Description

Just bought my first house and had room for a desk so decided to build my first ever desktop PC instead of just buying a new laptop.

I will literally only be using it for web browsing and MS Office applications as I don’t have the time to dedicate to PC gaming at the moment but I decided to give myself a £1000 budget so that I could build something ‘decent’.

Overall I’m really happy with the result, it’s way more powerful than I need which is perfect and should mean I won’t have to spend time and money upgrading if I start using it for more in the future.

Note: The desk setup is how it's going to be permanently now, the TV was only used to test whilst I was waiting for the monitor and desk to arrive.

UPDATE: 05/01/2018 - Brought the Sonos speaker up from the living room to add to the setup a little, it's a bit of a pain because I can only stream using the app but it's better than nothing.

UPDATE: 05/01/2018 - Overclocked to 3.7 GHz @ 1.19375V and seems to be stable using Real Bench. Idle temps are low 30's and peak temp during 15 min stress test was 67.5.

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks great! Awesome part choice. I bet it's a completely smooth experience using it for web browsing and document editing. That 1050 will do a great job pushing out 2 1080p monitors as well. Or even some 4K monitors if you ever wanted.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It is absolutely perfect for what I’m using it for atm. I actually find myself booting up the pc now instead of browsing on my phone because it’s so quick and easy. I’m looking to get a matching second monitor and then perhaps upgrade over the next couple of years.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Very simple, and very pretty! Nice build.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

What a beautiful and clean build you've got! How did you get such awesome desk lighting?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! The lighting is just a £7’ish stick on LED strip from eBay powered by the PC usb

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow I really like your tower. I have a similar build. Is your PC currently sitting by the TV or by the desk monitor?. Do you plan to run a dual display?.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! PC is on the desk full time now, I was only using the tv to test whilst waiting for the desk and monitor to arrive. Yes definitely looking to get a second monitor in the next couple of months, the case makes the single monitor look tiny!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. How is it running?. Any hiccups?. How are your temps?. I got a internal wifi adapter too. I gave up recently on usb adapters for wi-fi. Wonky performance. Out of curiosity are your ram sticks in the proper configuration for dual channel?. I've seen a lot of motherboards want sticks alternating slots. Nevermind. I took a closer look. I think they are like that.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

nice and clean setup + build good job! just wanna ask 1 thing, name of the desk?

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Malm desk white from Ikea

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

ty

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I appreciate the comments, yes desk is from Ikea :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful build, something i would love to have mine look like and good choice of parts too +1 just on a side note its a nice desk too and Im looking around for one whered you buy yours?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Never mind its all good I found it as the malm desk in white from Ikea I'll probably go for one myself

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I’m trying to keep it as clean looking as possible

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you get that desk from?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Malm desk from Ikea

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Why use a 1050 for web browsing?

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

From what I know, a lot of OEMs like hp pair low end gpus with high end CPUs in builds meant to be used like this one. I'm guessing this is so consumers can push windows in super high resolutions such as 4k if they choose to do so.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Was mostly just to make it a bit more future proof in case I ever did want to play a few games although if I’m completely honest I never knew a thing about building a pc before this one so just did what I thought best!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Ikr

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Im curious, did you buy the wireless adapter afterwords when you noticed the motherboard didnt come with any wireless capabilities? Only thing with this build that seems off to me otherwise its a great build.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually I didn’t realise there were motherboards that had build in WiFi etc so just assumed I’d need one

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build. I wish I could spend $1000 just for reddit ;(

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it is a bit overkill but I was looking to get a MacBook/iMac anyway just because (no real reason just like the look of them) so my justification is that it’s saved me money!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Also maybe consider adding a hard drive for extra space if that 250 GB SSD isn’t big enough for you

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll pick up a 2TB HDD soon :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't a gtx 1050 overkill for web browsing you could have gone for something like a go 1030 which would still be overkill or a gt 730.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

ANFNAIOERUVABIOGUAB WTF A 1700 FOR WEB BROWSING R U INSANE?!?!?

  • 21 months ago
  • 0 points

You maybe might want to consider adding a graphics card because Ryzen does not have Integrated graphics

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve got Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB OC Video Card

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I just failed to notice it then

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah it’s because I don’t have an updated pic of the internals, thanks anyway!

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