Build for a client who wanted to upgrade from his laptop gaming experience.
With the given budget and requirements the Ryzen 5 1600 AF was the best candidate for the core of this build. Paired with a decent B450 and a GTX 1660 this system should provide a great experience.
Personally I would have ditched the 2tb HDD in the initial build and added that down the road and started off with a 512gb M.2 SSD in order to get the 1660 Super starting off. However, mass storage was a must.
Overall given the budget this small system packs a punch for the price.
Killer processor. I picked up the AF variant on Amazon for $85.
Great B450 with no issues in my experience. Plenty of fan headers to work with and has both 12v and 5v RGB headers.
Great looking black heatsink. Worked at 3200mhz with the xmp profile on the ASRock B450 board I used.
Great for keeping PC builds clean. Not a very fast SATA SSD reason for knocking off 1 star.
Great deal at $49.99 for a mass storage option.
Great budget card that I was able to get for $189. Super quiet fans even though they don't have a Zero RPM feature.
Great case to build in for micro-ATX builds. Front panel looks like it can be restrictive but there is a removable dust filter on the front that should help increase airflow if removed. Tempered glass is very dark tinted, you can't see the internals unless the inside of the case is illuminated. Overall, solid chassis I give it a recommendation to anyone searching for a stylish budget tempered glass case.
Clean black cables, fan isn't audible even under load.
Budget fans PWM that move air well and have a clean white LED shine.