Description

As said in the title, this is my first built/own PC, and so far I have more than enjoyed it.

The Pentium G4560 can bottleneck the GTX 1050 in rare cases, but I seem to have no issues so far, even under full load the G4560 doesn't reach 60C, and the fan doesn't go above 1550 RPM in my testing. The GTX 1050's fans also stop when idle or playing non-intensive games and the included fan in the case is dead-silent. So overall, a very quiet build.

Part Reviews

CPU

A powerhouse on a budget. 2 cores and 4 threads treats me well, but in the future I plan to upgrade this first. Even under load stays cool, which is nice.

Motherboard

Love this MOBO. Only problem I had was installing it, and that was on me (IO shield installation goof). Has 4 RAM slots so I can upgrade to 16GB in the future if I want.

Memory

RAM is RAM, and this looks good too.

Storage

Has held everything I've put onto it with zero issues, it's a WD Blue, so it worked as expected.

Video Card

Great video card for the price. Even overclocked it a bit with MSI Afterburner, but don't overclock too much because it will start to crash.

Case

For the price, a great case. Included case fan is silent and moves a lot of air (also has red LEDs :D) and has lots of holes for cable management. The side panel isn't real glass obviously, but looks good and matches the dark style of the case.

Power Supply

Good power supply, cables were a little stiff coming out of the box though.

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Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome to your new addiction :) +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on ascending! Good job!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :D It's been amazing honestly

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

g4560 actually never bottlenecks the 1050 in my opinion. Heck, you can even pair it up with a 1060 6gb and still be okay. Anyway, great job on the build!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

True. The 1060 6gb may be pushing it at that point, though. If you were to get a 1060 I would get a better CPU anyway, but Thanks!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a pentium G4600 (only 3% faster than a g4560) paired with a good medium range GPU a RX 470 and there is no bottlenecking issue with that setup and I am sure a 1060 3gb will also be fine as the GPU is only about 15-20% faster. If you want to see what it can be capable of take a look at this video. Still a bit tight livestreaming from the same PC you are gaming on wirth that hardware but being able to play a game like Ryse Son of Rome on high settings @ 1080p with 60-70 fps shows how capable this lower end hardware really is.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it really depends on how CPU intensive the game you are playing is, but still the G4560 is very surprising on how well it performs for its price:performance ratio.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

If you look on the steam page for that game they recommend a 6 core cpu for that game so for a dual core chip to do that well is rather impressive. Though a dual core with hyperthreading is set as the bare minimal.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/302510/Ryse_Son_of_Rome/

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

IKR, it's just crazy how Intel can make such a cheap, dual-core CPU work so well in so many things

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How many frames per second can you get on games at max settings? Like Overwatch, Destiny, Fortnite, etc, and at what resolution? I'm asking because I am going to buy a gaming rig, but I was looking at something more expensive. But really all I care about is smooth gameplay, so if you can get a good experience from something this cheap, I may consider. Great Build!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

i know im not the creator, but i have pretty much the same specs (only difference is that i have an i3 7100) and overwatch on ultra can get u 70-90 fps (sometimes 65 ish on intense fights) and fortnite you can get 60-70 fps on high, and 50-60 fps on epic

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Probably if you're playing at 1920x1080, I do plan on getting either the i3 7100 or the i5 7600 later, but that won't increase performance from that.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

On Fortnite @max and at 1440x900 I get 80-90 fps. I haven't tested any of those other games but that can give you a frame of reference. :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's actually really good, especially for a little over $400. I was looking at more of a $1000, but if you can get great stats from something cheaper, and a great looking build, I don't see why I shouldn't do that. I still might get a better CPU, like an i5 though.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Feel free to get an i5 because it can only make the performance better. I was surprised with the results too, because I underestimated the GTX 1050, and it turned out to be a beast on a budget!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great man and congrats on building your 1st gaming PC :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

NIce, clean and simple For a price like that you just can't go wrong. I have a similar build and it looks great. +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I tried to make it look as good as possible.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there! this pc looks great and i plan on building one exactly like it! i was wondering if you had any tips that would help me out! also, have you tried overclocking/is it good for overclocking? great work!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! One thing I can advise you to do (which I didn't) is to route the CPU cable near its plug on the motherboard through the case before you install the motherboard. As you can see in my pics, I forgot to do this and I had to zip-tie it to one of the open fan holes. Also, when installing the motherboard into the case, you may feel a ton of pressure being put on the motherboard, but this is okay, just screw the screws in and your good to go. Other than that it's pretty straight forward. I was able to overclock the GTX 1050 a bit, but don't go crazy. My CPU/MOBO don't support overclocking, so that's that. If you have any more specific questions let me know!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sm!!!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the airflow on the case? And also was it it hard to manage without a power supply shroud?

