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This is my 6th build. My friend is an up-and-coming YouTube gamer and reviewer. He needed a system for video editing and future live streaming. He also captures gameplay from a PS4 through a capture card. Our goals with this PC were to have storage space for his videos, a graphics card if he gets into PC gaming, no clashing colors, and a window to show off the internals.

Build comments:

  • This is the second Deepcool case I’ve used; unfortunately it came damaged from the factory and the top panel does not fully secure. Not a huge issue since he won’t be moving the system around. The window and PSU cover are nice for the price of the case.

  • We stayed with the AMD stock cooler to keep cost down. I wouldn't available to help him with overclocking, so I didn’t want dial in an overclock and have it give him issues down the road. The cooler’s LED light ring is a cool feature.

  • I always like to include an SSD when I can, as it makes such a difference in the everyday usability of the computer. He might need to throw in another HDD for his files down the road, which will be an easy addition to the case. 1 TB is good enough to get him started.

He is happy with the build. It is a definite improvement from his aging APU-based laptop. If you’re interested in Kingdom Hearts content or PS4 achievements/trophies, check out his channel here: DFeditz - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3UubxEGzOONb19fYAnYq8w

Thanks for looking! Feel free to add comments or questions.

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Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man! This should be perfecto for his needs and maybe a bit overkill.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

i think that's awesome! good on you for helping your buddy become a more productive content creator!

iirc, if you wanted to overclock on the stock Ryzen cooler, you very well could because AMD stock coolers are made for one tier higher than the products they come with (eg: 95W cooler with 65W part, 125W cooler with 95W part, etc). i would highly suggest an AIO or really good aftermarket air cooler if he was planning on anything serious, but i would think a +0.5GHz uplift isn't too unreasonable.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

For sure. We had a limited time to build, so I didn't get a chance to set up the overclock and test for stability.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the GPU noisy?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure. We never tested any games with it, so the fans never ramped up. Are you thinking about buying one?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Can this pc play every game well?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

We build this PC primarily for video editing, so we did not test any games. The GPU was chosen for hardware acceleration in his editing software.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Might be a bit late but I wanted to know how or if you were able to control the RGB colors on the Wraith coolers. I have the same Motherboard with a Ryzen 7 1700 and was not able to control the cooler's RGB.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Worked pretty good, we chose mainly for the black PCB. Anything under this price point will likely be brown. The USB 3.0 header placement was good, not in an odd spot like some other Asrock boards. I'm personally not a fan of Asrock's support page, it looks very outdated, and last time I used their motherboard utility the fan software left much to be desired. But the board fit his needs. It's got an M.2 slot if you're into that.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you get any feedback about this build? I want to use the RAM and MOBO you used here for a similar editing build and I was wondering how it faired with Ryzen.