Description

Built my First PC ever,

11/15/2019

Parts include: Cpu: Ryzen 5 3600 Mobo: Asus X570 Tuf Gaming Plus ( Wifi ) Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB 3600 CL16 Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2 NVME SSD Gpu: (temporary) GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G Psu: EVGA SuperNOVA g3 550w gold certified Case: Fractal Design Focus G White

After gaming on consoles for last 15 years it was time for me to make my way back to PC. Used to play mainly FPS and RTS games like Halo, Counterstrike Condition Zero, Age of Empires, LOTR Battle for Middle Earth, Runescape, all kinds of games growing up. Then focused on console to play with my friends. Now everyone moving to pc and cross play available I thought it was time for me to get back to my roots. Plus with pc you can play just about any game, better quality and mods.

I could of gone with a Prebuilt like when I was 10 (29 now) but what's the fun in that? After a few weeks of watching youtube channels like LTT, Paul's Hardware, Bitwit, and Tech Deals and reading through the forums I decided to go for it. I started with messing around with Pcpartpicker.com and userbenchmark.com trying to figure best value to performance without sacrificing too much.

Then the biggest question of any PC, AMD or Intel? Just recently the new 3000 series ryzen chips were released and was beating the Intel chips at price and performance. Also with AMD didn't have to worry about having to pay more for unlocked chip to OC and comes with stock cpu fan.

Over the last 2 months i searched high and low for deals. Only thing I paid retail price was my motorboard for $195 at bestbuy. Couldn't find any deals for it besides the in store deals from Microcenter but nearest one is 500 miles away from here in Orlando, FL. Gpu I got a steal, I managed to pickup a lightly used MSI GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G for $50 this was just temporary to finish build to setup and start playing. I was planning on going with an 5700XT, 1080Ti or 2070 Super depending what I see on sale next few months. Case, I originally was looking at the fractal design meshify c but for $40 cheaper I went with focus g, still good airflow from reviews but also has more room for future upgrades. I might be able to build my own PSU basement later but I built this more focused on performance vs looks.

Putting the pieces together, after all the videos and write ups I've gone over it became an ease. Stock cooler was frustrating to get all 4 screws just started but after fighting it for 30 min I finally got it and was able to seat the cooler properly. Only other issue I had was figuring what power cables will be needed and where each case, fan and power wires go on motherboard. After studying the owners manual on the motherboard it became clear.

Boot up, I turned the power on. We have life then it went dark... got nervous, but then it rebooted and everything came up on the screen. Right off the start I updated the bios and installed Windows pro. In the menu I could see my 3 case fans and cpu fan reading aswell as my memory and storage. I was able to select a profile to clock my ram to the 3600 speed, was able to clock cpu to 3.95GHz. I immediately brought all my fans to max speed to see how much noise they'd make if needed, they were so quiet I left them at the high speed 1200rpm to keep my temps down since the noise isn't much.

All in,$700. Prob an extra $400 for my gpu upgrade. Yeah I could of saved bunch and gone with a b450 board or Sata SSD/Hard drive but these are the parts I chose based on performance, ease of use, and future upgrades. Looking forward to buying up all my games during black friday.

Added a $10 insignia 120mm fan for exhaust. Running all fans max, really quiet

Running good now for about a month of non stop game play hardly see cpu temps go over 60*C

SEE YOU ON THE BATTLEFIELD!

Part Reviews

CPU

Works great, fast, efficient. OC to 3.95GHz and Stock cooler keeps temps at 33c idle and hardly see temps over 60c under load

Motherboard

Best x570 under $300.

Storage

Really easy to install. no wires no mess. lightning fast.

Video Card

For $50 i got hell of a deal. i can play most games at med- high over 80FPS

Case

Well Designed case. plenty of room for more fans or coolers. factory two fans max out at 1200 rpms are still super quiet.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Pretty amazing price: preformance ratio mate

  • 1 month ago
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thanks i tried my best, i should of waited for black friday could of saved couple more bucks on my motherboard but i was getting bored and wanted to get it done

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Ay m8 don't get anyone wrong that tuf motherboard is a beast.

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

thanks yeah thats why i picked it. lots of good reviews all around. I almost ****** up and went with a MSI board, which ive heard are trash for x570

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why so cheap on the GPU?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

GPU was temp, im prob going with a 5700XT, it was only $50 from my buddy. its been working great rn i can run most games at med to high and still hit 60+ fps

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yea that makes sense, have fun with the build it’s awesome

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Good parts and good build. I bet that 3600 is fast as heck!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

works great!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This build is pretty good for the price. Something I would recommend next time is to get a stronger PSU that's non-modular. Other then that this is like the price to performance king

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

from what i gathered the 550 watt was plenty for my build even when i upgrade to the 5700XT in the future. plus i didnt want all those extra wires with the non modular cables. im going go back and re route what i have now. maybe get some white cables.

  • 1 month ago
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I'm not saying it isn't, it's a really great unit. I was more thinking about future proofing it a bit

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That's kinda opposite of future proof, new tech is using less wattage and putting out more power

  • 1 month ago
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50 dollars for a 1060 3gb is a really good price. I think for that chip an x570 board is a bit pricey especially when a b450 board with good vrm heatsinks would have done just as well. The rest i really like though nice build!

  • 1 month ago
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yeah the 1060 3gb OC was hell of a deal from my buddy, who just upgraded to a 2060 super. the b450 tomahawk max was 120 for the extra 70 i got better VRM, better OC support, more sata ports, an extra m.2 slot, pcie 4.0 and wifi. Future GPUs will be using pcie4.0 and Ryzen announced Ryzen 4000 series would use same am4 socket so i can keep this rig for awhile, i maybe upgrade chip later on. The Asus x570 tuf was one of best motherboards out there for the price, lots of reviews were comparing it to $300 boards.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

nyc build and well explained, +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • -1 points

please, please please, swap out that gpu to at least a gtx 1050 6gb, 3gb cant handle anything

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

its been holding up pretty good, but like i said it was only Temp. i only paid $50 for it to get my system running ill prob go with a 5700XT