Description

Case, MB, CPU, GPU, RAM, SSD, PSU, Mouse, and fans are newer (June 2018) Monitors, HDD, other peripherals fom 7+ years ago (2012 or older)

CLOCK SPEEDS:

CPU overclocked surprisingly stable and not to hot at 3.8 GHz.

GPU overclocked to 1620 MHz

GPU memory at 7168 MHz

RAM at 3000 MHz

UNLISTED PARTS:

Keyboard: Logitech K200 I like the volume and power/sleep/hibernate buttons on this, one reason I haven't updated, that and budget

Mouse: Blackweb RGB Gaming Mouse (model no: BWA17HO003) Good gaming style mouse, wired, rgb scroll wheel and blackweb logo, 2 thumb buttons, adjustable DPI

Microphone: Blue Snowball iCE Nice quality mic I just set between my 2 monitors, hears everything crystal clear, usb

Speakers: Altec Lansing not sure on model but has sub box and 2 desk speakers with 3.5mm jack headphone and mic pass through

TV acting as 3rd monitor: Vizio VX32L HDTV10A Just a monitor for movies and such off to my side on another desk, 720p, 60Hz, poor color accuracy

Other things to note:

  • I got the specific GPU to be able to have 3 HDMI ports

  • RGB control on MB, GPU, and RAM is super annoying, doesn't stick, or is just stuck off/whatever you once set it a long time ago (RAM is fine by itself but any programs that work with MB tries to take control of it and usually has lackluster modes)

  • used for light gameing, watch YT or movies, video editing/streaming, and SolidWorks CAD

  • I plan to replace my HDD soon just in case it fails

Part Reviews

CPU

Can stably clock to 4GHz and can do everything I need it to (mostly light gaming, streaming, some video editing, solidworks CAD, and YT viewing)

Motherboard

It does what it supposed to very well but the RGB control really sucks

Memory

Works great, and has nice RGB control. very vibrant lights too. fast and is holding up very well with some RAM heavy loads

Storage

Have had for a year. no problems and windows starts supper fast with fast launch enabled in mobo

Storage

have had this since before 2012 (currently summer 2019) and is still running perfectly

Video Card

does pretty much what I want but RGB sucks. gets stuck on whatever setting I put it on a long time ago but very quiet with the fan stop mode on

Case

This is probably the best value part I have ever bought for my PC. everything is solid construction, great air flow, good cable management, removable dust filters on top and for PSU and permanent(ish) one on front. enough drive space for my needs and I think looks great with all black and tempered glass side panel. front I/O is pretty basic but the buttons feel nice and I like the reset button option.

Power Supply

Perfect for me. like the all black cables, semi-modular design and the reliability. might eventually go with some cable extensions however, the cables are gloss black and have some small white lettering on some of the wires and heat shrink

Operating System

IMO can't be beat, especially when you find a legit copy for $14. some minor quirks here and there and updates are annoying but they have gotten a lot less annoying lately

Case Fan

they do their job and are quiet. paired 5 of these in my raidmax zeta case and have pretty good air flow in the case. simple, cheap and all black

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

wait, did you just now buy that 1050 ti? for $230? if so, Im sorry to say that you got ripped off

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

no, just over a year ago. wish I had waited though

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, gotcha

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! However, I'd recommend you upgrading to 3200Mhz or even 3600Mhz, since those are the sweet spots for AMD chips. As I said earlier, great build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

3000-3200mhz is most appropriate for 1st or 2nd gen. 3600-3800 is most appropriate for 3rd gen. I believe 3733mhz is the 'sweet spot' for 3rd gen ryzen.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Not from what I've heard. 2nd gen's sweet spot should be from 3200Mhz to 3600Mhz. 3600Mhz+ is the best for 3rd gen Ryzen.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd/ryzen-3000-memory-overclocking-sweet-spot
as far as 2nd gen, I owned a 2700X and tried overclocking to different speeds starting at 3200mhz. I did not notice scaling beyond about 3466mhz in games or cinebench. this does not mean 100% that there was not scaling in something else, but those are the only two I tried with. I got that memory up at 3800mhz on my Asus Prime X470-Pro. first gen ryzen barely can boot with anything over 3000mhz; 3200mhz was considered lucky to be able to get it to boot with. I do see conflicting posts that say 3600mhz+ memory and a couple that specifically say 3733mhz. my guess is that the sweet spot is actually 3733mhz, but since they dont sell kits in that speed (afaik), 3600mhz kits make more sense. anything faster is usually pretty spendy too, so 3600mhz is the real-life sweet spot kit to purchase I suppose.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for adding the link! That really helps me a lot! And thanks for telling me the sweet spot for Ryzen Chips. That'll really help me with my next builds! Thanks again!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I forgot to mention I have it at 3.8 GHz and it surprisingly does very well and is stable

EDIT: oh are you talking about memory? yea I should but I haven't noticed that I actually need it to be faster considering I only do light gaming and some video editing as the hardest work loads (which it keeps up with real time scrubbing and playback in the basic editing that I do)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, memory. We aren't really blaming (Didn't find the right word, lol) you. We are just trying to see what is the sweet spot for Ryzen chips. And again, that's a great build you got there.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I have a 4TB hdd on the way since my current 1TB hdd is from at least 2012 (probably older)