S. T. Laurie Goode

by shawn b Posted on: 8/3/2020

Build Description

So far I’ve been using it for a lot of Rainbow Six Siege and unfortunately more homework than I’d like to admit. I ultimately wanted to build something that I could afford while still being able to do what I want with it. I am a Nursing student at UTA and a father of three so this is perfect for when I want to relax or spend a day off gaming from morning to night. I set out to build a VR capable PC for racing and some first person Star Wars: Squadron and possibly upgrading for a racing simulator set up. I have cut some corners due to the circumstances with COVID and because I know I was not compromising on the parts. I also knew that I’d probably end up building another one for my son once he saw this one haha!

Favorite Feature

When I was putting pieces together in my head, I had secretly fallen in love with some parts more than others. I was more excited about the CPU and GPU more than anything but honestly, I love it all equally put together! It goes to show that you can get a clean and useful PC without spending a ton of money. Over all I’m very happy with this build and the help I received from Micro Center in Dallas.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Qty: 1 $154.99
ASUS B450-F ROG STRIX Gaming AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS B450-F ROG STRIX Gaming AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $109.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 Super SC Ultra Gaming Dual-Fan 4GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 Super SC Ultra Gaming Dual-Fan 4GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $151.96
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black
Qty: 1 $65.99
Lian Li 205 Tempered Glass ATX Computer Case - White
Lian Li 205 Tempered Glass ATX Computer Case - White
Qty: 2 $69.99
I love this case! Very open and clean look with the all white case with the dark shaded tempered glass sets this case off!
PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $74.99
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $54.99
This was the only part that I was not purchased from Micro Center and I regret it. The wait was terrible and I feel like I might have gotten hosed on the price.
Inland Premium 256GB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Inland Premium 256GB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $39.99