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Sulo
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Budget Gaming

A rather simple build that was a gift for a family member.

Since I had to keep the price as low as possible while focusing on the performance there's not much bling here.
1050 Ti hit the perfect price/performance ratio so that was an easy choice.
I decided to go with the simple, locked down CPU instead of K variant as I wouldn't be able to service the system in the future and I felt that this will be plenty of compute power for many years given the use case.
This also meant I could use B360 chipset board instead of the more expensive Z.

Oddly enough, I feel like the highlight of the build is the case.
I was really impressed with how good it was, especially considering it was less than £40.
Included 3 fans, plenty of room in the back for cables, full glass side panel, dust filters on all intakes and plenty of expansion, might even be able to fit a custom water loop in there without much trouble.
This does however mean that at the moment it feels rather empty inside, especially with how small the 1050 Ti is, but as I had to prioritize the price and not looks I decided it was better to do this rather than get a smaller case forcing a swap down the line.

Built in June 2018.
Color(s): White
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 107.00
Intel - Core i5-8400
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 93.46
ASRock - Pro4 (B360M)
Chipset: B360
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: Micro-ATX
Memory
$ 67.59
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (2400MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
Palit - GTX 1050 Ti StormX (discontinued)
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1050 Ti
Storage
$ 174.00
Western Digital - WD Blue (WDS200T2B0B)
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 72.89
EVGA - 220-B3-0550-V1
Wattage: 550
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Case
SilentiumPC - Regnum RG4T
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
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