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First Gaming PC!

by TheKingOfHardcore



Date Published

Oct. 28, 2018

Date Built

Sept. 20, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

2.147 PHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.257 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

50.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

78.0° C


This is my PC, it's my first gaming PC I have ever built! It is pretty good in my opinion, here are the parts!

CPU: Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core - This is an amazing budget CPU, you can strike a deal for this around 90$ it is an amazing investment as it will help your PC when going with a budget build.

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Socket - This board is perfect for easy upgrades, it has an M.2 slot, PCIe, 4 DIMMs, and SATA slot. So it works well with my build.

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB - I finally upgraded to 16 GB RAM, and the difference is HUGE. I was just having problems with Just Cause, but yesterday the RAM came and I put that bad boy in, and wow, there is a huge difference between 8 and 16 GB. (8GB RAM = 60 FPS, STANDING STILL, 16GB RAM = 80FPS, STANDING STILL)

HDD: WD Blue 250 GB 3.5 7200RPM Mechanical Drive - Standard hard drive, nothing special.

GPU: PowerColor Radeon RX 570 4 GB Red Dragon AXRX - This GPU is incredible, it's so good, I can play games like Fallout 76 at High, Forza Motorsport 7 at High, Fallout 4 at High, Wildlands at High, Witcher 3 at High, so many games I can play with this amazing GPU, it is a worthy investment, no doubt about it.

CASE: Rosewill FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower - This case was a hassle for cable management, and my graphics card fitting problems. It was tricky but I got it in. Now I have no space for my HDD to go, except hanging precariously near the tempered glass window. :|

PSU: EVGA 500W 80+ - A little overkill for a 254W system, but who cares? Not me!

Food: Party Size Bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos - Reasons. That's why.

Drink: Mountain Dew (Specifically about 4 cans) - Reasons. Again.

Energy Drink: Monster Energy - Robust tangerine flavor, juicy, also I like the t h i c c size of the can

Other Drink: YooHoo! - Sweet, tasty, chocolatey, but small. I can chug a YooHoo in only 15 seconds. That's how small they are.

Keyboard: Redragon S101 Gaming Keyboard - I decided to go a little cheap on peripherals, I wasn't going to go cheap on parts though, this is a pretty good keyboard, it has RGB light sequences, overall a good keyboard.

Mouse: Redragon Centrophorus M601 Gaming Mouse - This mouse has 6 buttons, (if you include the mouse wheel click) it has 2 on the left side, and 4 on the top. The 2 on the side are the programmable buttons, there is 1 button I don't know what it's used for, but when I click it all it does is flash red, click it 2 times, flash red faster, click it 3 times, seizure flash of red. Also, the right click button is very loose, if you put a small bit of weight on it, and will click.

Future upgrades: WD Blue 250GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD SATA

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eopest 9 Builds 6 points 5 months ago

Like the specs and description, but your pics could use some work. Come on, put some effort into showing off your handiwork!

TheKingOfHardcore submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I'm going to work on cable management, but the case gave me limitations because of the non-modular PSU.

Hksduhksdu 1 point 5 months ago

Nice build! Very reasonable price. I've heard that it is very important to have dual channel memory for Ryzen 3 2200G, performance will be increased significantly. But good work!

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OolonCaluphid 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

That's completely incorrect. The double data rate refers to the memory being addressable on both the rise and fall of the clock cycle.

That's a completely separate thing from Dual channel and Single channel mode, which is more like having your ram sticks in parallel, in a RAID 0 like array, to increase bandwidth.

DDR ram gives a huge performance increase. Literally double. Single channel vs dual channel is more like nothing, or not much. 3%-5% in real world use.

Here's a lengthy (cached, sorry) Gamers nexus link to Dual channel memory testing showing 0-5% benefit in real world.


TOmas hardware have an ancient but still relevant round up of RAM specs in this review here: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/PARALLEL-PROCESSING,1705-15.html Which explains the differences between dual channel and DDR ram well.

So the poster you erroneously replied to is correct - A single stick of 3000mhz ram (with AXMP enabled) is way better, some 20% better, than 2 sticks of 2400mhz ram.

elvarg9685 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

great job! I love my 2200g. it throws what ever I have put it through. you can download the ryzen master app from the AMD website that will allow you to overclock the cpu and gpu from the desktop interface.

TheKingOfHardcore submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I'm new to overclocking, so I don't wanna mess around with that too much.

ssjg5rlly 1 point 5 months ago


TheKingOfHardcore submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

cause yeet

Brett_5s 1 point 5 months ago

In the future add a 1060 6gb and another 8gb stick and you will be good for a while

TheKingOfHardcore submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I have added a GPU, and am planning on adding another 8GB stick of RAM.

Nater650 1 point 5 months ago

Why is there no dedicated graphics card?

Zirf 1 point 5 months ago

Because the cpu takes care of that. Its an APU and it onboard integrated graphics are very powerful; not 1050ti powerful, but enough. This is a great chip if you are at a tight budget for a gaming pc.

TheKingOfHardcore submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

There is now a dedicated GPU, for the system.

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