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Boy oh boy for years i've been interested in PC building since the days of amd bulldozer and intel 4th gen when DDR3 was the compatible ram for CPUs. Yeah not a long time for anyone experienced in the pc game for decades but i'm a young and by my cpu choice you can tell not so smart college freshman, that just got the chance to build his first pc. This PC has managed to run just about every simple game in my library and considering it's almost the bare minimum for running most games at 1080p high to medium. Building a pc made me really excited and gave me something to look foward to for years and it's every bit as great as i thought it to be. Gaming on it is a solid experience and i'm enjoying finally using a pc that isn't older than 10 years, and can actually handle tasks such as editing and gaming, it makes me feel good that i can accomplish something in the best years of my life, i hope i can continue building better PCs as more and more exciting parts are released and more flashy. Side note, i built the PC first and recieved my GPU (used) later

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  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Good first build

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Solid, neat and tidy.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice rig. A couple quick housekeeping tips since you're a first time builder, just in case you haven't already. Make sure to enable DOCP (or whatever gigabyte calls it) settings for memory to get the full 3000MTs. The BIOS will default to 2133, so you have to manually enable the higher speed. Memory speed makes a big difference with Ryzen. The fact that you're running dedicated graphics helps the fact that you're running single channel memory. The performance hit isn't nearly as bad as if you were running the IGPU, so I wouldn't be too worried about it. Last, your CPU has pretty high stock clocks already, but overclocking Ryzen is really easy, so you might as well tap into a little more free performance.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Good choices for your budget. If you're saving up to add to it, I'd suggest an SSD first. The second memory stick will help, but you aren't running the 2400G's APU so not as critical as it might have been otherwise.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice for your first build. Only thing i would have suggested would to get a b350 or b450 motherboard for some slight overclocking and perhaps a semi modular PSU but other than those little things its a solid build and really good choices to start 2019 with at least.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Hows that k83 keyboard? It seems to be a great value for the money.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh definitely, it's a great workout on my fingers considering it's the mx blue variant and i'm used to the ol dell rubber dome board you see in almost every office. Genuine cherry mx mechanical key switches for only $40 is a steal for sure.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Idk if you'd see cherry mx blue switches in many offices! But that seems to be a great value, even if it doesn't last longer than a year or two its still cheaper than everything else. I wonder if they have a red or brown variant...

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Red's always available, not sure they have a brown..

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't fret over 1x8gb stick bc it will def be worth it when you get another one and have a 2x8gb set up instead of 4x4gb with Ryzen. Also, I have a Neewer mic and it is a really good budget mic. But if you ever get into streaming/uploading, I would look up some YouTube videos on how to set up filters in the audio section of whatever program you use (like OBS) bc it can def improve the sound quality of the mic.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly read my mind lmao thank you so much

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Why get a graphics-targeted cpu if you already have a dedicated graphics card? Anyways, great build! +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

The Dedicated graphics card was added in, after a while of running of the integrated graphics for a while, I believe.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the monitor, do you overclock it? if not are you fine with the refreshrate? any pros cons of it, woiuld like to know more.

Thanks - Bevrel

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

And also did you have to do a bios update on the motherboard?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor is great! I'm fine with the refreshrate and kind of find it to be practical and find no real problems to it as i have not experienced any better yet. The size is a nice size and i find tilt and height adjustment to be comfortable as well for my needs.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry, but did you have to do a bios update? if so, how'd you do it.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Did not have to, some motherboeards come ryzen 2000 ready, as most motherboards from the 3 series bought new usually come pre-flashed

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Good first build though you really need an SSD and jesus christ get a decent mouse

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Mouse in a box has held me well so far lol, someday, thank you

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  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

2x8, 1x8 lol but yeah your ryzen is being severely throttled by being single channel RAM FYI

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks honestly, the plan is save for another stick later down the line, i'm glad to know

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah really hearing it now haha

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