a pain that I have to spend my own money)... anyway I have a question for the windows will you be able to get it for free with just a usb. I saw other people doing this and I was thinking if you did that...also I recommend you to buy a cpu cooler for high end gaming and editing if you do that, you don’t have too but very useful for cooling your cpu.... overall a great pc setup nice build!

GM007 1 point 11 months ago

Nice Build! I have the same GPU but gotten for 299usd, 2300hkd here. And then prices went up. Still a good deal in the current market

Weetthin submitter 1 Build 0 points 11 months ago

Thank you!!! Yes the market for GPUs stinks at the moment. I couldnt find it anywhere for cheaper than 330. Though i felt lucky because the day after i had bought mine i didnt see any for less than 470. Have you tried any real demanding AAA games yet with that GPU?

GM007 1 point 11 months ago

So far not yet, I’ve tried PUBG High settings average 70fps. Not bad

EverythingGeek2002 1 point 11 months ago

The processor choice is excellent, the cooler might be a bit overkill unless your going to overclock tho. The memory choice is fine but could've been better. Flare X memory is better for ryzen. Using a SSHD is a bad idea. The SSD part can fill up quick. An NVME SSD plus an 1TB Barracuda would've done ya better for a bit more, the GPU choice is nice, the case is nice but for your budget you could've gotten a NZXT S340 Elite with an glass panel and extra IO or even an full tower. Those case fans tho, they are awful, they dont last much than 1 year. Overall, nice first build but some extra thinking could've been put into this one