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My First PC Build

by Donnellyl



Date Published

June 10, 2018

Date Built

June 8, 2018

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

56.0° C


If you want any benchmarks or pictures of more, I’ll try my best to do so

The only complaint I have is how bad cable management is with the Corsair 400c. There not much room so you’re forced to either have your drive cage stick out or you have to man handle your panel a bit to get it back on. I also noticed a couple days after posting this when I was applying better thermal paste, the silicone adhesive seems to have an imperfection. This doesn’t show as a problem, but I’m being careful for now

On the flip side, I’m very pleased with this build and I plan on adding a dedicated graphics cards later down the road and maybe opting for a better keyboard.

Part Reviews


The cpu is great. It’s good for low to medium and sometimes high/max settings for games. I got mine stable at 3.8Ghz with 1.4V. This is the best apu you can get and it’ll only improve as time goes(updates) until new architecture is released, or Ryzen 7 series gets their treatment.


This is a very high quality b350 motherboard at a great price. It’s easy to use the bios and is Ryzen 2000 ready.


The RGB is mesmerizing and Team Force is by far my favorite brand for ram. They’ve made quality ram for years and you can find people tweaking their ram to almost unimaginable timings. The ram is also qualified by every motherboard manufacturer.


The ssd is light and fast. 240gb is plenty of storage for an ssd. Not much else to say


This case is plain but sleek. The airflow is great and the build quality is up to standard for the price. The only complaints are small. There’s no room to stuff your cables unless you want your hard drive cage moved over and ruining the sleekness of the case. If you don’t move it, you’ll have to work awhile on cable management and will still have to man handle the back panel in place and screw it in while pushing on the panel.

Power Supply

This is gold certified, fully modular, with a 550W rating for $70. Doesn’t get any better than that. It’s also a high quality psu from EVGA, a highly trusted company. No one would say don’t get an EVGA psu unless they’re insane.


Seems like an unheard of monitor. It’s a good and very colorful IPS monitor that also has free sync, 75hz, for $130


Lighting effects are limited. Probably the only part I regret in my build since cooler Master offers a better keyboard within the price range. This is membrane and feels like it. The rainbow effect is choppy, but for $40, this keyboard isn’t so bad with dedicated media controls and macro keys. The wrist rest is good but too short for me to use with how I position my hand


If you want a mouse that fits all hand grips, don’t bother looking anywhere but here. 16000dpi is a lot and counter productive so stay with lower settings unless you’re a mad man.


The headphones feel great and sound amazing. The mic is perfect at the price point. These are a bit on the tight side when putting on so you’ll feel some pressure around your ears at first but it’s not noticeable unless you think about it

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K1NG33C0BRA 1 point 4 months ago

That is a cooler from the 2700x. How did you get it if you only have a 2400g?

Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

I bought it off eBay. I saw it could run as good as Noctua fans but this is more attractive. I’m getting better thermal paste and it performs very well. A lot better than the stock wraith cooler

K1NG33C0BRA 1 point 4 months ago

Have you tested it to see HOW MUCH of a difference it has between the stock Cooler?

Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.techspot.com/amp/review/1635-amd-wraith-coolers-compared/ This article shows there’s a 13C difference but that’s also the prism not going past 1600rpm and that’s silent for a prism while the stock cooler is louder and can’t keep up. I’ll personally test it myself when I switch the thermal paste out on my prism and that’ll be in 2 days

Watermelonium 1 point 4 months ago

Does the ram have asus aura sync?

Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Yes. I’m not sure about others like gigabyte fusion and so on.

PorterBurton 1 point 4 months ago

Does the motherboard need a bios update to use the ryzen 2400g or does it come up to date

Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

It comes Ryzen 2000 ready

Donnellyl submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Just make sure it has the label on the box, top right corner

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