It could've been good, but the GPU tho!!!

by Mayson C Posted on: 7/8/2021

Build Description

My very first PC, sadly built in the middle of the shortage of GPUs and other various components. Could've been good, sadly needs a better GPU lol.

Favorite Feature

The beautiful motherboard with pretty RGB lighting.

Parts contained in build

 i5-7400
i5-7400
Qty: 1 $85.00
Kinda old but gets the job done!
 ASUS ROG Strix Z270-E Gaming Motherboard
ASUS ROG Strix Z270-E Gaming Motherboard
Qty: 1 $150.00
Super awesome motherboard for the chipset, still kinda old but absolutely stunning to look at!
 AMD GIGABYTE Windforce R9 270X OC
AMD GIGABYTE Windforce R9 270X OC
Qty: 1 $70.00
Now this just sucks lol. Literally almost the ONLY bottleneck on this PC. It really sucks, too bad everything else is out of budget.
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
Qty: 1 $105.99
Pretty good memory as well as it looks sexy af lol.
NZXT H510i Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
NZXT H510i Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $99.99
Didn't really focus on the case too much, so just got a standard case.
Corsair CX650M 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Corsair CX650M 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $99.99
Pretty good PSU for the parts in my build! Nice and quiet.
 NZXT M22 AIO
NZXT M22 AIO
Qty: 1 $75.00
Wanted water cooling but I didn't have much left in the budget so just went with something simple that matched the case, works great!
 Samsung 970 EVO M.2 250GB SSD
Samsung 970 EVO M.2 250GB SSD
Qty: 1 $60.00
Nice and fast M.2 drive. Only really used it for boot drive and things I needed to access quickly.
 SK Hynix 500gb SSD
SK Hynix 500gb SSD
Qty: 1 $75.00
Nice SSD for the price! Great and fast access to games and other things.
 Thermaltake Riser Cable
Thermaltake Riser Cable
Qty: 1 $20.00
Really wanted to verticle mount the gpu since the back was so ugly lol. Worked great, though sadly only up to gen 3 speeds.