Budget Boring PC with spaghetti wiring

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Budget Boring PC with spaghetti wiring

(apologies in advance for the mediocre photos, my camera wasn't working so I had to use my phone)

So I wanted to build a PC, but I didn't have enough money. What did I do you might ask? I bought the cheapest parts I could find (that still looked okay).

At the time the cheapest mainstream CPU I could find was the Ryzen 3 1200. Meanwhile the cheapest GPU that would get the job done was a GTX 1050 2gb (non ti). I managed to overclock my Ryzen 3 to 4.0ghz with the stock cooler which was awesome and it went well with the 8gb of HyperX Fury DDR4 2400mhz ram that i overclocked to 3000mhz. The whole build fits nicely and easily into a Thermaltake View 28 however there are a few aspects of the build that don't look great such as the red and yellow cables that I tried my best to manage. I have heard some reviews of this case where the acrylic gets scratched easily however it is very simple to keep it scratch free if you are careful and only take the plastic film off when you are completely finished building. Also, the RGB on the front panel stopped working after a few weeks but Thermaltake customer support was great and they fixed it quickly. I used some hard drives that I scavenged from laptops and old PCs that were broken however they are both very slow and take 30-40 seconds to boot windows :(

For peripherals I got a Redragon keyboard and mouse off Amazon that were quite cheap and the keyboard has Outemu Blue Switches which is a bonus. The AOC I2379VHE monitor and RGB desk lighting were given to me as a present. The monitor is IPS and 1080p 60hz so it suits my needs and I also like how it has very slim bezels. I bought a Steelseries Siberia 150 Gaming Headset but it was faulty so I returned it and bought a Razer Electra V2 which has been good so far. (I recommend staying away from USB audio devices where possible)

I am planning to upgrade to a RX 580 or GTX 1060 hopefully (or a ASUS Strix RTX 2080ti if I win the Builds.gg / PCMR giveaway??) because right now my GTX 1050 is not able to run a lot of the AAA games in my Steam library Emoji(Rust takes one whole hour just to load into a server so I am also hoping to get a SSD)

Oh well, I hope you enjoyed looking at my build, otherwise here is my TL;DR:

Recommend:
-Ryzen 3 1200
-Thermaltake in general
-AsRock Motherboards
-HyperX Fury RAM
-Redragon Peripherals
-AOC I2379VHE

Wouldn't recommend:
-HDDs
-GTX 1050 2gb (seriously, at least get a GTX 1050 ti 4gb)
-EVGA 500B (it's non modular)
Color(s): Black Blue
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: Futuristic
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 185.99
AMD - Ryzen 3 (1200)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 198.86
ASRock - Pro4 (AB350)
Chipset: B350
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 58.60
Kingston - HyperX Fury (2666MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
Gigabyte - Gaming (discontinued)
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1050
Storage
$ 320.44
Toshiba - Laptop PC
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 41.98
Western Digital - WD Blue Desktop (WD10EZEX)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 89.99
EVGA - 500B
Wattage: 500
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
Thermaltake - View 28 RGB Riing Edition
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Acrylic
Case Fan
$ 7.49
Phanteks - PH-F120SP LED BLUE
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 22.50
AMD - Stock Cooler
Type: Air Cooler
Accessories
$ 39.56
Monitor
AOC - I2379VHE (discontinued)
Size: 23 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Keyboard
$ 34.34
Redragon - K561 Visnu
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Outemu Blue
Type: Tenkeyless
Mouse
Redragon - M716 Inquisitor
Interface: Wired
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