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My Brother's New Budget Gaming PC

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Welcome to my build log of my brother's custom PC!

This is my brother's first ever custom PC, built on September 27th.

 

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My case of choice for my brother's new build is the DeepCool Frame, it's a standard £25 case that tries to cut you at every edge, but it's compact, light, spacious, and looked simple to work in, so this is what I chose for him.

 

First is to pop off the side panels to reveal a cluster of cables and a drive cage, which I know I'll never use. The front has a 120mm fan space while the back supports 80mm and 90mm fans. I had neither, so moving on.

 

Case prep was easy enough, taking off the PCI slot covers, side panels, and leaving only what was tied to the case's skeleton.

 

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Next is the motherboard. I chose the ASRock B450-M Pro4, it was a reliable, solid-looking motherboard that was highly recommended, so it's what I went with.

 

The CPU of choice is the AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with its AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics. It fell right into the budget of £300 nicely.

 

The RAM of choice is the Patriot Viper 4, it's rated for 3000MHz and had nice price-to-performance being £77 at the time of purchase.

 

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As for the cooler, we stuck to our guns with the stock AMD Wraith cooler, it's simple and does the job, so there was no reason to spend extra for an aftermarket one.

 

I let my brother apply the thermal compound as well as installing the cooler itself, I monitored him and the cooler carefully. Spoilter: I failed.

 

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Here's the part where it got slightly hectic.

 

Back when my brother and I were deciding on parts - actually that was 90% me anyway - we didn't have enough budget for a storage device so we assumed we could use the old HDD from his old PC... No, no we couldn't. That HDD was on tight.

 

So I begged my dad to drive me around town and hop to computer stores everywhere searching for some form of storage device. This began at 4PM.

 

I eventually found a 240GB Integral V2 SSD that I bought for £60, and hurried on home.

 

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I landed back home at 6:30PM.

 

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I learnt where the SSD was meant to go, and so I installed it easily, and connected up the required power and SATA cables.

 

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So, with everything in order, I got the build up and running through my monitor, installed Windows 10, and got to the Windows screen.

 

At this point, this is what the build looks like right now. It's a spaghetti mess up front, but that's all I could due to the non-modular PSU that is the be quiet! Pure Power 10.

 

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I opened up Task Manager, expanded the view, and behold, the Ryzen 2200G is on screen and we're set.

 

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I also made sure in the BIOS that everything was working and detected, and yes, it all checks out. I later changed the RAM speed to 3000 from the 2133 as shown.

 

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As it turns out, the 2200G was getting unusually hot, that I rushed back here to confirm that my temperatures were abnormal:

 

Of course, I stopped the system, and my beliefs were true. My brother did in fact not screw the cooler in enough and as a result, the IHS didn't make any contact with the cooler.

I redid the cooler, as per protocol.

 

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The finale is the big boss, the Cinebench test for the temperatures. The temperatures speak for themselves.

 

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Overall, I am happy with how this build turned out. It took us a grand total of five hours not including the quest to find a storage device. My brother will be sure to enjoy this new PC for his gaming sessions, and the total cost of £373.02. :) 

 

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My brother officially now has a GTX 1050 Ti inside his PC! It's a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB single fan model, bought for £150.

Relatively straight-forward, slotting the GPU into the PCIE slot, an install of drivers, and it was up!

 

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My brother decided to buy a new storage drive since he's already filled up hos 250GB Integral V2 SSD, and so he bought a 240GB Kingston A400 SSD!

 

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He now has a 250GB Integral V2 SSD and a 240GB Kingston A400 SSD inside his system, totalling to 490GB (where 460GB is useable) in his PC.

 

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Are you sure. All I want is an upgrade from my Garbo. I’ll disown you immediately afterwards!


I hAve an unfinished pc build. Pls dont bully for not having one yet or i cry.

