Falcon - WIP

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Falcon - WIP

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Starting a new budget-ish build project. I’m going to take my time with this one to make sure I can get the best deal on the parts and have the best performance per dollar I can muster. It will be built to focus on 1080p gaming . I started with a blue theme idea but parts have determined that it will be a red, white and black build. I intend to make it look as good as I can for a low price. I’ll list the price of the items as I get them to show it’s total cost. I will buy new parts as I need them. In envision that the new parts will mainly be to highlight the ‘red/white’ theme. Any recommendations are welcome. This will be a test of my bargaining and value finding skills. Unsure if I plan on keeping it or selling it when done.

I was starting with an Intel i5 4590 that I got when I bought a used HP Prodesk 600 G1. That system was $200 and came with the 4590, a 500g hdd, 8 gig of generic ddr 3 1600. I bought a motherboard for the 1150 socket that had blue highlights. After getting a great price on a MSI RX580 8g GPU that only has red LEDs I had to rethink my color scheme. Then i saw a deal for a Rzyen 5 1600 with a motherboard and that’s all she wrote.

Why “Falcon”? Well with the red/white/black going on it’s going to look like the Atlanta Falcons logo. So hell why the $@&% not?

I also ordered some paracord in a variety of colors to try to budget sleeve the existing cables. Also want to paint the ram. Wish me luck.

Parts list and cost:
1. MSI RX580 gaming X 8G - $100 (used)
2. Cooler Master Seidon 120m AIO - $43 (used. Didn’t have the am4 bracket BUT cooler master has them for free on their website BUT has $12 shipping >.< dammit but oh well)
3. Shipping for cooler master am4 bracket $12
4. Raidmax Alpha case (white) - $35 (new)
5. Uphere 123 RGB Fan 5 pack - $35 (new. I want 6 but can’t find a single for sale. Poopie)
6. Ryzen 5 1600 & ASRock - B450M-HDV - $140 (Newegg bundle - new)
7. Corsair CX600XM- $40 (used)
8. Corsair LPX DDR4 3000mhz - $40 (used)
9. Had a 250G Evo 860 i wasn't using... sooo..

$445 total so far not including the paracord or any other parts like SATA cables or anything.

Biggest win so far, to me, is the RX580 for $100. Lots of new parts but around here people are crazy with their used parts prices.
Color(s): Black Red White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Got the bracket, put in fans and powered up.


$ 63.49
AMD - Ryzen 5 (1600) (YD1600BBAEBOX)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
$ 159.49
ASRock - B450M-HDV
Chipset: B450
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Micro-ATX
$ 67.59
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (2400MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
$ 129.99
MSI - RX580 Gaming X 8G
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: RX 580
$ 98.00
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
$ 176.66
Corsair - CX600M
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Raidmax - Alpha - White (discontinued)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 34.99
Cooler Master - Seidon 120v v2
Type: AIO
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
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