Description

My daughter is really getting in to using my PC for gaming, drawing, and school. I thought what better Christmas gift than to build her, her own little system? Very pleased with how it turned out and it didn't break the bank. Quiet a lot of performance from this little Cotton Candy Explosion themed build. The only thing I was a little bit miffed about was the wiring extension kit didn't come with any looms, so I need to grab some and clean it up a little bit. Not satisfied with everything being so bunched, but I'll get some and get it cleaned up.

Building in this case was quite the chore. It is TIGHT! I had to get creative a couple times to get everything to fit. Running some wires in places that I normally wouldn't. All part of the fun tho.

Part Reviews

CPU

Really hard to beat this for the price.

Motherboard

Does what it needs to, and wasn't expensive.

Memory

Exactly what this little Ryzen build needed.

Storage

Not the fastest, but really? Can't go wrong with it. Prices have been going back up on 660p, glad I grabbed it for less than $90.

Video Card

Couldn't pass on the 590. It dropped to $169 and I wasn't going to get a 5500xt for that price, if I could manage to find one in stock.

Power Supply

Does what it needs to and it's cheap!

Case Fan

Easy to work with and install. Wish the leads were just a little bit longer but that's not too big of a deal. Great looking fans.

Custom

I really can't complain since it wasn't a very expensive case. Do some pre-fitting and I would recommend running a lot of your power wires prior to installing the Mobo. There wasn't enough room to put an exhuast fan on the top opening once the Mobo was installed. Would have needed a really low pro fan. Any Mobo with VRM shielding could cause some issues with the rear fan as well. I managed to get it to fit. Like a I said, I can't complain since I was budget shopping.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

perfect, should last 3-5 years to be honest if you really wanna get use out of it, in 4 years time you could be upgrading to a... who knows maybe a ryzen 6600x?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly! Started with a decent foundation that will run anything, and in a few years or more she can upgrade anything she wants.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Raedeon Card dang nice build though

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't pass on it. I was originally going with an RX570 but the prices of some of the RX590's dropped so much before Xmas, I couldn't compare. I really would liked to have picked up an RX5500xt but they didn't perform as well as the 590 and were more expensive, if you could find one.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I didn’t think the cables fitted in very well until I saw the theme

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

M'ask about your GPU and CPU clocks, temperatures, noise ?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not OC'd anything on this build. It was built for my daughter and what she plays and runs, doesn't really require much. Everything is stock as far as clocks go. The GPU does get warm. Mid to upper 70s most of the time when it's under load but I have seen it go higher. That's why i set some a custom fan curve for it.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You did a solid job for the budget you set, specifically the choice for a 1TB NVMe. The RGB really helps with the cotton candy cabling, too. A few cable combs and some management would make it look thrice as nice.

Just wondering, does the rig properly handle the games she plays?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

She plays The Isle, Fish Feed n Grow, Zoo Tycoon, Minecraft, and Jurrasic World Evolution so far and it does a really good job. It took a couple times getting a stable AMD driver and I settled with the same one I run on my rig which was 19.12.1. Anything newer and I saw game crashes to the desktop on both systems. I run a 5700xt and it was doing the same thing.

I picked up some cable combs and straightened it all out. She didn't even notice but it was killing me. Hah.