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Entry Level Computer Build (Ryzen 5 2400G, RX Vega 11, 8GB Ram)

by MD5S



Date Published

Dec. 28, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 27, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C


This computer was built for me to sell, as parts on here are cheaper than other places. I would advise (if you want to get parts quickly) not to buy from CenterCom, as they take a while to send off parts. It took me 2 weeks to receive all the parts. Shopping Express, Umart and PC Case Gear all arrived after only a week. Building the whole computer only took 1 or so hours, and I also set up a PC Toolkit and a workbench. The motherboard was not updated to support my Ryzen 5 2400G, so I had to buy an older CPU so I could update the BIOS.

CPU The Ryzen 5 2400G performs very well and runs heaps of games at a solid 60+ fps, I have heard it can even run Battlefield V... Runs nice and cool with the stock cooler, although I added my own thermal paste for a bit more performance. The Wraith Spire is nice and quiet.

Motherboard The perfect motherboard, the MSI A320M Pro-VH PLUS supports all I need for my computer, although it only has one fan header, so unless I buy a fan header splitter cable, I can run only one case fan. Feels solid, the EZ Debug LED's helped me to troubleshoot the CPU, as it needed a BIOS update, and has all the ports I need.

RAM Has a heat spreader for over-clocking, and is fast. Although Single-Channel RAM is slower than Dual-Channel, it still runs well playing games and multiple tabs on Google (haha).

Storage The WD Caviar Blue HDD runs fast as it is 7200RPM, and does not produce any noise. Large enough for whoever buys the PC.

Case I am REALLY pleased with this case. That's all I need to say. Cable management is perfect and has heaps of space for excess cables and lots of holes for cables to route through. Although my PSU is non-modular, the case makes an excuse for that and provides an area at the base for cables to be stashed in. Even though it is just an acrylic side window, it still looks fine and is even tinted!. The case itself is light and solid, plenty of room in the panel at the back, so you can actually fit the side panel on. The power button feels nice and has a deep push so you can't accidentally turn off your computer. 5/5, Cougar good job!

Power Supply The power supply provides enough power for my system, is whisper quiet, and is 80+ efficiency. The only problem is that the cables are KETCHUP and MUSTARD, Corsair please stop.

Wireless USB Adapter I haven't tested the USB yet, but from the reviews, it seems just average.

Part Reviews


Great CPU. I had to update the motherboard to the right BIOS, but little hassles there. Runs fast, can be overclocked, and works well if you don't want to buy a separate GPU. Also runs cool with stock cooler.


Awesome motherboard, had no troubles whatsoever. Quick POST, and really functional BIOS settings. One big problem - only ONE fan header! Works well whether you are a gaming enthusiast, simple fortnite kid, or an office boi. Nice job MSI!!!


Even though it is single-channel, it still runs fine! Good speed, keeps cool and does everything you want it to.


VERY fast hard drive. Boots up fast. Useful as a main drive or secondary drive. WD is a great brand! Having 7200RPM for the first time was much faster than 5400RPM hard drives.


Simply the best case - budget or hardcore gamer. While the side window is acrylic, it is still tinted. AMAZING cable management, easily built PC even for a first time builder with a non-modular PSU! It hides all the unwanted cables and power supply underneath at the back and comes with enough cable ties to have neat cable management. Has lots of room, and space for extra fans and massive GPU's. Awesome case!!!

Power Supply

Very nice power supply, has enough power for the computer's needs, and the cables are black sleeved. Has heaps of cables, way enough for anyone. Very quiet and cool. Its only flaw is that it has RED AND YELLOW cables! But I guess you could just spray paint them black... all in all, a great power supply by Corsair.

Wireless Network Adapter

I never got a chance to test it, but from the mixed review, it seems just average. Nice and cheap though.

Comments Sorted by:

ibld 2 points 1 month ago

Maybe if you sell it for 600 to 700 you'll get a profit faster.

bicnibba 1 point 1 month ago

I used the same case for my pc build. Cable managment is horrible in this case

irishfitz88 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

I like it, although I have one issue with that power supply. You said this build was entry level, this to me suggest upgradeability. However, whoever buys/bought this computer won't be able to upgrade the graphics card to anything dedicated or modern without concern of maxing out the power supply. Just 1 amd card can be 250W, that plus the 90W for the system and you're at 340W, which is over the the advertised wattage. I'm not sure what was paid on this power supply but there are $35-$40 80+ bronze 500-600W PSUs, I'd imagine someone buying a pre-built pc is going to want to just "click" in an upgrade versus rewire a power supply.

Other than that, I really like the platform you've built. Anyone from a grandpa to a collage student to little timmy trying to play fortnite could utilize this machine, and afford it. You left them room to upgrade in the way they see fit. Awesome stuff. If these start selling for you, perhaps you could build a small inventory and make a cheap website to offer various builds from entry level to decked out.

MD5S submitter 1 Build 2 points 16 days ago

irishfitz88 you are right! I should have thought about that! Next time I will put in a 500W PSU. Thanks for the info.

Jafjaf5 1 point 20 hours ago

The Ryzen APUs are compatible with B450 chipset without a BIOS upgrade, could be helpful next time.

ibld 0 points 1 month ago

How much are you selling this for?

MD5S submitter 1 Build 0 points 1 month ago

Around 800-900$, trying to make some profit...

Slideman02 1 Build -1 points 1 month ago

Instead of the ryzen 5 2400g you should have gone with the ryzen 5 1600 would have been better you just had to buy a separate graphic card and you wouldn’t had to buy another cpu but great pc overall

Judespace 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

It would’ve cost more tho. I assume op just bought an AM4 athlon for 20-40 dollars to update the bios.

While the 1600 is cheaper, adding a video card would’ve added around 140 for an RX 570 with OP possibly not having that money or deemed it unnecessary.

MD5S submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Hey judespace - you are totally right, i did buy a cpu to update it :)

MD5S submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestion, but a 1600 is a pretty penny and a gpu costs around 200 so the total will be 800$, and my budget was 600

AWunderWaffle 1 point 1 month ago

Why would you have to buy another cpu? You can use the 2400g without the igpu enabled.

Slideman02 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Because his motherboard was made for the first gen ryzen processor so he needed tomupdate the bios to use the second gen on the motherboard

AWunderWaffle 1 point 1 month ago

If you need to update the bios you can rent a A-Series apu from AMD for free.

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