Mona Lisa of Budgets

by Awaadh S Posted on: 9/15/2020

Build Description

I started off with a console and found myself hitting a cap on my gaming skills and decided it was time for an upgrade. I worked a bit harder and pooled some money together after watching countless youtubers build budget systems using Dell Optiplex's but upon agreeing to my dad to check out the micro center, I was shocked! I quickly sold my xbox and a few of my old games and shoes and headed down to micro center and found the best motherboard cpu deals! If I win, I will use the money to purchase the all new RTX 3070 which has a starting price of exactly 499$ and will be a huge step up from my GTX 1650 Super!

Favorite Feature

One thing that I really love about my build is how inexpensive it is. I always thought that PC's costed around 1000 dollars but I kept my budget well under 550 dollars and was able to build an amazing PC and upon hearing the specs, you too wont believe this is a 550 dollar system!

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 $150.00
Got this discounted through the CPU/Motherboard Deals at Micro Center.
MSI B550M PRO-VDH (WiFi) AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard
MSI B550M PRO-VDH (WiFi) AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $70.00
Got this discounted through the CPU/Motherboard Deals at Micro Center.
MSI GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER Ventus XS OC Overclocked Dual-Fan 4GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
MSI GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER Ventus XS OC Overclocked Dual-Fan 4GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $150.00
Got this for a very good price on offerup.
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black
Qty: 1 $46.00
Got my RAM at microcenter for 45 bucks open box.
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L mATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Black
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L mATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $30.00
Got this budget case on amazon as a daily deal.
Thermaltake Smart Series 500 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Thermaltake Smart Series 500 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $44.00
Bought this on OfferUp and was barely used.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Universal CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Universal CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $34.44
Brand New on Newegg for 34 dollars using promotional codes.
WD 500GB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
WD 500GB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $0.00
Took this 500 gig hard drive out of my old laptop and formatted it so I could use it to play COD Warzone. (warzone talkes so much storage lol)
Crucial MX500 250GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Crucial MX500 250GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $22.00
Got this SSD on amazon for a discounted price.