Description

//OVERVEIW // PARTS//

This is my first build, and For that reason I chose a 500 dollar budget, but did end up going a little bit higher than that. The whole build was centered around the Ryzen 5 2400g with RX Vega 11 graphics. The processor offers adequate graphics for most AAA games, but it needs to be overclocked. At the time of building the processor was relatively new, so I went with The MSI B350 TOMAHAWK motherboard who's bios can be updated via a USB. Because the processor takes system memory I opted to go for two 4GB sticks of G.Skill ripjaws RAM clocked at 3200 MHz. This build will greatly benefit from the faster clocked RAM. Everything that I list beyond this point is optional. I went with one Silicon Power 128GB SSD to install windows, Chrome, and anything else I use the most, and I got a 1 tb W.D. Caviar Blue hard drive for mass storage of my files. I really do recommend getting an SSD, but if you don't mind waiting a little longer to boot up, a hard drive should do just fine. I got a Corsair - CX 450W Power supply, which is overkill for this build, but my intent was to get this so in the future when graphics card prices go down I could add a GTX 1060, and not have any problem. Because overclocking is almost crucial, I got a CRYORIG - M9 CPU cooler just for reassurance. that my CPU will not thermal throttle. The case was a Corsair Spec 02 Case just because I liked the simplistic look of it compared to others.

//SETUP//OVERCLOCKING//

Thanks for using my build, but let me help you out a bit further. Once you are in the bios, depending on time of filming you may need to update it. First get a flash drive with enough storage space to download the update on MSI's website https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B350-TOMAHAWK (link to this specific motherboard) Once the bios is updated you can begin. You are going to want to head into the advanced setting instead of the EZ mode, so click F7 Once in advanced setting go to the settings tab, go to advanced, and look for integrated graphics configuration. Change the UMA Frame Buffer size to {2g}. When that's done go to the OC (overclock) tab and change the GFX clock frequency to 1575 MHz. After that set the DRAM frequency to 3200 MHz. And finally switch the CPU voltage to 1.2000 V (It might automatically set to that) After that go to settings once again and click Save & Exit.

//QUESTIONS//

//How can I make this build cheaper// If you wish to cut some corners to lower the price, leave out the SSD, don't get the cooler, get a cheaper power supply, or get the Ryzen 3 2200g CPU with RX Vega 8 graphics.

//What can I further add to this build?// If you wish to spend a bit more, Upgrade the RAM, get a larger SSD, or buy a GPU, although I advise to wait for prices to come down.

//Was there a theme to the build?// The motherboard that I had chosen happened to have red lighting, so I chose a Case with a red fan, and Ram with red accents. So BRED is the theme.

//Were there any problems concerning the build?// Other than updating the bios there were no issues that I had experienced. Cable management could have been a lot better, but it was 3 in the morning and I was not in the mood

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU, pretty damn easy to configure, gets the job done for what I need. Rather than boosting the CPU proportion of the chip, I used all the resources on the Graphics

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice write up but you have the wrong mobo in your parts list. +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Almost the same as mine.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

nice! I am building my second build off the 2400. I am anticipating a cost of 400 dollars give or take. How does the Vega 11 handle gaming? I am looking to get starting and will add a GPU by this fall.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I am playing fortnite on high setting at about 40 fps on average. If you wish to play more demanding games like pubg expect low settings and maybe even a resolution change.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering the Ryzen 3 2200G costs $100, those savings could go toward 2x8GB RAM. However, it's not bad to go with the 2400G when considering a GPU upgrade anyway. The only other option I'd consider is simply increasing your storage option to 2TB or even 3TB. +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

When in the description, you make it seem like a video is there a video?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

nope

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the box to your tomahawk mobo have a sticker on it saying "Ryzen 2000" ready? Just making sure cause my friend's just arrived and that sticker was missing from his and now he is concered about it not being compatible with his 2400G

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It did not, but I went with a MSI motherboard because you can update the bios via USB

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the PSU still doing fine? Looking to do a very similar build and order the PSU tonight.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the b350 tomahawk bios updated?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

You didnt have any compatiblility issues with the ram and motherboard??

The model code for ripjaws 2x4gbs do not show on their compatable list. https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B350-TOMAHAWK#support-mem-12

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have the request a AM4 compatible mounting kit or did it already come with one?