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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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Known as SEOZ, but you can call me essy for short

 

 

 

Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600K 4.7GHz Cooler: Arctic 33 eSports One Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: 16GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3000 GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 + 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD PSU: Corsair CX450M Case: NZXT S340

Keyboard: EagleTec KG011 Mouse: Logitech G305 Monitor: LG 29WK600 Sound: Status Audio HD One

 

Brother:

CPU: Ryzen 2200G 3.5GHz Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4 RAM: 8GB Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-3000 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Storage: Integral V2 250GB SSD PSU: BQ PP 10 400W Case: DeepCool Frame

Keyboard: Redragon K552 Mouse: Corsair Glaive Monitor: AOC E2270SWHN + Acer KG221Q Sound: Earbuds

 

Asus ZenBook UX410-UA

CPU: i3-8130U 2.2GHz RAM: 4GB DDR4-2400 GPU: Intel UHD 620 Storage: 256GB SK Hynix M.2 SATA SSD Screen: 14" 1920x1080p IPS

 

Folding@Home Setup:

CPU: i5-8600K - 2.9GHz (Folding Disabled)

GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB - Graphics 1900MHz / Memory 4000MHz

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Fruitsnacc said:

Wish my brothers were like this. Can your parents adopt me?

One sibiling is enough of a nuisance! ;) 


Known as SEOZ, but you can call me essy for short

 

 

 

Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600K 4.7GHz Cooler: Arctic 33 eSports One Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: 16GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3000 GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 + 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD PSU: Corsair CX450M Case: NZXT S340

Keyboard: EagleTec KG011 Mouse: Logitech G305 Monitor: LG 29WK600 Sound: Status Audio HD One

 

Brother:

CPU: Ryzen 2200G 3.5GHz Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4 RAM: 8GB Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-3000 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Storage: Integral V2 250GB SSD PSU: BQ PP 10 400W Case: DeepCool Frame

Keyboard: Redragon K552 Mouse: Corsair Glaive Monitor: AOC E2270SWHN + Acer KG221Q Sound: Earbuds

 

Asus ZenBook UX410-UA

CPU: i3-8130U 2.2GHz RAM: 4GB DDR4-2400 GPU: Intel UHD 620 Storage: 256GB SK Hynix M.2 SATA SSD Screen: 14" 1920x1080p IPS

 

Folding@Home Setup:

CPU: i5-8600K - 2.9GHz (Folding Disabled)

GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB - Graphics 1900MHz / Memory 4000MHz

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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: MSI Radeon RX580 4GB Gaming X, RAM: 16 Gb DDR3 SODIMMs @1333Mhz , Motherboard: ASUS P8B75-M LE.

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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. ;) 


Known as SEOZ, but you can call me essy for short

 

 

 

Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600K 4.7GHz Cooler: Arctic 33 eSports One Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: 16GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3000 GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 + 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD PSU: Corsair CX450M Case: NZXT S340

Keyboard: EagleTec KG011 Mouse: Logitech G305 Monitor: LG 29WK600 Sound: Status Audio HD One

 

Brother:

CPU: Ryzen 2200G 3.5GHz Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4 RAM: 8GB Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-3000 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Storage: Integral V2 250GB SSD PSU: BQ PP 10 400W Case: DeepCool Frame

Keyboard: Redragon K552 Mouse: Corsair Glaive Monitor: AOC E2270SWHN + Acer KG221Q Sound: Earbuds

 

Asus ZenBook UX410-UA

CPU: i3-8130U 2.2GHz RAM: 4GB DDR4-2400 GPU: Intel UHD 620 Storage: 256GB SK Hynix M.2 SATA SSD Screen: 14" 1920x1080p IPS

 

Folding@Home Setup:

CPU: i5-8600K - 2.9GHz (Folding Disabled)

GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB - Graphics 1900MHz / Memory 4000MHz

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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. 


