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I put this PC together for my daughter to play games on. She primarily plays overwatch on her laptop currently and struggles due to its lackluster performance. This is my first build. With the amount of reading I did and YouTube tutorials I hope it performs well enough for her. I tested a few games on steam and it seemed to average around 70-80 fps. All in all it went together pretty good for a someone new to p.c. builds.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

where are these deals!!!

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Amazon and newegg. Used my prime a bunch and just kept checking for pricing changes

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I took some constructive criticism here and went a different route with the build I'm putting together for my younger daughter. I went ryzen 3 , msi b350 gaming pro and some 2666 corsair ram. Paired with a rx560 i scored for cheap on newegg after coupon and rebate. I'll post it all up after everything comes in. Still waiting for the fractal design case to show up. Thanks for all the feedback here since Im still learning alot. It really helps

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Btw. Google express has a summer coupon code for 25% off. I scored the ryzen 3 1200 for 88$

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

does anybody know how well it runs rainbow six on medium to max

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

i haven't tested it on many games yet. Its a gift for my kid so its stashed away at the moment until she gets it

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated with a few new pics and razer gear. Machine runs very well and keeps nice temps

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget build! I'm thinking of doing one also with a g4560+1050ti+B250M+Versa H13 case! Glad you made it work!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

cpu temp at full load ?? vs stock intel cooler ?

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the positive feedback. I grabbed them from Amazon as an "add-on" deal. The price went up right after I bought the 4 to 15$ a piece. I picked up the monitor from Facebook marketplace. An guy was selling due to him using a laptop for work and not needing the monitor anymore.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

what is the reason for using an aftermarket cpu cooler, the stock cooler is enough

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

For a potential future upgrade. Also it'll look cooler to a 15 yr old girl when she gets it as a xmas gift. Especially for the price of it.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

that makes sense, it does look cooler then the boring, ugly and horrible intel cooler.

Im guessing the 550w power supply is also for future upgradability. I usually recommend the cx450m as it is semi modular in budget builds.

Good wire management, i hope the rear side looks as good ;)

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

And by the way. The motherboard is not outdated. the 8th generation of Intel (coffee lake) is also going to use the LGA 1151 socket.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

ok where do we purchase a new rx series cpu for 150, that matches the performance of a 1050ti. How is it a dated mobo, a overclockable ryzen build would cost atleast 60 dollars more, you can pick a non overclockable ryzen motherboard at 30 dollars cheaper. The intel pentium provides the best bang for your buck and this is known to the community of budget gamrs.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I am all new to this. So this is what I bought on minimal knowledge. My question for you is. Will this play the game well enough for a 15 yr old girl to be happy with? As well as work to do high level school projects?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! this will play all her favourite games on high settings very well and isa great PC all around. i have the same specs and i am very happy with it!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

And those motherboards will also probably support the next generation of intel CPUs (I am not sure yet. not enough new info is out.). that means you can also use that motherboard and Memory in the Long run :D

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  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

No need to be so abrasive, fam. He's right though, Ryzen would have been a better choice.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

why would it been a better choice, ryzen 1200 consumes alot more power then the g4560. If your not using your cpu to the full potential it doesnt make sense to spend more money on something. Always buy the cheapest thing meets your needs. while providing a good price vs performance ratio.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah you are right ;) and the ryzen 1200 is only marginally better than the g4560 for gaming. Clockspeed is still more important than core-count to a certain extent. But overwatch will run at 70+ fps on the highest settings

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a 60hz monitor, like many other casual gamers. More then 60 doesnt really help other than reducing frame times. Id save my money for later. The issue is in Canada is the G4560 is like $80-85 with instock and the 1200 is $140, that is 60% more and I cannot justify spending that much. That is the difference between purchasing a 1050ti or a 1060, 570 or 580.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah.. sorry.. was in a bad mood when i wrote the comment :/ Won't happen again ;)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

ill look into other options next time I build one. All I can do is try to learn more and more by reading and input from others.

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Ignore those people, they're just losers with nothing better to do than act superior when people buy stuff that they don't like. If your daughter is happy with it. then its perfect

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

yep!