Yep, so turns out people liked my work.
I swore I was out of this game, the custom PC thing for others, but hey, I'm having fun.
Ryzen 1600 (12 thread!)
Asrock AB350M Pro4 (I'm loving the SHIT out of this motherboard....)
8GB of Kingston 2400mhz RAM (at Factory timings, at 2666mhz @ 1.3v)
Transcend 256GB SSD (Yeah, entry level and 'slow'......it's still better than any HDD)
Galax 1050ti OC 4GB (+150mhz core, +500mhz Memory, MSI Afterburner - Saw 7% FPS increase)
Thermaltake 450w PSU with 120mm fan. (Single rail, 34A on 12v+, so actually not bad!)
I had a case already.
It came to $850 square.
There's only a single 120mm case fan at the front, and the 120mm PSU fan at the top, rear (ATX, not BTX style case).
Stress testing for an hour, in a 26*C room, saw a maximum temp of 71*C on the CPU package, and 60*C on the GPU.
The R5-1600 isn't overclocked, not because I don't want to, but because it just doesn't need it.
This guy is coming from a Phenom II x2, with 4GB of ram, and a GT610 256mb.
Apparently it lagged when he tried to game (really?!? gee....)
Games to target are:
Multiple RTS games (old school "Age Of" right to Starcraft II)
and once he can play, I'm imagining things like Overwatch and TF2 will quickly join the party.
I'd have liked to have stretched to a GTX1060 like last time, but considering his needs, it just seemed like a waste of money while the GPU economy is so damaged from Mining.
I told him, in a years time, a 1060 or 1070 should run on that 450W PSU just fine, so we can upgrade then.
Pretty keen to hand it back over.
Only caveat, is that his old 1TB HDD has 93 (NINETY THREE!) reallocated sectors.... Not good.
So I'm throwing as much data as I can onto an old, good condition 320GB drive I have (it looks like hes only using 180GB with user data).
And I'll be telling him to get $100 spare, and we'll throw a FireCuda SSHD in there ASAP.
Fun times ahead!
Edited by Master_Scythe, 06 September 2017 - 04:17 PM.