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Budget AM4 Gaming build w/ Monitor

by Chief_Beef_Sosa


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Date Published

July 23, 2018

Date Built

June 22, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.379 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

51.0° C


This was my very first PC build ever, and i think it turned out pretty decent. It has a promising upgrade path with its AM4 motherboard and yields decent results in games. I've been able to play Rainbow six siege on high to very high settings at 60-80 fps and Doom with high settings at 60-70 fps. The machine is only bottlenecked by the cpu and has a hard time multitasking, it is able to run discord in the background without affecting fps too much but don't expect much more than that. The set prices for certain parts were what I paid and what I recommend anyone wanting to buy these parts pay as well. Again this build can be upgraded to any Ryzen chip or any AM4 chip released by AMD in the future. I'm planning to upgrade to one of the Ryzen 5 chips in the next year or so ( I am a broke 16 yo ).

Part Reviews


Decent cpu, i wouldn't spend more than $50 on it though. Could not overclock with my asrock ab350m, I read somewhere that asus boards can overclock this chip. An ok pair with a gtx 1050 ti with very promising upgrade path to Ryzen chipsets.


More than Decent motherboard for the money, looks great and hasn't died on me yet, ( will update if it dies )


Good functioning set of ram


Decent ssd for the money. I don't know how the speeds compare to expensive brands but feels way faster than my mechanical drives. boots windows in 5-7 seconds


Purchased used, good functioning drive

Video Card

Very good looking and OC's well. was purchased used


Decent Case for $20, wouldn't pay anymore than that. Comes with 2 case fans


decent 1080p monitor. Perfect for gaming.

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Sharnerean 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Good budget build done right with easy upgradeable paths. +1

iEclipze 1 point 9 months ago

Nice, you might wanna switch for another CPU cooler in the future as the stock one will get louder and louder to the point where you think that your PC became a jet engine. :P

LeMMingSlayeR 24 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Normally I would agree, and yes a cheap 92mm tower cooler would be a big improvement. But with the overall budget of this build, and seeing that it's the locked version of a 65w quad core, I think that for once the AMD stock cooler should be enough without getting too loud.

Chief_Beef_Sosa submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

It's been a month and so far the sound isn't noticeable at all. I'll probably be sticking with the stock cooler until i upgrade to a Ryzen chip, Thanks :)

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

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