I have always missed playing CS:GO after I sold my PC in 2017. And since the new Ryzen processors launched in July this year it was time for a new build. I call it the CS:GO FPS MACHINE!
What I will use it for: Gaming: CS:GO Witcher 3
Office: Web browsing Student things
Creative: Editing Photos / Videos Programming
What worked well: Installing Ryzen 5 3600 in MSI B450M Gaming Plus worked well after I updated the BIOS to v19. RAM OC with XMP worked flawlessly, might try manual OC later.
Any problems: At first, the fans were really loud, so I had to set the fan curve manually in BIOS. From time to time, the machine will boot with a blue screen: Windows is gathering information (QR-Code), I have yet to figure out the problem. Sometimes I will get no signal when in game from 5700 XT. This is very annoying and might be driver-related.
Very snappy, I love it. Best bang for the buck under 200€. Make sure your mainboard supports it.
This is all I ever needed. I'm not a crazy overclocker nor do I care for VRM cooling with a Ryzen 5 3600. I flashed to BIOS version 19 and it booted right away. I used all of the RAM slots (2) and all of the system fan headers (2). With thick GPUs like the 5700 XT, the PCI_E2 and PCI_E3 (both x1) are blocked so you won't be able to use a network card, not even with a ribbon cable, it's just too tight.
The BIOS for 3rd gen ryzen does not have crazy graphics, but is text based just like in the old days. For me this was all I needed. You will want to set fan curve unless you're hearing impaired.
Was able to use XMP speed of 3200 just as expected. Works.
Cheaper than SSD and no cable, there you go.
Not satisfied with current driver situation. It's hit or miss with current drivers available. Sometimes games will work perfectly fine, but occasionally I will get black screens (no signal) when I open menus in CS:GO or the game will go completely go black. When I alt+tab, the signal is back.
What a biest of a case. Loved to build in it and has a nice window. The big fan is very quiet, added three more fans mostly for the looks. Temps were about the same.
All good. With 5700 XT, Ryzen 5 3600.
Nice looking fans, brightness of the red will change depending on fan speed. I used a W-cable to connect to one system fan header of my mobo.
What a nice monitor. I love the size, the resolution, the refresh rate, the colours. Was choosing bettween ultrawide 1080p, 1440p or this. Ultrawide 1080p was just not enough pixels for office work. UW 1440p was too demanding on the GPU, so I went with the sweet spot and not regretting it. Most videos on youtube and really anywhere are still 16:9, so you won't miss anything really. For games it would have been nice, but 1440p is nice also. Before buying ultrawide, take a look at one in the store. Most of the are curved and I didn't like how straight lines are bent.
Clicky di Clacky di Clack. I'm glad we have thick walls, otherwise my roommates would strangle me. Typing is really nice, my first mech. keyboard.