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Airflow in the case is excellent, with good cable management. The cables weren't that hard to manage, honestly, but because the CPU and Motherboard power cables are on top of each other in the back (because CPU cable is way too short) it is difficult to put the back panel on without feeling like you're gonna kill something. The extra cables I didn't need I just shoved underneath the hard drive cage, wasn't really worried about those.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job! It is a very nice and balanced build, congrats!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! :D

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any other mounts for hdds/ssd without the harddrive cage, if so,how many?

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, just wanted to know because theres no reviews/videos on it.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the SPEC-05 case was kinda silently released and even I didn't know it existed until about a week before I ordered it.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

i have a question. did you have a hard time with cable management in that case? nice build btw :)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, cable management was not the easiest in this case. Might've just been me and my lack of skill in cable management, but it turned out pretty well so I'll say no, it wasn't a hard time. Thanks! :D

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

BTW, there's no point having a 1050 if you have that monitor-you should probably upgrade it +1 : D

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I am - I got a 1060 6GB for Christmas and upgraded my CPU (I'll update the build later), and I am looking at a 1080p 144hz monitor for around $170, using both monitors in a dual-setup.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean the acer KG251QF? I'm getting that with my build on September

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't find that exact model. I was looking at the Spectre C248B-144RN and C248B-144R. Which one do you think looks best?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The only difference I can see is that the rn model can tilt, but the r can't, so go for the rn since it is $20 cheaper with tiling functionality

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Well to be honest. This is a good really beginner build, but I have to say that this build won’t be future proof as of now. Also, adding some RGB would be nice too. Just to make the setup look nicer. Also, the monitor seems kind of old, so you should probably upgrade to a 1080p monitor. The CPU and GPU will probably be needed to upgraded soon especially the new games. But if you are video editing, I guess it’s okay. But these are just some of my opinions. Probably should upgrade. I would probably change the motherboard to an am4 motherboard paired with a Ryzen 5 1600 or 2600/2600X (depends on your budget range). The RAM should probably be upgraded to 16GB (nowadays 16GB is mostly necessary. Or 12GB to be cheaper). And the GPU upgraded to an RX 580 8GB or a GTX 1060 3GB/6GB. Then that would be a nice setup. One more thing, get a 128GB ssd for a boot drive for the super fast boot ups for Windows and upgrade to a WD Blue 1TB or a Seagate Braccuda 1TB. Also, nice job since this was your first ever PC build. Just do some good research and you’ll be making good builds!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much! I have made many changes to my build since I posted this last July and plan to repost the new build after I get more upgrades. I bought an i3 8100 for temporary use with my GTX 1060 6GB (got for Christmas), and I got a 120GB SATA SSD, but haven't much done with it. I plan on getting a 500GB 960 EVO for booting since I didn't feel like reinstalling everything. If I would've bought 16GB of RAM at the time I built this, it would've cost over $150. Now that the prices are down, I can easily put another two 4GB sticks in my system for just $45, which is an upgrade planned for the future. I do indeed plan on upgrading to the Ryzen 5 2600X, and if I wait enough, I can pick up the 3600X which would be much, much better. The last thing, I also plan on getting a 1080p 144hz monitor, since now that I have a 1060 6GB, it can actually handle that good of resolution and framerate, compared to the poor 1050.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that seems like a great plan! The Ryzen 3000 series should be coming out in Q2 or July or August in Summer. So great!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! And their price is great and the core/thread counts are ridiculous! I'm pretty sure the new 3600X will be 4.0-4.8Ghz 8c/16t for only $229, which is a killer deal to me!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I was think g about getting a 3600X. Or maybe for a cheaper option but still better performing than what you have now would be the R5 3300X

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Turns out the 3600X is a 6c/12t like its old counterpart. Still not disappointed, but I may just be able to buy a 3600 and overclock it and get the same level of performance. I've seen benchmarks of the 3600 getting 9700K level of performance, and I think it's absurd because of how cheap the 3600 is xD.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the tips! I am looking into an SSD in the future. I also tried to move the intake fan included in the case to the back as an exhaust and it wouldn't fit correctly. Sorry to hear about the motherboard issues, hoping you get your "replacement" that isn't defective.

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