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My First PC

by shupedude



Date Published

July 22, 2017

Date Built

July 20, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.341 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.008 GHz


so to start off i would like to say that this took a lot longer to put together than i thought it would. any ways important notes are that this case is very small inside and is best suited for SSD's. also the initial boot take forever. i thought something was broken until i found out that it just takes a while for AMD. (thanks to Jayztwocentz)

moving on we have the Ryzen 5, 6 core non factory overclocked. it was good and easy to install the only thing that kind of freaked me out was the amount of pressure that that i had to apply to get the CPU cooler to screw into the back plate. oh and yes it comes with a cooler, and it works really well

next we have the mother board. it is a nice board and i got it just because. i just did. how ever it works great and the bios are very easy to navigate. now again this is my first ever so there could be easier ones out there.

the ram is good and was easy to install.

for storage i went with a SSD and a hard drive. i wish i could have gotten a 1TB SSD. the hard drive actually interferes with the fan that you can put on the housing cover. so like i said up top great case but meant for SSD's.

the graphics card is Fire. it is awesome, i can play many games on ultra and high settings. i played DOOM on ultra and it ran perfectly. so for those who think they should get a top of the line card to game then just know you can have a good gaming experience with the 1050ti.

the case is good and has great cable management options for the size of case. it is all metal with a front plastic cover. i like the fan placement option i just wish the side panel one didn't interfere with the Hard drive. also i used a non modular power supply for this case because it was cheaper. i would recommend getting modular or semi modular power supply is you can afford it. i would especially recommend this if you want an optical drive. if not then just bundle up and shove all the excess cable into the optical drive slot.

also fans are good and some what quite. would buy again.

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corbliss 2 points 21 months ago

once the mining craze is over are u going to upgrade to a 1060 or the 1160/2060 if volta is out by then?

ziggurat666 7 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

If you want the fan to fit better you can mount the 3.5" drive up in the 5.25 bay and the SSD on the floor near the front. Then that whole side assembly comes out and you have a really open airflow path. Like this but great job and price to performance! +1

shupedude submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

thanks man that's a good idea. i think i will do that. it will also help in the future for when i want a bigger graphics card.

JoshGer 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Thanks for telling me about this, I saw this case but was horrified of the HDD mounts.

SirJosh3917 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

At the price point, you don't seem to have made any mistakes... unlike myself...

Halo_ 1 point 19 months ago

I get a warning that looks like this "Unable to verify the AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor included cooler and the Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case are compatible". I see you have that same processor but was it very difficult or anything building it?

ajpinton 11 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I am assuming PCPP is giving you a warning about how high the cooler is, I don't see any stock cooler giving an issue with this case. I have a hyper T4 in mine without issue, though I could not put a 3.5in HDD comfortably in the HDD bays with that cooler.

donkeywhistle 2 Builds 0 points 21 months ago

Tidy. That's a good looking board

Couldbeme 0 points 21 months ago

Im literally in the middle of building my first pc. I had the same experience as you with the cpu cooler. Hope nothing goes wrong

darkus_f 0 points 21 months ago

Love your cable management!

Dzeg 0 points 21 months ago

How is it for streaming?

Tetsuclaw 5 Builds 0 points 21 months ago

Awesome job for the price. Also 1x 8GB stick of ram so upgrading with another 8gb will be super easy in the future. Best bang for the buck CPU if you want to get into content creation.

DillonFPS 1 Build 0 points 21 months ago

Nice build :D

Mister_Cro_Noob 1 Build 0 points 21 months ago

Good build for $500. Get 8-16 GB memory @3200 MHz ASAP and bigger ssd if you need. +1 for your cable managment and socket choice :)

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