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I wish I had the money to make my siblings computers

 

or siblings who even cared about computers


Specs: CPU: Intel core i7 3770, GPU: Gigabyte RX580 Gaming 8Gb, RAM: 16 Gb DDR3 SODIMMs @1333Mhz , Motherboard: ASUS P8B75-M LE, Storage: 1x 500Gb Intel 545s 500Gb SSD (boot) + 1x Samsung 860 QVO 1Tb SSD (storage), Case: Thermaltake Core V21, Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Turbo LED

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2 minutes ago, seoz said:

One sibiling is enough of a nuisance! ;) 

Luckily, most siblings tend not to be as much of a power user, which makes providing systems for them a breeze :D

 

I have a B350 Pro4, it's a really solid board.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Sayori said:

I wish I had the money to make my siblings computers

My brother paid for his own PC, saved up all his pennies! Only part I paid for was the case, because he didn't have any budget left over, so I had to step in. ;) 


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Mmmmmmm... I do love me some good hardware shots, no matter the price point. Been thinking about making my little bro a rig for Christmas (he's interested in Blender/Maya and Inkscape and such), may piece together a PC from the parts I have, or I could do something like this. 


Always try googling your motherboard and looking at the spec sheet and manual - OEMs keep those up for a reason - and maybe you'll learn something 🤔

 

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EVGA 1600W T2
Corsair Air 540

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EVGA X99 Classified
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Radeon VII on an EK Acetal block and black EK backplate 
 1TB 970 Evo, 1TB Crucial MX500
Corsair RM1000i

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG, Grey
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2 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

Luckily, most siblings tend not to be as much of a power user, which makes providing systems for them a breeze :D

Yeah, my brother only ever plays League of Legends and Fortnite, with only web browsing in between, easy comfort for a 400W PSU. :)


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1 minute ago, Zando Bob said:

Mmmmmmm... I do love me some good hardware shots, no matter the price point. Been thinking about making my little bro a rig for Christmas (he's interested in Blender/Maya and Inkscape and such), may piece together a PC from the parts I have, or I could do something like this. 

Give it a shot, I'm sure he'd appreciate it! :) It's a nice sibling activity to do, especially when both of you are into computers.


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1 minute ago, seoz said:

Yeah, my brother only ever plays League of Legends and Fortnite, with only web browsing in between, easy comfort for a 400W PSU. :)

I've been toying with the idea of building a gaming rig for my brother, but planning that is a real challenge due to lack of funds :D

 

He doesn't do much either, but wants to expand his game library and his current laptop isn't good for much.

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4 minutes ago, seoz said:

Give it a shot, I'm sure he'd appreciate it! :) It's a nice sibling activity to do, especially when both of you are into computers.

Yep, indoctrinating my siblings into the PCMR and hopefully Linux once I get more into it is basically my duty as an older brother. B|


Always try googling your motherboard and looking at the spec sheet and manual - OEMs keep those up for a reason - and maybe you'll learn something 🤔

 

i7 5820K - NH-L12S - 4.2Ghz/3.4Ghz, 1.2v/1.05v (core/uncore) - 1.9v input voltage - 77C max - EVGA X99 Micro2 - 16GB (4x4GB) EVGA SuperSC DDR4 - ~2667Mhz CL16 - EVGA XC Ultra 1660 Ti - 250GB 960 Evo - 1TB WD Blue - 120GB HyperX Fury SSD - 1TB Seagate Barracuda Pro Compute 2.5" HDD - 2TB Seagate FireCuda 2.5" SSHD - Corsair CX550 (2017) - Fractal Design Meshify C Mini - 2 stock fans front, random corsair fan rear, all 120mm LG 25UM56-P - 25" 2560x1080 at 75Hz

 

X58 Madlads: X58 Xeon/i7 discussion     X99 bois: X99 Xeon/i7 discussion

 

Big Rig:

Spoiler

 Xeon W3670 - Gammax 400 with an NH-D15S fan

EVGA X58 Classified SLI 4-Way XL-ATX
24GB (3x8) HyperX Fury DDR3 in Red - 1600Mhz CL9 - running 2040Mhz CL10-11-11-31
2x EVGA Classifed GTX 780 in SLI

120GB ADATA SU800 - 2TB WD Barracuda
EVGA 1600W T2
Corsair Air 540

Current project-ey plans:

Spoiler

5960X on a Heatkiller IV Pro Acetal
EVGA X99 Classified
32GB (4x8) 3200Mhz CL16 HyperX Predator DDR4
Radeon VII on an EK Acetal block and black EK backplate 
 1TB 970 Evo, 1TB Crucial MX500
Corsair RM1000i

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG, Grey
EK D5 pump/res combo, EK-ZMT tubing, EK stubby barb fittings, 360mm GTS stealth rad, 4x Noctua iPPC NF-F12s, 2x Noctua NF-A15s

 

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