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First Build

by fitzquigad



Date Published

Oct. 17, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.257 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz


First Effort - went easier than expected. Had a problem with the initial DRAM. After build could not get the CPU to initially post. Swapped the motherboard because of all the bad reviews on the MB I initially purchased, won't say which one because it wasn't the MB.

DRAM was the culprit. GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 did not play well with the CPU. Apparently Ryzen likes DRAM stamped out of the "B Die". Also learned that higher frequency is better for Ryzen. Had to replace with Crucial which is reportedly the right make.

Took time and bought parts as they were on sale or special - local store had a one day blowout on Ryzen 5 1600 - $169. Build came in around $800. Found a 25" 1080p monitor, with keyboard and mouse, on Craigslist for $50.

All in all a fun build and very nice looking. Been playing PUBG on Ultra and the graphics are great. Looking forward to playing some games with better graphics to see how it really looks.

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JH95 1 Build 3 points 17 months ago


tefrazdc 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Yea nice build indeed! I wish I could have found that sale on the Ryzen 5. Total thumbs up!! good addition on the 1TB also.

Vicepter 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Did you pay $270 for the 4gb 580....

fitzquigad submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

$229 at Microcenter

Vicepter 3 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Only 90's kids will remember when 8gb 480s went for $180

nakaman 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I just traded my old 1070 for a 470 and 100$

Terminator7577 3 points 17 months ago

That's a terrible trade

nakaman 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

It was a friend

Nullarc77 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thats only $30 over msrp and considering the current shortage thats actually a great price for it. You get more performance then the 1060 3gb and basically the same as the 6gb 1060 but for cheaper then the 6gb model. When I build my pc 6 months ago I got a brand new 470 for $160 at microcenter. They always have the best deals.

COMPPIMP 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Get you a case fan for the rear and a mouse pad, then you will crush dem noobs!!

fitzquigad submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Way ahead of you. Already bought a red corsair fan for it, just waiting on the PWM fan splitter to arrive from Amazon. Shopping for a gaming mouse

maggotshero 10 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Eh, Just find something with a decent dpi and suits your style.