Cheepo MK-1

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Cheepo MK-1

Since this is my first build, I focused mainly on upgradeability. With the MSI Gaming Plus motherboard, I have the option to add in M.2 SSD storage and a second PCIe slot if I ever need it, not to mention the half dozen open SATA ports and the extremely nice USB 3.0. It also supports overclocking and is compatible with all 8th gen chips which happens to be the main reason I bought this. My 700w PSU is much more than the system needs, meaning I can almost plug and play with any new parts without worrying about underpowering anything and gives me some wiggle room if I ever get an overclockable chip. The rest of the hardware is mainly just things that gave me the best bang for my buck due to my tight budget. The i3 is perfect for loads of light rendering and editing, moderate gaming, and web surfing, while the RX 560 handles all my games without a hiccup. I am using an SSD for OS and HDD for everything else, so I'm running silky smooth with bottlenecks really only happening because of my internet. Anyways, this is still a work in progress but I'm looking forward to suggestions for future upgrades!
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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This build participated in 2 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 164.93
Intel - Core i3-8100
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 209.99
MSI - Gaming Plus
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 68.99
G.Skill - Ripjaws V (3200MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 299.99
MSI - Aero
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: GTX 560
Graphics
XFX - XXX Edition
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: GTX 580
Storage
$ 24.99
Kingston - A400
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 120 GB
Storage
$ 217.77
Seagate - FireCuda
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 59.99
Rosewill - Hive
Wattage: 700
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
Custom - Custom (custom)
Case Fan
$ 29.99
Monitor
$ 238.90
Sceptre - C248W-1920R
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
Mouse
$ 39.49
Logitech - G600
Interface: Wired
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