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Alright, I wanted to challenge myself to see how cheap I could go, but still be able to play games at 1080p at high at 60fps. All the parts but the GPU is new (The used market is crazy right now and I couldn't pass it up). I really built this PC for fun and for a hands on experience on how to build a PC. When I try to play some esports games like CSGO I am able to get around 60-80 fps on high on 1080p 60hz. With other games such as Fortnite, the system can only play on high at 1080p 60hz and get 60fps in battle while getting 80-90 fps just walking around. The GPU gets extra toasty after play for a bit (20-30 min) and gets almost hot to the touch. Over all its a decent PC and was a lot of fun to build.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 5 points

You gotta be kidna me, this build is pretty nice. :)

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  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

What case and fans did you use in this build? I like how they look. Good job btw.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I just used the ones that came with the case.

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Where's your case part? Was it really for free so you didn't add it to the list? I'm guessing you really overpassed 400$...

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the case for free. I tried to look it up on this site but I couldn't find it.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build! Two thoughts.

  1. As mentioned already a b350 board is a MUCH better choice. Ryzen overclocking is easy and it is free performance.

  2. Utalizing dual channel for your ram would also help. 2x4 kit. Ryzen also benefits from faster ram so overclocking the ram would also yeild more performance.

Again love the build!

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

I dissagree with you He should stick with only one stick if ram in case he ever wants to upgrade,so instead of throwing a stick away he can just pop the new one in

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah but if the board had 4 DIMMS then it wouldn’t matter

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

If he wants to go higher than 8gb a b350 motherboard would already be a wise investment for the overclocking. Spending a bit more to get 4 DIMMs would give him the dual channel now with 2x4 kit and the possibility to upgrade to 16gb later with another 2x4 kit or up to 24gb with a 2x8 kit. Dual channel is a must. Its far better to have two memory modules than one module with twice the memory.

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Dude, that mobo only has two DIMM slots. And I think he's probably going to upgrade to 16GB if he wishes.

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

"Every person with a good knowledge about computers will agree: if your computer supports dual-channel mode, it is better to buy two memory modules than a single module with twice the capacity."

https://www.hardwaresecrets.com/does-dual-channel-memory-make-difference-in-gaming-performance/

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's a (late) reminder: Ryzen doesn't like 4 sticks of RAM. Just saying.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

The only reason for that is instability at higher clocked ram speeds. But we are talking the difference between 3500+ MHz on two sticks and 3400Mhz on four. That issue will continue to diminish as stability improvements continue to roll out and it will be less of an issue due to lower clocked ram speeds in a budget builds.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah man! Again love the build! Budget builds are way more fun to me than high end build.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Bro, where is your exhaust fan? With a rear/top fan added, your temps might drop.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that is a good idea I just wanted to stay under $400.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Those R9 series cards pack a lot of performance but yeah they get hot and loud. They run fine at those high temperatures though.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Just did this to a friends R9 280X. I thought I'd see some charred thermal paste when I cracked it open, however, it looked as if none was applied at all. Never seen thermal paste evaporate away like that, but some grizzly brought temps back to acceptable levels.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I have seen that before. When I took apart mh brother's 5 year old laptop it looked liked there was almost no thermal paste. Which is probably why it died.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad at all, especially if you get a cooler for the 1200, they OC up to 3.8GHz!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Needs an unlocked motherboard

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps the reason why you are getting bad temps are because your front fans are right up against the glass, preventing any sort of intake. I recommend a case with a mesh on the front and some higher airflow fans.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah that is a smart idea, I just went with this case because it was for free and wanted to keep the price low.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had the same exact GPU and I could play BF4 without breaking a sweat. And the rig was in a very poorly vented closed space!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it is I should've gotten a exhaust fan.

  • 19 months ago
  • -2 points

CPU > GPU for budget gaming tbh

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I just upgraded from a sapphire r9 380 nitro. It wasnt bad a t all. Played a lot of PUBG, The Division, and Far Cry 5. the best compliment to my old card was getting a freesync monitor. the witcher 3 at ultra got about 30fps but with the freesync monitor it was still very smooth.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I think something is wrong with the card or something else in the system.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Could have got a used 1060 or RX 580 for less than a new 1050Ti ~$125

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

you said "up until last month"

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any exhaust fans? By the looks of it you only seem to have exhaust fans.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

No I don't I just was hoping that the front fans had enough airflow to push to the back.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait, does Fortnite runs here at 70+ FPS?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah on low and medium with vsync off.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I was looking at the B350 and I don't really trust myself with overclocking. But thanks for the feed back.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright I'll check it out for my next AMD build, thanks!