She wanted a PC that she could use to create some content and play some games. The Ryzen 5 looked like it would be perfect for what she wants to do.
We picked the parts over a 2 month span, bought them as they went on sale as we waited for Ryzen 5 to come out. We went with a X370 board for a few of the features and the better power delivery.
She decided on a safe overclock of 3.9 on all cores, and we have the RAM clocked at 2933 for now. We got the RAM stable (so it seemed) at 3200, but the morning after we thought it was stable the system decided not to boot. Was a good learning experience for her, but she liked the idea of keeping the RAM at 2933 and we have had not had any further issues with stability.
I am looking for some decent hard drives we can put in RAID 1 to give her some nice storage for her content she creates.
Nice so far, easily overclocked it to 3.9 on all cores.
Got the free bracket for the AM4 socket, really nice AIO. The USB 2 cable to control the pump was long enough to route the cable around the back of the MB.
Still needs a bit of work on the firmware side, but fairly stable so far. We had the RAM overclocked to 3200 and it appeared to be stable, but the next day we booted it up and it was no longer stable. Just had to clear the CMOS, but for now we are running the RAM at 2933 and have not had any more issues.
Was decent for the price, and the color went well with the build.
Extremely fast drive.
This had a $30 mail in rebate, so we could not pass it up at the price. We really like that it has a built in fan header so you can control a case fan based on the temp of the graphics card.
For 70 bucks it is a great case. Being able to mount a radiator outside the case on the bracket and then putting it in the case made building in this case very easy. The cable management was very easy, we had plenty of room to route all the needed cables.
Very nice power supply. was just going to get the G2 but this was on sale for the same price.
Silent, moves a lot of air, and looks nice. Included extensions, anti-vibration mounts, everything you may need.
Picture quality is good, the speakers are horrible.
okay for the price, the keys are satisfying.
Feels okay, working well so far.
Very bright and easy to install. A inexpensive way to add some color to a build.