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Little Ryzen--Special Thanks to Lobster and Triniking

by TinyBuilder



Date Published

Dec. 14, 2017

Date Built

Dec. 1, 2017

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C


This was my first gaming build and I am happy to say it went without a hitch. I ordered all the parts on Black Friday and pulled off some amazing deals. I managed to buy the motherboard at a circuit-breaking $45, the 1050 ti at a pixel-crunching $129.99, and the Ryzen 3 at a CPU-busting $99. I got the monitor and power supply for free. Pretty great huh?

The build runs most games at a solid playable rate. The highest the GPU ever got was 65 Celsius, and that was pushing it to it's limit on Epic settings on Fortnite Battle Royale. The build runs really smooth, as this is my first time PC building, so I can't benchmark it against other PCs but all in all it's an amazing build. The only problem wasn't the hardware but the monitor. Because of its refresh rate, it can't run anything above 70 fps before screen-tearing. The CPU cooling fan brought some problems. To install the fan you have to remove the hooks from the motherboard as the fan is a screwed one not a attachable one. But that's about it!

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Fraglepuss 2 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

Superb build! I really like the overall result. The only thing I would perhaps recommend in the future is an SSD. The rest of the system is great, and I'm sure is a great experience. Enjoy!

TinyBuilder submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Hi Fraglepuss,

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I considered putting in an SSD but my budget wasn't big enough :). Might add it later though :) Thank you again for commenting!


Fraglepuss 2 Builds 4 points 10 months ago

Sure, you can always add one down the line. They do honestly make a big difference, trust me

TinyBuilder submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks Fraglepuss!

I definitely will one day

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TinyBuilder submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks surefir3!

I will definitely look into it. I heard SSDs from Samsung are good, but I wasn't too sure. Thanks for the help! I will definitely buy a Samsung later down the line


Fraglepuss 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

The main benefits of Samsung SSD's are: - Slightly better life span - Slightly better performance - The best migration software (to move for one operating system to another)

They are pretty expensive, so unless you plan to copy the system (and not do a fresh install of windows) dont bother. Aslo the NVME drives (960 evo) arent that much more than their normal SSD's, so many people are just opting for the much faster nvme drives now (which also has the migration software).

pegotico 2 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

You should flip the psu so the fan intakes cold air from the bottom and doesn't fight for air with the graphics card. :)

TinyBuilder submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Hi Pegotico,

I tried that a little while ago and I found for some reason the GPU actually manages to run cooler than if the PSU is flipped. I'm not sure why.



Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Great to see it running smoothly! This PC should last for a few years :D You could even pop in a ryzen 5 or ryzen 7 if you desire later on :D What I would suggest is doing some cable managment. Routing the cable on the back of the case helps with airflow and better cooling. Wish you all the best on your future PC adventures :D

TinyBuilder submitter 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

Yup! Thank you so much for your help! I will try do a bunch of cable management later.


AhodShralpy 8 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Awesome build! I love seeing budget builds and hearing about the deal-scoring.

My only complaint: the Ryzen 3 CPU deal should have been a "thread busting" or "thread ripping" $99 ;). Love the description haha.

TinyBuilder submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Hey AhodShraply!

Thanks for your comment. I never expected this to blow up as much as it did! Thank you so much for your suggestion. To be honest I was kind of stuck on how to give the CPU deal a nice twist. Thread-ripping and busting has a nice ring to it.



squidamint 2 points 10 months ago

Nice accomplishment!

Thoughtful and practical build -- must be a reflection of your personality. You'll go far!

TinyBuilder submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thank Squidamint!

Thank you for your compliments. They really mean a lot! I never expected this to do as well as it did. The community here is amazing because of people like you and I'm happy to be part of it!


annasoh323 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

I'm a big fan of your build, and that is even before the wallet-breaking deals you got on holiday sales. It's pretty similar to a budget-ish build I did with my sister (spent more than you because it was before Black Friday and mini-ITX). I can concur on the SSD recommendation, if you can swing it some time. Also, I too am thinking about jumping on the Fortnite bandwagon.

TinyBuilder submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Hey Annasoh323!

Thanks for your help! It's been great having the community spread the love on this build! I will try putting in an SSD at a later date. From all the comments I'm sure its a good idea now :). You definitely should play Fortnite! It's super fun, of course don't give up PUBG or whatever other Battle Royale you have been playing :D. If you do find yourself playing, try 50 v 50, it's an amazing game mode! :)


Radox-0 5 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Nice work on scoring some of those parts! Looks like it does a smashing job for what you had in mind so great stuff! +1

TinyBuilder submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Hey Radox-0

Thanks for the comment! It means a lot!


Exavier11 2 points 10 months ago

Glad you finally built one bro!

TinyBuilder submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks Exavier!

YaBoyBigDongBazzouzo 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

its a nice build but that cable management is scary lol

TinyBuilder submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I forgot to add but I will say it now, because of the Micro-ATX motherboard it only has one fan connection for the System Fan which is 4 pin. Since the pin is a 4 pin an there are two three pin fans you can still plug in one but for both you need an adapter of some sort. Hope that helped!

I would also like to thank all of my other friends who helped me every step of the way, this build goes to you too!

Thanks! --TinyBuilder

Thelargetoad 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

This is awesome! This is pretty much what I tried to do with my build and am typing from a very similar machine. Enjoy!