Burning Ocean

by Matthew F Posted on: 6/30/2022

Build Description

This is my first PC i every build, and only my second PC ever too. This build was originally for gaming, but I don't really game that much if at all. I build this computer for just over $500 at first, but now including my peripherals and upgrades I'm down over $1000(including gifts). Best part is none that has gone to a gpu, i build this computer in the middle of the shortage and still haven't been able to get one/ have the money to get one. My future plans will be to upgrade the case to the Thermaltake core p3 or p1(depending on if i want to mini itx or not). Not only that but with this build i would love to get an AIO or a full custom water loop, since i do plan to have this computer for a while and just upgrade the parts. Thats most of my future planes beside just upgrading a part here and there. Although it's not a very high-end computer I still love it, especially the moment when i first hit the power button.

Favorite Feature

My favorite part of my computer has to be my Sandisk m.2 drive, its a 1 terabyte drive that i got on sale for only like $90 originally like $200.(least favorite part is rgb software)

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i5-11400 Rocket Lake 2.6GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Intel Core i5-11400 Rocket Lake 2.6GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Intel Stock Cooler Included
Qty: 1 $139.99
ASUS Prime B450M-A II AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
ASUS Prime B450M-A II AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $79.99
TeamGroup T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit TLZGD416G3200H - Gray
TeamGroup T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit TLZGD416G3200H - Gray
Qty: 1 $89.99
 	Cougar MG130-G MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Cougar MG130-G MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Qty: 1 $53.99
 	EVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
EVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
Qty: 1 $49.99
 	Noctua NH-U12S redux 70.75 CFM CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U12S redux 70.75 CFM CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $49.99
 256gb drive
256gb drive
Qty: 1 $0.00
this is just a drive from my old computer
 SanDisk - Ultra 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive
SanDisk - Ultra 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $229.99
Got it on sale for nearly 50% off