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Backstory Back before I ever built my PC I was gaming on a laptop. My brother was gaming on an even worse laptop. It was a single core celeron laptop that froze when you used the track pad. When I built my PC and he got to use it, he could never go back to the laptop. After months of gaming on my PC me and some of my friends convinced him to get his own PC.

The Process Originally I was planning to sell him my old parts and do a minor upgrade. After I received money from my school to build a PC that I could take home, we decided to buy him new parts. My friend and I started working on a parts list. We chose the Ryzen 1600 because it was cheaper than an i5 and better. After that we started to pick compatible parts. We found some good combos on Newegg that we used like CPU, RAM, mobo combo. The ssd came out of the laptop but 240gb was not enough storage hence the 1tb hdd. I borrowed my friends old GPU until I could find a good 1060 because the Ryzen CPUs have no graphics. I saw the 1060 for -50.00 on Christmas and immediately bought it. That card is pretty heavy so you might notice fishing line tied to the case to support it. The color scheme worked out pretty well, but that was not even really considered while making the parts list. After making about 3 builds and finally working with a PSU shroud this thing looks pretty nice.

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, like the fishing line

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

is 550w enough? I'm upgradeing from 430 to 550 (same PSU) but I'm worried

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Its appeared to be enough so far. The PCpartpicker wattage for this is 309 so you have about 250 to play with. I was kind of worried but I remember I bought a cx650m for my personal build because it was cheap and not because of the wattage. The only thing you may want to look at is the number of expansion plugs. It has 1-8pin and 3-6pin connectors. You GPU will use the 8 pin. A molex will use a 6 pin and sata will use a 6 pin. Depending on your setup, where your odd/hdd/ssd is, you may need 2 sata. 550 watts should be enough for any build you may get now and probably in the near future. My friend who has a i7 and a 1070 almost got that PSU but he bought a cx650m for like 49.99 when I did about a year ago.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Sound great!! Now i feel comfortable with my decision. Thanks for your help!!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem!