DarkFlash

by Wizardofki Posted on: 11/16/2020

Build Description

I use this PC for college coursework, light gaming, and general use. Most of my games could probably be played on a potato computer. In hindsight, I should have waited on my graphics card purchase since you can now get the same thing or a slightly more powerful graphics card for less. Cable management comes easily when there are as few cables to manage as possible ;-).

Favorite Feature

I probably like my NvME SSD and CPU the best and the fact that my graphics card draws all of its power from the motherboard PCI-e slot and it doesn't need a six or eight-pin power connector.

Parts contained in build

Ryzen 7 3700
Qty: 1 $279.99
Gigabyte A520M DS3H (Rev. 1.0)
Qty: 1 $79.99
Gigabyte Windforce GeForce GTX 1650 Overclocked Dual-Fan 4GB GDDR5 PCIe Video Card
Gigabyte Windforce GeForce GTX 1650 Overclocked Dual-Fan 4GB GDDR5 PCIe Video Card
Qty: 1 $174.99
Actually, Microcenter SKU 926089 and it was 159.99 + tax when I purchased it in Dec. 2019.
G.skill 16GB DDR4-2666
Qty: 1 $74.99
RAM has gone down in price so much that you could get this or faster for less than I paid a year and a half ago.
darkFlash DLM332 White Micro ATX Mini ITX Tower Computer Case
Qty: 1 $48.00
This case has gone up in price perhaps due to popularity, more people upgrading their computer during this pandemic, or supply chain or tarrif issues.
Corsair VS650 650W 80+ ATX
Qty: 1 $30.00
I'm not sure if you could still get a 650W 80+ power supply for that cheap anymore due to supply chain and tarrif issues.
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML240L RBG CCL Cooler
Qty: 1 $65.00
Toshiba 1TB 7200RPM
Qty: 1 $30.00
While I did not pay a bad price two years ago, you could get a more TB per dollar these days.
Intel 660P SSD6 NVMe M.2 1Tb
Qty: 1 $100.00
The last time I checked (about a month ago), this drive actually more than doubled in price vs. the price that I paid last December. I'm not sure again if it's popularity, supply chain issues, tarrif issues, or a combination thereof.