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My First Real Build

by wbknaak

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11 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 8, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.61GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

This was my first real build that i did. Ive done matience and a gpu upgrade on my old computer but never a full build from the ground up.

CPU

i chose the ryzen 3 1300x because it just came out when i was planning this build and i wanted to try it out, seemed good. Its a great Cpu But i really should have gotten a 6 core with my gpu. Even though i have this, i really recommend going with the ryzen 1200.

CPU COOLER

This was one of the few big tower coolers that could fit in my case. works much better than the stock cooler. DOES NOT SUPPORT AM4 NATIVELY, but newegg was great and they sent me 4 of the brackets for some reason, i only paid for one.

MOTHERBOARD

Chose b350 for the overclocking capabilities, and msi cause it was on sale at the time and matched my setup

RAM

I actually have a ddr4 2400 1x8 stick for mine but it doesn't show up here, chose one stick for upgradability because the mobo only has 2 slots

STORAGE + OS

I had the Toshiba 1tb from my old computer already with windows 10 oem on it offered by CyberPowerPC so this was just easiest.

GRAPHICS CARD

This one is funny, My friend and me both had 1050tis and me and him like to one up each other. may not have needed that much power but im not disappointed in its performance one bit and runs any gpu heavy game i chuck at it

CASE + PSU

Chose the case cause it had the three things i looked for. It was small, has a side window, and a 5.25 drive bay. I spent a little more on the power supply because it has all black cables so it looks very nice in the side window. The case and psu are great for cable management as well. Only thing is that i wish there was a psu basement/shroud

OTHER CASE ACCESORIES

i wanted red fans and the dual pack of these corsair ones were on sale for just under $15 so why not get them. Wireless card cause the io shield with the motherboard made the ethernet port inaccessible, works great for just $10. I actually have the Kinguin counterpart of the fan controller that i got a microcenter for $10. Works great and allows me to adjust the fans on the fly.

PERIFIRIALS

I love my red dragon keyboard for the Mx Blue equivalent switched and the red leds. I dont actually have the Red Dragon mouse but i do have the cyberpower mouse that comes with all their pcs, but is very similar to it. Finally the razer headset. Its nothing special, mic is pretty crappy and makes me sound like a 7 year old on a 5 hour energy, audio is pretty good though.

MONITOR

I got this a while ago when i didnt know much. paid 80 for it and has suited me well but i would like to upgrade to a 144hz.

Thank you guys for reading!

Part Reviews

CPU

Great quad core processor, no problems yet.

CPU Cooler

Amazing tower cooler. Allows me to overclock my ryzen 3 to 4gz.

Motherboard

Great micro atx board with all the features you'll ever need, and for a great price! only problem is the bios, im used to asus so i think its just user error.

Memory

its ram, should have gone with 2666 for ryzen though. Red looks Great!

Video Card

Great card, plays esport titles on ultra with over 100fps and triple a titles at medium around 60 fps

Case

very roomy and looks great. Picky with cpu tower coolers.

Power Supply

its a power supply, not much to say. happy i splurged and got this one with the black cables

Case Fan

quite on a medium rpm but once it is on high it is very noisy like a jet engine

Comments Sorted by:

ItzXen 1 point 2 months ago

Very clean build. I just got a pc but I didn't build it. I will probably build one if some new revolutionary hardware comes out. But ryzen was out when I got it

wbknaak submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks!

Ludis 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

nice build. points for ryzen

wbknaak submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

thanks, yeah i love my ryzen.

ThatOneJakeGuy 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Looks great! I'm a fan of the red theme.

wbknaak submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

thank you man, i tried to get as much red as i could!

Crymo 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

how did you get newegg to ship you am4 bracket?

wbknaak submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

all i did was order one. they sent me four. its 5 dollars with free shipping so its no big deal.

wbknaak submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Just upgraded the ram, keyboard and mouse next im planning to get a ryzen 5 1600.

d4rkbyte 1 point 1 month ago

is that white cube-ish box some type router? if Yes, can you tell me the model

wbknaak submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

yes, its my apple router. it runs of the airport and its an airport express