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Budget Ryzen Build

by JoshGer



Date Published

Jan. 7, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 25, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.303 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C


I needed a budget Ryzen build to use for gaming, schoolwork, and possibly for light video editing in the future. This price point was the best spot, and I am happy with the performance of this PC. Included in setup: Logitech G203 Prodigy Mouse Acer H236HL 23-Inch 1920 x 1080 Monitor Logitech Z200 Stereo Speakers

Part Reviews


The Ryzen 1200 is a great budget chip, and I am really happy with how it performed. The included cooler is great, and can handle modest overclocking. I've overclocked mine to 3.8 GHz, although I havn't tried to go further. Runs all of the games I want it to perfectly.


Cheapest B350 motherboard I could find, but It's great! Has a lot of USB ports, including a USB-C port. Has 2 M.2 slots that will go unused. ): Only one fan header can control speed, not really happy about that. Had to cross over the two fan connectors so I could slow down my loud 120mm front fan. Unused RGB header.


Good RAM. I should have gone with dual channel with Ryzen, but that is my fault.


Hasn't failed in the 13 days I've used it.

Video Card

Got this card for 124, $35 off normal price! Performs great at 1080p on the games I play. The cards fan is locked at 45%+. It will be loud, even under very little load. I'd recommend getting a different card that can turn off the fan under low loads.


If you buy this case, get a modular power supply, or don't get an optical drive. Cable management is terrible in this case. I assumed the hard drive mounting plate wasn't the only way to mount the HDD- it is. Shouldn't be a big deal, but the cords from the HDD have to bend around the front of my GPU. The USB 3.0 port is on the side of the front plate. If you have the side of the case against a wall, you will block the USB 3.0 port. Highly recommend getting a different case. One plus is that it comes with 2 fans!

Power Supply

Hasn't failed. Should have gone with modular, but isn't necessary.

Comments Sorted by:

psmalo21 2 points 6 months ago

Good job bro gg

Okno13 1 point 3 months ago

Your cable management is.. interesting. I'm building a streaming PC inside of that case so thanks for the tips ;D


JoshGer submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Yeah, there wasn't much room in the back for cables. Good luck on your PC!