My First Build Done Entirely on My Own


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My First Build Done Entirely on My Own

This is my first build I done truly entirely by myself. Being built during my time at the university, my budget was rather limited so I was aiming at the best price/performance ratio. At the time First Gen Ryzens were just released and 1600 presented a perfect choice for my build. I combined it with a 6GB 1060 and I created what I thought to be a perfect mid-range option.

Since then the build did not evolve much until very recently when I managed to buy an ultrawide monitor (AW3418DW) for a great price. It's not a secret that the current 1060 struggles with some of the titles and only the future will show which card is going to replace it...

Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Micro-ATX


Category Brand / Part Info 
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600
Cores: 6
Socket: AM4
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M
Chipset: B350
Size: MicroATX
Memory Support: DDR4
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO
Type: SSD
Capacity: 500 GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Storage Western Digital - WD Red NAS
Type: HDD
Capacity: 2TB
Form Factor: 3.5"
Graphics ASUS - Dual OC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1060
PSU EVGA - SuperNOVA 650 G2
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Wattage: 650W
Case Fractal Design - Define C Mini , Black
Type: Mini-Tower
Motherboard Support: MicroATX
Side Panel: Window
Case Fans Fractal Design - Dynamic GP-14 WHITE
Size: 140
Case Fans Fractal Design - Dynamic GP-14 WHITE
Size: 140
Cooling Noctua - NH-U14S
Type: Air Cooler
Size: 165x 150 x 78mm
Compatibilty: ntel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3,LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM4
Accessories Sennheiser - HD 598 SR Headphones - Black
Monitor Alienware - AW3418DW
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Size: 34 Inch
Monitor AOC - I2369VM
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Size: 23 inch
Keyboard Corsair - K70
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Mouse Logitech - G502
Interface: Wired