Description

Built this with my 9 year old son. Hadn't built anything since a class at the local library 20 years ago, so we had no idea what we were doing, but was relatively easy. List includes everything needed, not just the base PC, like: wifi card, full retail / non-OEM Windows license, monitor, keyboard/mouse/pad, and HDMI cable.

Started with the Entry Level AMD Gaming Build, and tried to include a few modest upgrades for longevity. The Ryzen 3 1300X seemed like a worthwhile stock speed upgrade over the 1200. Used a B350 motherboard, as it sounds like better options for future upgrades and overclocking. Chose an SSD for the OS and program files, and platter drive for mass storage. Went with a single memory stick, so can add a second later. Otherwise, just spent a few weeks tracking prices to find well-reviewed parts on sale or at a low price.

Found these Youtube videos helpful for the build: How to Build a PC! Step-by-step - good detailed video on an AMD build, How to Build a Gaming Computer - good series on the post-build next steps in the bios, Windows, etc.

Computer seems good. We haven't tried anything too intensive. We are replacing the case with NewEgg, as the USB 3.1 port does not seem to work.

Part Reviews

Case

Tried two of these and both had issues with the USB 3 port. After the second try, switched to a different case.

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Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

You are replacing the case with an online retail platform????

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build. Enjoy!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Two thing to keep in mind is Ryzen loves fast RAM, I would pick up another stick of RAM [STAFF REMOVED]

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

I seriously thought that you wrote the "[STAFF REMOVED]" lol

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

mee too LuL

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Sale of software and keys from that site often violates the ToS or are resold licenses purchased via fraudulent credit card. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

What does that even mean?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

He linked a site that sells grey market keys and we do not allow those here.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Are gray market keys illegal?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

They... can be? Depends on the seller.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Building one with my son now for Christmas. What type of games etc have u done on com? How does it handle. My build is similiar looken to get same cpu and graphics card.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

We haven't done anything taxing. Minecraft and a few simple Steam games. Handled those fine, of course. Good luck!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

YouTube is great for benchmarks, but I can tell you now that for 1080p this thing will run virtually all games at medium settings 60FPS and a number of better optimised/console ports/less demamding games at very high or max settings at 60FPS.