Description

Value orientated build. I attempted to keep the aesthetics looking good with a B&W color scheme with purple accents. The parts were chosen primarily on the price-performance ratio, although you could save a little money by purchasing uglier parts OR ignoring a color scheme. I was lucky enough to snag the GPU for $250, as the prices of GPUs are under heavy inflation with the cryptocurrency mining craze. Nevertheless, this build can easily handle any game (August 2017) in 1080p with 60+ fps. This rig can even venture into 1440p gaming. The highlight of this build is the Ryzen 5 1600 (Which I plan to OC) and the MSI Armor RX 580 8Gb OC edition.

*This is my first build

Part Reviews

CPU

Everything seems to be in order. This is very nice, the cheapest 6-core processor on the market. The R5 1600 provides better value compared with anything of similar price from Intel. LOTS OF CORES AND THREADS!

Motherboard

Very sleek looking MOBO with all the features required. It has RGB (which is cool) and hasn't given me any problems at all. Although a little spendy for a 'Budget Build', paying the extra 15-20 dollars for extra features and sexiness is well worth it.

Memory

RAM is RAM. High frequency for Ryzen and matched the color scheme. Cheapest kit of 16Gb I could find.

Storage

Used the SSD to install Windows 10 and some other essentials. It was the cheapest 120Gb SSD when purchased. I also think it looks cool.

Storage

It was the cheapest 1Tb HDD @ 7200RPM. From a reputable brand and it is fairly quiet.

Video Card

Extremely good price to performance ratio. Sadly the availability of the RX 580 has plummeted with the cyrpocurrency mining craze. If you can find one of these on the market close to MSRP, buy it. This card is just a tank, so far it has never dipped below 60FPS @ Ultra settings on my 1080p monitor. Very pleased.

Case

The S340 is pretty popular for a reason. The case looks stunning and has an awesome PSU shroud to hide cables. Build quality is great, it is made out of steel. I ended paying an extra $5 for the matte white/purple variant over the regular glossy white. I think the purple accents make the rig look unique, supa sexy.

Power Supply

I ended up with the BQ variant because it was the same price as regular. The BQ variant has black sleeves and black cables, looks much better than red and yellow cables. Anyways, the PSU does exactly what it is supposed to and has lots of connectors available. 750W is overkill for this rig, but it was the same price as the 600W variant.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

Maaaaan you are lucky to grab the RX 580 for that price

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Not too bad for mid range build, the only thing that I can't stand is the cable management, other than that I like it!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks!

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

It looks really well for a first build, unfortunately I cannot find a 580 for close to msrp or I would put it in my second rig

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I used the website 'NowInStock' to find it :D

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Do they work for Canadian aswell? Cause my choices maybe be serverally limited if not

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Well they have a Canadian site, I used the US one though. http://www.nowinstock.net/ca/computers/videocards/amd/rx580/

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

nice pc build but ram is not just ram you want 3200 speed because ryzen runs at best with that speed and want the lowest cas you can in ram which equals better performance.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build, mine is almost identical... except for the cable management of course.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I have updated the cable management since I posted this. Haha.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on buying this RX 580 card, do you know what connector it takes?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I am responding very late but just in case anybody else was curious, it requires a 6 pin + 2 pin connector. My PSU came with this cord.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s a very nice bui- notices stock cooler Oof, that could heat the room, but seriously, I like this build, but I wouldn’t go for the stock cooler

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler is fine. As long as you don't try any overclocking it does the job.

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  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Not noticeable.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

ty :D

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  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Sure there are better heatsinks, but the Wraith Spire cooler is actually really good. It's more than enough if the main focus is gaming

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, the stock cooler has actually impressed me with how well it has kept things cool. The main focus is gaming for me!