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I had no choice on this one. Microcenter dropped the price on the Ryzen 5 1600 to $100. Technically you are not supposed to get the $30 bundle discount but the manager gave it to me anyway. The Asus Tuf b450 plus is normally $120. Open box it was $72 because it was missing Sata cables. With the $30 combo discount it came down to $42.

Microcenter also has the inland Nvme m.2 on sale for $40. I used the $5 coupon to bring it down to $35.

Gpu was the only thing I bought used on ebay for $104 after coupon. The MK2 only came out in July and MSi has transferable warranties.

Ram was a deal from rakuten. $88 after coupon for 16gb of 3000mhz ram.

Case was from Newegg $56 after rebate.

PSU also from Newegg $34 after rebate.

I am going to flip this but it was a lot of fun building.

I seem to enjoy building Gaming PCs way more than playing games. Lol

Comments

  • 11 months ago
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Very nice.

  • 11 months ago
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But did you remember to use coupons?!

  • 11 months ago
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Make sure you fix the gpu sag first.

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  • 11 months ago
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Aaah got you. In that case, rock on then bro

  • 11 months ago
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Lol, nice job, but I would buy a sata cable and place it in the system before you flip :)

  • 11 months ago
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I have plenty of sata cables. I put 2 in the motherboard box. I saved all the packaging for the buyer.

  • 11 months ago
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Are these armor gpus actually halfway decent??

  • 11 months ago
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Seems fine. There is sapphire and then there is everything else. Sapphire warranties don't transfer though, so for used I like msi

  • 11 months ago
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And when it comes to cooling??

  • 11 months ago
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I let my kid play fortnite on it to test it out. GPU temp mostly stayed in the 60s with fans at 1200 to 1500rpm. I saw it go into the 70s a couple of times and fans ramped up to 2200 and then dropped back down into 60s. There is a lot of space and air in this case though so YMMV

  • 11 months ago
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Iam very surprised because there is almost no heatsink

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I swear I could have written that description...nice collection of deals! Microcenter rocks but I wasn't given the combo price on my last 1600/mb combo. Maybe they are on to me. :D. Great looking build and should be a quick flip.

  • 11 months ago
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Thanks. I put it up for $600 I would like to get $550

  • 11 months ago
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The only bad thing I can say about this build, is that in one of the pictures the motherboard is upside down

  • 11 months ago
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Great job! I was wondering about the R5 1600, would there be a noticeable difference between the R5 1600 vs the R5 2600? I was originally going with the 2600 but I am only gaming on my next build for a living room PC at 1080p.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a huge amount. If the difference is $10 - $15 I would take the 2600. In microcenter the 1600 was $100 and the 2600 was $160

  • 11 months ago
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So you would go for 1600 then for that price?

  • 11 months ago
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Definitely. I did. Make sure you can get the mobo discount.

  • 11 months ago
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Dude how did you get those parts for that cheap

  • 11 months ago
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Hey do the front panel rgb fans come with the case? If so are they controllable with rgb fusion software (gigabyte)

  • 11 months ago
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The fans came pre installed. I think the case is out of stock at newegg right now. I use the Aurora software from asus. The case also comes with an rgb controller if your mobo doesn't do rgb

  • 11 months ago
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Okay thanks so much for the speedy reply :)

  • 11 months ago
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Could i ask you another question, what is the noise like coming from the front panel fans and whats the dust situation like?

  • 11 months ago
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Noise is okay. It's 3 fans so guy can hear it. I did not bother changing the fan curve. Dust is too early to tell

  • 11 months ago
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Thanks man :)

  • 11 months ago
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did it come with fans and how many

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

love it

  • 11 months ago
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Sense we all know how much you paid for it if you try to flip it for more than you paid for it no one is going to give you more than what you paid for it and after I leave this comment I took a screenshot of what prices you posted in case you try to get slick and delete the prices from your post or try to change them to try and ripp someone off

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

A. It's called profit. I don't have to sell for the same price that I bought. If you can find the same deals more power to you.

B. My time to find deals, send in mail in rebates, build the PC, install windows, drivers ect. And troubleshoot is worth money. If you want to do those things yourself more power to you.

C. Deal hunting is an art. I enjoy it. Many people don't. It takes hours to find the best deals. I don't have to sell for what I paid.

D. Im not ripping anybody off. If people can get a complete system from me cheaper than from somewhere else they are not getting ripped off, they are getting a deal. A few PC flippers in my area have messaged me asking me to raise my price.

E. Learn how the economy works

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