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 After having only low-end laptops for years I finally decided to take a shot at building a PC. Having never done so I went with a budget build and I am quite happy with the results. Generally this PC gets used for basic web browsing, YouTube, & World of Warcraft (Retail & Classic).

 The Ryzen 2200g cpu is overclocked to 3.8ghz & the igpu is overclocked to 1500mhz. Corsair ram is sitting at a comfortable 3400mhz.

 DIYPC MA08-BK case is definitely a bit of a challenge to build in. I've watched many video of people building in this or similar cases & it seems that most stick the majority of the wires in the 5.25" bay and let the others fall where they may. To avoid this I chose to go with a semi-modular 80+ bronze psu from Rosewill which helped avoid the much of the clutter and I was actually able to cable manage most of the cables into the back of the case which helps with the airflow inside I'm sure. The case comes with an 80mm exhaust fan & 120mm front intake fan & the ability to add a second 120mm fan to the side panel (I replaced the front fan merely because I wanted green rather than the blue that it came with).

 Things I would change if I did it over; I would use a full modular SFF psu rather than an ATX just to free up a bit more space.

  Future plans with the PC:
             *PWM fans, 2x 120mm for front & side as well as a 92mm (though it's not officially supported it will definitely accept one) for the rear
             *PWM fan hub since I only have 1 PWM connector on the motherboard.
             *Heatsinks for the VRM mosfets
             *Blower style gpu such as an RX570 / RX580 (The reason for the blower style is the lack of ventilation in the case I feel would result in higher temps with the other type).
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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi in building a rig with 2200g, what ram frequency would you suggest?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points
 Ryzen loves fast dual channel ram, so the faster the better.

 With that said, make sure you check what ram your motherboard supports. You can check this by going to the manufacturer's website, find the motherboard, then look at the QVL for memory.
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thank you for your reply.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Any time.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How is it holding up with WoW? actually considering this to get back into WoW

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Great! Battle for Azeroth on graphics pre-set 7 I am seeing 40 - 50fps in raids & 70+ fps open world.

Classic, well it can be run on max with ease at about the same fos as BfA.

If you are looking to build a similar setup and plan to overclock at all I would step into an ASRock B450M Pro4 or Gigabyte DS3H motherboard. The one I used is good but has no VRM heatsinks so it limits overclocking due to heat.

I got my 2200g to 3.9ghz using the stock cooler and temps hover around 48*c range at idle/basic computing and in the high low 60s while gaming. Still safe but it is colder being winter time and i think the 120mm fan on the case side panel helps.

Sorry it took so long to get back to you. If you get on WoW Classic & are choosing a PvE east coast server look me up on Westfall, my name is Bastiri.

  • Nathan
  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! waiting on my parts to get in! I do want to get into pve with a Lock at some point or maybe my holy pally. heres what I went with ryzen 3 3200 with vega graphics 8 MSI b450m pro-VDH max corsair 16 GB (2x8) 3200 ram sticks samsung 250gb SSD 500w evga psu GPU down the road but I see people running it pretty decently. I dont need ultra settings yet.