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ATX Ryzen 5 Build (First Build)

by NickN2



Date Published

Sept. 13, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 28, 2017

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So for a while I was thinking about moving over from console gaming to PC gaming, and I finally decided to build two gaming PC's (one for myself and one for my brother). I went with Ryzen, because of all the great things I heard about it and the amazing price to performance ratio. I immediately slapped on a 3.9 GHz overclock to the CPU through the UEFI, and I was surprised how well the stock cooler handled it. Unfortunately on my brother's end, he got unlucky in the silicon lottery and I just left his CPU at stock clocks. I was originally planning to buy a Gigabyte AORUS XTR RX580 for a butter smooth 1080p gaming experience, but GPU price inflation was too high, so I went with a cheaper ASUS Dual GTX 1060. All in all, the experience of building my own PC was great (although cable management could've been a bit better), and I definitely recommend building your own PC if you are a newcomer to the PC world.

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BChew2 1 Build 2 points 6 days ago

+1 Good recommendation. Building not only saves money but is extremely satisfying to do!

Welcome to the PC Master Race =)

RadicalVision 8 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

I win the PC master race >>>>>>

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago


Sykadelik 1 point 6 days ago

This is pretty much the exact build I want to do for my first build. What games do you play and what fps do you get?

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

I mostly play games like CS:GO at around medium to high settings at 300 fps, and Skyrim Special Edition on ultra I hit the fps cap at 60 fps. That's all I know so far, I haven't used an FPS counter on BF1 yet, but I bet it can pull off 100 fps at ultra settings 1080p.

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

Should have gotten an ssd

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

I am thinking about getting one, but mass storage mattered more initially rather than speed. I was on a budget too, so the 1 TB HDD was the best all-rounder.

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 0 points 6 days ago

I never recomend a hdd in a new build, as you dont need much space when youre starting out as you'll only have a few games to begin with. Also if youre only going to store games on them you can pick up a re-certified HDD off eBay for like $15. These normally last for years, and even if they do fail you only loose your steam library.

Anyway great build otherwise. If you do get an SSD, I'd recomend a samsung one, as they have the best migration software. The biggest upgrade ive ever made to my system was an ssd :D

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 days ago

The thing is, I needed an HDD immediately because I had a large steam library prior to this build. I have over 50 games. The HDD was necessary.

Fraglepuss 2 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

Ah i see, thats fair enough, it does make sense in your situation tbf

Jieno 1 point 5 days ago

Hey do you play PUBG on this computer? if so, how smoothly does it run.

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

No, I dont play PUBG, but I found a video that represents my build pretty closely and shows how the same CPU/GPU combo would perform in PUBG. Here it is: https://youtu.be/osQWP0tSCkM

Ich0rous 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

That's so cool you got one for your brother! Nice build, everything looks really solid. That ryzen is going to pay off

NickN2 submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

Thanks! Yeah I really looked hard into what Ryzen I wanted to get, and I heard that the R5 1600 was the best value for performance CPU out of the bunch.