PC Builds - Best $700 Gaming Pc Build Guide - Gtx 1660 Super Ryzen 5 5500 (w/ Benchmarks)

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I hope all is well. Welcome to another full PC build guide. If you've never built a PC before, you're good. I got you. You've come to the right place. By the time you're done watching this article, you will have the confidence to build your own system for the first time. Today we're going to be working with a 700 USD budget.

First, we're going to be going over all the parts we picked and their prices. Second, I'm not going to be walking you guys through the whole process of how to build it. Third, we're going to be installing all the necessary drivers for the PC to run smoothly. And fourth, at the very end, the fun part, we're going to get down.

We're going to be putting our system to the test against all current and popular AAA titles. Some quick updates before we jump into the bills. First, we finally created a Discord server. Go join! We made a bunch of channels for different things, like tech support. I know when you finish your build, sometimes things go wrong, so we can help each other out in that channel.

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We also created a channel where you can post a picture of your finished build guide that you follow along to another channel to share a picture of your full desk setup. Second update: we're going to be relocating. I'm moving to a different state. I'm going to make the move asap, but just keep in mind that the next article is going to be a minute long.

You guys all created cheese. If you want to find out exactly how much, go join the Discord server. You're going to find out just a little celebration because I'm moving and because now we have a discord server. Let's get into it. Okay, so our most exciting component is our graphics card. We went with an EVJ nvidia geforce gtx 1660, so we're going to be pairing our graphics card with a Ryzen 5 5500 CPU.

This is a six-core CPU. It comes with a stock heatsink, and that's what we're going to be using to save some bucks. So we're going to be throwing in our Ryzen 5 CPU and a B550 chipset motherboard. This is by ASUS, and it's the micro-atx form factor. It's Ryzen 5000 series ready, so don't worry about any bios updates.

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So microatx, the motherboard, calls for a micro ATX case. This is a deep cool case for our storage. We will win a 500 GB m.2 SSHD. This is the WD, blue model for the Ram. 16 gigabytes rated at 3200 megahertz. Look at the price. The price of RAM right now is really nice. I like it a lot for the juice.

We're going to be powering it with an EVGA power supply. This is bronze rated and 600 watts. All right guys, first we're going to be working with our CPU and our motherboard. Let's open it up. We're going to want to get our board out of the IO shield and these little screws for our SSD. We're going to place the CPU on top and just let it fall right into place.

Just like that. What you don't want to do is you don't want to put in the CPU, have it not go in and then push it in because that will bend your pins. You don't want that, so again, just hover it over and let it fall right in like that. Then we pull the lever all the way back down, and now we're going to install our heatsink.

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First, we want to unscrew both of these. So get it out of there, so our stock heatsink already has thermal paste applied, so don't worry about that, and I'm going to have the AMD techs on the left-hand side. We're going to line up all four points of the heatsink with the four points on the motherboard.

So I'm going to screw in one of the sides a little bit to get it to attach, and then I'm going to screw in the side across from that to get that to attach a little bit and move on to the other two. So then once I have them all attached a little bit, I'll go ahead and screw in one of them all the way, and you can't over tighten it because the screwdriver will just stop it.

It has a safety feature, so there that one's done. I put screws across from each other in the beginning just to keep even pressure when screwing it in. Now we're going to connect the fan to the CPU fan header on our motherboard right here. Next, our RAM. All right guys, we're going to be putting our RAM in the second and fourth slots, so make sure you pull back the levers.

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The RAM only goes in one way, so make sure you line up the indent of the RAM where it's not indented on the ram slot, so this way I'm gonna put it in, then push down with both thumbs equal force, and it should go in all the way and the lever will clip back up. All right, rams done, now we're going to move on to our SSSD.

So our m.2 SSSD is going to go in here, but first we need to install a standoff right here, and let's go ahead and put it in. Then we secure it with the screw. Remember, this standoff on this screw comes in a little bag inside your motherboard. All right, storage installed, now we're ready to put our motherboard inside our case.

So we've worked with this case before, but in the white color way, the screws we need are located right here. The first thing we're going to do is install the IO shield. We're going to put it in from the inside of the case. We're going to line it up in this position with the Ethernet port on the right-hand side, and we're going to clip it on all four sides.

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Cool All right guys, so when installing any motherboard inside the case, you want to make sure that the motherboard and standoffs are in the appropriate position for your motherboard. This is the micro ATX form factor, and the standoffs inside this case are already in the appropriate position, so you're ready to go.

No need to change anything. So first I line up the ports of the motherboard with the IO shield, and then, once I have that lined up, I then line up the middle stand off with the motherboard. Like that and then there you go. I'm going to be screwing it in now. I would do this with the case lying down because it's easier.

I'm doing it standing up just so you guys can see it better in the article. I'm gonna be securing it with this screw right here that comes with the case. All right, guys, we're going to be screwing in one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight points. Cool motherboards in, guys. Next, we're going to be installing the juicing.

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These are the screws to secure it to the case. You always want to make sure that the fan is facing down, and we're going to put it right in here and secure it with the screws that it came with. Originally, this 24 pin power cable would have hooked up directly to the motherboard, so now instead I'm going to hook it up to our custom sleeved purple power supply cable, and now this will hook up to the motherboard instead, so I'm only going to be using it for that cable and this one right here, our graphics card cable, so our 1660.

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