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1st pc build, loved the entire process aside from the paying for parts

by goof.schu



Date Published

Oct. 30, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 7, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.582 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz


This is a replacement for my 9-year-old laptop that started to show its age. Wanted a workstation that could also play games at some higher end settings. As it was my first build, I didn't want to go all out, which is why I went a little more efficient on the motherboard and only 16gb ram. Overall, it was a great experience. One issue I had was with the standoffs in the case. It came with preinstalled offsets, but the motherboard needed an extra one, at least that's what I determined, and that was a pain to install as the case didn't include an installation device and I didn't have the right set socket. Other than that it has been a dream, aside from the recent Win 10 fall update which has been causing some problems.

Part Reviews


Does the job just fine. Wish the markings on the board were a bit better, was very unsure of which pin was + & - when I was connecting the reset switch. The one area I would look to upgrade in future builds/upgrades.


Look and feel great. Currently running between 2100-2400 (haven't check for a while) which is honestly fine as I have yet to update the bios on the mobo.


The one area I went a bit overboard on my build. Honestly, a standard 2.5 SSD would have worked fine, but there is something great about seeing an m.2 installed. Using the m.2 for OS and apps, have a 2.5 SSD for music and pictures.

Video Card

Works great. I haven't stressed it yet but runs most of my games at a high framerate. Like the fact that the fans don't spin the entire time, waiting until it hits a temp to kick in. Keeps the noise down and should help with the lifespan.


Love the case. Looks incredible and has excellent cable management. Plenty of room, honestly, almost too big for what I built in it. Wish it had included a standoff installing tool.

Power Supply

Opening the box was one of the best parts of the build, EVGa really presents a quality product. Comes with plenty of cables and a soft bag for storage. Really impressed and glad I went with a quality power supply.

Comments Sorted by:

JaegerBudgie 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Hey, I'm planning my first build with very similar specs! Great cable management for a first build, I hear that case is good for cable management. What kind of games do you play, and does this get decent fps in them?

goof.schu submitter 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Hey sorry for the late response, I built and then got busy with other things. I've mainly done RTS/strategy games, haven't gone into fps much. Did test out the trial of Destiny 2, looked great, frames were far better than Xbox 1, which is why I had to quit quickly. I didn't have another grind in me on pc.

thantanenorn 1 point 15 months ago

Hi , have u encounter any problem when booting up the system using that mobo and RAM ? or working nicely without a problem ? I'm planning to copy this guide but I read that some of Ryzen users having a problem with their mobo.

goof.schu submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

No problems yet. Everything worked great so far. 4 months in. Sorry for the late response.