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Alex Dyke
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Casper-3

PC Built for my fiance on a budget, only new parts are case, NVMe SSD and lighting.

I noticed that when playing Overwatch on the Xbox my fiance would get a lot of frame drops and screen tearing, so I decided she was due for an upgrade, but the budget would have to be small, the price of a new Xbox one X.

I did have to cheat a little to get everything for her build in price, I upgraded my own system from a B350 ryzen 1600 to an X370 Ryzen 2700, so I had the motherboard, cooler and CPU for "free". I had a leftover power supply too that was 80+ Gold so that was good to go in the system. I found a 1TB external hard drive and took it apart to add a bit of mass storage. I had some cable extensions lying around so that cleaned it up nicely.

The RAM I got from a Facebook market deal, 16GB for £80.

The GPU I got on ebay, a local pick up so a steal at £110.

The case was £45 on an offer from Overclockers UK.

NVMe was £65 from Amazon.

An extra pair of fans (Corsair ML120) went in the front of the case to improve airflow for £20.

Lighting strips and a fan frame cost £30.

I wasn't a fan of the lack of back plate so used a vertical GPU bracket that I got for £30.

In total the build cost £380, bellow the price of a new Xbox one X in many shops.
Color(s): Black Blue White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 63.49
AMD - Ryzen 5 (1600) (YD1600BBAEBOX)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 166.10
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming (B350-F)
Chipset: B350
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 24.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (3000MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 140.00
ASUS - Dual
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: RX 580
Storage
$ 45.00
Western Digital - WD Black
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
PSU
Cooler Master - RS-850-SPHA-D3 (discontinued)
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 119.00
Phanteks - Eclipse P350X
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
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