Hey Nerfwire fans—welcome to another Nerfwire Build Guide! Chances are you’re going to be spending a bit of time at home for the foreseeable future. But not to worry: we’ve got you covered once again with this week’s Nerfwire Build Guide, which equates to roughly the amount of your coronavirus stimulus check.
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 4-Core Processor – $94.99
This puppy might be on the lighter side of AMD’s powerful Ryzen lineup, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot to offer. And, with the included Wraith cooler to keep your temps in line, it’s a great foundation to build this epic quarantine setup. Speaking of foundations…
ASRock MicroATX A320M-HDV R4.0 Motherboard – $52.99
This motherboard has all the essentials—and, as a bonus, it’s MicroATX, so we can make this build a bit smaller, as you’ll see from our case choice coming up next.
Thermaltake Versa H15 – $49.99
This puppy is pretty standard—no RGB, no fancy tempered glass panels—just tried and true airflow, plenty of options for your cable management, and even a drive bay, if you’re still a CD kind of guy, or you need extra hard drive space. Not a bad choice at all!
Corsair Vengeance LPX 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz – $27.99
It’s not a great time to be buying RAM—prices were already inflated before the pandemic, and that hasn’t gotten any better as time has gone on. That said, we’re more than happy to recommend Corsair’s Vengeance line of RAM in this case—4 whole gigabytes. We’ve opted for the slightly faster red-colored version.
Corsair AXi Series AX1600i CP-9020087-NA 1600W Power Supply – $549.99
Not a lot to say about this one—it powers your PC, it does it well. With the amount of power we’re packing in here, we opted for the best-in-class AX1600i.
VisionTek Radeon 5450 1GB – $38.99
Not only does this tried-and-true classic fully support the bleeding edge of graphics technology, DirectX 11, it supports 7.1 surround sound and multiple monitors.
40 x StarTech.com 12in SATA to Molex Power Cable Adapters – $358.00
Handy to have.
WD Blue 500GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive – $27.00
You certainly don’t want to mess around when it comes to your data—which is why we recommend Western Digital, and not some no-name off-brand nonsense.
And there you have it—coming to a rough total of $1199.94, this is the perfect use of that stimulus package—see you on the battle bus!