4 months ago
So like the title says im starting college and i wanted to get a desktop to game on. I put something together right here and wanted to know what changes should be made if any.
Looks fine except for the low rent PSU, I'd want something a bit more trustworthy, Seasonic is my preference but most mid to high end EVGA, Corsair or Seasonic based Antecs are good.
For me though, remembering those days, something a bit more portable can be a life saver in terms of space and travelling so I threw together this an idea.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
You will find a lot of similar comments here so lets walk through it:
1) Go for the 2600. Its worth it.
2) The Hyper 212 will be the same as the stock cooler. I suggested a cooler in the $40 to $50 range
3a) I like good VRMs (Voltage Regulator Module). Pretty much the majority of B450 boards have a 4 phase Vcore VRM (Thats the VRM that delivers power to the CPU). I recommend getting a more expensive board that has a 6 phase.
3b) I also agree that a tiny pc is better for college. Been there done that and it was a pain to lug a atx mid tower around. Im also a fan of mini ITX builds
4) RAMs fine. A good entry point if you want RGB. You could go cheaper without the RGB
5) Samsung drives are nice but expensive. Get a M.2 to save space and have similar or better performance with a NVMe drive instead of SATA.
6) Good choice of GPU
7) My recommendation for tiny case
8) Also agreed get a better PSU
Also note that the motherboard has wifi onboard so you wont need a separate card. About $43 over your budget but worth it
Small build the cooler is 29 bucks at Newegg.