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

Laptop:

Spoiler

Clevo P750TM1-G
i7 8700K

16GB 2400MHz DDR4

GTX 1070

250GB 960 Evo, 2TB Seagate Firecuda, 1TB Seagate Barracuda Pro

Current Project PC

Spoiler

CPU: 2x Xeon X5675

CPU Cooler: Dual Cooler Master V6 GTs
Motherboard: EVGA SR-2
Memory: IDK yet

Storage: will figure something out

GPU: hopefully a Radeon VII
Case: Don't have one that supports HPTX yet
PSU: EVGA 1600W T2, CableMod Pro Carbon cables

Other project PC:

Spoiler

CPU: X56xx Xeon of some sort 

CPU Cooler: NH-D15S for now
Motherboard: EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI X58 motherboard
Memory: 

Storage: 
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti 11G 
Case: 
PSU: EVGA 1000W G3

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
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. :)


Known as SEOZ, but you can call me essy for short

 

 

 

Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600K 4.7GHz Cooler: Arctic 33 eSports One Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: 16GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3000 GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 + 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD PSU: Corsair CX450M Case: NZXT S340

Keyboard: EagleTec KG011 Mouse: Logitech G305 Monitor: LG 29WK600 Sound: Status Audio HD One

 

Brother:

CPU: Ryzen 2200G 3.5GHz Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4 RAM: 8GB Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-3000 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Storage: Integral V2 250GB SSD PSU: BQ PP 10 400W Case: DeepCool Frame

Keyboard: Redragon K552 Mouse: Corsair Glaive Monitor: AOC E2270SWHN + Acer KG221Q Sound: Earbuds

 

Asus ZenBook UX410-UA

CPU: i3-8130U 2.2GHz RAM: 4GB DDR4-2400 GPU: Intel UHD 620 Storage: 256GB SK Hynix M.2 SATA SSD Screen: 14" 1920x1080p IPS

 

Folding@Home Setup:

CPU: i5-8600K - 2.9GHz (Folding Disabled)

GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB - Graphics 1900MHz / Memory 4000MHz

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Posted · Original PosterOP
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.


Known as SEOZ, but you can call me essy for short

 

 

 

Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600K 4.7GHz Cooler: Arctic 33 eSports One Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: 16GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3000 GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 + 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD PSU: Corsair CX450M Case: NZXT S340

Keyboard: EagleTec KG011 Mouse: Logitech G305 Monitor: LG 29WK600 Sound: Status Audio HD One

 

Brother:

CPU: Ryzen 2200G 3.5GHz Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4 RAM: 8GB Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-3000 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Storage: Integral V2 250GB SSD PSU: BQ PP 10 400W Case: DeepCool Frame

Keyboard: Redragon K552 Mouse: Corsair Glaive Monitor: AOC E2270SWHN + Acer KG221Q Sound: Earbuds

 

Asus ZenBook UX410-UA

CPU: i3-8130U 2.2GHz RAM: 4GB DDR4-2400 GPU: Intel UHD 620 Storage: 256GB SK Hynix M.2 SATA SSD Screen: 14" 1920x1080p IPS

 

Folding@Home Setup:

CPU: i5-8600K - 2.9GHz (Folding Disabled)

GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB - Graphics 1900MHz / Memory 4000MHz

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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|


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

Laptop:

Spoiler

Clevo P750TM1-G
i7 8700K

16GB 2400MHz DDR4

GTX 1070

250GB 960 Evo, 2TB Seagate Firecuda, 1TB Seagate Barracuda Pro

Current Project PC

Spoiler

CPU: 2x Xeon X5675

CPU Cooler: Dual Cooler Master V6 GTs
Motherboard: EVGA SR-2
Memory: IDK yet

Storage: will figure something out

GPU: hopefully a Radeon VII
Case: Don't have one that supports HPTX yet
PSU: EVGA 1600W T2, CableMod Pro Carbon cables

Other project PC:

Spoiler

CPU: X56xx Xeon of some sort 

CPU Cooler: NH-D15S for now
Motherboard: EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI X58 motherboard
Memory: 

Storage: 
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti 11G 
Case: 
PSU: EVGA 1000W G3

 

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