Description

This is my first PC build which went quite smoothly.

The Ryzen CPU worked straight out of the box with the Asus Prime B350-Plus motherboard thankfully!

A few problems I had was:

  1. Marrying the motherboard to the IO board- Those sharp metal prongs were a nightmare!

  2. Front panel connections to the motherboard - I was trying to put them into something called PC 6000 (whatever that is) instead of the correct prongs next to that. (The motherboard instructions left a bit to be desired!).

  3. Figuring out how to connect the case fans, SSD & HDD to the PSU. The Corsair case instruction book was worse than the Asus motherboard one!

Apart from the above everything went OK and the PC looks fantastic and is extremely quiet - You can't tell that the fans are running!

Finally managed to afford a graphics card for it - ASUS Cerberus GeForce 1050 Ti OC Edition. Also changed the monitor to AOC G2590VXQ25 after the Samsung S24D300HL 23.6" broke down.

Part Reviews

CPU

The CPU is excellent and worked out of the box with the motherboard.

Motherboard

Very good motherboard.

Case

Gorgeous tower to look at and work with. Very spacious.

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on your first build! Enjoy!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks to me that you had a great learning experience! You overcame the obstacles and built your own computer, good job. I have nothing to say, to me you picked some good parts already.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You - It was a very steep learning curve!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome choices but id say there are definitely better cases out there, that one has a bit of an outdated layout

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I picked this case as it had lots of room for me to work with for my first build.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Its not a bad case at all, there are however better cases for cheaper.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll know for next time.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Some I would suggest are fractal's define c/meshify c or the define r6

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

For case selection he could have done much worse. Example: MasterCase H500P and MasterBox Lite 5 since both basically choke the front intake fans making them nothing more than aesthetic accents with no function. At least the case on this build will still do its job well even with a older layout design.

Overall great build and great job on cable management for a first try.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah its definitely not a bad case there are just better for cheaper is all.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

What monitor is that?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a Samsung S24D330. It's a really good monitor.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice selection of quality parts man!!! +1 from me! Enjoy!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

will you get a dedicated gpu later?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I was advised to wait until prices come down to earth! They are very expensive at the moment.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I've only just seen your message. I bought one yesterday -CERBERUS-GTX1050TI-O4G. Just managed to install it. Very pleased with it.