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First PC Build

by Kristipher



Date Published

Oct. 2, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 10, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.582 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

43.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C


Put this machine together for gaming and such. Mostly PUBG. Bought most of the parts from newegg. Everything went together without a hitch. Followed youtube directions from TechDeals on the full setup and installs. Has been and still is a great experience. PUBG plays at an average FPS of 80-90 on a 1440p 100Hz g-sync monitor on medium/low settings with no problems at all. Fairly quiet and stays cool enough with all the fans going.

Part Reviews


So far this has been a great cpu. Im getting close 100 Fps in PUBG on a 1440p 100hz g-sync monitor with no hiccups to speak of. I'm hoping it will serve me well for the next couple years of AAA gaming.


Good mobo. Good easy to work with bios. Easy overclocks. Looks awesome.


Solid ram for my setup. Its working well with my ryzen 5 1600.


Definitely getting the job done quickly

Video Card

Fast. Looks good. Runs a bit hot but not too hot. Its running my g-sync 1440p monitor @100hz no sweat.


Lovely case. Lots of room to work. Nice and quiet.

Power Supply

Getting the job done. Too bad about the ketchup and mustard tho......

Case Fan

Soo freaking prettttyyyyyy.......they seem to cool my pc as well so thats nice.


Serving my needs well for a secondary monitor. Also did well as my temporary primary monitor as far as gaming is concerned.


Stunning TN display if you get it at a good price. I purchased this during black friday sales in 2017 for $400. Great for FPS shooters if you have the power to run it. Not so great at white backgrounds unless you're looking directly at it. The G-sync is worth the price for sure, IMO.


Great keyboard. I use this for gaming and have 0 complaints. Gorgeous RGB.


Very good mouse. Beautiful RGB.


Very good sounds for the price

Comments Sorted by:

DragoHi5 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I like the choice of parts and that it is matx in that tower. The rgb fans really bring it to life. How is the quality of those fans? Would you buy them again?

Kristipher submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Thank you. The fans look nice but im having issues with the software recognizing the controller. I would not buy them again. corsair is coming out with some new lights im thinking of replacing these with.

JH95 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Really nice. What's cpu idle temp? How much was the monitor?

Kristipher submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Thanks. Idle temp for cpu is about 40C. I got the monitor on sale for $160 at best buy

bobbydarin 1 point 14 months ago

How's the cooling and airflow with the stock cooler for the Ryzen 1600? Also, how portable would you say the case is if I needed to move it to another apartment maybe once a week (smooth 10 minute drive?)

many thanks!

Kristipher submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Hello! the stock cooler is great for a stock cooler. you can overclock to 3.7ghz without changing voltage with ease and maintain good temps. stress testing with cpu-z it never got above 65c under full load for long periods. with intensive gaming it never goes above the 40s.

the case, i think, could easily handle being moved around as long as you find a way to prop up the GPU during transit.

I hope everything works out for you. Thanks for checking out my build!