My little brother asked to do a build for him and I told him to wait until these chips came out because I knew it would be the best bet for his budget. Also note I used ZERO extra parts of my own and everything was purchased for this build. Even zip ties!
So I had a month before the Ryzen 5 chips came out so I started on buildapcsales and got the best deals I possibly could. This is the total I paid including tax and shipping after rebates.
CPU - RYZEN 5 1400
CPU COOLER - The RYZEN 5 1400 comes with the Wraith Stealth. I've done quite a few builds and this kicks the *** of any Intel stock cooler I've seen
MOTHERBOARD - Cheapest available option
RAM - I originally had some cheaper Avexir sticks ordered on Amazon but they were out of stock and weren't going to be shipped in time. Ended up going with these and they overclocked to 2933 (but I ultimately left them stock because I didn't see any gain in benchmarks)
STORAGE - Cheapest Option for a good ssd that was big enough to not need an additional drive. I found a 1TB MX300 on craigslist a day later for $140 ( Yes I still bought it ;-)
GPU - I haven't bought an AMD GPU in a long time. I figured stick with AMD for this build and this card is a beast! Surprised how well it overclocked on memory as well.
CASE - Holy **** I was quite impressed of the quality of this case! Honestly if I saw it and you didn't tell me the price I would say close to $100. Cable management was decent and would have looked a lot cleaner with a modular PSU but I was able to take out some HDD trays and jam the cables underneath in the back.
PSU - 80+ Bronze and 450W. I personally use Corsair or Silverstone usually but no complaints.
MONITOR - Another thing that blew me away was this guy. Was able to OC to 65Hz and games look pretty damn good. Get good framerates with most games on max.
OVERCLOCKS & BENCHMARKS
My highest OC on the 1400 was 3.9GHz but temps got too high quickly. Found the sweet spot at 3.7 and left it there. Definitely could have been stable at 3.9 with a high end cooler.
The RX470 I was able to hit 2100MHz on the memory and 1322MHz on the core without changing voltage at all.
Cinebench - I had a run finish with 901 but I didn't get a screen shot! Haha anyways at my stable OC I got between 800-805cb. Pretty impressive.
CPUMark 9340 - Pretty consistent.
Was able to have constant FPS over 65 with all games on ultra or very high. I have an I5 system with a 980TI and a G4400 overclocked to 4.8 with a GTX970 and for whatever reason this PC just felt smoother. Definitely makes me want to look into a R7 1700 for myself!
Overall very pleased with this build! Amazing performance for the money especially when overclocked.